Monthly Archives: February 2015

Adelaide node welcomes new research fellows

NeuroFebruary 2015: Welcome:

CNBP Adelaide Node are pleased to welcome new CNBP Research Fellow commencing in January/February 2015.

  • Jenny Butler who is joined the Recognise theme on January 28th
  • Peipei Jia who joined the Measure and Illuminate theme on January 31st
  • Xiaozhou (Michelle) Zhang who joined the Recognise theme on February 9
  • John Horsley who joined the Recognise theme on February 9

SPIE West in San Francisco

7-12 February 201Alexandre Francois Low Res Edit 00835: Conference Presentations

Dr Alex Francois and PhD students Tess Reynolds and Jonathan Hall presented three papers at SPIE West

Jonathan Hall, Shahraam Afshar, Matthew Henderon, Alexandre Francois, Tess Reynolds, Nicolas Riesen and Tanya Monro, “Predicting the whispering gallery mode spectra of microresonators,” SPIE LASE, 9343-71 (2015)

Reynolds, A. Francois, M.R. Henderson, S.J. Nicholls, T.M Monro “Optimization of Whispering Gallery Mode sensor design for applications in biosensing,” SPIE BIOS, 9315-19  (2015)

Alexandre François, Nicolas Riesen, Hong Ji, Shahraam Afshar Vahid, Tanya M. Monro “Whispering-gallery mode lasers for biosensing: Reducing the lasing threshold,” SPIE LASE, 9343-66 (2015)

CNBP welcomes Tony Crawshaw to our team

Tony Crawshaw11 Feb 2015: CNBP Outreach and Communications Coordinator

I’m pleased to announce that Tony Crawshaw has joined our team as Communications and Outreach Coordinator for CNBP.

He has extensive communications, PR and outreach experience and was previously Communications Manager for CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science division, responsible for promoting the next generation radio telescope ASKAP, amongst other activities. At CNBP, he will be responsible for developing and implementing our communications and outreach strategy, promoting the exciting work that we do to a whole range of diverse audiences and groups.

Tony will be based at our CNBP Macquarie Node but will be visiting all nodes in the near future. Feel free to say hi or to message him directly. He’d love to hear your thoughts on the communications that we currently do, or could be doing in the near future.

Welcome to the team Tony! It’s great to have you on-board.

Tony can be reached at 0402 770 403 or tony.crawshaw@mq.edu.au

CNBP workshop on International collaborations at SPIEwest

markhutchinson10 February 2015: International Engagement:

Thanks to all of our friends who attended the CNBP workshop at SPIE West.  CNBP Director Mark Hutchinson and Deputy Director Ewa Goldys were delighted to see over 100 attendees and look forward to continuing conversations over the coming months.

More information about the workshop will be found on the CNBP events page soon

Publication: Molecular Reproduction and Development

 

Embryo stained

3 February 2015 – Interdisciplinary and inter-node publication

Accepted in next to no time – CNBP scores our first internode and interdisciplinary Embryo publication

We have just submitted this paper a few days ago and the editor liked it so much that it was immediately accepted!  The paper cited below is a result of joint work between Dr Mel McDowall  and A/Prof Jeremy Thompson with other embryology co-authors, Prof Andrew Abell  and PhD Student Malcolm Purdy  (Chemistry Adelaide node of CNBP), and Prof Ewa Goldys (Physics, MQ node of CNBP). Andrew provided unique reagents and Ewa introduced quantitative analysis of the images. The images are also lovely, and Mel made a nice desktop background which we will submit for the journal cover.

This event demonstrates our collective power when we apply our diverse disciplines to a single CNBP biological challenge.

 “REDOX and anti-oxidant state within cattle oocytes following in vitro maturation with bone morphogenetic protein 15 and follicle stimulating hormone

Melanie L Sutton-McDowall 1,2, 7, Malcolm Purdey 2; Hannah M Brown 1, Andrew Abell 2; David G Mottershead 1, Pablo D Cetica 3, Gabriel C Dalvit 3, Ewa M Goldys 4; Robert B Gilchrist 1, 6, David K Gardner 5 & Jeremy G Thompson 1, 2

Accepted in Molecular Reproduction and Development.  Accepted 3 Feb 2015