CNBP officially launched its partnership with CSIRO today, at an on-site event at the Clayton facility of CSIRO in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Partner, Professor Yonggang Zhu, Team Leader of CSIRO’s Microfluidic Platforms Team, announced that he was extremely privileged to be a partner of CNBP and looks forward to future collaborations.
Centre Director, Professor Mark Hutchinson acknowledged CSIRO’s contribution to CNBP and indicated new areas of potential collaboration, which would include the Centre’s Spark of Life theme and embryological research.
The launch consisted of a number of science presentations from CSIRO researchers, together with researchers from Monash University. Industry representatives included Trajan Scientific Australia Pty Ltd and the Australian National Fabrication Facility.
CNBP colleagues from all three research nodes of CNBP – Macquarie University, RMIT University and the University of Adelaide, were present at the launch and science discussions were presented by Prof Dayong Jin, UTS; Prof Ewa Goldys, Centre Deputy Director, Macquarie University; Researcher, Dr Philipp Reineck, RMIT University; Researcher, Dr Ivan Maksymov, RMIT University; and Professor Andrew Abell, Chief Investigator and Node Director, University of Adelaide.
Lab tours were conducted at CSIRO, along with many group discussions, engaging CNBP and CSIRO researchers alike. At the conclusion of launch proceedings, CSIRO was presented with a formal CNBP partner plaque.