The Federal Member for Longman and Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy, along with the Vice Chancellor of RMIT Martin Bean, toured the three new CNBP optics laboratories today.
They were shown CNBP’s custom confocal microscope setups including the cryostat which can be use to study light emitting properties of fluorescent nanomaterials from +70 deg C to -269 deg C. Also shown were autofluorescence images of a mouse oocyte (egg).
CNBP CIs Brant Gibson and Andrew Greentree briefly discussed the recently announced Australian Government’s Innovation Statement with Minister Roy and future commercial translation opportunities of CNBP technologies e.g. a ‘clinical version’ of one of the Centre’s custom confocal microcopes.
During the tour of the facilities, Minister Roy also met and chatted with many of the RMIT CNBP post docs and students.