There have been a number of updates from CNBP’s Recognise Theme (focused on creating optically-controlled surfaces to recognise molecules in living systems) led by Chief Investigator Prof Andrew Abell (pictured top left) from the University of Adelaide. Updates include –
- Prof Irene Hudson from the University of Newcastle has been appointed Associative Investigator, as has Dr Abel Santos from the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide. Both will work closley with the recognise theme
- Birgit Gaiser will be joining the recognise theme for 6 months from the University of Copenhagen as an international visitor
- Kathryn Palasis has joined the recognise theme as an honours student to work on photoswitchable proteasome inhibitors
- Aniket Kulkarni has joined the recognise theme as a new PhD student to work on hypoxia switchable anti cancer agents
- Two new postdocs join the recognise theme: Dr Beatriz Blanco Rodriguez has joined to work on hypoxia switchable anti cancer agents (funded from outside the CNBP). Dr Borja Lopez Perez has also joined the recognise theme to work on hypoxia switchable anti cancer agents (and likewise is funded from outside the CNBP)
- Yuan Qi Yeoh from the recognise theme was awarded first class honours
- And finally, Pan Yanbo from Hong Kong has been awarded a University of Adelaide international PhD scholarship to join the recognise theme.
Busy and exciting times!