26 April 2017:
CNBP Chief Investigator, A/Prof Jeremy Thompson has received $7000 in travel support from the Global Connections Fund Priming Grants initiative.
The grant will fund travel to the USA to visit cattle IVF units with the aim of learning how they have made a successful business of in vitro produced embryos, and where it applies best in their (beef) breeding and genetic selection operations.
While there, A/Prof Thompson will be sharing knowledge and experiences and seeing if there are potential collaborative opportunities.
7 December 2016:
CNBP PhD student Vicky Staikopoulos has presented a poster on preliminary work created from a collaboration between Hutchinson, Packer and Hoffmann labs at the Australasian Neuroscience Society 36th Annual Scientific Meeting hosted in Hobart 4-7th December 2016.
This work showcased CNBP and partner proteomic capabilities to measure with spacial topography, changes in identified peptide abundances throughout targeted pain processing areas.
This highlights the potential to identify many key peptides that may be involved in neuropathic pain development/maintenance that may have not been previously considered due to protocol limitations.
According to Staikopoulos this data was well received and a few scientists from various backgrounds were interested in watching this space.
16 November 2016:
Dr John Horsley, CNBP researcher from the University of Adelaide, presented his recent work at the International Conference on Biochemistry held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 16th, 2016.
His poster presentation and talk was entitled ‘Controlling the Conformation of a Modified Gramicidin S Cyclic Peptidomimetic with an Azobenzene Photoswitch’.
16 November 2016:
Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, CNBP) has attended the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Conference held in San Diego, 12-16th November 2016 and presented a poster with the abstract ‘Does the allodynic spinal cord have a specific colour?’
While in San Diego, Prof Hutchinson also attended the Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-Convention – ‘Relapse and Recovery: from Mechanistic Understanding to Translational Research.’
Following the conference, the Director (and several members of his team) travelled to Colorado where they visited partner investigators at the University of Colorado Boulder (17th and 18th November 2016) where the latest in CNBP research findings were presented and discussed.
2 November 2016:
The Director, CNBP (Professor Mark Hutchinson) has given an invited talk at the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food & Wine’s Research Day held at the Pavilion Function Centre, Adelaide, on 2 November 2016.
Profesor Hutchinson’s talk was titled, “Using light to measure – creating windows into the body and potential applications for agriculture in the next five years.”
26 October 2016:
Dr Jingxian Yu, CNBP researcher has attended the Workshop on Precision Sensing for Defence, held at the Australian National University on October 23-25th 2016. The workshop was by invitation only with the aim of presenting and discussing Australia’s strengths in precision sensing technology, and to plan for collaborative arrangements to advance Australian precision sensing thorough the newly launched Next Generation Fund.
18 October 2016:
CNBP researcher Michelle Zhang has spent time in China meeting and discussing CNBP related science with researchers at the Institute of Immunology, Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing (Oct 13th) and at the Biology Institute of Shandong Academy of Sciences (Oct 17th-18th).
Michelle first met with Professor Lixin Zhang and his team at the Institute of Immunology of Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing where a senior researcher, Fuhang Song gave her a tour of their facilities. She also attended a group meeting and gave a presentation about her research as well as talking about wider CNBP activity. While there she listened to the presentations of three of their group members and had helpful discussions based on the topics of the development of novel antibiotics and the biosensing of multi drug resistant microbial. Potential future collaborations were also explored.
At the Biology Institute of Shandong Academy of Sciences, Michelle visited Professor Changheng Liu, senior researcher Chunyuan Bi and their teams, while also undertaking a tour of their facilities with a focus on their biosensing device developing laboratories. Researchers also showed her their work in the development of biosensing devices for lactose and hydrogen peroxide. Once again detailed discussions about potential future collaboration possibilities were undertaken.
16 November 2015:
CNBP Research Fellow Lindsay Parker has recently contributed to a manuscript published in the Journal of Neuroendocrinology studying the effects of chronic meth abuse on oxytocin levels and receptor expression.
The paper is titled, “Chronic methamphetamine self-administration dysregulates oxytocin plasma levels and oxytocin receptor fibre density in the nucleus accumbens core and subthalamic nucleus of the rat.”
Further paper detail is available online.
17 October 2015:
CNBP was represented at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 2015 conference with researcher Vicky Staikopoulos presenting a poster on her nanoparticle research.
The conference took place October 17-21, at McCormick Place in Chicago. With more than 30,000 attendees from eigthy countries, SfN’s meeting is the world’s largest source of emerging news on brain science and health.
4 May 2015:
A new Review paper has been published by CNBP researcher Dr Yong Liu.
ABSTRACT: In the past decades, great efforts have been developed for neurobiologists and neurologists to restore nervous system functions. Recently much attention has been paid to electrical stimulation (ES) of the nervous system as a potential way to repair it. Various conductive biocompatible materials with good electrical conductivity, biocompatibility, and long-term ES or electrical stability have been developed as the substrates for ES. In this review, we summarized different types of materials developed in the purpose for ES of nervous system, including conducting polymers, carbon nanomaterials and composites from conducting polymer/carbon nanomaterials. The present review will give our perspective on the future research directions for further investigation on development of ES particularly on the nerve system.
Electroactive biocompatible materials for nerve cell stimulation, (Review), M. Yang, Y. Liang, Q. Gui, J. Chen, and Y. Liu; 31 March 2015, Vol: 2,Page: 042001. DOI:10.1088/2053-1591/2/4/042001.
The full article can be downloaded: http://iopscience.iop.org/2053-1591/2/4/042001/