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Science, beauty, and the art of asking questions

High Res Edit 00896 May 2016:

Good science is simply the art of asking really good questions said CNBP Chief Investigator Prof Tanya Monro, in a motivating TEDx talk that took place in Adelaide, May 6th, 2016.

Tanya’s talk, titled “Science, beauty, childhood and the art of asking questions” explained how science and mathematics can help explain everything from the expansion of our universe to the workings of the world’s subatomic particles, to even broadening our understanding of beauty.

View the entire TEDx talk by clicking on the web site here.

National Press Club: Women of Science

High Res Edit 008930 March 2016:

CNBP Chief Investigator Prof. Tanya Monro was one of three top tier scientists presenting today, at the Australian National Press Club in Canberra. The topic under discussion, gender inequalities in the scientific workplace and what can be done to best stop the science brain drain that is forcing out some of Australia’s best and most talented minds.

Joining Prof. Tanya Monro in discussion, were Professors Emma Johnston and Nalini Joshi.

You can view the full Press Club address from these three inspiring scientists via this ABC online stream.

 

Coverage: Counting cancer-busting oxygen molecules

Ewa Goldys Low Res Edit 01595 February, 2016:

Researchers from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), have shown that nanoparticles used in combination with X-rays, are a viable method for killing cancer cells deep within the living body.

The research, published in the journal ‘Scientific Reports‘ is based on the successful quantification of singlet oxygen produced during photodynamic therapy for cancer. Singlet oxygen molecules (a highly reactive form of oxygen) are able to kill or inhibit growth of cancer cells in the body due to their toxicity.

Co-lead author on the paper, CNBP Deputy Director Ewa Goldys, provided comment on the work and was featured in a number of media publications including PHYS.ORGGIZMAG and R&D Magazine (all of which are accessible online).

 

Coverage: New sensor to aid IVF

Malcolm Purdey Low Res Edit 00756 January, 2016:

The tricky process of monitoring early-stage embryos during the IVF process could become much easier with the development of a new fibre-optic sensor that can measure concurrently, hydrogen peroxide and pH (acidity-alkalinity concentrations) in solution.

The sensor, the first of its kind, was reported in the research journal ‘Sensors’ and consists of a single optical fibre, the tip of which has been functionalised with a reactive fluorescent coating.

Lead author on the paper, CNBP researcher Malcolm Purdey was interviewed by ABC News Radio and featured in other media including the Daily Examiner and BioOptics World.

Coverage: Barbara Kidman Fellowships

Barbara-Kidman10 December 2015:

University of Adelaide and CNBP researchers Dr Sabrina Heng and Dr Melanie McDowall are recipients of the Barbara Kidman Women’s Fellowship for 2016.

The Fellowship supports  female academics in enhancing and promoting their career, following time out of the workplace due to carer’s or family leave. The Fellowship is for 12 months and can be used for research support, overseas travel or professional development.

Both Sabrina and Mel were interviewed about the award, their science and their experiences in academia more generally on Radio Adelaide’s ‘Sound of Sciene’ program.

The full interview can be heard online here.