Our CNBP Director Prof. Mark Hutchinson, was alternating high level science with accessible one-liners during his plenary talk at the recent Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Annual Conference 2016. Read the write-up by Anne Jackson, Editor in Chief of the AVJ!
CNBP technology and expertise is playing a key role in a successful ARC Linkage grant worth $340,000 which will target the debilitating effects of chronic pain. Involving collaboration between CNBP, Macquarie University, the University of Adelaide and Regeneus, you can read more about it in an article published in the online magazine Australian Life Scientist.
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.
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.
A ‘Behind the Scenes’ video taken at the annual ‘Science Meets Parliament’ event featured CNBP researchers Dr Melanie McDowall (pictured) and Dr Hannah Brown.
Follow the action in an entertaining and informative video that shows just what happens when Australia’s top scientists get the chance to meet the policy makers of the land!
‘Inside South Australia’ has profiled CNBP Director Prof. Mark Hutchinson.
Explored is Prof Hutchinson’s research that could bring relief to millions of people worldwide who suffer from debilitating chronic pain.
Read the full article here!
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.ORG, GIZMAG and R&D Magazine (all of which are accessible online).
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.
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.
Professor Ewa Goldys, Deputy Director from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics was interviewed by The Australian and CH 10 News regarding a new collaboration agreement
between Macquarie University and regenerative medicine company Regeneus. The agreement is based on further developing and commercialising CNBP cell selection technology.