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MCP award from the Society for Glycobiology

Nicki Packer Low Res Edit 01252 December 2015:

Nicki Packer, CNBP Chief Investigator, has been awarded the 2015 Molecular and Cellular Proteomics award by the Society for Glycobiology. The award, sponsored at the annual SfG conference by the American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB) since 2013, is given to an individual whose accomplishments best represent the ideals of the research fields covered by the journal.

The MCP award came with financial support to attend the 2015 SfG conference, which was held Dec. 1-4 in San Francisco.

Also undertaken by Nicki at the conference was an invited talk, titled ‘Integrating technologies to make discoveries in glycobiology.’

New CNBP student at MQ

Meng-He28 October 2015:

CNBP’s Macquarie University node welcomes its newest PhD student, Meng He.

Meng holds a Masters degree of Science, with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, having graduated from Fujian Normal University, China in June 2015. His thesis focused on bistratal artificial blood vessels and issues of bio-compatibility.

Meng will be supervised by Prof. Ewa. Goldys (CNBP Deputy Director)  and Prof. Roger Chung (Australian School of Advanced Medicine) with his research topic still to be fully confirmed.

Welcome to the team Meng He!


New CNBP student at Macquarie

Sameera2web1 September 2015:

We welcome CNBP’s newest PhD candidate to Macquarie University, Sameera Iqbal.

Sameera, supervised by CNBP Chief Investigator Nicolle Packer, is working on finding a selective bioactive-peptide that will bind to Polysialic Acid, for use in imaging in the brain. Her PhD is titled, “Imaging Polysialic Acid Using Selective Bioactive-Peptides.”

She completed a Bachelor of Biochemistry and Biotechnology from North South University in Dhaka Bangladesh in the year 2012. Then undertook a Master of Research degree in Chemistry and Biomolecular Science at Macquarie University. Here she gained expertise in the field of stem cell research, specifically trying to evaluate the effect of labeling stem cells with nanoparticles.

Welcome to the CNBP team Sameera!


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Invited Talk at International Nanomedicine Conference

Andrew Care Low Res Edit 01726-8 July 2015:

Dr Andrew Care has been invited to give a talk at the 6th International Nanomedicine Conference, to be held in Sydney July 6 -8 2015.

He will give an oral presentation titled: ‘Building a platform technology for the self-assembly of functional upconversion nanoparticles.’A. Care, A. Sunna and N. Packer

Organised by the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology.

Additional conference information available here –