20-22 May 2015: Jeju Island; Korea
Dr Alex Francois presented an invited talk at the 5th Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference.
Surface plasmon scattering: an alternative approach for optical fibers biosensors: Alexandre François, Beniamino Sciacca , Elizaveta Klantsataya, Agnieszka Zuber, Peter Hoffman, Manuela Klinger-Hoffman, Tanya M. Monro
The APOS 2015 continues a series of conferences that are intended to provide a central forum for an update and review of technical information covering wide range of optical sensing fields from fundamental researches to systems and applications. The conference is open to researchers and professionals from not only Asia-Pacific Rim region but also all of the world.
24 March 2015
Congratulations to Prof Andrew Zannettino, Dr Alex Francois and team for winning an $18,000 grant from the University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Fund for their project ‘Diagnosing multipte myeloma: Development of a point of care device for detecting and monitoring serum free light chain levels in serum’.
The project is aiming of using our Whispering Gallery Mode sensor for the detection of light chain antibodies for medical diagnostics applications.
9 February 2015
Protein biosensing with fluorescent microcapillaries; S. Lane, P. West, A. François, and A. Meldrum; 9 Feb 2015 | Vol. 23, No. 3 | DOI:10.1364/OE.23.002577 | OPTICS EXPRESS 2577
13 February 2015
Microfluidic detection of vitamin D3 compounds using a cylindrical optical mi-crocavity J. Chan, T. Thiessen, S. Lane, P. West, K. Gardner, A. François, and A. Meldrum Sensors Journal, IEEE (Volume:PP , Issue: 99 )
7-12 February 2015: Conference Presentations
Dr Alex Francois and PhD students Tess Reynolds and Jonathan Hall presented three papers at SPIE West
Jonathan Hall, Shahraam Afshar, Matthew Henderon, Alexandre Francois, Tess Reynolds, Nicolas Riesen and Tanya Monro, “Predicting the whispering gallery mode spectra of microresonators,” SPIE LASE, 9343-71 (2015)
Reynolds, A. Francois, M.R. Henderson, S.J. Nicholls, T.M Monro “Optimization of Whispering Gallery Mode sensor design for applications in biosensing,” SPIE BIOS, 9315-19 (2015)
Alexandre François, Nicolas Riesen, Hong Ji, Shahraam Afshar Vahid, Tanya M. Monro “Whispering-gallery mode lasers for biosensing: Reducing the lasing threshold,” SPIE LASE, 9343-66 (2015)
January 2015: Publication
Polymer based whispering gallery mode laser for biosensing applications
Alexandre François, Nicolas Riesen, Hong Ji, Shahraam Afshar and Tanya M. Monro
Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 031104 (2015); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4905931
For the full article click here
9 January 2015: Publication
Article: A Fiber-Tip Label-Free Biological Sensing Platform: A Practical Approach toward In-Vivo Sensing
Alexandre François, Tess Reynolds and Tanya M. Monro
Sensors 2015, 15(1), 1168-1181; doi:10.3390/s150101168
the full article can be downloaded here
July 2014: Invited Talk
CNBP Associate Investigator Dr Alexandre Francois from the The University of Adelaide presented a poster titled “Polyelectrolyte Multilayers for Surface Functionalization: Advantages and Challenges,” in Advanced Photonics.” Coauthors were: Dr Herbert Tze Cheung Foo and Prof Tanya Monro,
Full details of the publication can be downloaded here:
27 May 2014: Pre -Congress School on Optical BiosensorsProfessor Tanya Monro
This one day workshop featured CNBP researchers A/Prof Heike Ebendorff, Prof Ewa Goldys, Prof Jim Piper and Dr Alex Francois. A full copy of the Agenda can be found here.