16 March 2018:
It has been formally announced that Dr Andrew Care, former CNBP Research Fellow and now Centre Associate Investigator, has been awarded a 2018 Early Career Fellowship from the Cancer Institute New South Wales (CINSW) to fund the research project, ‘Biological nanoparticles for the targeted delivery and light-triggered release of drugs’.
This project aims to develop novel protein nanocages for the targeted co-delivery and controlled release of therapeutics in the multimodal treatment of cancer.
In addition, PhD Candidate Ms Dennis Diaz, who is part of the team working on this exciting project, was recently awarded a Research Scholarship Award from the translational cancer research centre, Sydney Vital.
Dennis is working under the supervision of Dr Andrew Care and A/Prof. Anwar Sunna (also a CNBP Associate Investigator).
Further information on the CINSW and its recent grants announcement is available here.
30 October 2017:
A new book edited by A/Prof Anwar Sunna (CNBP Associate Investigator), Dr Andrew Care (CNBP Research Fellow) and Peter Bergquist (Macquarie University) as been published by Springer.
The book, “Peptides and Peptide-based Biomaterials and their Biomedical Applications”, highlights new developments in the applications of peptide and peptide-based biomaterials in biomedicine.
“This is a fast-moving and rapidly expanding research area, which promises to be one of the most significant fields of research in applied biomedicine”, says A/Prof Sunna.
“The work introduces readers to direct applications and translational research at the interface between materials science, protein chemistry and biomedicine.”
4 August 2017:
The study on “Solid-binding peptides for immobilization of thermostable enzymes to hydrolyze biomass polysaccharides” by CNBP Researcher Dr Andrew Care and led by CNBP Associate Investigator A/Prof Anwar Sunna has been featured on Renewable Energy Global Innovations as a key scientific paper.
The work was originally published in the scientific journal Biotechnology for Biofuels (February, 2017).
29 June 2017:
The Fudan-UH-MQ Workshop on ‘Nanotechnology meets Bioengineering’ was well supported by CNBP researchers at Macquarie University, Wed 28th June – Thu 29th June.
A joint workshop, organised within the framework of University wide trilateral collaboration between Fudan, Hamburg and Macquarie, the event aimed to enhance collaborations between all three universities as well as generate potential cotutelle PhD candidates.
CNBP researchers presenting at the workshop included:
Prof. Nicolle H. Packer (CNBP Chief Investigator, pictured)
Cellular glycosylation: opportunities for discovering new molecular targets.
A/Prof. Anwar Sunna (CNBP Associate Investigator)
A platform technology for the self assembly of functional materials.
A/Prof. Guozhen Liu (CNBP Associate Investigator)
Nanotools for in vivo cytokine monitoring in neuroscience.
Dr. Nicole Cordina (CNBP Research Fellow)
Functionalisation of fluorescent nanodiamonds for bio-imaging applications.
Below: Prof. Nicolle Packer presents her talk on glycans.
14 July 2015:
CNBP researchers feature in the publication of an exciting new book chapter, highlighting the use of solid-binding peptides in the immobilisation of enzymes onto solid materials for applications in biotechnology.
To be published in the Springer book series “Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology”, the chapter is titled ‘Solid-Binding Peptides: New Immobilisation Strategies for Extremophile Biocatalysis in Biotechnology’.
Authors: Andrew Care, Peter L. Bergquist and Anwar Sunna
19 March 2015:
Solid-binding peptides: smart tools for nanobiotechnology;
Andrew Care, Peter L. Bergquist, and Anwar Sunna
Trends Biotechnol. 2015 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print]