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OCT probe talks

12 February 2017:

Dr Jiawen Li, CNBP researcher, has given a number of invited talks, on her ongoing work with optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fiber-optic needle probes.

Her talks were focused on addressing the penetration-depth limitation of optical imaging through the development of miniaturised fibre-optic probes that may be inserted deep into the body.

Representative technologies and their ex vivo and in vivo applications were presented by Jiawen at both the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) as well as at Polytechnic Montreal.

She saw great value in both visits, noting:

“I first visited the Wellman Center for Photomedicine (Feb 6th-7th), where I gave a talk, and met with Dr. Melissa Suter and Prof. Brett Bouma and their postdoctoral teams. Researchers there also gave me a tour of their laboratories. They showed me prototypes that they had made for clinical applications and shared with me their insights as to how to achieve successful and enhance efficient collaborations with clinicians. Attendees at my talk were very interested in our work on smart needles for safer and more effective brain surgery and on fabricating miniaturized lenses by the 3D printer at CNBP RMIT node, a project that is supported by a CNBP travel grant. Potential future collaborations were also explored.”

“At Polytechnic Montreal (Feb 8th-10th), I met with A/Prof. Caroline Boudoux, a collaborator on our fluorescence-OCT project, as well as postdoctoral researchers of A/Prof. Frederic Leblond. I visited both A/Prof. Leblond’s laboratory and A/Prof. Boudoux’s spin-out company Castor Optics. A technical meeting was held, where we discussed solutions to overcoming technical challenges in our current design. This visit strengthened our existing collaboration.”

A busy time for Jiawen, she also managed to fit in an oral presentation at the SPIE Photonics West 2017 Conference on January 28th , 2017. Her presentation was titled, “Flexible OCT needle probes for image-guided endoscopic tissue aspiration.”


Best poster award at CIOP 2016

Jiawen-Li_2_web19 July 2016:

Dr. Jiawen Li presented her team’s work at the 8th International Conference on Information Optics and Photonics (CIOP 2016) in Shanghai, July 17-29 and was awarded best poster award.

This award was based on research work by CNBP researchers Jiawen Li, Bryden Quirk, Rodney Kirk, Robert McLaughlin, et al. with the poster titled, “Application of 3D printing technology in manufacturing miniaturized lenses for endoscopic probes.”


New team members at University of Adelaide

cnbplogosquare12 June 2016:

We welcome several new team members to the CNBP and the University of Adelaide team more generally.

The first is Mr Bryden Quirk, joining us from Perth and who works alongside Chair of BioPhotonics Professor Rob McLaughlin. Bryden is working on the “fibre optical needle imaging” project and sits in the School of Medicine, CNBP and in the Biological Sensing and Medical Diagnostic Theme at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS).

Next up is Dr Jiawen Li, Lecturer, also joining us from Perth, who works with Bryden Quirk and Professor Rob McLaughlin on the project “optical coherence tomography (OCT)” and sits in the School of Medicine, CNBP and in the Biological Sensing and Medical Diagnostic Theme at IPAS.

Welcome! It’s great to have you both on board!