8 July 2015:
CNBP was certainly well represented at the 6th Annual International Nanomedicine Conference, at Sydney’s Coogee Beach, July 6-8, 2015.
Targeting both researchers and clinicians, the conference saw a large number of CNBP personnel in attendance, with oral and poster presentations undertaken by the following CNBP researchers –
Dr. Andrew Care – Building a platform technology for the self-assembly of functional upconversion nanoparticles
Prof. Ewa Goldys – Nanorubies For Ultrasensitive Biomolecular Imaging
Dr. Guozhen Liu – Covalent Functionalization of Gold Nanoparticles as Electronic Bridges and Signal Amplifiers Towards an Electrochemical Immunosensor for Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A
Dr. Annemarie Nadort – Blood circulation of nanoparticles in a chick embryo model
Mrs. Sandhya Clement – X-ray induced singlet oxygen generation by nanoparticle-photosensitizer conjugates: direct determination of singlet oxygen quantum yield
Dr. Varun Sreenivasan – Large scale production, characterisation and functionalisation of nanorubies
Dr. Kai Zhang – Study on Porous Silica Nanoparticles to co-Delivery of Drug and siRNA
Further information on the conference, attendees and abstacts can be found from the event web site – http://www.oznanomed.org/
6 March 2015:
The power of three.
The CNBP Macquarie Node is growing rapidly with the arrival of three new Research Fellows last week.
Guozhen Liu has arrived from the Central China Normal University. She has over 10 year’s research experience at various universities, primarily in the areas of nanobiofabrication, biosensing and electrochemistry. She also has over 6 years’ institute experience, working on diabetes products. She will be working on cytokine assays, important in various parts of the CNBP. She will join Ewa’s team.
Kai Zhang, is a visiting scholar from Jilin University, China. Her background is in polymer chemistry and physics and her research field is the synthesis and application of composite nanoparticles, especially in drug delivery and gene delivery. She is supported by the China Scholarship Council and will be working with Ewa Goldys on molecular assays.
Denitza Denkova has recently finished her PhD at KU Leuven, Belgium, in the area of near-field microscopy and plasmonic nanoparticles. Here, she will be working with Prof. Jim Piper and Prof. Dayong Jin on the Olympus project, and will be responsible for the development and implementation of a low-power, low-cost STED microscopy system.
Welcome to all three of you – It’s great to have you all on board.
October 2014: 1- year fellowship
Dr Kai Zhang from Jilin University has been funded by the CSC to undertake a 1 year Fellowship with Goldys. Dr Zhang has been working with Professor Bai Yang (U. Jilin), a leading expert at the interface of nanotechnology and chemistry.