26 March 2017:
CNBP Director Prof Mark Hutchinson has showcased CNBP science to the Vice Governor of Shanxi Province together with his Heads of Departments (Agriculture, Science and Technology and Foreign Affairs) who were visiting the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Government on March 26th, 2017.
The visit, a result of the University of Adelaide and its seven year relationship with the Province, sees the University undertaking increasing work there, with both industry and Government, primarily in the areas of agriculture and functional food.
It is likely that CNBP products and the potential of the Centre will be further demonstrated in May, when a delegation from South Australia will go to Shanxi Province to engage with industry.
16 December 2016:
The Director, CNBP, Prof Mark Hutchinson has given an invited talk at Novartis’ first “Think Without the Box” program in Sydney.
Consisting of a two hour meeting, Prof Hutchinson’s 45 minute presentation (“How do you know you are sick? How novel light based fibre sensing can help”), was followed by an hour long “brainstorm session” with the audience.
9 December 2016:
Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, CNBP) has given an invited talk at the Melbourne Photonics Symposium held at the Singapore Theatre, Melbourne Design School, Melbourne, December 9th, 2016.
The title of his talk was “Using light to measure: lessons and examples from food innovation to advanced systems biology”.
The Symposium focused on the fundamentals, recent advances and applications of photonics, with an emphasis on biophotonics and attracted attendees from industry and academia.
7 December 2016:
Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, CNBP) attended the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS 2016) Conference in Hobart on 6 and 7 December 2016 where he presented a talk entitled “The ‘Toll’ of Knowing You are Sick: Microglial Innate Immune Signalling as a Key Contributor to Sex Differences in Pain and Analgesia”.
The Director also chaired a session entitled “Integrated Approaches to Treating Pain and Other Diseases of the Central Nervous System: From Targets to Circuits and Beyond”.
5 December 2016:
Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, CNBP) was invited to speak at the joint Australian Physiological Society (AuPS) and Australian Society for Biophysics (ASB) meeting held in Adelaide on 5 December 2016.
He participated in the symposium “Thinking Small: Seeing Biological Processes with Nanotechnology and Photonics”.
His talk was titled, “Using Light to Measure the Previously Unmeasurable Within the Central Nervous System.”
29 November 2016:
Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, CNBP) participated as a symposium presenter at the ASCEPT-MPGPCR Joint Scientific Meeting held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29 November 2016.
The symposium title was: Pharmacology of brain neurotransmission.
Professor Hutchinson’s presentation title was: Addiction and the brain: the role of the immune system.
16 November 2016:
Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, CNBP) has attended the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Conference held in San Diego, 12-16th November 2016 and presented a poster with the abstract ‘Does the allodynic spinal cord have a specific colour?’
While in San Diego, Prof Hutchinson also attended the Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-Convention – ‘Relapse and Recovery: from Mechanistic Understanding to Translational Research.’
Following the conference, the Director (and several members of his team) travelled to Colorado where they visited partner investigators at the University of Colorado Boulder (17th and 18th November 2016) where the latest in CNBP research findings were presented and discussed.
7 November 2016:
The CNBP Director (Professor Mark Hutchinson) visited the Department of Pharmacology at Hoshi University on the 7th November 2016 where he met with Professor Minoru Narita, provided a 10 minute introduction speech to undergraduate student lectures and provided a seminar to senior researchers and graduate students.
Professor Hutchinson’s talk was titled, “The role of toll-like receptors as key modulators of chronic pain: similarities and differences between male and females.”
4 November 2016:
Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, CNBP) accepted an invitation to be the special guest speaker at a Barbara Ell seminar held at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney on the 4th November 2016.
These monthly seminars feature leading Australian and NZ researchers or young people who have recently done interesting work.
Prof Hutchinson’s talk was titled – ‘How do you know you are sick: the role of the “other brain” and the development of next generation tools to quantify its activity.’
3 November 2016:
CNBP Director, Professor Mark Hutchinson, has presented a talk at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Event on Nanotechnology held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Adelaide on the 3rd November 2016.
Attendees at the event, primarily a business audience, heard from three speakers about the latest in nano technology trends, the potential for business model disruption and business opportunities of the future.
Topics covered included nanomaterials being tested for use in food packaging to greatly improve shelf life and safety, and nanosensors being developed to detect food-borne pathogens for food packaging.