21 August 2015:
CNBP researchers Michelle Zhang and Vicky Staikopoulos visited Allenby Gardens Primary School in Adelaide during National Science Week. They talked to 30+ Year 5 students about the power of light and its use in medical research and diagnosis.
This included discussions on fluorescence in Nature and biology, and the use of advanced optical fibres, probes and lasers to better understand the living body.
Students at this outreach session were also provided with a demonstration illustrating the ‘exciting’ properties of light. Ultraviolet detecting beads containing pigments that change color when exposed to the sun, were used to show the impact of light on differing materials.
18 August 2015:
In a school visit organised by the Smith Family Charity as a part of National Science Week, CNBP researcher Michelle Zhang and CNBP Honours student Irene Willcocks, gave a 45 min talk and science demonstration to over 20 students at Playford Primary School, Northern Adelaide.
During the outreach session, the students (ranging from Year 2 to Year 6), learnt more about the science of light as well as its application in medicine.
Demonstrations involved the use of UV-active beads (which gain colour with the application of UV light) and each child was given a couple of beads to take home as a souvenir.
Also demonstrated was the use of fluorophore and fibre for use in medical research and diagnosis, in what was an enjoyable and educational session for all participants.
February 2015: Welcome:
CNBP Adelaide Node are pleased to welcome new CNBP Research Fellow commencing in January/February 2015.
- Jenny Butler who is joined the Recognise theme on January 28th
- Peipei Jia who joined the Measure and Illuminate theme on January 31st
- Xiaozhou (Michelle) Zhang who joined the Recognise theme on February 9
- John Horsley who joined the Recognise theme on February 9
8 January 2015: Adelaide seminar series
CNBP ECRs Michelle Zhang, Daniel Stubing and Malcolm Purdey delivered short presentations about this work on photo switches and chemical sensors as part of the IPAS Seminar series.