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Social media for research engagement

21 April 2017:

CNBP’s Dr Hannah Brown (pictured), together with Prof Ben Mol, the University of Adelaide and Melinda Cruz, CEO and Founder of Miracle Babies Foundation, believe that social media interaction and scientific activity should go hand-in-hand.

They argue that increased social engagement by scientists with collaborators, the media, governing and funding bodies, government and consumers underlies research success.

Check out their latest written piece, ‘Social media is essential for research engagement‘ in BJOG, an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

CNBP contributes to OSA white paper

Ewa Goldys Low Res Edit 015920 June 2016:

CNBP Deputy Director Prof Ewa Goldys, has taken part in the development of an OSA white paper on the subject of label-free techniques for biomedical diagnostics and imaging.

The white paper, just released, was based on the many contributions to an OSA Incubator event held on 16-18 September 2015 at OSA Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA.

The goal of this event was to evaluate the main bottlenecks for clinical translation of label-free optical techniques including technological and regulatory challenges, to identify potential solutions and to develop a prioritized list of recommendations.

Titled, “Label-free Optical Techniques for Biomedical Diagnostics & Imaging: Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Translation”, the white paper is accessible online.

New technique for fabricating micro-optical sensors

Stephen Warren-Smith9 February 2016:

Associate Investigator Dr Stephen Warren-Smith at the Institute of Photonic Technology (Jena, Germany) has just published work on a new fabrication technique for creating micro-optical sensors in CNBP optical fibres.

Citation: S. C. Warren-Smith, R. M. André, C. Perrella, J. Dellith, H. Bartelt, “Direct core structuring of microstructured optical fibers using focused ion beam milling,” Optics Express 24 (1), 378-387 (2016).

Website: https://www.osapublishing.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-24-1-378

Abstract:

We demonstrate the use of focused ion beam milling to machine optical structures directly into the core of microstructured optical fibers. The particular fiber used was exposed-core microstructured optical fiber, which allowed direct access to the optically guiding core. Two different designs of Fabry-Perot cavity were fabricated and optically characterized. The first cavity was formed by completely removing a section of the fiber core, while the second cavity consisted of a shallow slot milled into the core, leaving the majority of the core intact. This work highlights the possibility of machining complex optical devices directly onto the core of microstructured optical fibers using focused ion beam milling for applications including environmental, chemical, and biological sensing.

Morphine and mindfulness podcast

Mark Hutchinson Low Res Edit 016430 July 2014:

Find out more about chronic pain in this hour long podcast,  ‘Morphine and Mindfulness – Same Room, Different Windows’, a live recording of a public panel discussion, part of the ‘Art in Pain’ program series.

Featuring CNBP Director Mark Hutchinson and other invited panelists, the use  of morphine-type drugs called opiates, as well as therapeutic techniques of mindfulness, are both discussed in their effectiveness as strategies in treating and dealing with pain.

Information on the event, which took place July 22, 2015, as well as on the ‘Art in Pain’ program more generally, can be found online, with the podcast also available as a direct link from the Hawke Centre web site.

 

Chapter on solid-binding peptides to be published

Andrew Care Low Res Edit 017214 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