Dr Asma Khalid enjoys wearing silk dresses, and appreciates diamonds for their beauty —but she never expected both silk and diamonds to end up being the cornerstone of her work as a physicist. Yet they have opened up a whole new way to see deep in the body, sense infections on the skin and even deliver drugs in controlled amounts. Continue reading
By Patrick Capon and Kathryn Palasis
The current academic landscape demands ‘Publish or Perish’, but how do you make sure your publication stands out from the rest? Luckily for us, CNBP has identified this issue and developed a residential masterclass with a dual purpose of giving young researchers the opportunity to workshop a range of different manuscripts while growing team culture. Continue reading
A nanosensor that can detect hydrogen peroxide has been developed by CNBP/IPAS researchers by combining fluorescent nanodiamonds with organic fluorescent probes.
Importantly, cellular imbalance of hydrogen peroxide has been connected to aging and various severe diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disorders, and Alzheimer’s.
Congratulations to the following CNBP students and researchers who were successful at the annual ‘Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) Awards’.
- Jiawen Li (Joint IPAS Best ECR Paper)
- Team: Patrick Capon, Malcolm Purdey, Benjamin Pullen and Andrew Abell (IPAS Best Transdisciplinary Paper)
- Kathryn Palasis (Tanya Monro Best Student Oral Presentation)
CNBP welcomes its latest PhD candidate Patrick Capon who is working on fluorophore-nanodiamond hybrid sensors at the University of Adelaide.
Patrick has previously gained a BSc Degree (advanced – double chemistry major) from Adelaide University which was subsequently followed by a Master of Philosophy (chemistry) also at Adelaide University – his thesis entitled, “Incorporation of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and their Precursors into Metal-Organic Frameworks.”
Supervised by CNBP Chief Investigator Prof. Andrew Abell, Patrick will be working largely within the CNBP Recognise Theme but also undertaking collaborations with the Discover Theme focused on the use of fluorophore-nanodiamond hybrid sensors to detect relevant reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species.
Other collaboration activity will include work with CNBP Biological Challenge Leader Prof. Stephen Nicholls and his team, as well as with Illuminate Theme Leader Associate Prof. Brant Gibson and researcher Dr. Phillip Reineck.
Currently a recipient of the Norman and Patricia Polglase Scholarship, Patrick has also just been awarded the prestigous MF & MH Joyner Scholarship in Science from the University of Adelaide.
Welcome to the CNBP team Patrick!