10 July 2017:
The RMIT School of Science Research Day was held on July 10th, with several members of the RMIT Node presenting CNBP research.
Postgraduate students Daniel Stavrevski, Marco Capelli and Josef Worboys participated in the 3 Minute Thesis competition: Josef Worboys was awarded the winning prize for his work related to ‘quantum correlations’, and will go on to the University level competition.
The day’s program was concluded with a poster session including posters from CNBP’s Philipp Reineck, Emma Wilson, Nafisa Zohora, Marco Capelli and Ashleigh Heffernan.
1 June 2017:
CNBP was well represented at the 11th International Conference on New Diamond and Nano Carbons, held in Cairns, Australia, 28th May – June 1, 2017.
CNBP Chief Investigator A/Prof Brant Gibson was Co-chair of the conference (pictured) with CNBP researcher Dr Philipp Reineck a contributing speaker, presenting on ‘Bright and photostable nitrogen‐vacancy fluorescence from unprocessed detonation nanodiamonds’.
Also providing a contributing talk was CNBP’s Dr Lindsay Parker, ‘Applications of fluorescent nanodiamonds in cellular molecular tracing.’
Additionally, CNBP’s Andrew Greentree, Ivan Maksymov, Daniel Drumm, Ashleigh Heffernan, Marco Capelli, Nicole Cordina and Emma Wilson gave poster presentations and Brooke Bacon and Desmond Lau provided administrative and technical support respectively.
The conference spanned research topics from fundamental physical and chemical concepts to applied technologically driven applications with carbon based materials. This including single crystal diamond, nanodiamonds, carbon nanotubes, graphene and other carbon nanostructures.
1 May 2017:
Dr Philipp Reineck, CNBP Researcher at RMIT University has won best poster award at the 5th International Conference on Biophotonics (ICOB 2017), 30 April – 1 May 2017, Fremantle, Western Australia.
The poster reported on recent advances in the development and use of near-infrared fluorescent nanomaterials for biomedical imaging and sensing applications.
Dr Reineck was originally invited to give a short oral presentation about his poster, which was then selected as a ‘hot poster’ before the conference commenced. It then won ‘best poster’ resulting in a cash prize of $600 AUD.
During his short talk at ICOB, Philipp also discussed the potential of NIR fluorescent materials for wearables – for example, a watch that interrogates particles in bloodstream via near infrared light, to determine glucose levels.
Information about the ICOB conference is available online.
7 December 2016:
CNBP PhD student Vicky Staikopoulos has presented a poster on preliminary work created from a collaboration between Hutchinson, Packer and Hoffmann labs at the Australasian Neuroscience Society 36th Annual Scientific Meeting hosted in Hobart 4-7th December 2016.
This work showcased CNBP and partner proteomic capabilities to measure with spacial topography, changes in identified peptide abundances throughout targeted pain processing areas.
This highlights the potential to identify many key peptides that may be involved in neuropathic pain development/maintenance that may have not been previously considered due to protocol limitations.
According to Staikopoulos this data was well received and a few scientists from various backgrounds were interested in watching this space.
16 November 2016:
Dr John Horsley, CNBP researcher from the University of Adelaide, presented his recent work at the International Conference on Biochemistry held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 16th, 2016.
His poster presentation and talk was entitled ‘Controlling the Conformation of a Modified Gramicidin S Cyclic Peptidomimetic with an Azobenzene Photoswitch’.
22 September 2016:
Christopher Ashwood, CNBP PhD Candidate, has presented at an industry seminar and won a PhD award for his poster at the Human Proteome Organization World Congress from 18-22 September 2016, in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference theme was “Precision Proteomics for Precision Biology and Medicine.”
Chris Ashwood’s presentation and poster were both titled “Improving confidence in glycan structure characterisation using alternative CID fragmentation.” Discussed was the use of new technology and innovative tools to enhance characterisation of protein glycosylation using mass spectrometry with applications in mammalian protein glycosylation.
5 August 2016:
Ben Pullen, CNBP Research Associate at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), has presented a poster entitled ‘Label-free oxidative imaging of ageing endothelial cells’ at the 2016 annual scientific meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
The poster is based on a hyperspectral project being performed in conjunction with CNBP Deputy Director Ewa Goldys at Macquarie University. The work is exploring hyperspectral imaging to investigate endothelial cell ageing in the context of vascular health and atherosclerosis.
19 July 2016:
Dr. Jiawen Li presented her team’s work at the 8th International Conference on Information Optics and Photonics (CIOP 2016) in Shanghai, July 17-29 and was awarded best poster award.
This award was based on research work by CNBP researchers Jiawen Li, Bryden Quirk, Rodney Kirk, Robert McLaughlin, et al. with the poster titled, “Application of 3D printing technology in manufacturing miniaturized lenses for endoscopic probes.”
27 June 2016:
CNBP Research Fellow, Nicole Cordina, has presented a poster at the International Nanomedicine Conference in Coogee (June 27-29).
Her poster presentation “Engineering of Fluorescent Nanodiamonds towards Probing Cytokines in Live Microglial Cells” summarises her recent work with CNBP researcher Guozhen Liu, where 100 nm nanodiamonds were successfully targeted to interleukin-6 on live BV2 cells.
27 May 2016:
Research Associate Malcolm Purdey has presented a science poster at the Biosensors Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden (May 27th 2016). The poster was titled, “Optical fibre probes for hydrogen peroxide and pH in reproductive health.”
He has also given CNBP focused talks at the University of Lund, University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore).
Malcolm’s first talk at Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore was given to a group of first year students (several students reaching their final year at the Polytechnic have gone on to undertake 3-month placements with the CNBP “Recognise” team in Adelaide).
Malcolm also met with Prof. Katarina Svanberg (from the CNBP International Scientific Committee) at Lund University and gave a presentation to the Medical Laser Centre group in the Department of Physics.
Following this, he also met with some collaborators at the University of Copenhagen, and gave a presentation in the Department of Chemistry.
Malcolm’s talks were titled: “Fluorescent Sensors for BioPhotonics.”