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Ambassador visits CNBP laboratories

24 May 2017:

Prof Mark Hutchinson has hosted a visit to the University of Adelaide and CNBP Headquarters of His Excellency Mr Pedro Zwahlen, Ambassador of Switzerland to Australia.

The visit from the Ambassador was a part of a four day trip to Adelaide which included visits to the Tonsley Innovation Precinct, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, various South Australian Government Departments, as well as meetings with the Honourable Jack Snelling MP and the Honourable Zoe Bettison MP.

As a part of the Ambassador’s visit to the University of Adelaide, Prof Hutchinson discussed CNBP science activity, the power of light to measure in the body, and provided a walk-through tour of the Centre’s laboratories.

Below – Prof Mark Hutchinson left, with His Excellency Mr Pedro Zwahlen.

Olympus visits CNBP at Macquarie University


Centre personnel, laboratories and microscopes were on display at Macquarie University, Wednesday November 23rd, as guests from industry partner Olympus Australia took time out of their busy schedules to visit and to explore the latest in imaging developments taking place at the CNBP.

Hosted by CNBP node leader Prof Jim Piper and CNBP Associate Investigator Dr Yiqing Lu, Olympus Australia’s Kim Everuss (Sales Manager, MIS), Jian Shen (Marketing Manager, MIS), Chunsong Yan (Customer Experience Service Manager) and Clare Kelly (Product Manager specialising in confocal microscopy) were shown the latest in CNBP research, spoke with CNBP researchers and actively inspected tools and techniques related to the Centre’s luminescence related microscopy activity. Of particular focus was Centre work on a ‘plug and play’ time-gated imaging module that could be easily linked to current Olympus microscope setups.

Presentations from CNBP researchers also took place during the visit, outlining biological applications including biomedical diagnostics and drug delivery and leading edge research in the biology of pain.

Prof Jim Piper noted that the visit further cemented the fantastic relationship between the two organisations and that he looked forward to working closely with Olympus Australia with a view to facilitating industry-research benefits for both parties.

Below –  CNBP Associate Investigator Dr Yiqing Lu explains the technology involved in the innovative time-gated imaging module.






US Defence delegation visits Centre

US-Defence-Delegation-at-MQ-labs_2_web26 May 2016:

Representatives from US Defense Force science and research offices were today hosted by CNBP researchers at  Macquarie University.

The visit, organised by the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), included informal talks as well as visits to CNBP’s biology, biophotonics, optics and materials laboratories.

The laboratory visits gave CNBP researchers the opportunity to showcase their work with an overview of CNBP activity and research direction also provided. Discussed were potential synergies and areas of collaboration.

Below, CNBP Associate Investigator Dr Alf Garcia-Bennett discusses his work on protein corona formation on nanoparticles.


CNBP welcomes politicians

CNBPlogoSquare11 December 2015:

CNBP was pleased to welcome The Hon Christopher Pyne MP (Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science), The Hon Karen Andrews MP (Assistant Minister for Science) and Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham (Minister for Education and Training) at the University of Adelaide today, discussing the Federal Government’s new National and Innovation Science Agenda.

The visit included laboratory tours as well as the meeting of staff and researchers.



New faces at Macquarie Uni

Mushtaq Sobhan6 July 2015:

CNBP’s Macquarie Uni node welcomed two new faces this month – Mushtaq Sobhan (pictured) who is visiting and working with Prof. Ewa Goldys on the development of a real time sensor for the detection of hydrogen peroxide in vivo.

Also, student Mahdieh Dashtbani, who will be learning about Raman detection in her Master of Research and working on Raman sensing technology using the single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) chip in her PhD. Mahdieh is co-supervised by Prof Goldys.


Visitor Dr Lina Geng

image description29 June 2015:

We welcome our latest visitor to CNBP, the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) and the University of Adelaide School of Physical Sciences, Dr Lina Geng.

Dr Geng from China, will spend six months in Prof Andrew Abell’s group from June to December, 2015.

Dr Lina Geng earned her M.Sci and Ph.D degrees in inorganic chemistry. After the completion of her PhD degree, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in physiology. Presently, she is an associate professor in inorganic chemistry at Hebei Normal University, China. Her research interests involve gas sensing, iron metabolism and liposome drug delivery systems.


Macquarie node welcomes visitor Prof. Teresa Petersen

Teresa Petersen

16 June 2015:

CNBP’s Macquarie University node is pleased to welcome Associate Professor Teresa Petersen from Aalborg University, Denmark who is visiting the Centre for a two week period. As a part of the visit she will be giving a seminar titled “Towards a new photonic cancer therapy: stopping cancer cell activation, migration and metastases with light.” The seminar will take place on Friday 19th June.

All are welcome with seminar details as follows:

Seminar time: 15:00-16:00, Friday, 19 June
Seminar Room: E6A 102 Theatrette

CNBP welcomes Spanish visitor

Jaime Garcia Ruperez15 May 2015:

We would like to formally welcome A/Prof Jaime Garcia-Ruperez from the Universitat Politècnica de València, who is currently visiting the CNBP.

Hosted at CNBP’s University of Adelaide research node, one of Garcia-Ruperez’s first activities has been in providing a talk to the wider Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS).

His talk, “Novel approaches for the development of high-sensitivity, compact and low-cost nanophotonic biosensors based on photonic bandgap structures,” took place on May 14th to an appreciative crowd.

In the talk, Garcia-Ruperez presented the work being carried out at the Nanophotonics Technology Center (NTC) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV, Spain) – particularly towards the development of high-sensitivity, compact, low-cost and real-time biosensors based on photonic bandgap structures where the use of tunable elements for their interrogation is avoided. The use of these sensing devices for their application in fields like medical diagnosis was also proposed.