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Wearable and Point of Care Biodiagnostics Workshop Monday 15 August 2016

This free workshop will focus on the latest developments in wearable technologies designed for point of care diagnostics and physiological monitoring. Supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science & Technology, the Monash Institute for Medical Engineering (MIME), Monash Chemical Engineering Department, and Harbin Institute of Technology, the workshop will comprise of presentations from invited experts. The full program will be released shortly and catering will be provided throughout the day.

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National Research Infrastructure Capability Issues Paper released

The National Research Infrastructure Capability Issues Paper has been released. The paper presents a range of issues relating to national research infrastructure capability areas and is the first step in working towards a shared view of the capabilities that require national research infrastructure to support current, new and emerging areas of research and innovation. It sets out the proposed capability requirements that will inform the development of the 2016 Roadmap.

In conjunction with the release of the Issues Paper, a range of consultations will occur around Australia from July. Dates and the registration form are available from the following link:

Professor Justin Cooper-White: Marshall and Warren Award

The UQ Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology’s Professor Justin Cooper-White was awarded the Marshall and Warren Award for the most innovative and potentially transformative grant from the 2015 project grants funding round.

His project, Direct reprogramming of adult cardiac fibroblasts to functional cardiomyocytes through targeted delivery, aims to restore damaged heart tissue to a functional state following injury.

“Current therapies have limited abilities to repair damaged heart tissue, but reprogramming cardiac fibroblasts could restore healthy function for survivors of heart disease” Professor Cooper-White said.

The proposal was developed with UQ School of Biomedical Sciences’ Dr Enzo Porello and AIBN’s Professor Ernst Wolvetang.

Clunies Ross Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2016 - ANFF director Dr Elaine Saunders

ANFF congratulates, Director, Dr Elaine Saunders, who last night (15 June 2016) received the Clunies Ross Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2016 at the ATSE Innovation Dinner held in Sydney.

The 450 present learnt of Elaine's major contributions in audiology and in founding the highly successful company, Blamey Saunders hears.

US - Australia Enabling Technologies Technical Exchange Meeting 2016

To build on the strong history of science and technology collaboration between the United States and Australia, the 2016 Enabling Technologies Technical Exchange Meeting will be held in Sydney, Australia in May 2016.

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Applications for the 2017 Round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are now open

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.

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Australia Enabling Technologies Technical Exchange Meeting hotel accommodation

Hotel accommodation for the upcoming Australia Enabling Technologies Technical Exchange Meeting ia available at US - Australia Enabling Technologies Technical Exchange Meeting 2016 web page.

AusMedTech ANFF business breakfast Wednesday 11 May 2016

From little (nano) things big things grow: New advances in nano-biotechnology research


This session will provide an update on new technologies evolving from the research sector, including:

- Nano-medicine: Drug delivery, regenerative medicine and cell therapy; and
- Biophotonics sensors: Creating windows into the body.

It will also include a Q&D session on how companies can engage with Australian Researchers and ANFF to bring such technologies to market.

Chair: Dr Warren McKenzie, Business Development Manager, Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).
Speakers:Prof Mark Hutchinson, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics , University of Adelaide.
Prof Nico Voelcker, UniSA Node Leader, ARC Centre of Excellence in ConVergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, University of South Australia.
Q & A Moderator: Dr Stuart Hazel, Managing Director, Fusidium.

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship - Nanofabricated Photocatalysts

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellows provide opportunities to scientists and engineers, who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships will help launch their careers, provide experience that will enhance their career prospects, and facilitate the recruitment and development of potential leaders for CSIRO.

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull opens a new cutting edge quantum computing lab at UNSW

The new laboratory complex doubles the capacity of the UNSW headquarters of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, CQC2T – a globally unique facility dedicated to the development of atomically precise devices in silicon. view/download