Through this legacy website, explore how CNBP created new windows into the body through a research program that spanned physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.

‘CNBP’s legacy goes far beyond research. Our team has developed industry-transforming technologies, built upon fundamental science discoveries and equipped the next generation of scientific leaders with the skills to take Australian science from the lab bench to the board room.’

– Mark Hutchinson, Director, CNBP

“CNBP has taken nanobiophotonics science and technology into two new applications fields — reproduction and pain — and has established global leadership in these.”

– Prof Brian Wilson, Chair, CNBP International Science Committee, University Health Network, Canada

“With an inclusive strategy and visionary leadership, the CNBP actively applies an intersectional lens across the four pillars of this collaborative centre of excellence. The CNBP fosters an environment where people feel respected and valued so they can perform at their best. Importantly the CNBP reflects to identify new challenges to address. This empowers CNBP faculty, students and staff to generate their best ideas and excel in research and innovation.”

– Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM, Chair, Nurturing Environment Committee, Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) Executive Director

“CNBP has developed a significant portfolio of technologies from its research at the nanoscale, leading to the establishment of several start-up companies. The Centre’s culture of transparency, collaboration, and engaged and open exchange, including a committee dedicated to research commercialisation, has been key to this success.”

– Dr Andrew Gooley, Chair, CNBP Commercialisation Committee; Chief Scientific Officer, Trajan Scientific and Medical

“CNBP has been key to shaping my professional and personal advancement as an early career researcher, helping me to develop into a respected researcher through constant support and guidance on academic endeavours such as manuscripts and grants as well and communication and outreach activities.

I have achieved academic success and recognition far beyond what I thought possible for myself before working with CNBP and they have influenced me greatly to seek out establishing multidisciplinary collaborations, which has shaped all aspects of my career from research interests to outreach activities communicating my science to the general public.”

Dr Lindsay Parker, Early Career Researcher and Associate Investigator, Macquarie University Node

“The work of the CNBP is exciting and exceedingly varied. From detecting cancer and aiding brain surgery to improving the outcomes of IVF and dealing with chronic pain, the CNBP not only does fundamental research but also aids the work of clinicians, researchers and industry in a wide range of fields.

Nanoscale biophotonics research is not an easy field to convey to the public and the CNBP has done an excellent job of making their work accessible and relevant to journalists, industry, policy makers and the wider public.”

Dr Susannah Eliott, CEO Australian Science Media Centre

“CNBP was created to address critical needs in developing fibre optic technologies, sensors and advanced imaging systems for agricultural, medical, reproductive science and biomedical applications.

They have done an excellent job of positioning themselves at the forefront of the global R&D community in this space and have delivered some outstanding advancements that are already being deployed in the clinic as well as agriculture.

CNBP science and education approaches have also created a novel template for a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers with extraordinary skills and knowledge of great value to their careers and employers.”

Prof Dennis Matthews, CNBP International Science Committee, Director Centre of BioPhotonics, Science & Technology: UC Davis

“The CNBP provides early career researchers, like myself, with a nurturing environment that fosters creativity and research excellence. Personally, the CNBP has served as the perfect springboard for my career and continues to shape the way I approach my research.”

Dr Andrew Care – CNBP Alumnus (PhD) and Associate Investigator, Macquarie University Node