We are delighted to announce that CBNS members have received the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) funding worth $639,369. The LIEF scheme provides funding for research infrastructure, equipment and facilities to eligible organisations. It enables higher education researchers to participate in cooperative initiatives so that expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared between higher education organisations and also with industry. The scheme also fosters collaboration through its support of the cooperative use of international or national research facilities.
Our CBNS members received the funding for their project Nano-bioscience imaging facility. This project aims to investigate the interactions between nano-engineered materials and biological systems through the use of cutting-edge imaging technologies. The project will consist of an ImageStreamX Imaging Flow Cytometer and a Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering Microscope. Together these will allow high throughput and label-free imaging of cell-nanomaterial interactions, which will underpin research by leading researchers as well as promoting collaborations between researchers in the physical and life sciences. This will provide significant benefits, such as the development of new materials for potential applications in nano-bioscience.
CBNS recipients are: CBNS CI and Deputy Director Professor Frank Caruso, CBNS CI and Centre Director Professor Thomas Davis
CBNS CI Professor Stephen Kent, CBNS CI Professor Chris Porter, CBNS CI Dr Angus Johnston, CBNS CI Professor Edmund Crampin
and CBNS CI Professor Ben Boyd