Funding success and awards for CBNS researchers
Grants and Awards | October 16, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Professor Frank Caruso and Professor Stephen Kent have been awarded NHMRC Research Fellowships.

Professor Frank Caruso, CBNS CI, Deputy Director and Node Leader at the University of Melbourne, has been awarded an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship worth $876,005.00, titled “Advancing Nanomedicine through Particle Technology”.
Professor Stephen Kent, CBNS CI at the University of Melbourne also received an NHMRC research fellowship for “Improved HIV and Influenza Vaccines” worth $849,540.00.

In addition, Dr Jacob Coffey, former PhD student and post doc at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at
The University of Queensland, was awarded an NHMRC CJ Martin Biomedical Fellowship. He will work in Boston for 2 years and then continue his work in Stephen Kent’s group for another 2 years. Furthermore, Stephen Kent’s group was awarded a joint NHMRC Development Grant and an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship, awarded to Dr Amy Chung.

Associate Professor Kristofer Thurecht, CBNS CI at the University of Queensland, has been awarded an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship, worth $476,728 and titled “Next generation imaging to bridge the knowledge gap in nanomedicine delivery”.

Professor Pall Thoradson, CBNS CI at UNSW, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

Professor Ben Boyd, CBNS CI at Monash University just received a two-year extension for his work with the Gates Foundation, valued at $1.2 Million, working title “Nanostructure formation in milk and milk like products and its role in delivery of life saving malaria treatments for paediatric patients”.


Congratulations to our CBNS recipients!