Today, an era will come to an end. What started in mid-2014 as a national innovator in bio-nano science has become a multidisciplinary research centre redefining the field of bio-nano science around the world. Over the past seven years, we have grown to over 360 members undertaking research in four Overarching Projects and five Signature Projects.
Our members have undertaken numerous innovative projects and laid the foundation of many bio-nano applications. CBNS moved the visualisation of cell-level structures to a new level. We increased the awareness, understanding and acceptance of bio-nano science and technology across the world. We significantly impacted the research community, creating a critical mass in bio-nano science that now has applications in medicine and the industry.
We’ve released a specially designed 3D printer that can rapidly create 3D tumours. We have significantly advanced the field in amyloid protein aggregation. We engineered stealth particles and created standards for Minimum information reporting in bio-nano experimental literature (MIRIBEL). Those are just a few highlights of what we have achieved over the lifetime of the Centre.
Beyond the research, we established the highly successful FBNS that will continue after the Centre ends and will be part of our legacy. We created precious memories and new networks that will shape our paths moving forward.
It was a pleasure leading CBNS for the past seven years. Thank you for making the Centre such a memorable experience. I wish all of you the very best for your future careers and hope you enjoyed being a part of this Centre as much as I did.
All the best,