The CNBP brings together physicists, chemists and biologists focused on a grand challenge—controlling nanoscale interactions between light and matter to probe the complex and dynamic nanoenvironments within living organisms. The emerging convergence of nanoscience and photonics offers the opportunity of using light to interrogate nanoscale domains, providing unprecedentedly localised measurements. This will allow biological scientists to understand how single cells react to and communicate with their surroundings. This science will underpin a new generation of devices capable of probing the response of cells within individuals to environmental conditions or treatment, creating innovative and powerful new sensing platforms.

Funding: $23 million over 7 years

Centre Director*: Professor Mark Hutchinson

Administering Organisation: The University of Adelaide 

Collaborating and Partner Organisations:

  • Macquarie University
  • RMIT University
  • Bioplatforms Australia Ltd
  • City University London
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Cook Medical Australia Pty Ltd
  • Heraeus Inc.
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena
  • Olympus Australia Pty Ltd
  • Peking University, Beijing
  • South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Ltd
  • University of Colorado, Denver
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Toronto, Canada
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Please visit the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics website for further information.

*Initial Centre Director: Professor Tanya Monro