AIBN news from 2011-2013.
AIBN news from 2011-2013.

An archive of AIBN news from 2011 to 2013.

Dr Dipti Vijayan

Graduate moves from intellectual pursuit to research

December 13, 2013: AIBN has 19 PhD graduates

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Dr Simon Corrie

Tall Poppy recognition for researcherís diagnostics work

November 22, 2013: Dr Simon Corrie awarded for scientific excellence

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 AIBN Board chairman Euan Murdoch

Funding initiative aims to address research translation gap

November 15, 2013: AIBN launches philanthropic initiative

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Australian Research Council funding for AIBN tops $5.7 million

November 11, 2013: Support for research stretching from advanced diagnostics to sustainable aviation fuel production

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Prof Justin Cooper-White, A/Prof Ernst Wolvetang and A/Prof Christine Wells

More than $2.3 million in funding for biomedical researchers

November 5, 2013: AIBN receives funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council

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Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg with AIBN Director, Prof Peter Gray.

World-first Hendra treatment one step closer

October 31, 2013: $1.2 million funding for clinical trial

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CMMís Rick Webb, Prof Rob Parton and Prof John Drennan with the in situ sectioning electron microscope and, below, an electron micrograph showing a single slice of the liver, overlayed with a representation of the 3D data from two selected cells, with yellow indicating lipid droplets and blue the cell nucleus.

Microscopic new insights into liver disease

October 29, 2013: In situ sectioning electron microscope builds three-dimensional liver cell images

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High school students Joshua Tuning, Nathan Hui and Courtney Graymore in the AIBN labs

School students given insight into high-tech research

October 10, 2013: Placement provides ďamazingĒ lab experience

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Dr Claudia Vickers: watch the video

October 9, 2013: Dr Claudia Vickers explains her systems and synthetic biology research

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Dr Claudia Vickers (photo courtesy The Australian)

Future jet fuels could come from lemons

October 9, 2013: Dr Claudia Vickers receives UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award

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Tim Brennan: watch the video

September 20, 2013: View PhD student Tim Brennan's award-winning performance at UQ's 2013 Three-Minute Thesis Final

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PhD student Tim Brennan with his trophies from the UQ All Institutes Final of the Three Minute Thesis competition, where he was the People's Choice and Runner-up.

Awarded young scientist takes science out of the lab

September 20, 2013: PhD student Tim Brennan's success at UQ's 2013 Three-Minute Thesis Final

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Associate Professor Ernst Wolvetang

Down syndrome holds key to defeating Alzheimerís

August 2, 2013: Associate Professor Ernst Wolvetang makes stem cell breakthrough

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Prof Mark Kendall

Skinís role in improving vaccination under the microscope

July 15, 2013: Prof Mark Kendall to share Australian Research Council Linkage Grant

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Year 5 student Jackie Bell

Bright spark impresses in online science class

July 15, 2013: Prof Anton Middelberg's distance education unearths young scientist

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High school students Linh Nguyen and Jordan Roles at AIBN.

Students given taste of life in a lab

July 10, 2013: AIBN placement proves insightful and interesting

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Prof Justin Cooper-White

World leader in biomaterials earns Science Leader appointment

June 28, 2013: Prof Justin Cooper-White's new CSIRO role

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Bob McCarthy

Recognition for Bob McCarthy, AM

June 11, 2013: Adjunct Professor and board member receives Queen's Birthday Honour

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UQ luminaries named as Queensland Greats

June 2, 2013: AIBN Group Leader Professor Max Lu recognised

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PhD student Tim Brennan in the lab at AIBN

Ground-breaking Australian study benchmarks biofuel pricing

May 22, 2013: Queensland Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative releases findings

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Prof Matt Trau with Ministers Ian Walker and Lawrence <br />Springborg (above) and Prof Mark Kendall explains his <br />research (below).

Innovative research explained during ministerial visit

May 17, 2013: Lawrence Springborg and Ian Walker take tour of AIBN

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Global Leadership Series: watch the video

April 18, 2013: Vaccinating the developing world without needles

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Dr Trent Munro: watch the video

April 25, 2013: Dr Trent Munro talks about his work using antibodies to treat super bugs

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Prof Mark Kendall in Papua New Guinea (photo courtesy of <br />Rolex/Proudfoot).

Vaccinating the developing world without needles - a Brisbane discussion

April 16, 2013: Prof Mark Kendall to speak at UQ event

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AIBN Associate Professors Ernst Wolvetang and Christine Wells

World first in brain development research

March 28, 2013: Down syndrome research succcess for Associate Professors Ernst Wolvetang and Christine Wells

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Prestigious fellowship for AIBN

March 27, 2013: Prof Max Lu named an Australian Academy of Science Fellow for 2013

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Recognition in 2013 Chancellorís Awards

February 22, 2013: Protein Expression Facility team wins award

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Professors John Dorgan, Peter Halley and Joe Greene.

Researchers get hands dirty in the name of going green

February 21, 2013: Prof Peter Halley initiates clean up

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Dr Hui Peng

Recognition for polymer chemistís research excellence

February 18, 2013: Dr Hui Pengís UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women

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Chris Munro

Award win for protein trouble-shooter

February 11, 2013: Chris Munro's poster award at PepTalk

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Dr Jess Frith

Researcherís $375,000 regenerative medicine boost

January 29, 2013: Dr Jess Frith receives Australian Research Council funding

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Dr Simon Corrie

Research aims to diagnose without blood tests

January 29, 2013: Dr Simon Corrie receives Australian Research Council funding

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University of Ottawa neurosurgeon Dr Eve Tsai with AIBN's <br />Dr Fiona Filardo, Dr Bronwin Dargaville and Dr Firas Rasoul

Research the best hope for spinal injuries, symposium told

December 20, 2012: AIBN hosts Spinal Cord Injury symposium

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Prof Matt Trau

AIBN to lead national initiative to personalise breast cancer treatment

December 19, 2012: Funding for collaboration involving Prof Matt Trau

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Dr Kristofer Thurecht

Tall Poppy award celebrates scientific excellence

December 13, 2012: Dr Kristofer Thurecht recognised

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Mackay Sugar operations manager Mark Gayton (left), US Navy Director for Operational Energy Chris Tindal, AIBN Director Professor Peter Gray and Mackay MP Tim Mulherin.

Sustainable aviation fuel from sugarcane a step closer

December 11, 2012: $300,000 in State Government research funding

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Li-yen Wong

Heart disease a target for awarded PhD student

November 30, 2012: Li-yen Wong receives State Government PhD Top Up Scholarship

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Dr Darby Kozak, Prof Matt Trau and Will Anderson.

Critical science at the heart of new collaboration

November 29, 2012: AIBN in collaboration with Izon Science

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Researchers (clockwise from top left) A/Prof Christine Wells, Prof Andrew Whittaker, A/Prof Ernst Wolvetang, Prof Mark Kendall, Dr Kris Thurecht and Prof Justin Cooper-White.

More than $4 million in funding for biomedical researchers

November 28, 2012: AIBN researchers share in National Health and Medical Research Council grants

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KIT's Dr Stefan Oelmeier, AIBN's Dr Natalie Connors, PhD <br />students Andrea Schaller and Christopher Ladd and <br />Prof Anton Middelberg.

Petrochemical reliance in the crosshairs of international
research project

November 27, 2012: AIBN welcomes Karlsruhe Institute of Technology visitors

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Dr Trent Munro

Funding for battle to beat bacterial infections

November 26, 2012: Dr Trent Munro receives Queensland Government Fellowship and $720,000

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A/Prof Christine Wells

Disease immunity research given $360,000 boost

November 23, 2012: A/Prof Christine Wells awarded a Queensland Government Fellowship

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Dr Amir Popat

AIBN researcher takes science to the classroom

November 8, 2012: Dr Amir Popat is a Young Nanoscience Ambassador

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Proserpine State High School's James Beckett

High school student puts research life under microscope

November 7, 2012: James Beckett spends a week at AIBN

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The Nanopatch

Needle-free vaccination company wins accolade

November 2, 2012: Vaxxas takes Janssen AusBiotech Emerging Company of the Year Award

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Prof Anton Middelberg

Researchers working to produce cheap vaccines quickly

November 2, 2012: Speed and cost the key to preventing large-scale disease spread

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Prof Mark Kendall

AIBN biomedical engineer an alumni leader

October 26, 2012: Prof Mark Kendall named UQ's Young Alumnus of the Year

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Prof Ajayan Vinu takes a group on a tour of AIBN during a <br />break in the ICEAN program.

Big dreams at international nanomaterial conference

October 23, 2012: AIBN Group Leader Prof Ajayan Vinu chairs ICEAN

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QASMT's Ellen Kerslake, Churchie's Armand Marsault-Soar and <br />Prosperpine State High's James Beckett.

Out of the class, into the lab

October 15, 2012: Students from three schools spend time at AIBN

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Prof Mark Kendall

Merck partnership accelerates needle-free vaccine delivery

October 9, 2012: Major step for Nanopatch development

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Dr Da-Wei Wang: watch his video

September 20, 2012: Dr Da-Wei Wang receives UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award

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Dr Da-Wei Wang

Nanomaterials researcher's excellence awarded

September 20, 2012: Dr Da-Wei Wang receives UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award

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Prof Peter Gray: watch the video

September 11, 2012: Prof Peter Gray talks about his passion for Queensland science and the AIBN's groundbreaking research in biologics.

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PhD student Amanda Pearce.

School teacher inspires three-minute champion

August 24, 2012: PhD student Amanda Pearce a 3MT winner

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Prof Mark Kendall

Research excellence recognised with place in award finals

August 23, 2012: Prof Mark Kendall vying for GSK award

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State announces biofuel research funding

August 15, 2012: Money to develop business case for converting sugarcane to biofuel

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A/Prof Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu

Better disease targeting the aim of awarded research

August 8, 2012: A/Prof Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu an ARC Future Fellow

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A/Prof Christine Wells with members of her research group.

The curious shall inherit the science world

August 6, 2012: A/Prof Christine Wells to start dialogue for Science Week

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Journal entry a sign of successful summer studies

August 2, 2012: Student work to be published in Clinical and Translational Medicine

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Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology<br /> students in the lab at AIBN.

Time in a lab opens studentís eyes to research possibilities

July 31, 2012: Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology placement at AIBN

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Prof Ajayan Vinu in his AIBN lab with Dr Christoph Seubert

Conference to hear from pioneering researchers

July 26, 2012: AIBN to host International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials

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Dr Li Li

Green feel for collaboration with China

June 28, 2012: Dr Li Li receives a Queensland International Fellowship

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Dr Chamindie Punyadeera.

Researcher has smoking in her sights with $20,000 fellowship

June 28, 2012: Dr Chamindie Punyadeera awarded a Queensland International Fellowship

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Brain cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells,<br/ > developed from skin cells from  a child with Ataxia-telangiectasia.

Step closer to understanding childhood degenerative brain disease

June 28, 2012: A/Prof Ernst Wolvetang collaborates on ataxia-telangiectasia research

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Dr Krassen Dimitrov with the digital diagnostic device.

Move takes diagnostic work from lab on road to market

June 22, 2012: Dr Krassen Dimitrov departs AIBN to commercialise research

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Biologics, AIBN and DSM: watch the video

June 21, 2012: AIBN Director Professor Peter Gray explains his research and an important collaboration

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Prof Peter Gray with DSM Biologics President Karen King at TRI.
The team from Stem Cells Ltd.

Step closer to stem cell answer for human diseases

June 20, 2012: Funding for Stem Cells Ltd

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Prof Darren Martin.
Prof Mark Kendall.

Rolex reward for Nanopatch researcherís pioneering efforts

June 14, 2012: Professor Mark Kendall named a Rolex Laureate

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His Excellency Mr Wang Yang at AIBN.

High-level delegation comes to AIBN

June 8, 2012: His Excellency Mr Wang Yang taken on a lab tour

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PhD student Mirjana Dimitrijev Dwyer

Australian first for PhD student

June 6, 2012: Mirjana Dimitrijev Dwyer's eye-opening research at Lucas Heights

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PhD student Clementine Pradal

Ambassador brings science and learning together

June 5, 2012: PhD student Clementine Pradal's new role for the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

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AIBN shares spoils at vaccine conference

June 4, 2012: Poster win and presentations at Technology IV

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Out of the classroom and to the cutting-edge

June 1, 2012: Dr Jane Fitzpatrick heads Lab-on-a-Chip workshop

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Dr Annette Dexter

Healing hopes for biochemistís smart new gel

May 24, 2012: Dr Annette Dexter branches out into medical applications

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Dr Drew Titmarsh

Researcherís mad world of science and fun

May 23, 2012: Dr Drew Titmarsh shares his journey to scientific discovery

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PhD student Kebaneilwe Lebani

Fellowship recognises AIBN student ďrolemodelĒ status

May 17, 2012: Kebaneilwe Lebani awarded Schlumberger Foundation Fellowship

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Professor Justin Cooper-White

AIBN builds bridges with US nanotechnology researchers

May 16, 2012: Prof Justin Cooper-White shares ideas in Washington DC

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AIBN Director, Professor Peter Gray, with Sir Greg Winters.

AIBN and Biosceptre collaborate on cancer antibody research

May 15, 2012: Research aims to develop monoclonal antibodies

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Professor Anton Middelberg

AIBN receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant for groundbreaking research in global health and development

May 10, 2012: Professor Anton Middelberg receives funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Professor Mark Kendall

Vaccine delivery investment wins global award

April 11, 2012: Vaxxas establishment recognised at World Vaccine Congress

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Dow Chemical Company's Andrew Liveris during a tour of AIBN labs with PhD student Sean Muir, Dr Denisa Jurcakova and Professor Max Lu.

Groundbreaking $10 million strategic partnership

March 29, 2012: Dow Chemical Company's new sustainable engineering initiative with UQ and AIBN

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Dr Chamindie Punyadeera in the lab and, below, at the  <br />centre's launch.

AIBN researcher takes lead role at new cancer research centre

March 22, 2012: Dr Chamindie Punyadeera becomes lab head

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The signing of the memorandum of understanding.

Closer ties as researchers move towards new-generation solar cells

March 7, 2012: Prof Ajayan Vinuís link with Yonsei University

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Adam Hand in Professor Mark Kendall's lab at AIBN.

Undergraduate's eyes opened during summer stint

March 1, 2012: Adam Hand choses AIBN experience over Nepal trip

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Will Anderson

PhD student set to rub shoulders with Nobel Laureates

February 23, 2012: Will Anderson selected for Hope Meeting in Japan

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Top Chinese accolade for AIBN Group Leader

February 16, 2012: Prof Max Lu receives science and technology award

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International experts to gather for AIBN event

February 15, 2012: Plans in place for first International Conference on BioNano Innovation

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A/Prof Ernst Wolvetang with James Briggs and Rachel Horne.

Breakthrough in stem cell research

February 15, 2012: A/Prof Ernst Wolvetang helps develop cells for bone repair

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AIBN biochemical engineer and PHD student Tim Brennan <br />in the lab.

US Navy here to talk biofuels

February 6, 2012: AIBN hosts researcher and industry leader discussions

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AIBN Director, Professor Peter Gray, with Sir Greg Winters.

Antibody pioneer headlines AIBN lab tour

January 23, 2012: Sir Greg Winter visits

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Dr Drew Titmarsh

AIBN graduate sets sights on cutting-edge career

December 16, 2011: AIBN's largest cohort graduates

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Dr Muhammad Shiddiky.

Cancer deaths and family diagnosis motivates researcher

December 12, 2011: Dr Muhammad Shiddiky's Australian Research Council success

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Premier Anna Bligh, AIBN Director Professor Peter Gray and DSM Biologics President Karen King.

AIBN in major new collaboration for Queensland biotechnology

December 8, 2011: Premier announces collaboration with DSM Biologics

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Prof Mark Kendall at the awards ceremony <br />(Picture courtesy The Australian)

Nano-scale research the big new thing in Australian innovation

December 8, 2011: Prof Mark Kendall's Nanopatch an award-winner

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Dr Kris Thurecht

Boost for disease detection, bioplastics and solar cell research

November 24, 2011: ARC Future Fellowship and Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards for AIBN

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Research excellence recognised with more than $4million in grants

November 15, 2011: AIBN secures Australian Research Council grants

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Signing of the memorandum of understanding.

Vaccine development takes AIBN to Vietnam

November 14, 2011: Memorandum of understanding signed with Pasteur Institute.

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PhD student Nathan Boase

Making time for explosions and ice cream

October 19, 2011: Nathan Boase is a science ambassador

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Dr Ian Nisbet

Move to strengthen AIBN commercialisation

October 13, 2011: Dr Ian Nisbet appointed a new Deputy Director.

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QASMT's Phaedra Stevens at AIBN.

Students swap uniforms for lab coats

October 7, 2011: Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology visit

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Oliver Squires at the global forum.

Making a difference on a global scale

September 20, 2011: PhD student attends One Young World global forum.

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Dr Jian Liu: watch his video

September 14, 2011: AIBN researcher wins a 2011 UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award.

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Dr Jian Liu.

A beautiful world motivates excellence in research

September 14, 2011: Dr Jian Liu wins UQ Research Excellence Award.

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Professor Mark Kendall receives the Eureka Prize from Australian <br />
Research Council chief executive officer Margaret Sheil.

Eureka Prize for Nanopatch research team

September 7, 2011: Prestige for AIBN researchers

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Nanopatch: watch the video

August 24, 2011: Prof Mark Kendall explains his research and the establishment of Vaxxas

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Dr Aaron Micallef with a model of the main antioxidant compound in wine.

Scientifically taking the guilt out of guilty pleasures

August 23, 2011: Dr Aaron Micallef takes radical part in National Science Week

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Sean Muir

Passion for sustainability fuels success in competitions

August 23, 2011: Sean Muir excells in Three Minute Thesis and Trailblazer

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Kelly Hitchens.

Kellyís a competition winner in only three minutes

August 15, 2011: PhD student learns snappy presentation skills

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Dr Trent Munro.

AIBN researcher blazes a bacterial trail

August 10, 2011: Dr Trent Munro wins UniQuest competition

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The Nanopatch

New vaccine delivery company starts with $15 million investment

September 2011: Needle-free technology a step closer

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Hunt on for new thermoplastics

July 29, 2011: Researchers receive $300,000 Australian Research Council funding

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Professor Ian Chubb speaks at the symposium.

Integrity key to earning publicís trust, chief scientist says

July 25: Professor Ian Chubb speaks at AIBN Symposium.

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AIBN students to showcase their research

July 20, 2011: Registrations open for AIBN Student Conference

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Alexandra Grant, Fiona Dao, Megan Huynh and Myky Tran at AIBN.

Life in a lab under the student microscope

July 15, 2011: Foursome swaps lessons in a classroom for AIBN research.

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Hendra virus facts

July 13, 2011: AIBN's production of the Hendra virus antibody

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Associate Professor Stephen Mahler.

Supercharging research towards effective cancer treatment

July 8, 2011: AIBN researchers work with industry on cancer treatment.

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Dr Aoife Cullen

Honing business skills at Stanford

July 6, 2011: AIBN's Aoife Cullen is studying at Stanford.

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Professor Michael Monteiro

Award for ďentrepreneurialĒ researcher

May 23, 2011: Major award win for Professor Michael Monteiro.

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Funding for Hendra virus antibody production

May 23, 2011: Queensland Health funding for Hendra virus antibody production.

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Professor Peter Halley

From lab to farm with chairmanís approval

May 13, 2011: Agricultural film an AIBN award-winner.

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Expertise on display

May 13, 2011: Open day for ANFF.

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Dr Esteban Marcellin.

Outstanding move for Mexican AIBN researcher

February 28, 2011: Dean's Commendation for Dr Esteban Marcellin.

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Advanced bioprocessing equipment at the AIBN's biologics facility.

Next step in unearthing a potential treatment for Hendra virus

February 28, 2011: $40,000 for Hendra virus antibody production.

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Major international steps to turn sugar into Ďgreení plastics

February 25, 2011: Turning sugar into 'green' plastics

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Students taking part in AIBN's summer internship program.

Next generation of scientists labbing it up at AIBN

February 10, 2011: Students experience life in a lab.

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Dr Ranvir Gill with AIBN's Dr Richard McQualter.

International links for AIBN sugarcane research

February 10, 2011: AIBN strengthens links with Indian researchers.

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Research at the AIBN is well above world standard.

AIBN contributes to world best research

February 1, 2011: AIBN contributes to research judged well above world standard.

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AIBN stays high and dry

January 20, 2011: No floodwater at AIBN.

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