Archive for August 2013

Regis article accepted in TrAC

Regis review article “Optical Biosensing for Label-free cellular studies” has been accepted in Trends in Analytical Chemistry (TrAC).

Grant to access the X-ray Fluorescence Microscope beamline at the Australian Synchrotron

Building on our initial experimental work X-ray Fluorescence Microscope beamline at the Australian Synchrotron, our application for beamtime has been successful (XRF tomographic mapping of immuno-nanoparticle transport in tumor).


PhD scholarships available

PhD scholarships are available for domestic and international students. We are seeking highly motivated students with an education in nanotechnology, chemistry, materials sciences, biotechnology and molecular biology to undertake collaborative PhD projects in the area of biodiagnostic and Nanomedicine. Scholarships are valued at about $30,000 per year.

Opportunities are also available to enroll in the Ian Wark Hons degree (Nanobiomaterials) and $8,000 scholarships are available.

Candidates must have previous research experience in a related field and excellent undergraduate records (GPA). Candidates can be Australian citizen, permanent resident or foreigners. Foreign applicants will however be required to apply for a the University of South Australia President’s Scholarships (UPS) which will cover tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Please e-mail your CV to A/prof. Benjamin Thierry, including the names and contact information of three references.


Duy’s article win best student paper award at IEEE-NANO2013

Congratulation to Duy, his paper “Wafer-Scale Fabrication of Ultra-Thin Silicon Nanowire Devices” has won the best student paper award at the 13th IEEE-NANO2013 in Beijing (

Aidan’s probe enrolled in the MDPP

Exciting news for Aidan as his probe designed to improve the detection of the sentinel lymph node has been enrolled in the Medical Devices Partnering Program (MDPP). The MDPP supports the development of cutting-edge medical devices through unique collaborations between researchers, industry, end-users and government (

Congratulation to Regis for his PhD

Regis PhD thesis, “Long-Range Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensing Structures for Mammalian-Cell Studies”, has been accepted so congratulation ! The main aim of his thesis was to establish an in depth understanding of the signals induced by mammalian cells on SPR sensors, especially in the case of Long Range SPR.

Good luck to him !