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Vy’s image shortlisted for the UniSA Image of Research competition

The image is the polymeric microfabricated filters she is developing to isolate circulating trophoblastic cells. Vote for her here.

Honeycomb microfilters

Kyall’s article published in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Congratulation to Kyall for the publication of his article “Intestine-on-a-Chip Microfluidic  Model for Efficient in Vitro Screening of Oral Chemotherapeutic Uptake” in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.


Ian Wark Medal awarded to Aidan for best PhD

Aidan has been awarded the 2016 Ian Wark medal. The Ian Wark Research Medal is awarded to the most outstanding Future Industries Institute (and before that the Ian Wark Research Institute) PhD graduate for the previous year. He joins a list of very successful awardees so congratulation.

Bionanoengineering group joins the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science

We are pleased to announce that the Bionanoengineering group is now part of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Bio-Nano Science is a national innovator in bio-nano sciences and an incubator of the expertise and technological excellence required to develop next generation bio-responsive nanomaterials.

The objectives of the CBNS are to:

  • be a centre of innovation in bio-nano science
  • be an incubator of bio-nano science expertise
  • develop the next generation of bio-responsive nanomaterials
  • create methodologies and models to understand and predict how nanoengineered materials interact with biological systems
  • exploit knowledge of the bio-nano interface to design materials
  • develop modes of collaboration (between physical, biological and social sciences) to enable ‘upstream engagement’ in the early stages of research

The CBNS is funded by the Australian Research Council through the Centres of Excellence program. We are a collaboration between five Australian universities (Monash University and the Universities of Melbourne, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia) where the majority of the Centre’s research is undertaken. The core research is enhanced through our partners where we link with other experts nationally and from around the world.

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Chih-Tsung awarded his PhD

Congratulation to Chih-Tsung for being awarded his PhD with honors. His thesis is entitled “Amplification of surface plasmon resonance biomolecular binding events: towards improved biosensing based cancer prognostics”.

Chih-Tsung will take a Research Associate position in the group, working closely with Chia Chi to develop organs-on-chip devices.

Funding for the Materials for Brain (M4B) initiative

Congratulation to Prof Christine Selhuber and the other CIs of the Materials for Brain (M4B) initiative for being awarded a grant from the the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). We look forward to collaborate in this exciting project as partner investigators.

Grant application to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A funding application has been submitted to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the collaboration with Professor Una Ryan from Murdoch University and Drs Paul Monis and Brendon Kind at SA Water. Fingers crossed !

Kyall’s paper to be published in J3M

Congratulation to Kyall for his upcoming article “Low-temperature bonding process for the fabrication of hybrid glass-membrane organ-on-a-chip devices” in the Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS.  

This paper reports on the work Kyall did during his visit at the University of Tokyo on the development of a low-temperature bonding process compatible with the fabrication of glass-based organs on a chip microdevices.

ARC Discovery grant success

Fantastic news today as our ARC Discovery grant has been funded. The project aims at overcoming the technological and conceptual challenges that are
currently preventing the implementation of silicon field-effect transistor biosensors and builds on our successful collaboration with Prof Andreas Offenhaeusser at the Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH.

Excellent outcomes overall for the Future Industries Institute. Unfortunately with a success rate of 17%, many excellent grants were again not funded. More info the ARC web-site.

Our research features in the most recent UniSA Alumni update

As part of the Breast Cancer Awareness month, our research aimed at improving solid tumour staging procedures features in the issue 10 of the UniSA Alumni update. Read the full story here.