Dr Benjamin Thierry is a Professor and Research Leader at the Future Industries Institute of the University of South Australia. He obtained his PhD with distinction in 2004 in Biomedical Engineering at McGill University. Since joining the University of South Australia he has focus on developing a cross-disciplinary research program focused on translational applications of bioengineered technologies in cancer biodiagnostics. He was awarded a NHMRC CDF level 2 in 2014. He has been awarded $4,450,000 for research projects that he directly initiated. Since 2011 A/Prof Thierry has published 47 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters (70% as first/senior author) in high quality peer reviewed international journals (78% in top 10% of their field, average impact factor of 5.9).