The last edition of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (CBNS) Annual Research Workshop was held as a face-to-face/virtual hybrid event across the five nodes (The University of Melbourne (UoM)/Monash University, UNSW, The University of Queensland, and The University of South Australia). Amid the numerous inspiring talks given over the 1.5-day workshop, we celebrate this year’s CBNS UoM node awardees.
Prof Stephen Kent (UoM CI) was granted the CBNS Collaboration Award.
Dr Hannah Kelly (postdoctoral fellow in Prof Kent’s lab) was presented with the Most Engaged Committee Member Award for her active participation and involvement in the CBNS Outreach and Program Committee in running outreach events.
Dr Yi Ju received the 2020 Most Significant CBNS Publication Award for his research work on Person-Specific Biomolecular Coronas Modulate Nanoparticle Interactions with Human Immune Cells published in ACS Nano, as well as a Career Development Award, providing him access to professional and career development opportunities to further his career.
Dr Matt Faria received the Emerging Leaders in Bio-Nano Science Award in recognition of his contributions in advancing bio-nano science research, building research capacity, and mentoring the next-generation of research scientists.
Mr Denzil Furtado was presented the FBNS Spark Tank Award for his innovation pitch on “mRNA Therapy for Rare Genetic Brain Disease”, which he delivered at the final Frontiers in Bio-Nano Science (FBNS) symposium, held in February 2021, and the CBNS Annual Research Workshop.
Ms Paula Cevaal won both the Judge’s Choice Award and People’s Choice Award for her presentation on “A Cell’s Diet: Studying and Manipulating the Process of Cells ‘Eating’ Drug-Loaded Nanoparticles” at the In a Nutshell Session at FBNS 2021.