2023 news

The Nanostructured Interfaces and Materials Science (NIMS) Group was renamed as the Caruso Nanoengineering Group in November 2020.

CNG ’s participation in a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship grant scheme

April 2023

CNG is delighted to announce its participation in a European Commission-funded project under a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship awarded to Dr Marco Cassani. Through a research collaboration between the Center for Translational Medicine at the International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital headed by Dr Giancarlo Forte and CNG at The University of Melbourne, Dr Cassani will work for two years as a Research Fellow at CNG. Dr Cassani’s research project, titled “MecHA-Nano”, will focus on the understanding of cell–nanoparticle interactions through mechanobiology. This research visit is also part of the European Union Framework Program “PEPSA-MATE” established in partnership with Honorary Fellow Dr Francesca Cavalieri (University of Rome Tor Vergata and RMIT). CNG previously hosted Dr Cassani’s research visit (2019–2020) through a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange scheme.

MRFF grant awarded for developing RNA-based approaches for treating infectious and viral diseases

March 2023

Prof. Frank Caruso joins team of mRNA technology, virology, therapeutics, antibody engineering, immunology, vaccine prevention and antiviral clinical to develop RNA-based therapeutic approaches, specifically RNA-based delivery of monoclonal antibodies, for the prevention and cure of viral infectious diseases such as HIV and pandemic respiratory viruses such as SARS-CoV-2.

The $5 M project, entitled “RNA Powered Antiviral Antibodies”, will be led by Prof. Damian Purcell at the Peter Doherty Institute and is being funded by the Medical Research Future Fund under the mRNA Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure program.

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