CBNS Annual Workshop 2016

7 Dec 2016 to 9 Dec 2016
Novotel Barossa


2016 CBNS Annual Research Workshop

The 2016 CBNS Research Workshop for CBNS staff and students will be held from 12.30pm Wednesday 7 December to 1.30pm Friday 9 December at the Novotel, Barossa Valley.

The aims of the workshop are to:

  • communicate the CBNS strategic vision to staff and students
  • share our research achievements, challenges and areas for collaboration
  • continue to build the CBNS research community.

The program outline is at the end of this page and more details will be posted in November. Sessions will cover:

  • Signature projects
  • 'showcase' research
  • emerging opportunities and
  • presentations from the shortlisted candidates for the award for most significant publication of 2016.

If you have a contribution to the program please email CBNS Manager, Gaby Bright.


Registration is essential. Please register by Wednesday 15 November via the Workshop Eventbrite page. Each Chief Investigator has been allocated a limited number of support places so it is essential that you have the support of your CI before registering. After 15 November unused registrations will be distributed to other CIs to use.


The CBNS will be providing return coach transport from Adelaide Airport and the University of South Australia Mawson Lakes campus to the Novotel, Barossa Valley. CIs are responsible for travel costs to Adelaide.

Coach departure times, and indicative arrival times are:

  • Wednesday 7 December
    • Adelaide Airport: 10.30am departure. Novotel Barossa Valley: 12pm arrival
    • Mawson Lakes: 10.30am departure. Novotel Barossa Valley: 11.30am arrival
  • Friday 9 December
    • Novotel Barossa: 12.45pm departure. Adelaide Airport: 2.15pm arrival
    • Novotel Barossa: 2pm departure. Mawson Lakes: 3pm arrival. Adelaide Airport: 4pm arrival

Accommodation and meals

The CBNS will cover accommodation and meals from lunchtime Wednesday to lunchtime Friday (inclusive) for 100 supported places. Accommodation will be a mixture of Studio King Suites and Two Bedroom Apartments (a mixture of twin and triple share). You will be contacted in mid-November if you will be asked to be in a triple share Two Bedroom Apartment.


If you have any questions about any aspect of the workshop please contact CBNS Manager, Gaby Bright


Day 1 Wednesday 7 December
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.00 Welcome and CBNS overview


Signature Project 1: A material scientist's guide to the cell.
2.30-3.15 Showcase research - 3x15 min presentations
3.15-3.45 Afternoon tea
3.45-3.55 Most significant CBNS publication #1
3.55-4.25 Signature Project 2: Developing predictive models of bio-nano interactions.
4.25-4.45 Emerging opportunities - 2x10 min presentations
4.45-5.00 Day 1 wrap up
5.00-7.00 Poster session
7.00-9.00 BBQ Buffet dinner
Day 2 Thursday 9 December
8.50-9.20 Signature Project 3: Measuring the 'magic bullet': quantifying active targeting.
9.20-9.30 Most significant CBNS publication #2
9.30-10.00 Showcase research - 2x15 min presentations
10.00-10.30 Morning tea
10.30-11.00 Signature Project 4: Isolating, capturing and releasing rare single cells for precision medicine. 
11.30-1.00 Education & Training Committee
1.00-2.00 Lunch
2.00-2.10 Most significant CBNS publication #3
2.10-2.40 Signature Project 5: Nanoparticles in cancer drug delivery. 
2.40-3.10 Showcase research - 2x15 min presentations
3.10-3.30 Discussion time
3.30-4.00 Afternoon tea
4.00-4.30 Signature Project 6: Bio-nano visualisation. 
4.30-5.00 Day 2 wrap up
5.00-6.30 Free time
6.30-10.00 CBNS Dinner and quiz
Day 3 Friday 9 December
9.00-9.30 Signature Project 7: Social dimensions: into the panoply of precision and personalisation. 
9.30-9.40 Most significant CBNS publication #4
9.40-10.10 Emerging opportunities - 3x10 min presentations
10.10-10.45 Morning tea
10.45-11.30 Showcase research - 3x15 min presentations
11.30-12.00 Discussion time
12.00-12.30 Wrap-up - awards, workshop highlights
12.30-1.30 Lunch