Centre for Bio-Nano Science Annual Workshop 2015

2 Dec 2015 to 4 Dec 2015
Cumberland Lorne Resort, Lorne, Victoria

Centre for Bio-Nano Science Annual Workshop

The first CBNS Annual Workshop for all Centre researchers - students, research assistants, postdocs, support staff and Chief Investigators - will be held in Lorne from Wednesday 2 December to Friday 4 December. 

The aims for the CBNS Workshop are to:

  • build camaraderie
  • facilitate new collaborations
  • solidify research theme direction
  • generate new projects and applications for strategic funds

There will be sessions covering all of the CBNS research themes, as well as an overview of Centre capabilities and a session coordinated by postdocs and postgrads from the CBNS Education Committee.

There will also be plenty of time for you to get to know the members of the CBNS and discuss existing and new research projects. We hope that everyone will leave with a new collaboration and ideas for new research initiatives.


This event is for students and staff of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology. 

Although all the accommodation that the CBNS is providing has been booked you can still register to attend. You will need to make, and pay for, your own accommodation arrangements. To register please visit the Workshop Eventbrite site. Please ensure that you have the approval of your Chief Investigator to attend before registering.

Workshop Program

The Program outline is below. The Program with talk titles and speakers is available to view or download.

If you are presenting a poster, please email Katrina (info@bionano.org.au) your poster title by Friday 20 November.

Wednesday 2 December
10.00 - 12.00 Bus Departs Melbourne Tullamarine Airport at 10am. Arrives in Lorne at 12pm.
12.30 - 1.30 Workshop opening and lunch
1.30 - 2.00 Welcome - Tom Davis
2.00 - 3.30 Delivery systems - Chris Porter, with Kris Thurecht
3.30 - 4.00 Afternoon Tea
4.00 - 6.00 Delivery systems (continued)
6.00 - 7.00 Free time
[A meeting of CBNS Chief Investigators will take place at this time.]
7.00 - 9.00 Dinner - BBQ
Thursday 3 December
9.00 - 10.10 Vaccines - Stephen Kent, with Angus Johnston 
10.10 - 10.30 Morning tea
10.30 - 12.00 Sensors and diagnostics - Justin Gooding & Nico Voelcker, with Simon Corrie
12.00 - 1.00 Lunch
1.00 - 2.30 Imaging - Andrew Whittaker, with Joyce Zhao
2.30 - 3.30 CBNS Capabilities - Palli Thordarson
3.30 - 4.00 Afternoon tea
4.00 - 5.30

Careers panel & CBNS education and training discussion
(session coordinated by the Education Committee)

The six people on the panel (with backgrounds in academia, industry, clinical research,
IP, and state government) will talk briefly about their career experience and
how they got the job in the different areas, before fielding questions from the audience.

Panellists biographies can be downloaded here.

The careers panel discussion will be followed by a general discussion about the
education and training needs of CBNS members.

5.30 - 6.30 Poster session
6.30 - 7.00 Free time
7.00 - 9.00 Dinner - buffet
Friday 4 December
7.30 - 8.30 A meeting of CBNS Chief Investigators will be held over breakfast.
9.00 - 10.30 Centre-wide & strategic programs - Tom Davis
10.30 - 11.00 Morning tea
11.00 - 12.00 Workshop wrap-up, including awards - Tom Davis
12.00 - 1.00 Lunch and closing remarks

Bus departs Lorne for Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport.

3.30 Bus arrives Melbourne Tullamarine Airport
































Please contact CBNS Manager Gaby Bright at manager@bionano.org.au if you need further details of the program.