Entries by IDEAL Research Hub

Pint of Science 2018

Nanotechnology is a buzzword in a healthcare due to potential to reinvent traditional perception of disease diagnosis and treatment. Olga Shimoni highlights the importance of nanoscience in a future of public health, especially in a diagnostics area at the Pint of Science Festival, powered by CSIRO

CYTO 2018 

The 33rd Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry was held in Prague, Czech Republic between 28 April and 2 May. Distinguished Professor Dayong Jin delivered the keynote Robert Hooke Lecture on the topic of Luminescent Dots for Multiplexing Cytomertry and Super-Resoution Imaging.


Distinguished Professor Dayong Jin joined the 4th International Workshop on Persistent and Photostimulable Phosphors 4PPP at Park Plaza Beijing Science Park. Aimed at making a combined effort to unravel the nature of persistent and photostimulable luminescent materials, the workshop covered subjects like the synthesis and development of materials with different wavebands, defect and structural characterization, […]


Distinguished Professor Dayong Jin participated in the 2nd UPCON Spring School on Properties, Design and Applications of Upconversion Nanomaterials, held from the 2nd to the 4th of April 2018 in Valencia, Spain. Its focus was on surface modification and characterization of Upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) and it was a unique opportunity for graduate students to get first-hand training on […]

Activating the dark side reveals brighter nano ‘building blocks’, 2018

FEBRUARY 20, 2018 Scientists working to make nanoparticles even smaller, whilst retaining their useful optical properties, believe they have discovered a way to overcome a fundamental physical restraint known as “thermal quenching”. The researchers, from UTS Institute for Biomedical Materials and Devices (IBMD), believe this discovery removes an obstacle to further improvements in resolution and […]

ARC Launch

The official launch of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Integrated Device for End-User Analysis at Low Levels Research Hub (IDEAL Research Hub) opened by the Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Craig Laundy MP. Pictured above from left to right: Professor Emily Hilder, Deputy Director ARC IDEAL Research Hub; Professor Attila Brungs, […]

Malcolm McIntosh Prize – Dayong Jin

Distinguished Professor Dayong Jin was recognised for creating new technologies to image the processes of life by being awarded the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year.  More information about the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science is available at science.gov.au/pmscienceprizes

Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) Visit

A delegation from Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) visited the IDEAL Research Hub. The group represents over 30,000 Hong Kong manufacturers and enterprises with manufacturing facilities mostly in the southern part of China. With specific interest in the smart city, smart living and smart healthcare, they were keen to learn about research using super resolution […]

Smartphone Detection

Technology to detect disease in human breath could be coming to your smartphone   Dogs can smell things that humans cannot … like happiness, anger, stress and pregnancy. That’s the idea behind a new kind of breathalyser — one that would be much smaller and more sensitive than those used by police on the side […]

MiCheck Trial

Our industry partner,  Minomic has launched a US study of their MiCheck® Prostate Cancer Test.  This important trial will further verify MiCheck’s accuracy and reliability in detecting prostate cancer, especially for identifying patients with clinically significant cancer. See News for more details. The IDEAL Research Hub members visited the Minomic lab based at Macquarie University in Sydney and […]