The 15th Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS) conference that was held at a special venue on WA’s Rottnest Island saw inspiring talks and poster presentations and finished up with OBEL’s Dr. Peijun Gong winning the OWLS Poster Prize. Congratulations Peijun!
The microscope-in-a-needle project has won The Australian newspaper Innovation Challenge 2015 ‘Read More’ for links to video and university news
Congratulations to Brendan for being chosen as one of three UWA scientists for the prestigious “Tall Poppy Awards.” These are offered by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science to “celebrate the country’s best and brightest young achievers across the sciences.” Brendan was nominated by his peers for his work in development of elastography for imaging breast cancer. More info on the awards can be found in the UWA News Release: http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201411207161/awards-and-prizes/uwa-home-outstanding-young-scientists
In what has been a very good week for A/Prof. Robert McLaughlin, he has been awarded the UWA Vice-Chancellor’s Mid-Career Research Award. The award is given for distinguished achievement in research, with only a small number awards presented annually. Congratulations Rob!
The inaugural UWA Research Awards, recently announced as part of UWA Research week, celebrated the work of the OBEL team. OBEL’s Microscope-in-a-Needle project was awarded the UWA Vice-Chancellor’s Award in Impact and Innovation. Selected from research projects across the entire university, the Vice-Chancellor’s award recognises the team’s contribution to innovation of research.
OBEL have been awarded the WA Innovator of the Year award for their Microscope-in-a-needle project. The prize was awarded by the WA Department of Commerce, and is sponsored by Mitsubishi Corporation. The team won the Emerging Innovation category, competing with companies and research labs from across the state. Congratulations to whole team on a great achievement. Details can be found here: http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201411067095/awards-and-prizes/uwa-scoops-innovation-prizes-medical-breakthroughs
Congratulations to Kelsey Kennedy for winning one of ten student poster prizes at the 2014 Gordon Research Conference on Lasers in Medicine & Biology. Kelsey has recently submitted her PhD at OBEL, on developing optical coherence elastography (OCE). Her poster covered the recent work on OCE for providing mechanical contrast in human breast tissue. The Gordon Research Conference has been ongoing since the 1960s, and has always had a strong medical orientation.
Dr Loretta Scolaro, who recently completed her PhD at OBEL, has been awarded first prize in the Canon Extreme Imaging Competition at a ceremony in Sydney. The annual competition, sponsored by Canon, is open to all Australian university students who are developing new imaging techniques or equipment, and aims to promote and celebrate advancement in imaging science research. Loretta’s entry, “Imaging cancer through the eye of a needle’, described her work in developing miniaturized OCT probes, small enough to be …