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Barry Cense wins ARC Discovery Project grant

24th Nov 2020

A/Prof Barry Cense won a Discovery Project research grant (Australian Research Foundation) entitled “In-vivo functional imaging of cone photoreceptors and ganglion cell axons” worth $192,500. In this project, we visualize the optical response or intrinsic optical signal in photoreceptors after they have been stimulated with visible light. The money will be used to improve existing equipment, to build new equipment, to publish manuscripts and to travel to conferences. The project is a collaboration between UWA, Yonsei University (Prof. Chulmin Joo) and …

Dr. Peijun Gong wins 2018 OWLS prize for best poster

6th Dec 2018

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!

Michaela Taylor-Williams wins Engineering in the Undergraduate Awards

6th Dec 2018

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences student Michaela Taylor-Williams has been named the 2018 Global Winner in Engineering in the Undergraduate Awards. The Undergraduate Awards are the world’s leading undergraduate awards program which recognises top undergraduate work and shares this with a global audience to connect students across cultures and disciplines. The initiative includes the top twenty universities in Britain, USA and Canada and accepts submissions from students in any Institution of Higher Education in the world. Her winning paper …

Gavrielle Untracht awarded SPIE Scholarship

12th Jun 2018

Gavrielle Untracht, PhD candidate from OBEL, has been awarded a 2018 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for her potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field. Congrats Gav!

ADRF grant awarded to Karol Karnowski

21st Dec 2017

Congratulations to Research Fellow Karol Karnowski for being awarded an Australian Dental Research Grant (ADRF) to move our polarisation sensitive OCT towards in situ tumour margin identification on the micro-scale in oral tissue.

Barry Cense moving to OBEL/UWA

9th Dec 2017

Renowned researcher in optical coherence tomography Barry Cense is moving to OBEL/UWA. Asked about what excites him about the move, Barry said “The combination of OBEL and the Lions Eye Institute represents a perfect intersection of my interests – technical innovation in polarisation-sensitive optical coherence tomography, and clinical research in age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.  It is a perfect opportunity to leverage my skills and experience to make a real difference in eye health.  I can’t wait to get to …

Congratulations to prof. Sampson for winning new grants

14th Nov 2017

Congratulations to our head, David Sampson, who was successful as sole Chief Investigator, winning an Australian Research Council Discovery grant entitled “A new tool for comprehensive label-free micro-imaging of cancer in situ”,  AU$423,052, as well as several other grants for imaging infrastructure at UWA, with a total value exceeding AU$2M.

Gavrielle Untracht won 3MT competition

15th Sep 2017

We are more than happy to annouce that a member of our group – PhD student Gavrielle Untracht – won the 3MT competition last week. She competed against 26 other students and will represent UWA during national finals in Queensland in October. Congratulations Gavrielle.

28th Jun 2017

Congratulations to Philip Wijesinghe for the completion and submission of his PhD thesis. We wish him every success after this long journey of hard work and perseverance. Philip Wijesinghe holding his congratulatory gift.

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