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Each year, the December issue of Optics & Photonics News highlights the most exciting optics research to emerge in the preceding 12 months. This year, the editors chose to include OBEL’s optical elastography work as part of the prestigious magazine issue. Congratulations to first author Brendan Kennedy and all the elastography team! Read the articles here: http://www.osa-opn.org/home/articles/volume_25/december_2014/features/optics_in_2014/#.VLilCmSUdQ1
Congratulations to Brendan Kennedy, David Sampson, and collaborator Christobel Saunders for winning a National Breast Cancer Foundation Innovator Award for “Micro-palpation: translating touch to the micro-scale to guide breast-conserving surgery.” A great outcome!
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.
Congratulations to A/Prof. Robert McLaughlin for being awarded a Discovery Project grant from the Australian Research Council. The award of $355,000 over three years will support research into multi-modal OCT + fluorescence needles for cancer detection. Congratulations also to A/Prof. Dirk Lorenser for being awarded a prestigious Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council. The grant of $378,000, also over 3 years, is for research into combining OCT fibre probes with optical sensing technologies. Well done guys.
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.