New leadership for The ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP)
The Centre announced yesterday the appointment of A/Prof Mark Hutchinson as their Interim CNBP Director. Mark is a Chief Investigator for the Centre and leads the “Origins of Sensation” Biological Concept Challenge. He is also a Theme leader of the Biological Sensing and Medical Diagnostics Theme at IPAS. Mark is stepping into this role following the recent appointment of the founding CNBP Director Professor Tanya Monro as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of South Australia.
Since returning to Adelaide in 2008 from postdoctoral positions in the USA Mark has led the Neuroimmunopharmacology laboratory within the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. He has served in scientific leadership roles such as on the board of Science Technology Australia, and leading the Biological Sensing and Medical Diagnostics theme within the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing.
“As the Founding Centre Director of the CNBP I wholeheartedly support and endorse the appointment of Mark to this important leadership role. I look forward to working closely with him over coming weeks and months to support this transition and intend to continue as a Chief Investigator within the Centre. These are exciting times and I look forward to working closely with Mark and the rest of the CNBP team as we continue to build the momentum of Centre activities.” Tanya said in an email to members and stakeholders yesterday.
The CNBP’s Executive Management Committee and the University of Adelaide are beginning the process of conducting an international search for an outstanding Centre Director. An appointment is anticipated in 2015.