Daily Archives: September 7, 2015

Interdisciplinary Eureka Prize Success – World’s smallest, brightest nano-flashlights finding a diseased needle in a haystack

Congratulations to Prof Tanya Monro (Founding Director of IPAS) and Prof Dayong Jin, Chief Investigators of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotoncs as well as  Prof Bradley Walsh from Minomic International and Macquarie University who were recognised for their interdisciplinary research excellence on their work with super dots – the world’s smallest flashlights.

The Super Dots team that developed the method for detecting hidden, diseased cells has been awarded the “Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research”.

The super dots may be able to light up diseased cells in our bodies. These infected or cancerous cells may be hiding among millions of healthy cells. The Super Dots team has created tiny crystals that can be implanted in the body to reveal the dangerous needle in a haystack.

The work is being advanced by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.