The Australian research network for fluorescence applications in biotechnology and life sciences

Learmonth, Robert P. and Goldys, Ewa M. (2005) The Australian research network for fluorescence applications in biotechnology and life sciences. In: 6th International Weber Symposium on Innovative Fluorescence Methodologies on Biochemistry & Medicine, 22-27 Jul 2005, Kauai, Hawaii.

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[Abstract]: A new research network has been established to bring together the leading Australian
researchers and developers of fluorescence technologies. The Australian Research Network for
Fluorescence Applications in Biotechnology and Life Sciences (FABLS) was designed to inspire
and coordinate multi-disciplinary research programs relating to applications of fluorescence. The
Australian Government is providing the Network with $2 million in joint funding (2004-2009)
through the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research
Council (NH&MRC). FABLS currently integrates activities of over 70 members from 40
organisations, including 16 private sector companies. While the Network is based in Australia,
current membership also includes researchers from the USA, Germany, India, New Zealand and
Russia. Through its focus on academic-industry collaboration, the Network will help turn basic
scientific discoveries into commercial outcomes. Examples of cross-disciplinary projects
undertaken by Network members include the development of time-resolved fluorescence
instrumentation for ultra-sensitive microbial screening, laser-based rapid biochemical assays to
recognise heart attack; extraction of commercially significant fluorescent proteins native to
Australian reef corals; and the search for specific microorganisms in complex environments such
as industrial waste using high level multiplex fluorescent probes. The Network aims to foster
national and international collaborations and invites researchers from around the globe to
consider participating in its activities. For further information, visit us at
http://www.physics.mq.edu.au/research/fluoronet/.


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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:29
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian Research Network for Fluorescence Applications in Biotechnology and Life Sciences, research network, fluorescence technologies
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1003 Industrial Biotechnology > 100399 Industrial Biotechnology not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110899 Medical Microbiology not elsewhere classified
06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060599 Microbiology not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/803

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