Opening Session - Sponsored by ANSTO: Cheiron School Student Presentations
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Opening Session - Sponsored by ANSTO: Plenary 2
- Deborah Lau (CSIRO)
Opening Session - Sponsored by ANSTO: Steve Wilkins Thesis Medal
- Deborah Lau (CSIRO)
Dr Ryo Sekine (University of South Australia)
Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) constitute a major group of engineered nanomaterials increasingly found in consumer products. These products exploit the unique properties of Ag-NPs such as their antibacterial effects, special optical properties, and high specific surface area and reactivity. However, there are significant concerns regarding the potential for Ag-NPs to pose equally unique risks...
30. In meso crystallization: Compatibility of Different Lipid Bicontinuous Cubic Mesophases with the Cubic Crystallization Screen in Aqueous Solution.
Ms Leonie van 't Hag (University of Melbourne / CSIRO)
A novel in meso crystallization method has facilitated the structural determination of several biologically relevant integral membrane proteins (IMPs). However, the method remains poorly understood as IMPs are difficult to express and handle. Analogous to solution based crystallization, in meso crystallization requires extensive screening of precipitant conditions. Bicontinuous cubic phases...
Ms Joanne Du (Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly, affecting over thirty million people worldwide. The current treatment of wet AMD requires frequent intravitreal injections which are highly invasive and expensive. Therefore, a less invasive and long-lasting treatment is required. One option for achieving such an outcome is using self-assembled lipid-based...
Ms Eleanor Mare (Australian National University)
In geochemical systems, the relative stability of a given element in one phase or another is known as its partitioning behaviour, and many models of Earth processes are based on the changes in partitioning with pressure (and/or other intensive variables). Since higher pressures favour smaller volumes, changes in partitioning with pressure can be predicted if the pressure-dependence of the...
13. Determining Molecular Orientation, Packing, and Domain Purity in Organic Photovoltaic Devices with Synchrotron Radiation
Prof. Harald Ade (North Carolina State University)
In bulk heterojunction (BHJ) organic photovoltaics (OPVs), electron donating and electron accepting materials form a complex network of discrete and distributed heterointerfaces and charge transport pathways in the photoactive layer where critical photo-physical processes occur. However, little is known about the structural properties of these interfaces due to their 3-dimensional arrangement...