NEWS AND EVENTS
Officer of the Order of Australia
Professor Halina RUBINSZTEIN-DUNLOP has been awarded for her distinguished service to laser physics and nano-optics, as a researcher, mentor and academic, to promotion of educational programs and to women in science. Congratulations Halina!
Springer Theses award
Congratulation to Itia Favre-Bulle for winning the Springer theses award in recognition of her outstanding PhD Research. A copy of her book can be found here.
Eureka Award winner
We have been honoured to receive the Australian Museum Eureka prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research. Congratulation to Itia Favre-Bulle, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop and Ethan Scott!
Our team has found a way around one of sensory neuroscience’s big obstacles: the vestibular system. Dr Favre-Bulle targeted an infrared laser toward the ear stones, of larval zebrafish, thus placing forces on them like the forces that would result from actual movement. This resulted in behavioural responses like those that larvae display when undergoing real-world even though the animals were still. "Optical Trapping of Otoliths Drives Vestibular Behaviours in Larval Zebrafish."
Shu Zhang just published "Ultrasensitive rotating photonic probes for complex biological systems": "Here"
Congrats to Lachlan Gibson, for his first paper in our group on "Active rotational and translational microrheology beyond the linear spring regime": "Here"
Congrats to Isaac Lenton, for his first paper in our group on "Visual guide to optical tweezers": "Here"
Our group has now a twitter account! You can follow us here: "UQOMG"