News and events
University welcomes its first super-resolution microscope
The University of Sydney has welcomed the first ground state depletion (GSD) super-resolution microscope in the Southern Hemisphere, which will enable researchers to see materials at a cellular level and open the way for improvements in the diagnosis of diseases including cancer.
The funding for the microscope was secured by a multidisciplinary team from the Centre, Bosch Institute, Centenary institute and the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis and will allow viewing of cellular structure at a resolution well below the normal diffraction limit of light.
Associate Academic Director (Education) appointed
Associate Professor Chris Roberts has been appointed as the Centre’s Associate Academic Director (Education). Chris was previously the Director of Community Engaged Teaching and Learning for the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) portfolio.
The Charles Perkins Centre has the potential to be a powerful attractant to students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, through its new teaching spaces and facilities in its new building and through its collaborative, multidisciplinary, high-quality research environment. The new building will house existing teaching programs, but will do much more than this: it will provide the incentive and opportunity for Faculties to revise their course offerings; to lead the development of new courses and training initiatives that reflect the research ethos of the Centre, and serve as a test bed for such initiatives; to build capacity especially in graduate training, and to serve as an interface for engagement of the Centre with the wider community.
These principals have been articulated within a high level educational strategy for the Centre and Chris has come on board to steer and coordinate the development and implementation of this strategy. Chris will also chair the Centre’s Education Committee, whose role will be to provide advice and recommendations to the Centre’s Executive Committee.
- Seminar: Pioneering new public health policy approaches: the case of tobacco plain packaging (13 July)
- Pharmacy cardiovascular and diabetes research theme symposium - from bench to bedside: molecules to medicine to outcomes (13 June)
- Molecular Imaging Symposium (1 May)
2012 news releases
- What Matters to Steve Simpson? Controlling our weight (10 August 2012)
- The fight against fat (9 August 2012)
- Lack of physical activity threatens world health (19 July 2012)
- Novel partnership could transform breast cancer diagnosis (6 March)
- World-renowned scientist to head multidisciplinary centre tackling 'lifestyle diseases' (24 February)
- Omega-3 linked with reduced risk for smallest babies (21 February)
- iPads show the way forward for medical imaging (21 February)
- See how Stephen Simpson recently explained how the connections between the appetites of humans and locusts have revealed new insights into human obesity (16 February)
- Human 'shock absorbers' discovered (14 February)
- University of Sydney launches smoke-free campus (30 January)
- Making healthy choices easy for shoppers (19 January)
2011 news releases
- Staff, students and community turn out to learn cooking basics (21 October)
- Researchers understand why smokers' lungs don't get better (28 July)
- Cholesterol drug may help diabetes sugar levels (27 July)
- Microsoft grant boosts stroke, cardio disease detection devices (19 July)
- Picasso masterpiece raises A$20.6 million to fund Sydney research (22 June)
- Smoking during pregnancy increases children's heart disease risk factors (22 June)
- Healthy planet, healthy people (29 April)
- Sale of donated Picasso to benefit University of Sydney science (27 April)
- Kids' screen time a predictor of future health problems (20 April)