Nanodiamonds may replace common techniques to administer drugs

Amanda Barnard, speaker at AMN8 Queenstown, works on how nanodiamonds may be used to control where and how much of a drug is administered within the human body. Link

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Mar
24

TV clip – women nanoscientists at AMN8

Channel 39 clip features women nanoscientists at AMN8 – ‘Scientists flock to Queenstown for biggest conference in Southern Hemisphere’. Link

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Nanoparticles may be used as drug carriers within the human body

Silvia Giordani, speaker at AMN8 Queenstown, works on nanoparticles and their medical applications. Link

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The MacDiarmid Institute faciliates the New Zealand nano-revolution

Director of the MacDiarmid Institute, Professor Thomas Nann, associate Professor Justin Hodgkiss, and post-doctoral fellow Dr Renee Goreham give an overview over the MacDiarmid Institute’s research activities. Link

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Mar
22

AMN8: Molecular machines

David Leigh, plenary speaker at AMN8 Queenstown, builds machines that can work on the scale of DNA sized molecules. Link He also talked to RadioNZ about these ‘molecular machines’. Link Picture Source: University of Manchester

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Mar
22

AMN8: From science to spinoff companies

Associate Professor Justin Hodgkiss shares his experiences in founding a company based on research that was conducted in his group. Link

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Mar
22

AMN8: Science for kids

During his visit of AMN8 Queenstown, Bioengineer Albert Folch tried to catch interest in science of local children. Link Picture Source: TheSpinoff.co.nz

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AMN8: Unfolding of proteins

Professor Colin Raston, speaker at AMN8 Queentown, talks about how the ‘Vortex Fluid Device’ may unfold proteins. Link

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Mar
22

AMN8: Silver nano particles in gel solution to fight tooth decay

Dr Carla Meledandri, principal investigator of the MacDiarmid Institute at the University of Otago, has found a way to use charged antibacterial silver nanocomposite structures ‘to sterilise dentine prior to the placement of a dental restorative material’ (publication). Link

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Mar
22

Searching for high temperature superconductors

Superconductors already have various applications (electromagnets, digital circuits, particle detectors) but would be even more usefull if they operated at higher temperatures. They would be a revolution to power grids and how power is generated and distributed around the world. And they would make all other current applications cheaper and safer. Ben Mallett, research fellow at the University of […]

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Mar
22

AMN8: Conductive polymers may serve as power source

Rachel Segalman, speaker at AMN8 Queenstown, talks about the thermoelectric potential of polymers. Due to their inherent thermal conductivity, polymers might generate power through external heat gradients. The process also works in reverse so that they may be used as heaters or refrigerators, too. Link Picture source: Segelman Group Website 

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Mar
22

AMN8: Perovskite solar cells might surpass current Silicon technology

Professor Henry Snait, plenary speaker at AMN8 Queenstown, has a vision of how Perovskites shape the future of photovoltaic power generation. Link Professor Snait also spoke about Perovskites on RadioNZ. Link Rebecca Sutton and Jesse Allardice, former Victoria University of Wellington students and PhD students at Oxford and Cambridge, also talk about how Perovskites may replace […]

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Mar
22

AMN8 Queenstown: Women in Science panel

Three female nanoscientists discuss their lives and work at the ‘AMN8 Trio – Women in Science panel’ – a public engagement event held in Queenstown during AMN8 in February 2017. Link

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Nov
20

AMN8 Conference

Queenstown 12-16 February 2017 AMN8 is the eighth in our biennial series of meetings that focus on the latest research in advanced materials and nanotechnology. The event will continue the very best traditions of previous events, including a range of high-impact plenary presentations, cutting-edge invited and contributed talks, interactive poster presentations and convivial social events. […]

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