Science & Engineering

Distinguished Professor Nicolle Packer

Distinguished professor Nicolle Packer

Distinguished Professor Nicolle Packer has transformed our understanding of how cells interact. Her work on glycans, the sugars on the surface of every cell, has implications for how we treat infections, cancers, infertility and many other diseases.

Image courtesy of Dr Tom WIlliams

From waste to sustainable products

Methanol is becoming a cheap and sustainable source of carbon. Currently more methanol is produced than is purchased which makes it an ideal waste-resource for creating valuable products. The catch of course being, how do you transform methanol into what you really want?

Devil release (Tom Demmery). Image courtesy of Michelle Power.

Even devils have parasites

Facial Tumours aren’t the only transmissible disease impacting on Tasmanian Devils. Associate Professor Michelle Power and her team have been investigating the ecosystem of microbes devils carry around with them.

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M Squared Lasers

M Squared supplies advanced photonics platforms to researchers around the world and collaborates with Macquarie in order to explore new light-based applications.