Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Cancer cure a driving force for awarded chemical engineer

Abstract:
Watching relatives battling cancer is driving Forest Lake chemical engineer Chunxia Zhao to complete research into better ways to deliver life-saving drugs.

Cancer cure a driving force for awarded chemical engineer

Brisbane | Posted on November 16th, 2010

Dr Zhao is working at UQ's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology to develop nanoporous materials which will help with targeted drug delivery.

The 31-year-old has had a boost in her quest, claiming an ARC Fellowship worth $315,000.

Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships aim to nurture the talents of Australia's most promising early-career researchers.

"I have very close relatives who have breast cancer and very serious diseases," Dr Zhao said. "It gives me motivation. It encourages me to do these things.

"More and more people are suffering from different kinds of cancers. I want to do my job - and maybe in the future it will help cancer patients."

Dr Zhao is working to turn soft emulsion materials into nano-porous solids that will help ensure cancer drugs are carried to an affected area, such as a tumour.

Such targeted drug delivery aims to reduce the seriousness of side effects inherent in broad-spectrum cancer treatments.

But the nano-porous materials will do more than just help with targeted drug delivery, crossing into photocatalysis for sustainable clean energy.

Dr Zhao has been working at the AIBN for almost three years, after completing her PhD at Zhejiang University in China.

Her fellowship will provide financial support for research for the next three years.

"I expect this fellowship will allow me to further explore and move towards commercialisation.

"It will also provide me the opportunity to build collaboration with other researchers, nationally and internationally."

Australian Postdoctoral Fellowships are for early-career researchers to undertake research of national and international significance and to broaden their research experience.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Media
Erik de Wit
(0427 281 466)

Copyright © University of Queensland

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Scientists change properties of zeolites to improve hemodialysis July 29th, 2016

Novel state of matter: Observation of a quantum spin liquid July 29th, 2016

A new type of quantum bits July 29th, 2016

Lonely atoms, happily reunited July 29th, 2016

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

A new type of quantum bits July 29th, 2016

Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership July 28th, 2016

Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities July 28th, 2016

Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale: Rice University scientists detect thermal boundary that hinders ultracold experiments July 28th, 2016

Academic/Education

Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership July 28th, 2016

The NanoWizard® AFM from JPK is applied for interdisciplinary research at the University of South Australia for applications including smart wound healing and how plants can protect themselves from toxins July 26th, 2016

News from Quorum: The College of New Jersey use the Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system in a project to study ice crystals in high altitude clouds July 19th, 2016

Leti and Korea Institute of Science and Technology to Explore Collaboration on Advanced Technologies for Digital Era July 14th, 2016

Nanomedicine

Scientists change properties of zeolites to improve hemodialysis July 29th, 2016

Pixel-array quantum cascade detector paves the way for portable thermal imaging devices: Research team from TU-Wien Center for Micro- and Nanostructures have developed a new 'cooler' sensing instrument thereby increasing energy-efficiency and enhancing mobility for diagnostic tes July 28th, 2016

Starpharma initiates new DEP™ drug delivery program with AstraZeneca July 27th, 2016

Scientists test nanoparticle drug delivery in dogs with osteosarcoma July 26th, 2016

Announcements

Scientists change properties of zeolites to improve hemodialysis July 29th, 2016

Novel state of matter: Observation of a quantum spin liquid July 29th, 2016

A new type of quantum bits July 29th, 2016

Lonely atoms, happily reunited July 29th, 2016

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities July 28th, 2016

Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale: Rice University scientists detect thermal boundary that hinders ultracold experiments July 28th, 2016

Scientists test nanoparticle drug delivery in dogs with osteosarcoma July 26th, 2016

Ultra-flat circuits will have unique properties: Rice University lab studies 2-D hybrids to see how they differ from common electronics July 25th, 2016

Nanobiotechnology

Scientists change properties of zeolites to improve hemodialysis July 29th, 2016

Starpharma initiates new DEP™ drug delivery program with AstraZeneca July 27th, 2016

Scientists test nanoparticle drug delivery in dogs with osteosarcoma July 26th, 2016

Accurate design of large icosahedral protein nanocages pushes bioengineering boundaries: Scientists used computational methods to build ten large, two-component, co-assembling icosahedral protein complexes the size of small virus coats July 25th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic