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Applying quantum-impurity theory to quantum fluids of light

A Monash-led study develops a new approach to directly observe correlated, many-body states in an exciton-polariton system that go beyond classical theories.

Physics and Astronomy 28 April, 2020
Professor-Bayden-Wood

Spectroscopy goes viral

The Monash Scientists at the centre of the ground-breaking work using spectroscopy technology to detect malaria have expanded their research to show for the first time the same principles could be applied to diagnose the hepatitis B and C viruses

Chemistry 30 January, 2020
Spectroscopy of red blood cells

Monash researchers enlist the Cloud to wipe out malaria

The Monash scientists who developed the small game-changing device that can rapidly screen blood in minutes to detect disease-causing pathogens have now confirmed the successful operation of a Cloud-based system based on spectroscopy.

Chemistry 16 October, 2019
Professor Bayden Wood, Co-Director Monash Centre for Biospectroscopy

New device that can rapidly diagnose disease could save lives

Scientists have developed a new device that can rapidly screen the blood in just minutes to detect a range of pathogens that cause disease, in a breakthrough that could fast-track the way disease or infection is diagnosed and treated.

Chemistry 14 January, 2019
Associate Professor Bayden Wood (centre) and his diagnostic tool.

US grants Monash scientists patent for a diagnostic technique that could deliver a more accurate test for malaria

A research collaboration headed by a Monash chemist was issued a US-issued patent for an invention that could deliver a more accurate test for malaria that is rapid and low cost, making it suitable for resource-poor

Chemistry 8 June, 2018
Light-activated cancer drugs

Cancer drugs could soon be activated by light, preventing toxic side effects

Researchers at Monash University are one step closer to developing a cancer drug triggered by light, preventing the toxic side effects caused by current chemotherapy treatments.

Chemistry 23 February, 2018
Cluster map showing the regions of the cyanide-releasing chemicals in the tips of germinating Sorghum.

World-first discovery opens the way for ‘green lasers’ to probe plant leaves

International research driven by a Monash biologist has culminated in a ground-breaking method using ‘green lasers’ to examine the most intricate parts of plant leaves.

Biology 10 February, 2018
Amber

Nuclear technology unlocks 50-million-year-old time capsules

A scientific analysis of fossilised tree resin has caused a rethink of Australia’s prehistoric ecosystem, and could pave the way to recovering more preserved palaeobiological artefacts from the time of dinosaurs or prehistoric mammals.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 11 December, 2017
Prof-Glen-Deacon

Former chemistry students fondly recall their professors

In honour of Emeritus Professors Glen Deacon and Keith Murray who are Monash University's first-ever academics to be awarded the 50 year service medals, we speak to two of their students whom the two professors have worked with.

Chemistry 1 June, 2017