Professor Russell awarded ARC LIEF Grant to purchase new imaging platform

APCRC-Q’s Prof Pamela Russell, together with colleagues based at the Translational Research Institute and the University of Queensland’s Centre for Advanced Imaging, led a successful Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment, and Facilities (LIEF) Grant that was announced in November 2014.

The funds will be used to purchase the Vevo 2100 micro-ultrasound plus LAZR photoacoustic imaging platform, which will allow researchers to visualise and quantify, non-invasively, tissue and molecular structures; the movement and behaviour of cells; and the delivery patterns of administered imaging dyes and nanoparticles in pre-clinical models and reconstructed tissues.

“We are very excited to have been awarded this grant,” said Prof Pamela Russell, Head of Biomedical Imaging at APCRC-Q. “This will enable us to obtain anatomical, functional, physiological and molecular data simultaneously and in real-time, with resolution down to 40 micrometres,”

 “This will translate into both user efficiency and laboratory cost effectiveness, but more significantly is expected to result in greater understanding of fundamental mechanisms regulating the body's cell and tissue functions,” adds Prof Russell.