India-Victoria nano-biotechnology research centre opens
|22 February 2012 |
|A new India-Victoria project harnessing cutting-edge technology to tackle critical issues of global importance was opened today in India. The TERI-Deakin University Nano-Biotechnology Research Centre is a joint venture between The Energy and Resources Institute of India (TERI) and Deakin University.|
|The Centre will address issues including food security in changing climates, environmental remediation using natural products, better health through novel molecules and better life quality in developing communities.|
It is anticipated that the knowledge and expertise attracted to the TERI-Deakin facility will have the ability to deliver life-long and life-changing benefits to many deserving communities.
Victoria is represented on the project by a team from Deakin University's Institute for Technology Research and Innovation, who bring a wealth of experience in the design and characterisation of novel nano-materials, which are vital to this work.
Around 70 researchers, including up to 50 PhD students from Deakin, are expected to be using the facility within five years. Students will be co-supervised by both Deakin and TERI staff, further strengthening education ties between Victoria and India.
The opening is part of Australia's largest ever trade mission which includes more than 200 Victorian organisations and senior Victorian Ministers as part of the Victorian Government's Trade Engagement Program with India.