The Centre of Light for Life conducts transdisciplinary research implementing new imaging modalities to improve visualisation and understanding for the environment, biology and health.

The Centre has a new suite of dedicated laboratories in the Molecular Life Sciences building on the North Terrace Campus which houses our specialised imaging systems for use in multidisciplinary research projects. The facilities include optical laboratories, a wet laboratory, and incubators to enable both biology and physics research and translation.

Our vision is to be leaders in developing novel optical imaging of biological materials and propel multidisciplinary research with translatable applications.

Recent news

International Day of Light 2024

In celebration of the International Day of Light, Centre director Prof Kishan Dholakia presented a special lecture entitled: “A Trip on the Light Fantastic” as part of an Optica Student Chapter Event.

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ANZOS Mid Career Prize Winner

Dr Chris Perrella was awarded the ANZCOS Mid-Career Prize at the ANZCOP/AIP Conference in 2023. 

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