Associate Professor Jeremy Crook is Chief Investigator for the Synthetic Biosystems theme of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, and Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong. Jeremy and his team’s research integrates front-line technologies stem cells, innovative biomaterials, 3D bioprinting and bioelectrics, and is establishing Australia’s position as a global leader in innovative tissue engineering and electroceuticals for advanced research and medicine.
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Dr Chris McCarthy is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Swinburne University of Technology. Since receiving his PhD from the Australian National University in 2010, Chris has been at the forefront of bio-inspired computer vision, in particular its application to sensory augmentation for low vision assistive devices; most significantly as part of Australia’s “bionic eye” project (Bionic Vision Australia) where Chris contributed significantly to the development and evaluation of pioneering algorithms aiming to enhance clinical benefits for retinal implant recipients. Chris has also led the development of a robotic aid for paediatric rehabilitation now deployed for use in Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, and has contributed significantly to a range of industry—partnered projects spanning a wide range of sectors including health, agriculture and Smart Cities.
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