Message from ACN Directors


Welcome to the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN)


It is with great pleasure we welcome you to the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine’s (ACN) website.

Our establishment by UNSW in mid-2011 was initially acknowledgment of the depth of the multi-disciplinary research that exists within this university, specifically within the Faculties of engineering, medicine and science, plus in the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia.

As ACN has evolved our reputation has extended beyond Australia’s boarders.  ACN has established significant domestic and international collaborations that have seen our work in the areas of diagnosis, therapy and delivery expand, and with that, the reputation and focus on our Centre and our people.

At ACN we are extremely proud of our 100+ researchers, including approximately 60 postgraduate researchers. Our Team ACN strategy has ensured that our research team, regardless of physical positioning within three buildings at UNSW Kensington Campus, are focused on our goals of finding solutions for hard to treat diseases, while building ACN as the hub of nanomedicine in Australia. 

We continue to ask the ubiquitous questions of Can We? Do We?

Our strategies for profiling and knowledge transfer include our publications and speaking at both scientific and stakeholder events. We encourage you to peruse our expansive catalogue of publications and encourage your contacting us to discuss our work, and importantly collaboration.

ACN has established the International NanoMedicine Conference series, which will be in its 8th year in 2017. This event is regarded as the most significant nanomedicine meeting in the Southern Hemisphere, taking place annually at our local beach, Coogee Beach Sydney, early July. We hope you will join us for Great Science in a Great Location.

Scientia Professor Justin Gooding, Professor Maria Kavallaris and Professor Cyrille Boyer
Co-Directors, Australian Centre for NanoMedicine