Charles G. Cranfield 2014 International Biophysics Congress

Charles G. Cranfield

Since obtaining his Science degree with Honours in Pharmacology from Monash University in 1996, Dr Cranfield completed his PhD in Biophysics at Swinburne University of Technology in 2002 where he investigated the effects of mobile phone radiation on calcium levels in T lymphocytes. His first post-doctoral position saw him travel to Keele University in England under the mentorship of Prof Jon Dobson to investigate how biogenic magnetic nanoparticles might interact with mobile phone radiation. Dr Cranfield then returned to his native Melbourne where, under the auspices of Prof Min Gu at the Centre for Micro-Photonics at Swinburne University of Technology, he assisted in the development of the world’s first non-linear endoscope. Dr Cranfield was then the beneficiary of 2 Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge Fellowships. The first was at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland, to assist in the development of fluorescence based point-of care diagnostic devices. The second was to work with biomolecular photonics expert Prof Christoph Biskup at University Hospital Jena, Germany, where he helped develop novel fluorescent ion nanosensors. From 2010 - 2013 he then worked in the laboratory of Prof Boris Martinac at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute researching the lipid protein interactions of mechanosensitive ion channels. In 2014 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer in the School of Medical and Molecular Biosciences at University of Technology Sydney. His current research involves investigating peptide-membrane interactions using Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membranes (tBLMs):

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