From nanoscale robots exploring the body, to tiny particles that can deliver drugs directly to diseased cells, nanotechnology has the potential to radically change the way we practise medicine. In the Spring Issue of Uniken, we investigate the new technology’s promise and the groundbreaking research underway at the UNSW-based Australian Centre for Nanomedicine.

Also in this issuecan the monitoring of complex modern transport systems pinpoint the spread of disease and ultimately avert the next global pandemic? We celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Colombo Plan, the scholarship scheme that changed forever the face of international education in Australia.  And we follow one academic’s quest to have Australia’s “greatest living writer”, Shirley Hazzard, take her rightful place in the literary canon.

For all the stories, go to the Uniken website.

Editor: Steve Offner UNSW Media Office, 9385 1583