Olga Shimoni

Associate Professor
University of Technology Sydney

Ultimo, NSW

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A/Prof Olga Shimoni is a group leader at the UTS Faculty of Science and ARC-NHMRC Dementia Research Fellow. She is also co-Chief Investigator on the ARC Industrial Research Centre for Integrated Device for End-user Analysis at Low-levels (ARC IDEAL Hub). She graduated with PhD from the University of Melbourne in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2012. Her research brings together breakthroughs in physics, chemistry, nanotechnology and biology to improve human health. It spans across creating nanoscale biosensors for earlier detection of Alzheimer's disease; point-of-care tests for celiac disease, tuberculosis or prostate cancer; drug delivery carriers to target diseased tissue; and multi-functional luminescent probes that can monitor organelle activity and interactions. As young independent researcher, she received more than $5 million in external fund grants, published more than 25 research papers in high-impact journals, book chapters and two patents. Dr Shimoni is passionate about research translation from lab to a product, encourages interdisciplinary research, and actively promotes gender equity for Women in STEMM. She is a member of Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN), American Chemical Society (ACS), Franklin Women Australia and member of steering committee for EMCR Brain Network.