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Betty received her BSc from Victoria University of Technology with majors in physics and went on to receive First Class Honours and her PhD degree in Optoelectronics for the study of microscopic characterisation of complex structured optical devices. Betty held a postdoctoral research fellow position within both the ARC Laureate Fellowship award and the Human Frontiers research program, Centre of Micro-Photonics, Swinburne University of Technology, where she developed a super resolution microscope based on the principles of photo-activated light microscopy and applied the design to develop imaging techniques for the characterisation of both biological and photonic media. Most recently Betty joined the Burnet Institute/MMI as a microscopy specialist.
2010: US provisional patent – Application Number: 61/322611; Filed 9 April 2010; “Optical Nano-Microscopy”; Swinburne University of Technology. The invention relates to processes, apparatuses, systems and computer-readable storage configured for optical-microscopy, e.g., for monitoring and characterizing particles (e.g., quantum dots), and/or providing localization at higher resolution than the optical diffraction limit.
2009: Emerging Research Projects grant, Fluorescent Applications in Biotechnology and life sciences (FABLS) support scheme that was funded by the sources of Australian Research Council/National Health and Medical Research Council ARC/NHMRC and Macquarie University and received the award.