Our Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform is positioning Australia to play a role in one of the fastest growing areas of modern science so that we can understand global developments and, where appropriate, contribute to advances in areas including manufacturing, industrial biotechnology, environmental remediation, biosecurity, agriculture and healthcare research.
Development of synthetic biology parts and tools that can be applied in a wide range of application areas.
Environment and Biocontrol
Projects in this program of work will contribute to a world class capability in delivering environmental and biocontrol solutions based on SynBio technologies.
Projects in this program of work will contribute to a world class SynBio capability in delivering production and manufacturing innovations in the fibres and chemicals space.
Health and Medicine
Projects in this program of work aim to design new synthetic biology tools and platforms that could further global health research.
Research focussed on the social, ethical, institutional, legal and regulatory aspects of synthetic biology - to inform the development and implementation of synthetic biology solutions to Australia's greatest challenges in health, environment and industry.
The CSIRO BioFoundry is a state-of-the-art, high-throughput bioengineering facility that lets scientists rapidly design, build and test new biotechnologies at a scale not possible before now. It can be used to quickly and reliably prototype new biotechnologies or answer complex biological questions. It can do this as it’s enabled by technological advancement in robotics, data handling, sensors and automation.
CSIRO’s BioFoundry is open for business – we welcome academia and industry, Australian and international clients.
What the National Synthetic Biology Roadmap means for Australian manufacturing
October 28, 2021
How will the future of advanced manufacturing be fuelled by synthetic biology?
Meet the researcher: Dr Janet Reid
October 7, 2021
Meet the molecular and cell biologist leading our revolutionary new lab.
Meet the researcher: Maciej Holowko
October 5, 2021
Meet Maciej Holowko. He works as part of the CSIRO BioFoundry. Find out how the CSIRO BioFoundry will revolutionise lab work as we know it.
Unlocking Australia’s $27 billion Synthetic Biology opportunity
This new report identifies that synthetic biology has the potential to unlock $27 billion in revenue and 44,000 jobs annually for Australia by 2040. This includes $19 billion for food and agriculture and $7 billion for the health and medicine sectors.