2018 Future Science Fellowships announced

April 16th, 2018

Ten new Future Science Fellows have joined the Synthetic Biology FSP team, driving the research program in new directions, particularly in the recently-added Health & Medicine Domain.

The Future Science Fellows, host institutions and their projects:

Fatwa Adikusuma – The University of Adelaide
Developing novel strategies for highly efficient CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing therapy

Apostolos (Lee) Alissandratos – Australian National University
Synthetic biology devices for streamlined nucleic acid amplification and detection at point-of-care

Melanie Carmody – Australian National University
Optimising ROS/redox-sensitive, reversible bioswitches as tools for transient on-demand monitoring and control of biosystems

Elliot Gerrard – Monash University
Optogenetic platforms and optical regulation of Oct4: light-controlled reprogramming

Maciej Maselko – Macquarie University
Development of synthetic speciation platform in mosquitoes for population replacement and genetic biocontrol

Bingyin Peng – University of Queensland
Deploy regulatory network engineering for advanced yeast biorefinery

Tara Richman – University of Western Australia
Synthetic biology approaches to engineer mitochondrial genomes and transcriptomes for improved energy production and therapies

Frank Sainsbury – University of Queensland
DNA-templated virus-unlike particles

Tom Weber – The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
TICKER: a cellular recorder for longitudinal patient monitoring

Daniel Winter – University of New South Wales
Modular protein logic gates: a platform for the design of smart nanodevices