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2018 Future Science Fellowships announced

Posted by: synbiofsp

April 16, 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