2019 Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform PhDs announced

May 20th, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Syn Bio FSP PhDs. The recipients’ projects represent an exciting range of research across the FSP’s Domains:

Kai Peng (Macquarie University)
Synthetic Endoplasmic Reticulum Morphology to Reshape Protein Production in Yeast

Joel Hoong Zhang Lee (University of Adelaide)
Protein Engineering of P450 Enzymes into Functional Peroxygenases

Claudia Moratti (University of Sydney)
Synthetic biology approaches to hydrocarbon biosensors

Benjamin Brown (Macquarie University)
Development of SCRaMbLE technologies for the production of industrially relevant micro organisms

James Kemp Heffernan (University of Queensland)
Gas fermentation to valuable chemicals

Benjamin Camm (University of Melbourne)
Predicting and testing a gene drive in an invasive species

Febrina Sandra (Macquarie University)
Bioengineering a protein nanocage to disrupt the unique metabolic properties of the childhood cancer Neuroblastoma

Andras Huvagner (Macquarie University)
An ortholonal tRNA engineering project, alternative start codons (orthogonal)

Marius Jessen (Queensland University of Technology)
Engineering riboswitches in vivo to accelerate strain evolution of M.alcaliphilum 20Z for high value biomass

Allesandro Satta (University of Queensland)
Understanding Isoprenoid Metabolism in Cyanobacteria.