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Future Science Fellows

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

Michele Fabris –  University of Technology Sydney, Climate Change Cluster (C3)
A synthetic diatom mini-chromosome for specialised synthetic biology functions in microalgae

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

Nan Hao – University of Adelaide
Developing orthogonal Cas/anti-Cas pairs as building blocks for genetic circuit design

Suvi Honkanen – University of Western Australia, ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology
Engineering synthetic pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins as on/off switches for chloroplast protein translation

Brendan Kidd – University of Western Australia
Development of novel transcriptional regulators and synthetic logic gates for sophisticated control of plant activity and production

Briardo Llorente – Macquarie University
Synthebiont: Travelling back in time to the origin of photosynthetic eukaryotes

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

Nina Pollak – University of the Sunshine Coast
Tissue engineered multicellular structures for aquatic detoxification

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

Konstantinos Vavitsas – University of Queensland
A modular design and construction platform for high-throughput strain engineering in cyanobacteria

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

Karen Weynberg – University of Queensland
Engineering bacteriophages and establishment of a phage therapy platform for targeted and effective control of bacterial biofilms

Jason Whitfield – University of Queensland
Modular protein biosensors of secondary metabolites

Matthew Wilding – Australian National University
Engineering Orthogonal Translation Machinery

Thomas Williams – Macquarie University
From one to many: Synthetic yeast chassis for C1 metabolism

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