PhD Scholars

Recipients of the SynBio FSP PhD Top-up Scholarships.

Lachlan Adamson – University of Sydney
Encapsulin nanoreactors for catalysis

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

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

Alexander Carpenter – Macquarie University
Development of platform technologies for metabolic engineering via directed evolution

Li Chen Cheah – University of Queensland
Artificial cell compartments for yeast metabolic engineering

Thomas Collier – Macquarie University
Synthetic Lipidomics with Yeast 2.0 and SCRaMbLE

Nicholas DeBono – Macquarie University
Synthetic Organelles: Optimising a modular glycoprotein production system with high-yield yeast and an Artificial Golgi Column

Dennis Diaz – Macquarie University
Protein nanoparticles for the localised and controlled delivery of drugs

Monica Espinosa Gomez – Macquarie University
Yeast Methylotrophy as a New Production Platform

Ashleigh Geiger – University of Adelaide
Development of novel CRISPR/Cas9 therapies for genetic eye disease

Marcos Hamborg Vinde – University of Queensland & Tianjin University
Novel terpene based agrochemicals – smart agricultural applications of strigolactones

James Heffernan – The University of Queensland
Gas fermentation to valuable chemicals

Kurt Harris – University of Queensland
A thermostable fatty acid hydroxylase for industrial biopolymer production

Andras Huvagner – Macquarie University
An orthogonal tRNA engineering project, alternative start codons

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

Joel Hoong Zhang Lee – University of Adelaide
Engineering of P450 Enzymes in Functional Peroxygenases

Dominic Logel – Macquarie University
Domesticating WO phage as a controllable transformation vector for Wolbachia engineering

Donna McNeale – Griffith University
Self-organising biomolecular scaffolds for biocatalytic pathways

Claudia Moratti – University of Adelaide
Synthetic biology approaches to hydrocarbon biosensors

Dylan Moss – University of Western Australia
Development of Expandable Artificial Plant Chromosome in the Moss Physcomitrella patens

Jake Parker – University of Queensland
Computational re-engineering and high-throughput screening of antibody fragments for use in synthetic protein switches

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

Nadia Rajab – University of Melbourne
Designer macrophages for probing novel regulatory networks and therapies for neurodegerative disease

Raquel Aguiar Rocha – Queensland University of Technology
Multistep Continuous Biocatalytic Cascades

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

Alessandro Satta – The University of Queensland
Understanding Isoprenoid Metabolism in Cyanobacteria

Micol Venturi – Griffith University
A platform for finely tuned and predictable transient protein expression to facilitate metabolic engineering in plants

Arwen Vernon – Australian National University
A modular biosensor platform for facile detection of nucleic acids at point-of-need

Rebecca Wood – University of Queensland
Exploring Strigolactone diversity through metabolic engineering