Bacteria are incredibly chemically diverse: there are bacteria that breathe metals, make their own fertiliser from the air, eat electricity, and that can convert gaseous carbon dioxide into useful chemicals without the need for photosynthesis. Unfortunately, many of the bacteria that have useful chemical properties are hard to grow, grow sluggishly, or are so fastidious […]
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In an age where banned substances are becoming increasingly harder to detect, we are in sore need of new detection methods. Enter synthetic biology.
Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform (FSP) Director, Assoc. Professor Claudia Vickers introduces the FSP as part of the Land and Water Business Unit Seminar Series.
A SynBio FSP researcher, Dr Madeline Mitchell, has been named one of the 2019 Superstars of STEM by Science & Technology Australia.
While visiting Australia in November 2018, the Senior Editor of Nature Research (Bioengineering) sat down with our Director to talk about how we are building the ecosystem to have world class synthetic biology in Australia.
The discovery of a new central enzyme in the steroid biosynthesis pathway in some modern organisms might lead to an evolutionary “re-think”.
Right now, you’re living in a kind of industrial revolution – where biotechnology, information technology, manufacturing and automation all come together to form synthetic biology.
The University of Queensland and CSIRO are building a new world-class $4.5 million initiative to boost Australia’s synthetic biology capabilities.