The latest news from the CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform.
Meet the researcher: Dr Janet Reid
Meet the molecular and cell biologist leading our revolutionary new lab.
Meet the researcher: Maciej Holowko
Meet Maciej Holowko. He works as part of the CSIRO BioFoundry. Find out how the CSIRO BioFoundry will revolutionise lab work as we know it.
Precision fermentation: scaling the next manufacturing revolution
Australia could be a leading supplier of sustainably manufactured products across a range of industries by expanding its local precision fermentation capabilities.
Getting clear on the value proposition for a sugar industry using synthetic biology
The sugar industry has a long history in Australia, with the first successful crops established in the mid-1800s. However, there are growing global challenges such as volatile sugar prices and changing consumer demands. Industry representatives are now looking for new and innovative ways to enable Australia’s sugar industry to thrive in the future.
The next-generation biology revolution promises new products and industries
Synthetic biology – using life’s protein building blocks to create almost anything – has the potential to revolutionise every aspect of our lives, from textiles, pharmaceutical and food to new industries and sustainable economies for Australia’s future.
Bio-based materials symposium attracts global online audience
How could bio-based materials, created from synthetic biology, benefit industries such as defence, health, and industrial biotechnology? Can we unlock this manufacturing capability in Australia?
Podcast: Growing synthetic biology in Australia
Dr Claudia Vickers was featured on the NEB (New England BioLabs) Podcast, Lessons from Lab and Life. She spoke about the work she does and how life has been for her and researchers around her since the Covid-19 pandemic.
Article: Realizing the potential of synthetic biology to help people and the planet
Dr Claudia Vickers contributed to an article published as part of the Global Technology Governance Summit run by the World Economic Forum in April 2021.