Looking forward – responsible research into gene drive organisms
Complex national challenges, such as those in managing pest species, are being addressed through an evolving area of synthetic biology. Research into gene drive organisms (GDOs) is taking place in laboratories all over the world and a diverse group of GDO researchers have recently called for standard field trial criteria to help assess and manage any potential impacts of this future work.
A zest for synthetic biology
Synthetic Biology FSP Director Claudia Vickers was interviewed by Laurel Oldach, a science writer for the ASBMB.
The Australian Synthetic Biology Challenge
The Australian Synthetic Biology Challenge is an annual event where teams consisting of Undergraduate and Master’s students from universities all over Australia develop their own projects targeting a significant problem in society using Synthetic Biology.
CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Optimising Biodegradation of Plastics
Are you an early career scientist with an interest in enzyme engineering? Use your science skills to help solve the problem of plastic debris in this new role. Apply here.
How genetic interventions can increase the resistance of corals to warming oceans
New results indicate the potential for what's known as 'assisted evolution' can increase the thermal tolerance of corals, and thus help their adaptation to conditions that are currently causing unsustainable stress.
Scientists successfully develop heat resistant coral to fight bleaching
A team of scientists led by the SynBio FSP has successfully produced in a laboratory setting a coral that is more resistant to increased seawater temperatures.
A new structure – and some new faces – for the FSP
The Synthetic Biology FSP has been undergoing strategic review and engagement with business units and other stakeholders over the past nine months. This has resulted in some internal changes, as well as introduced some new faces to our leadership team.
Genomic breakthrough in invasive species management
A cross-Tasman collaboration involving our Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform and Managing Invasive Species and Diseases program has produced the first full genome sequence of the ship rat.
Rattus rattus genome sequenced for Predator Free New Zealand 2050
This release was originally published on Predator Free NZ 2050 A New Zealand – Australia collaboration has produced the first […]