The latest news from the CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform.
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.
Science integration: responsible advancement of synthetic biology
Combining the natural and social sciences when planning and conducting research in synthetic biology is an important step towards responsible science.
Public attitudes towards synthetic biology
A national survey has been conducted by CSIRO’s Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform as an important first step in measuring public attitudes towards synthetic biology. The survey draws on the views of more than 8,000 Australians, and researchers are examining the data to determine current attitudes to these emerging technologies.
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.