Science integration: responsible advancement of synthetic biology
Apr 12, 2021
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
Feb 8, 2021
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
Dec 21, 2020
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
Sep 23, 2020
Synthetic Biology FSP Director Claudia Vickers was interviewed by Laurel Oldach, a science writer for the ASBMB.
The Australian Synthetic Biology Challenge
Aug 27, 2020
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
Jun 19, 2020
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
May 18, 2020
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
May 18, 2020
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
Apr 27, 2020
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.