A sample of SynBio FSP projects:
Engineering on/off switches for chloroplast protein translation
Developing targeted on and off switches for chloroplast protein translation using a simple plant as a model system.
Engineering yeast to enable chemical synthesis from methanol
This project is engineering yeast strains that grow efficiently on methanol, enabling the use of organic waste or natural gas for the biological production of chemicals, fuels, pharmaceuticals, and foods.
GeCKO platform for mosquito-borne viruses
We are using advanced genome engineering technology to understand how mosquitoes are able to harbor viruses.
Logic gate control of plant gene expression
This project aims to produce new gene regulators that enact more sophisticated logic decisions in plant gene expression.
Phage therapy platform for control of bacterial biofilms
This project will utilise synthetic biology to engineer phages that target and control bacterial biofilms.
Plant synthetic biology toolbox: An OpenPlant platform
The aim of this project is to establish a world’s first plant synthetic biology platform, amenable to high throughput screening for a variety of future output traits.