SynBio FSP Library Services Update

March 12th, 2020

CSIRO Library Services provides all CSIRO staff with access to a wide range of information resources, and advice supporting the research lifecycle – from ideas to published output.

NOTE: CSIRO internal access-only links below.

Anne Freer is your Outreach Librarian for the Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform.

CSIRO Library Services provides all CSIRO staff with access to a wide range of information resources, and advice supporting the research lifecycle – from ideas to published output.

The Library has new full text journal articles and e-books in Synthetic Biology available for you to access. Use our Discovery Tool to explore these resources.

Contact us for help – we have a team of librarians actively willing and able to assist you, simply call 08 8303 8555 or email


COVID-19 or (SARS-CoV-2) literature resources – CSIRO Library is currently conducting daily literature searches and providing alerts to CSIRO researchers working on COVID-19 . If you would like any literature searches or alerts organised please contact us. We can also help if you’d like to set up your own alerts.


Many databases and journals have set up dedicated Coronavirus resource pages, and most papers on the topic are freely accessible. If you find a paper that isn’t accessible, please contact the Library.



Recent publications from CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform

Journal articles

  1. Mankad, Aditi; Kennedy, Uttara; Carter, Lucy. Biological control of pests and a social model of animal welfare. Journal of Environmental Management. 2019; 247:313-322.

Conference papers/Conference proceedings

  1. Khaleque, Himel; Gumulya, Yosephine; Boxall, Naomi; Vacher, Michael; Carlson, Ross; Peyton, Brent; et al. Constraint based metabolic flux analysis of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans under high salt stress. In: International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium 2019; 20-23 October 2019; Japan. International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium; 2019. 1.
  1. Lacey, Justine; Malakar, Yuwan; Rodriguez, Shelley; Swirepik, Anthony; Stacey, Andrew; Dann, Rod. Deliberating about new gas markets in Australia: Exploring potential tight and shale gas industry development with regional stakeholders. In: Australasian Groundwater Conference; 24-27 November 2019; Brisbane. CSIRO; 2019. 1.


Some recent articles for the topic of Synthetic Biology – from Web of Science.


  • Bierbaum, R., Leonard, S. A., Rejeski, D., Whaley, C., Barra, R. O., & Libre, C. (2020). Novel entities and technologies: Environmental benefits and risks. Environmental Science & Policy, 105, 134-143. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.11.002
  • Castano-Cerezo, S., Fournie, M., Urban, P., Faulon, J. L., & Truan, G. (2020). Development of a Biosensor for Detection of Benzoic Acid Derivatives in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 7. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2019.00372
  • Han, L., Han, D. Y., Li, L., Huang, S., He, P. X., & Wang, Q. H. Discovery and identification of medium-chain fatty acid responsive promoters in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Engineering in Life Sciences. doi: 10.1002/elsc.201900093
  • Jamithireddy, A. K., Runthala, A., & Gopal, B. (2020). Evaluation of specificity determinants in Mycobacterium tuberculosis sigma/anti-sigma factor interactions. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 521(4), 900-906. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2019.10.198
  • Kim, S., Lindner, S. N., Aslan, S., Yishai, O., Wenk, S., Schann, K., & Bar-Even, A. Growth of E. coli on formate and methanol via the reductive glycine pathway. Nature Chemical Biology. doi: 10.1038/s41589-020-0473-5
  • Kim, S. M., Pena, M. I., Moll, M., Bennett, G. N., & Kavraki, L. E. (2020). Improving the organization and interactivity of metabolic pathfinding with precomputed pathways. Bmc Bioinformatics, 21(1). doi: 10.1186/s12859-019-3328-x
  • Kingma, E. (2020). Functions and Health at the Interface of Biology and Technology. Nous, 54(1), 182-203. doi:10.1111/nous.12259
  • Knoot, C. J., Biswas, S., & Pakrasi, H. B. (2020). Tunable Repression of Key Photosynthetic Processes Using Cas12a CRISPR Interference in the Fast-Growing Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. UTEX 2973. Acs Synthetic Biology, 9(1), 132-143. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00417
  • Liu, X. Y., Silverman, A. D., Alam, K. K., Iverson, E., Lucks, J. B., Jewett, M. C., & Raman, S. (2020). Design of a Transcriptional Biosensor for the Portable, On-Demand Detection of Cyanuric Acid. Acs Synthetic Biology, 9(1), 84-94. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00348
  • Mitsui, R., Nishikawa, R., Yamada, R., Matsumoto, T., & Ogino, H. Construction of yeast producing patchoulol by global metabolic engineering strategy. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. doi: 10.1002/bit.27284
  • Mukhopadhyay, S., Sarkar, K., Srivastava, R., Pal, A., & Bagh, S. Processing two environmental chemical signals with a synthetic genetic IMPLY gate, a 2-input-2-output integrated logic circuit, and a process pipeline to optimize its systems chemistry in Escherichia coli. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. doi: 10.1002/bit.27286
  • Nguyen, H., Abramov, M., Eremeeva, E., & Herdewijn, P. (2020). In Vivo Expression of Genetic Information from Phosphoramidate-DNA. ChemBioChem, 21(1-2), 272-278. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201900712
  • Park, Y. K., Ledesma-Amaro, R., & Nicaud, J. M. (2020). De novo Biosynthesis of Odd-Chain Fatty Acids in Yarrowia lipolytica Enabled by Modular Pathway Engineering. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 7. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2019.00484
  • Petroll, K., Care, A., Bergquist, P. L., & Sunna, A. (2020). A novel framework for the cell-free enzymatic production of glucaric acid. Metabolic Engineering, 57, 162-173. doi: 10.1016/j.ymben.2019.11.003
  • Prabhu, G. R. D., Yang, T. H., Hsu, C. Y., Shih, C. P., Chang, C. M., Liao, P. H., . . . Urban, P. L. Facilitating chemical and biochemical experiments with electronic microcontrollers and single-board computers. Nature Protocols. doi: 10.1038/s41596-019-0272-1
  • Tharp, J. M., Ad, O., Amikura, K., Ward, F. R., Garcia, E. M., Cate, J. H. D., . . . Soll, D. Initiation of Protein Synthesis with Non-Canonical Amino Acids In Vivo. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. doi: 10.1002/anie.201914671
  • Thorwall, S., Schwartz, C., Chartron, J. W., & Wheeldon, I. (2020). Stress-tolerant non-conventional microbes enable next-generation chemical biosynthesis. Nature Chemical Biology, 16(2), 113-121. doi: 10.1038/s41589-019-0452-x
  • Ye, J. W., Hu, D. K., Yin, J., Huang, W. Z., Xiang, R. J., Zhang, L. Z., . . . Chen, G. Q. (2020). Stimulus response-based fine-tuning of polyhydroxyalkanoate pathway in Halomonas. Metabolic Engineering, 57, 85-95. doi: 10.1016/j.ymben.2019.10.007
  • Zhang, M., Zhang, P. C., Xu, G. D., Zhou, W. T., Gao, Y. J., Gong, R., . . . Chen, W. Q. (2020). Comparative Investigation into Formycin A and Pyrazofurin A Biosynthesis Reveals Branch Pathways for the Construction of C-Nucleoside Scaffolds. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 86(2). doi: 10.1128/aem.01971-19
  • Zhou, C. J., Lin, X. M., Lu, Y., & Zhang, J. S. (2020). Flexible on-demand cell-free protein synthesis platform based on a tube-in-tube reactor. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 5(2), 270-277. doi: 10.1039/c9re00394k




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