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ARC Centre of Excellence Pride Network launched
15, Apr 2024

ARC Centre of Excellence Pride Network launched

A community for LGBTIQA+ folks working with ARC Centres of Excellence We are delighted to announce the beginning of an ARC Centre of Excellence Pride Network. The network aims to...

Career Splicing Workshops for Centre Members
8, Apr 2024

Career Splicing Workshops for Centre Members

In partnership with Cruxes Innovation, we're offering another round of the Career Splicing Workshop Series for our Centre Early and Mid-career Researchers (EMCRs) from May through June, delivered online. As...

Highs and lows of creating world-first chromosomes
3, Apr 2024

Highs and lows of creating world-first chromosomes

A decade-long quest to create chromosomes for the world’s first entirely synthetic yeast is nearly complete for Macquarie University researchers. 'Would we have started this if we knew it was...

A deep dive into Nagoya Protocol, IP and the law
14, Mar 2024

A deep dive into Nagoya Protocol, IP and the law

Professor Brad Sherman and team have developed a suite to tools to help Centre members understand how to negotiate both the Nagoya Protocol and intellectual property (IP). The Nagoya Protocol...

Annual conference champions sustainability
31, Jan 2024

Annual conference champions sustainability

Sustainability took centre stage at the Centre’s third annual conference held in December 2023 against the scenic backdrop of the Sunshine Coast. A call to urgently reduce carbon impact resonated...

Tonic to textiles
24, Jan 2024

Tonic to textiles

The fermented drink Kombucha could well become the foundation of new eco-friendly textiles, according to a research team exploring this possibility. The highly popular beverage is produced by bacteria and...

Creative in Residence Program 2024
23, Jan 2024

Creative in Residence Program 2024

Are you a writer, designer or creative interested in getting involved with our Centre to spread the love of synthetic biology? The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Synthetic...

SynBio, a tool in conservation
9, Jan 2024

SynBio, a tool in conservation

The number of wild organisms worldwide is rapidly diminishing in what is sometimes referred to as the sixth major extinction event. As population numbers decrease, the existing genetic variation in...

Excellence award for thesis exploring synbio and international relations
23, Nov 2023

Excellence award for thesis exploring synbio and international relations

Thom Dixon of the Macquarie University node has received a Staff Excellence Award for his higher degree research on synthetic biology. Thom’s research focuses on the intersection of synthetic biology...

Decade long quest to synthesise yeast genome
21, Nov 2023

Decade long quest to synthesise yeast genome

Ten year project brings scientists one step closer to re-writing world’s first synthetic yeast genome, unravelling secrets behind the fundamental building blocks of life Research Fellow Dr Roy Walker, from...

The Heavy Metals band
16, Nov 2023

The Heavy Metals band

The Australian National University node has just returned from Paris where they competed in the 20th iGEM Jamboree, a global synthetic biology competition.  ‘iGEM is the beating heart of the...

Synthetic chromosome pushes the scientific boundaries
9, Nov 2023

Synthetic chromosome pushes the scientific boundaries

Australian researchers have moved us a step closer to having the world's first yeast strain with an entirely synthetic and versatile genome – an advance seen as a future-defining moment...