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Poster win caps off successful year
7, Aug 2023

Poster win caps off successful year

Estefania Giannini has been rewarded for her work on a versatile new method for characterising protein to protein interactions in living cells. She won Best Microbiology Poster at the recent...

Very Hungry Caterpillars
18, Jul 2023

Very Hungry Caterpillars

New hero emerges in war on plastic waste Wax-eating caterpillars may be the superhero we all need in the war on plastic waste. Reproduced courtesy the Lighthouse Australians consume 1...

Remediate! events win Science Week grant
24, May 2023

Remediate! events win Science Week grant

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology has won a coveted Science Week grant for a series of events around Australia, built around our bespoke card game Remediate! The...

Rio Tinto Fellowship explores metal recovery from mining
18, May 2023

Rio Tinto Fellowship explores metal recovery from mining

Synthetic biology’s ability to sustainably recovery metals from mining waste is the focus of a new Rio Tinto Fellowship and partnership with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology....

A new science comedian in our midst
17, May 2023

A new science comedian in our midst

Did you hear about the one about the synthetic biologist who took to the comedy stage? She had a cell-out show (cue groans from the audience). Seriously, Dr Paige Erpf...

Evolution of a Distinguished Career
28, Apr 2023

Evolution of a Distinguished Career

To celebrate the retirement of Distinguished Professor Michael Gillings of the Macquarie University Node we have assembled this special timeline of an extraordinary career

New technology promises rapid and reliable development of new diagnostic tests
1, Apr 2023

New technology promises rapid and reliable development of new diagnostic tests

Professor Kirill Alexandrov and team have developed a new approach for designing molecular ON-OFF switches based on proteins which can be used in a multitude of biotechnological, biomedical and bioengineering...

The Values Microbiome
28, Mar 2023

The Values Microbiome

A key point of difference in our Centre is the valuable work that our social scientists play in exploring synthetic biology from many angles - ethical, legal, psychological, societal.  Normally,...

Congratulations to our conference winners
13, Dec 2022

Congratulations to our conference winners

  Announcing the winners of the Shimadzu Best EMCR Talks and Poster Presentation. Fourteen  early- to mid-career researchers (EMCRs) from across the Centre presented 10 mins talks on their projects...

Sound success in ARC funding rounds 
25, Nov 2022

Sound success in ARC funding rounds 

Centre researchers have excelled in the latest round of Australian Research Council Discovery Grants. And a bid under the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant scheme has also been successful.  ...

Evolutionary breakthrough fuses the branches of life
22, Nov 2022

Evolutionary breakthrough fuses the branches of life

The discovery of a new superhighway for gene transfer between microorganisms could have profound implications for human and environmental health.  A new discovery involving gene transfer between two ancient groups...

She’s a superstar of STEM
18, Nov 2022

She’s a superstar of STEM

Dr Taylor Szyszka from the University of Sydney node has been announced as one of Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM.  Dr Szyszka is one of 60 diverse brilliant scientists, technologists,...