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Synthetic biology and climate change mitigation
20, Jun 2024

Synthetic biology and climate change mitigation

Calling All Investors: Positioning Synthetic Biology in the Service of Climate Change Policy interventions are essential to translate synthetic biology research into practical solutions for climate change mitigation by Michael...

Another accolade for Amy Cain
11, Jun 2024

Another accolade for Amy Cain

Associate Professor Amy Cain from the Macquarie University node has been awarded the 2023 David Syme Research Prize for her groundbreaking research in biology. Associate Professor Cain's work, Molecular analysis of...

Fab Gab Podcast Explores Feminist Bioethics in Synthetic Biology
11, Jun 2024

Fab Gab Podcast Explores Feminist Bioethics in Synthetic Biology

In an insightful episode of the Fab Gab podcast, Chief Investigator, Distinguished Professor Wendy Rogers of Macquarie University, discusses her groundbreaking work on the ethical dimensions of synthetic biology. The...

Breakthrough genetic technology transforms biomanufacturing
6, Jun 2024

Breakthrough genetic technology transforms biomanufacturing

A new technology that improves the biomanufacturing of biologics has been developed by researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology. LowTempGAL, outlined in a new paper, is...

Molecular roll of the dice delivers winning combinations
13, May 2024

Molecular roll of the dice delivers winning combinations

Australian researchers have shed light on the shape-shifting capabilities of protein assemblies, with results that could revolutionise fields from biomanufacturing to vaccine development. Led by the University of Sydney’s Dr...

The Wealth in Waste: Australia’s Advantage in Advanced Biomanufacturing and Synthetic Biology
2, May 2024

The Wealth in Waste: Australia’s Advantage in Advanced Biomanufacturing and Synthetic Biology

The Prime Minister’s call for a stronger Australian advanced manufacturing sector has been applauded by scientists and start-ups driving innovation through synthetic biology. But with strong global competition for our best...

Synthetic Biology Industry Networking Lunch
2, May 2024

Synthetic Biology Industry Networking Lunch

Over 40 representatives from the synthetic biology community in Sydney including founders, industry leaders and professionals attended the CoESB Industry Networking Lunch at Macquarie University on Friday, 19 April 2024. ...

The art of designing tiny structures
10, Apr 2024

The art of designing tiny structures

Illustrating the design difficulties of DNA origami It's always an honour for a scientist to achieve a cover story in an academic journal. It’s even better when the author has...

Valuing the benefits of nature
8, Apr 2024

Valuing the benefits of nature

A new set of guidelines aims to set a national standard for fair use of genetic resources. About a year ago, a researcher was trying to send Australian native sorghum...

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...

Bringing the sweet to the synthetic
19, Feb 2024

Bringing the sweet to the synthetic

A team at Macquarie University has developed a unique method for analysing sugars in cells to provide valuable insights for synthetic biology. Distinguished Professor Nicki Packer and team work with...