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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...

Microbial marvels turn waste gases into green gold
15, Feb 2024

Microbial marvels turn waste gases into green gold

What if we could encourage microbes to eat greenhouse gases being pumped into our atmosphere at alarming levels and create sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials instead? In essence, that’s what...

Synthetic biology rocks Woodford Festival
1, Feb 2024

Synthetic biology rocks Woodford Festival

Synthetic biology researchers and associates joined a line-up of more than 2000 artists, musicians and presenters at the 2023/4 Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland. Two panel discussions on synthetic biology...

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...

Enzymes for biocatalysis and bioremediation
29, Jan 2024

Enzymes for biocatalysis and bioremediation

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology have discovered a new enzyme in a common soil bacterium which has significance for both biotechnology and environmental science. Macquarie...

Superstar of STEM
25, Jan 2024

Superstar of STEM

Dr Taylor Szyszka has discovered profound benefits in being a star science communicator – number one being that her parents finally understand what she does. 'I'm quite pleased with that...

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...

Visualising Cells
8, Jan 2024

Visualising Cells

Centre researchers have developed a new technique to see inside cells with unprecedented detail. This reveals a complicated web of interactions that gives us new insights into how cells stay...

People’s choice awarded for research TikTok video
11, Dec 2023

People’s choice awarded for research TikTok video

Postdoctoral Fellow Alescia Cullen of the Macquarie University node picked up the People's Choice Award for her research video at the Macquarie University 2023 Early Career Researcher Showcase held on...

Sunshine Coast prepares to welcome Centre annual conference
1, Dec 2023

Sunshine Coast prepares to welcome Centre annual conference

Counting down to the ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology’s Annual Conference #CoESB23, which will be held at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort in Queensland from 5-8 December 2023.  The...