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Cauldron tech approval a boost for biomanufacturing
13, Mar 2024

Cauldron tech approval a boost for biomanufacturing

Industry partner Cauldron has just received approval from the gene technology regulator to produce animal proteins using microbes in batches of up to 10,000 litres. The approval of its proprietary...

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...

Seed grants: Biotextiles to biosensors
28, Nov 2023

Seed grants: Biotextiles to biosensors

The Centre offers rounds of seed fund grants for early to mid career researchers. The idea is to encourage innovative research projects that are highly ambitious, have good gender balance...

Decarbonising the economy with synthetic biology
5, Sep 2023

Decarbonising the economy with synthetic biology

Synthetic biology offers a likely way to accelerate this decarbonisation of the global economy while simultaneously building new industries and jobs, writes Centre Director Professor Ian Paulsen in an article...

Industrial potential for Kombucha waste product
6, Jun 2023

Industrial potential for Kombucha waste product

Next time you sip a kombucha, think not just of the health benefits of this fermented drink but the possibilities for one of its waste products. Joachim Larsen, of the...

The future of oil and gas could depend on microbes
16, Jan 2023

The future of oil and gas could depend on microbes

Opinion piece by Thom Dixon  One of the most important moves a fossil fuel company has made in decades has escaped notice. Late last year Woodside Energy, Australia’s biggest independent oil and gas...