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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...

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...

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...

Mini machines: the power of microbial genes
13, Oct 2023

Mini machines: the power of microbial genes

Associate Professor Amy Cain of the Centre’s Macquarie University node has presented at the prestigious NSW Chief Scientist’s Research Breakfast Seminar. Her talk, 'Mini-machines: how microbial genes can improve the...

Navigating the frontier of synthetic biology
26, Sep 2023

Navigating the frontier of synthetic biology

Synthetic biology may be a relatively new term in the popular lexicon but over the past few decades it has produced a plethora of research. This explosion of knowledge has...