ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology

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 to delegates at the Centre’s annual conference held at Kingscliff, NSW, from Nov 30-Dec 2. Forty posters were also presented and judged by a specialist panel.

Congratulations go to these winners of the Shimadzu Best EMCR Talk Awards and the Best Poster Presentation Award.

The Shimadzu Best EMCR Short Talk Award Winners

1st – Carly Carter, Macquarie University

Phun with phytases: Heterologous expression of phytases in an insect host

2nd – Alexandra Williams, Australian National University

A GPCR-based biosensor for optimising protein secretion in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Equal 3rd – Fergus Harrison, Macquarie University

Making it RAIN: A novel approach to the issue of slow and expensive metabolic pathways engineering

Matt Mortimer, Australian National University

Growing plants on Mars by engineering a synthetic perchlorate reductase

Best Poster Presentation Award

1st Maria Micaela Fiorito, Queensland University of Technology

A platform for engineering chemically induced dimerization systems and their use in protein biosensors

2nd – Brian Ee, University of New South Wales

Single-component protein biosensors assembled on DNA scaffolds

Equal 3rd place – Min Huang, University of New South Wales

Self-assembly of a bio-driven single-molecule real-time DNA sequencer

Francisco Peralta, Queensland University of Technology

Yarrowia lipolytica: Engineering an industrial aimed yeast-based platform for lipid production

The Centre extends sincere thanks to  Shimadzu for sponsoring the EMCR Short Talk Awards.