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Synthetic Biology Helps Reveal Coronavirus Outbreak 20,000 Years Ago
30, Jun 2021

Synthetic Biology Helps Reveal Coronavirus Outbreak 20,000 Years Ago

CoESB Chief Investigator Professor Kirill Alexandrov (QUT) is part of a team of international researchers that has discovered a coronavirus epidemic broke out in the East Asia region more than...

Biosensors to be a winemaker’s aide
6, Apr 2021

Biosensors to be a winemaker’s aide

Chief Investigator Professor Kirill Alexandrov is leading a collaborative research project to mitigate the impacts of bushfire smoke on wineries and vineyards.  Professor Kirill Alexandrov (QUT), Professor Markus Herderich (Australian Wine Research Institute,...

Shedding a light on microbial dark matter
22, Mar 2021

Shedding a light on microbial dark matter

  A new body of research, published in Nature Communications, suggests synthetic biology could help to better characterise complex microbial communities, unlocking their potential for industrial and medical biotechnology. Communities...

Q&A with Jacqueline Dalziell
14, Mar 2021

Q&A with Jacqueline Dalziell

Jacqueline Dalziell has joined Wendy Rogers at Macquarie University as one of our latest Centre recruits. Tell us about your academic background My undergraduate studies were in Sociology and Gender...

DNA technology rewriting our understanding of life
8, Mar 2021

DNA technology rewriting our understanding of life

We are witnessing an evolutionary transition of  "similar magnitude" to events of billions of years ago, says the Centre's Professor Michael Gillings in this fascinating interview with Faculti Advances in...

Using genes to improve conversion of greenhouse gases
1, Mar 2021

Using genes to improve conversion of greenhouse gases

Greenhouse gas waste from factories could be turned into environmentally-friendly chemicals and fuels under an international project seeking to better understand the gene function of bacteria. Dr Esteban Marcellin, theme...

The future of synthetic biology
24, Feb 2021

The future of synthetic biology

We are now at the point when technology can allow information to flow from digital systems into living organisms and systems, and biological devices are being reimagined as advanced cyber-physical...

He’s a jolly good Fellow
14, Dec 2020

He’s a jolly good Fellow

The Australian Academy of Science has honored the inclusion of Centre Director Ian Paulsen as a Fellow with the making of this video and a story on his vision for...

ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology soft launches
8, Dec 2020

ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology soft launches

With the snip of an orange ribbon, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology has been declared open. More than 130 people attended a virtual soft launch, including Chief...

Prestigious grant wins for Centre researchers
16, Nov 2020

Prestigious grant wins for Centre researchers

Six Centre node researchers have been successful in the latest round of Australian Research Council grants. Recipients of ARC Discovery Project grants are Professor Kirill Aleksandrov of Queensland University of...

I quit sugar: making biofactories that run on waste
8, Nov 2020

I quit sugar: making biofactories that run on waste

Yeast based biofactories can grow food, fuels, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.  One of the barriers to scaling up biomanufacturing has been supplying the sugar that yeast needs for growth.  Now Macquarie...

Green vegetables get a nutritional overhaul
25, Oct 2020

Green vegetables get a nutritional overhaul

The green vegetables we’ve been told to eat since childhood could be supercharged with nutrients following a breakthrough from an international team of scientists. A new study, published in the...

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