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New-to-nature yeast chromosome could be game changer for industry
8, Aug 2022

New-to-nature yeast chromosome could be game changer for industry

A completely new-to-nature yeast chromosome has been developed, paving the way for engineered yeast to be applied to an array of industrial applications.   Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence...

Communicating with plants in the future
2, Aug 2022

Communicating with plants in the future

Can we communicate with plants by drawing on First Nations knowledge and futuristic biotechnologies? This question will be explored in an event at Sydney’s Carriageworks for National Science Week 2022....

A flourishing Tall Poppy
12, Jul 2022

A flourishing Tall Poppy

Dr Amy Cain from the Centre’s Macquarie node has won a prestigious NSW Tall Poppy Award in recognition of her science and outreach work. An initiative of the Australian Institute...

Prestigious win for two Centre researchers
17, Jun 2022

Prestigious win for two Centre researchers

Two Centre members have won the prestigious Frank Fenner award from the Australian Society of Microbiology (ASM). Amy Cain, of Macquarie University, and Karl Hassan, of University of Newcastle, have...

Are the ethics of synthetic biology fit for purpose?
6, Jun 2022

Are the ethics of synthetic biology fit for purpose?

Synthetic biology promises far reaching solutions to human concerns, from averting climate catastrophes to medical breakthroughs.  But are ethics keeping pace with emerging technology?  The case study of engineered Artemisinin,...

Autonomous machines inspired by nature
1, Jun 2022

Autonomous machines inspired by nature

CoESB researchers are a step closer to building molecular machines capable of responding to changes in their environment to perform complex function. A recent paper in ACS Nano describes how...

Biosensors to help transform the global diagnostic industry
25, May 2022

Biosensors to help transform the global diagnostic industry

Researchers are a step closer to transforming a US$70 billion global diagnostic industry with new designer biosensors that “switch on"colour or electrical responses to drugs used in cancer, arthritis and...

Synbio-start up creates an infinite recycling circle for plastics
24, May 2022

Synbio-start up creates an infinite recycling circle for plastics

A new Australian start-up involving Chief Investigator Professor Colin Jackson will ‘infinitely’ recycle plastic to help solve the global plastic pollution crisis.   Enzymes that break down plastic to their core...

Conducting wine symphonies of the future
19, Apr 2022

Conducting wine symphonies of the future

A new vision outlines how winemakers could have greater certainty over their vintages – and create technology with benefits beyond with the world of wine. How does one achieve the...

Samsara is a Banksia National Sustainability Award winner
1, Apr 2022

Samsara is a Banksia National Sustainability Award winner

The winners of the 33rd Banksia National Sustainability Awards were announced at a gala event attended by more than 350 guests, finalists and winners at the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment...

Rebooting Evolution
2, Mar 2022

Rebooting Evolution

The building blocks of life-saving therapeutics could be developed in days instead of years thanks to new software that simulates evolution. Proseeker is the name of a new computational tool...

Four Centre Members secure ARC Discovery Grants
8, Feb 2022

Four Centre Members secure ARC Discovery Grants

Congratulations to four of our Centre Members who have successfully secured an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects 2022 grant. Professor Colin Jackson (Chief Investigator, ANU) has been awarded a...

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