ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

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When does speed triumph over accuracy in cellular activity?
23, Nov 2021

When does speed triumph over accuracy in cellular activity?

Is it better for the body to synthetise proteins slowly and surely or with speed and less accuracy? That is one of the key questions in a new Aging Cell...

Rewinding evolution to secure our future foods
21, Nov 2021

Rewinding evolution to secure our future foods

A radical bid to reverse evolution could see crop plants become disease-resistant and more productive – and it all relies on a clever change of gene address. In a Nature...

Five Minutes with…Evan Gibbs
15, Nov 2021

Five Minutes with…Evan Gibbs

Tell us about your field of research My area of research focuses on small molecule production in microorganisms. I am using biosensors in massive mutant libraries combined in concert with...

Redefining the popular view of microbes
15, Nov 2021

Redefining the popular view of microbes

By Anahit Peneysan Macquarie University node When I present a lecture to a general audience, I often start with the same slide. It is a blank slide, and I ask...

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...

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