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The art of designing tiny structures
10, Apr 2024

The art of designing tiny structures

Illustrating the design difficulties of DNA origami It's always an honour for a scientist to achieve a cover story in an academic journal. It’s even better when the author has...

Valuing the benefits of nature
8, Apr 2024

Valuing the benefits of nature

A new set of guidelines aims to set a national standard for fair use of genetic resources. About a year ago, a researcher was trying to send Australian native sorghum...

Adding value to industry
8, Apr 2024

Adding value to industry

 Much is being said about the opportunities in precision fermentation, and its potential to benefit the food and chemical industries. But how do we make these technologies more streamlined,...

Career Splicing Workshops for Centre Members
8, Apr 2024

Career Splicing Workshops for Centre Members

In partnership with Cruxes Innovation, we're offering another round of the Career Splicing Workshop Series for our Centre Early and Mid-career Researchers (EMCRs) from May through June, delivered online. As...

Highs and lows of creating world-first chromosomes
3, Apr 2024

Highs and lows of creating world-first chromosomes

A decade-long quest to create chromosomes for the world’s first entirely synthetic yeast is nearly complete for Macquarie University researchers. 'Would we have started this if we knew it was...

Science Meets Parliament 2024
28, Mar 2024

Science Meets Parliament 2024

Six representatives from the Centre headed to Parliament House in Canberra to attend Science Meets Parliament on 20-21 March 2024. The event was attended by more than 360 delegates, making...

Biosensor for rare earth elements
26, Mar 2024

Biosensor for rare earth elements

A biosensor that can detect rare earth elements used in electronics, medicine, energy storage and clean energy generation is being developed by a team within the Centre’s two Queensland nodes....

A deep dive into Nagoya Protocol, IP and the law
14, Mar 2024

A deep dive into Nagoya Protocol, IP and the law

Professor Brad Sherman and team have developed a suite to tools to help Centre members understand how to negotiate both the Nagoya Protocol and intellectual property (IP). The Nagoya Protocol...

Cauldron tech approval a boost for biomanufacturing
13, Mar 2024

Cauldron tech approval a boost for biomanufacturing

Industry partner Cauldron has just received approval from the gene technology regulator to produce animal proteins using microbes in batches of up to 10,000 litres. The approval of its proprietary...

Sweetener for the sugar industry
21, Feb 2024

Sweetener for the sugar industry

Nothing says northern Australia like fields of lush, waving sugar cane. Yet only a third of the tropical harvest becomes valuable sugar products. The rest is considered waste. That 30...

Bringing the sweet to the synthetic
19, Feb 2024

Bringing the sweet to the synthetic

A team at Macquarie University has developed a unique method for analysing sugars in cells to provide valuable insights for synthetic biology. Distinguished Professor Nicki Packer and team work with...

Microbial marvels turn waste gases into green gold
15, Feb 2024

Microbial marvels turn waste gases into green gold

What if we could encourage microbes to eat greenhouse gases being pumped into our atmosphere at alarming levels and create sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials instead? In essence, that’s what...

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