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Superstar of STEM
25, Jan 2024

Superstar of STEM

Dr Taylor Szyszka has discovered profound benefits in being a star science communicator – number one being that her parents finally understand what she does. 'I'm quite pleased with that...

Tonic to textiles
24, Jan 2024

Tonic to textiles

The fermented drink Kombucha could well become the foundation of new eco-friendly textiles, according to a research team exploring this possibility. The highly popular beverage is produced by bacteria and...

Creative in Residence Program 2024
23, Jan 2024

Creative in Residence Program 2024

Are you a writer, designer or creative interested in getting involved with our Centre to spread the love of synthetic biology? The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Synthetic...

SynBio, a tool in conservation
9, Jan 2024

SynBio, a tool in conservation

The number of wild organisms worldwide is rapidly diminishing in what is sometimes referred to as the sixth major extinction event. As population numbers decrease, the existing genetic variation in...

Visualising Cells
8, Jan 2024

Visualising Cells

Centre researchers have developed a new technique to see inside cells with unprecedented detail. This reveals a complicated web of interactions that gives us new insights into how cells stay...

People’s choice awarded for research TikTok video
11, Dec 2023

People’s choice awarded for research TikTok video

Postdoctoral Fellow Alescia Cullen of the Macquarie University node picked up the People's Choice Award for her research video at the Macquarie University 2023 Early Career Researcher Showcase held on...

Sunshine Coast prepares to welcome Centre annual conference
1, Dec 2023

Sunshine Coast prepares to welcome Centre annual conference

Counting down to the ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology’s Annual Conference #CoESB23, which will be held at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort in Queensland from 5-8 December 2023.  The...

Seed grants: Biotextiles to biosensors
28, Nov 2023

Seed grants: Biotextiles to biosensors

The Centre offers rounds of seed fund grants for early to mid career researchers. The idea is to encourage innovative research projects that are highly ambitious, have good gender balance...

Excellence award for thesis exploring synbio and international relations
23, Nov 2023

Excellence award for thesis exploring synbio and international relations

Thom Dixon of the Macquarie University node has received a Staff Excellence Award for his higher degree research on synthetic biology. Thom’s research focuses on the intersection of synthetic biology...

Centre of Excellence researchers awarded at Synthetic Biology Australasia Conference 2023
22, Nov 2023

Centre of Excellence researchers awarded at Synthetic Biology Australasia Conference 2023

Centre of Excellence researchers from Kirill Alexandrov’s Research Group at QUT, Dr Elena Eremeeva, Mica Fiorito have each picked up awards for the best talks, and Roxane Mutschler has won...

Decade long quest to synthesise yeast genome
21, Nov 2023

Decade long quest to synthesise yeast genome

Ten year project brings scientists one step closer to re-writing world’s first synthetic yeast genome, unravelling secrets behind the fundamental building blocks of life Research Fellow Dr Roy Walker, from...

The Heavy Metals band
16, Nov 2023

The Heavy Metals band

The Australian National University node has just returned from Paris where they competed in the 20th iGEM Jamboree, a global synthetic biology competition.  ‘iGEM is the beating heart of the...

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