ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

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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...

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...