Synthetic Biology Australasia (SBA) is a non-profit society that aims to support the growing synthetic biology research field in Australia, New Zealand, and the broader Australasian region. SBA operates as a community hub to develop collaborations within academia and between academia and industry; and to engage in public outreach, education, and training in synthetic biology. Membership is open to all interested stakeholders, and can be purchased here.
The idea for the society was developed in July 2014 at a workshop attended by ~40 representatives from universities and research institutes across Australia and New Zealand. The first formal AGM of the society was held during the Synthetic Biology and Protein Engineering Meeting (a satellite meeting of the Lorne Protein Meeting) on 6th February 2015.
SBA is guided by a Steering Committee consisting of representatives from universities and research institutes.
We are grateful to our Founding Sponsors for recognizing the significance of Synthetic Biology in Australia and New Zealand and providing the financial support to establish SBA.