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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.

We are grateful to our Founding Sponsors for recognising the significance of Synthetic Biology in Australia and New Zealand and providing the financial support to establish SBA.



Professor/Associate Professor in Synthetic Biology position at the University of Queensland
The CSIRO, through the CSIRO SynBioFSP, and UQ, through AIBN, have developed an Australian-leading capability in synthetic biology as it
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Two synbio PhD scolarships at Macquarie University
The Department of Molecular Sciences at Macquarie University offers two full-time postgraduate scholarships. The scholarships are funded by funded through
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Synbio profile interview – Craig Cormick
Dr Craig Cormick is, amongst many things, a science communicator. He has a broad background in both the theory and
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UQ and CSIRO announce a new synbio initiative to boost bio-economy
The University of Queensland and CSIRO are building a new world-class $4.5 million initiative to boost Australia’s synthetic biology capabilities.
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A 10-year synbio roadmap for Australia
The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) released a report about the present and future of synbio in Australia. The
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Synbio profile interview – Colin Scott
Colin Scott is a Principal Research Scientist working at CSIRO, Canberra. He also runs the CSIRO Biocatalysis and Synthetic Biology
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