The University of Queensland and CSIRO are building a new world-class $4.5 million initiative to boost Australia’s synthetic biology capabilities.
The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) released a report about the present and future of synbio in Australia. The full report can be freely downloaded here.
Colin Scott is a Principal Research Scientist working at CSIRO, Canberra. He also runs the CSIRO Biocatalysis and Synthetic Biology Team and he’s a Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform Domain Leader (Chemicals & Fibres).
The 2018 UNSW Sydney iGEM team is proposing to synthesise a molecular scaffold for joining together disparate proteins in order to speed up the multi-step enzymatic reactions involved in the Indole acetic acid pathway. This pathway is important as Indole acetic acid is the most common and most studied plant hormone of the auxin class (promotes cell elongation).
The ACOLA’s Horizon Scanning report on Synthetic Biology launch will take place on Wednesday, 4 September at 10:30am, at Customs House, The Long Room, 399 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD.
Two job openings for postdoctoral researchers at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, University of Queensland. Applications deadline 21 Sptember 2018.
A Macquarie PhD student believes he’s come up with a way to turn coffee waste into biodegradable plastic coffee cups. He’s developed a method to turn coffee grounds into lactic acid, which can then be used to produce biodegradable plastics, and is now refining the process as he finishes his PhD. Continue reading → Turning coffee waste into coffee cups
Synthetic biology underpins an international market worth $355 billion a year, climbing to $1.1 trillion in five years. The market is in pharmaceuticals, engine fuels, plastics and more, all made using genetically engineered microbes. Macquarie University’s Distinguished Professor Ian Paulsen wants Australia to have a slice of this high-tech, job-creating, transformational industry.
Read the full story at The Lighthouse, Macquarie University
CSIRO has awarded 11 PhD top-up scholarships to talented PhD students across Australia. Congratulations to all the successful applicants (especially to our executive board member Dominic Logel) ! Continue reading → SynBio PhD Top-up Scholarships awarded by CSIRO
The School of Molecular Sciences at the University of Western Australia in Perth is looking for a Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Synthetic Biology.
Read about the position details and the application here.
Closing date is Wednesday, 2 May 2018!