Dr Michele Fabris is a CSIRO Synthetic Biology FPS Fellow, working on a diverse group of microalgae called diatoms. He is a core member of the Algal Biosystems and Biotechnology group led by Prof. Peter Ralph in Climate Change Cluster, of the University of Technology Sydney (C3:UTS), and a CSIRO Visiting Scientist in the group of A/Prof. Claudia Vickers. Michele completed his Ph.D. in 2013, where he worked on the reconstruction of diatom metabolic networks, and characterised novel aspects of diatom metabolism. Twitter handle: @fabrismichele
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!
by Jestin George
In 2012 the first evidence of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing was published and since then, almost 4000 CRISPR-Cas9 articles have followed. From fundamental research to applications in biotechnology, agriculture, health care, pest control, and synthetic biology, there is no doubt that CRISPR systems will revolutionise both biological research and indeed, technology, as we know it. Continue reading “CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing: from Cancer Treatment to Agriculture”
A highlight in the Synthetic biology calendar is the iGEM giant jamboree. This November, nearly 5,400 participants from 310 teams representing 44 countries across the globe gathered in Boston to present their synthetic biology projects and interact with each other. Continue reading “iGEM results, great representation by Australasian teams”
By Konstantinos Vavitsas and Jestin George.
Synthetic biology as we commonly know it is often described in its scientifically specific context, or in the context of its effects on society and the environment. Continue reading “Meeting report: Synthetic Biology Australasia Conference”
The four Australian iGEM teams and their supervisors came together on Friday evening (14/10/16) for the inaugural local teams meet-up, supported by SBA. The venue was a somewhat shabby 1970’s era tutorial room in the Biochemistry building at the University of Sydney. Luckily, the science presented by these young synthetic biologists was far from shabby. Continue reading “2016 iGEM Local Teams Meet-Up”
- “Unlocking the potential of synthetic biology to enhance human health”: a web-based conference on synthetic biology, 27th-29th September 2016 regonline.co.uk/virtualsynbiol06 Continue reading “Upcoming Synthetic Biology meetings/conferences”
With excellent results at the 2015 Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM). All four Australian teams received medals in the 230 team strong international competition. Continue reading “Australia is on track to producing a new generation of Synthetic Biologists”