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 recognizing the significance of Synthetic Biology in Australia and New Zealand and providing financial support to establish SBA. To become a 2019 conference sponsor click here.


Australian SynBio Challenge
The Aus Synbio Challenge, first announced at the SBA Conference 2019, is well on its way and we can expect to see
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These ‘biofoundries’ use DNA to make natural products we need
Biology is an astonishing builder. Think of the complexity and organization required to construct a giant redwood, or to form
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Why are scientists building a synthetic yeast genome?
  Brewer’s yeast is a crucial ingredient in some of our favourite things – bread, beer and wine.   (Getty
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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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