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 applies to industrial biotechnology – the SynBio Initiative. Positions at Professorial and Associate Professor level are now available, seeking candidates for appointment at Professorial level (Academic Level E) and Associate Professor level (Academic Level D). Continue reading → Professor/Associate Professor in Synthetic Biology position at the University of Queensland

Two synbio PhD scolarships at Macquarie University

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The Department of Molecular Sciences at Macquarie University offers two full-time postgraduate scholarships. The scholarships are funded by funded through the ARENA R&D Program “Renewable Hydrogen for Export”, are on offer to undertake research studies leading to a PhD. The research project will be focused on the engineering of bacteria to efficiently and rapidly convert sugars from various renewable sources into hydrogen gas.  Continue reading → Two synbio PhD scolarships at Macquarie University

Synbio profile interview – Craig Cormick

Craig_2Dr Craig Cormick is, amongst many things, a science communicator. He has a broad background in both the theory and the practice of working with social attitudes to new technologies, and methods of community engagement. Particularly, Craig is interested in how different values influence attitudes and receptiveness to messages or behaviour change.  Continue reading → Synbio profile interview – Craig Cormick

iGEM 2018: Say G’day to the 2018 UNSW Sydney team!

 

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).

 

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The UNSW Sydney 2018 iGEM team.

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