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
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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
In the first of two important initiatives, SBA President Claudia Vickers recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of SBA with Biotechnology and Bioengineering Society of Taiwan president Ching-Kuan Lin.
This MoU is designed to help facilitate cooperative collaboration between Taiwanese and Australian/New Zealand synthetic biologists. If you would like information or contacts for collaboration in Taiwan, please contact Claudia. This will be followed by a signing of an MoU between SBA and the Asian Federation of Biotechnolgy, scheduled to happen during the SB7.0 conference in Singapore.
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