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

Synbio profile interview – Karen Weynberg

Karen WeynbergWe are excited to present synthetic biologist, Dr Karen Weynberg, who is the ECR representative of SBA Executive Board. Karen is a CSIRO Future Science Research Fellow based at University of Queensland.

She completed her PhD in the UK in 2009, uncovering new viruses that infect marine phytoplankton. Her first fellowship, the ARC Super Science Research Fellowship, investigated the role of viruses in coral reefs. Her current fellowship uses synthetic biology to develop phage therapy for addressing bacterial biofilms and antibiotic resistance. Suffice to say that  Karen is something of a virus aficionado, and has even given a TedX talk and media interviews to  BBC News and ABC News. Twitter handle: @ReefViruses

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