Synbio profile interview – Dominic Logel

Dominic Logel is a PhD Candidate in Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney. He was recently awarded the CSIRO Future Science Platform PhD Top Up Scholarship. Dominic began his journey into synthetic biology research in 2013 as a member of Macquarie University iGEM team. Dominic hopes to use his research to further the design of organisms to provide useful benefits to humanity, be that in food production or medical applications. Twitter handle: @DominicLogel

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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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