The eleven new CSIRO SynBio Future Science Fellows were announced today, including our own Matt Wilding. Matt will be crossing the road to take up his fellowship at the Australian National University (one of the highest ranked universities in Australia), to work on "Engineering Orthogonal Translation Machinery".
The Future Science Fellowships are designed to encourage and support the next generation of leaders in Australian Synthetic Biology, and we'd like top congratulate all eleven new fellows (listed below) on their success.
Michele Fabris (University of Technology Sydney, Climate Change Cluster): A synthetic diatom mini-chromosome for specialised synthetic biology functions in microalgae
Nan Ho (University of Adelaide): Developing orthogonal Cas/anti-Cas pairs as building blocks for genetic circuit design
Suvi Honkanen (University of Western Australia, ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology): Engineering synthetic pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins as on/off switches for chloroplast protein translation
Brendan Kidd (University of Western Australia): Development of novel transcriptional regulators and synthetic logic gares for sophisticated control of plant activity and production
Briardo Llorente (Macquarie University): Synthebiont: Travelling back in time to the origin of photosynthetic eukaryotes
Nina Pollak (University of the Sunshine Coast): Tissue engineered jellyfish-like pseudo-organisms for aquatic detoxification
Konstantinos Vavitsas (University of Queensland): A modular design and construction platform for high-throughput strain engineering in cyanobacteria
Karen Weynberg (University of Queensland): Engineering bacteriophages and establishment of a phage therapy platform for targeted and effective control of bacterial biofilms
Jason Whitfield (University of Queensland): Modular protein biosensors of secondary metabolites
Matthew Wilding (Australian National University): Engineering Orthogonal Translation Machinery
Thomas Williams (Macquarie University): From one to many: Synthetic yeast chassis for C1 metabolism