ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology

  • Paulsen, Ian (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Filipovska, Aleksandra (Chief Investigator)
  • Parker, Rachel (Chief Investigator)
  • Nielsen, Lars K. (Chief Investigator)
  • Neilan, Brett A. (Chief Investigator)
  • Alexandrov, Kirill (Chief Investigator)
  • Jackson , Colin (Chief Investigator)
  • Wodak, Josh (Chief Investigator)
  • Rackham, Oliver (Chief Investigator)
  • Marcellin, Esteban (Chief Investigator)
  • Gillings, Michael (Chief Investigator)
  • Rogers, Wendy (Chief Investigator)
  • Lee, Lawrence (Chief Investigator)
  • Packer, Nicki (Chief Investigator)
  • O'Hara, Ian M. (Chief Investigator)
  • Speight, Robert (Chief Investigator)
  • Vickers, Claudia E. (Chief Investigator)
  • Beliaev, Alexander (Chief Investigator)
  • Scott, Colin (Partner Investigator)
  • Lacey, Justine (Partner Investigator)
  • Mankad, Aditi (Partner Investigator)
  • Calvert, Jane (Partner Investigator)
  • Thomas, Gavin (Partner Investigator)
  • Rodriguez-Concepcion, Manuel (Partner Investigator)
  • Fleishman, Sarel (Partner Investigator)
  • Koepke, Michael (Partner Investigator)
  • Ball, Malcolm (Partner Investigator)
  • Turner, Nicholas J. (Partner Investigator)
  • Borneman, Anthony R. (Partner Investigator)
  • Holowko, Maciej (Partner Investigator)
  • Goold, Hugh (Partner Investigator)
  • Ellis, Tom (Partner Investigator)
  • Mitchell, Leslie A. (Partner Investigator)
  • Dai, Junbiao (Partner Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


The ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology (CoESB) will provide the technical innovation critical for Australia to develop a vibrant bioeconomy building on the nation’s strengths in agriculture. For thousands of years we have used microbes to create bread, wine, cheese. Now, our Centre will pioneer new approaches to the
design of synthetic microbes, enabling the development of custom-designed microbial communities, synthetic organelles and new to nature biological pathways and enzymes. CoESB will combine engineering with molecular biology to design and construct novel biological systems that can convert biomass from agriculture or waste streams to biofuel, bioplastics and other high-value chemicals.
Short titleCOE Syn Bio
Effective start/end date9/11/208/11/27