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Issue 3: December 2021

From the Director

Welcome to our final SynBio Connect newsletter for 2021.

In this issue I’m pleased to share with you some highlights from the Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform (SynBio FSP) and CSIRO BioFoundry since July.

This issue provides a recap of the Synthetic Biology Roadmap, introduces you to our new staff working at the CSIRO BioFoundry, and shares upcoming events of interest. We also dive into a recent paper published from our Maximising Impact team which examines public attitudes around genetically engineered coral using synthetic biology at the Great Barrier Reef.

As our final six months approaches, we are planning to celebrate with the SynBio research community our many shared accomplishments. Please remember to save the date for our SynBio Celebrating Science Symposium, to be held 24-25 March 2022. We are currently in the process of determining logistics and invite your thoughts.

On a personal note, I am looking forward to a break from work over the festive season to spend time with family and recharge after a difficult and uncertain 24 months. With many us experiencing sustained lockdowns and other challenges during 2021, I’d encourage you to take a well-deserved break if possible.

We look forward to reconnecting with you in 2022.

Dr Colin Scott

Acting Director
Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform

News from the FSP


Cutting-edge Symposium on Integrated Systems Biology: Challenges and Future Perspectives

Registrations are now open for the Cutting-edge Symposium on Integrated Systems Biology: Challenges and Future Perspectives. 1-2 March 2022, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

SynBio FSP Symposium: celebrating science

The SynBio FSP community is invited to preregister for our Symposium to join in celebrating our achievements. March 24 and 25, 2022. Please fill out our survey indicating your planned attendance in Brisbane, Canberra or online.

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