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Our Projects

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Working with Amyris and the Queensland Government

Microbial strains are both literally and figuratively the catalysts required for the conversion of Queensland’s naturally advantaged raw materials and location near Asian markets into a $1bn bio-manufacturing industry

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Working with Zoetis

Through a linkage grant, we were helping Zoetis develop better vaccines for clostridial diseases.

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Brewing natural products with yeast

We are replicating the biosynthesis of natural products in Baker's yeast to produce renewable versions of rare active ingredients for cosmetics, medicines and food supplements. This biotechnological approach overcomes the limited availability of these high-quality products and provides a sustainable alternative to the overexploitation of natural sources.

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Sustainable Carbon with Lanzatech

We designed our cell factories to consume greenhouse gases and recycle carbon.
Inspired by a sustainable future we are working on Biological systems capable of consuming C1 feedstocks for sustainable carbon.

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Working with Dow

Working with Dow to make sustainable propionic acid using biological systems

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Working with Dow AgroSciences

Helping Dow AgroScience develop a systems biology platform for organic biopesticides.

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Working with Servatus

To help them develop 
microbial Biotherapeutics
for the treatment of a variety of inflammatory conditions and bacterial infections

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Woking with Plant extracts

To enable the thorough characterization of native Australian plant extracts.

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cell-free biotransformation

EnzOnomy is an innovative technology for cell-free and cell-based enzyme-driven biotransformations for industrial applications

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Microbial bioplastic production

Plastic waste accumulation poses a global challenge. We work with the Evolve Group to produce biodegradable and recyclable biopolymers via microbial fermentation tailored for a circular plastic economy.

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Fostering opportunities for HDR candidates and postdoctoral fellows to pursue industrial training

We support career opportunities by providing students and staff with the opportunity to undertake industry placement.

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Driving growth, productivity, and competitiveness by linking to key growth sectors

Biotechnology and advanced bioengineering are important areas for future economic growth.

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Competitive research collaboration

Research collaboration between Academia and industry