04 Jan 2020

2020 ARC LIEF grant

Funding Body Australian Research Council
Grant No. DP200100129
Project Title Synthetic Biology: from Genomics to Valuable Bioproducts
People Neilan B, Wilkins M, and 8 others
Proposal Summary Genomics has led to the discovery of both the fine and gross characteristics of specific microbial physiologies. This project aims to take the genetic diversity inherent in microbial systems and exploit it for biotechnology applications, using the cutting-edge facilities available for synthetic biology. The acquisition of a long-read sequencing platform, droplet digital PCR machine, pulsed-field electrophoresis apparatus, DNA library system and small scale bioreactor will address the limitations of short-read sequencing, large fragment cloning and gene expression technologies, currently creating bottlenecks for synthetic biologists.