The Centre of Excellence for Synthetic Biology (CoESB) conference was held at the Kingscliffe Mantra between November 29th and December 2nd, bringing together 230 attendees from all over Australia for four days of exciting science and networking.
Despite the rainy weather, the conference was a great success, with many new connections and collaborations formed among the attendees. The keynote speakers, Professor Paul Fremont, Doctor Aditi Mankad, Tom Knight, and Professor Howard Salis, delivered engaging and informative talks, and we were thrilled to have attendees from all around the world, whose contributions and wisdom added to the richness of the conference.
One of the highlights of the conference was the panel talk on "Industrial Translation," which explored the best things to consider when taking an idea from the benchtop to the wider world. It was a thought-provoking and informative discussion, and we were grateful to have such an experienced and knowledgeable panel leading the discussion.We'd like to extend a special congratulations to the poster and EMCR talk winners, who impressed us with their innovative research and insights.
We're excited to see all the exciting science that comes out of this conference and can't wait to see what next year holds. We look forward to seeing all the exciting science that comes from this event and can't wait to see what next year holds!
Dr Craig Cormick is, amongst many things, a science communicator. He has a broad background in both the theory and the practice of working with social attitudes to new technologies, and methods of community engagement.Read more
Colin Scott is a Principal Research Scientist working at CSIRO, Canberra. He also runs the CSIRO Biocatalysis and Synthetic Biology Team and he’s a Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform Domain Leader (Chemicals & Fibres).Read more