The SynBio FSP Annual Workshop is nearly upon us but you still have a small window time to register, if you haven't already done so. Registrations will close on 20 November, as we will need to provide final numbers to the venues. If you cannot find your registration invitation, please email SynBioFSP_Admin@csiro.au. The Workshop program is provided at the link below to aid with your travel plans. For those of you who are also attending the 7th International Yeast 2.0 and Synthetic Genomics conference (IYSGC2018) in the same week (26-28 Nov), we will be providing bus transfers between Darling Harbour and North Ryde on the evening of the 28 Nov and the morning of the 29 Nov.
We are inviting applications for top-up PhD Scholarships in a number of priority topic areas for funding commencing in 2019. CSIRO’s Postgraduate Scholarship Program provides opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates enrolling each year at Australian tertiary institutions as full-time postgraduates for research leading to the award of a PhD. Scholarships are being offered in 5 priority research areas within the SynBio FSP. Students are co-supervised by researchers in an Australian university and CSIRO. Successful recipients will receive AU$7,000 per year as a top-up scholarship (stipend), plus a generous operating budget of up to $10,000 per year.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 3 DECEMBER
The FSP has welcomed two new starters to our team - Arnou Pruden (left), our new Admin Officer, and Meg Moate (right), our new Business Development Manager.
Arnou has extensive experience in supporting senior executives in government and is busily getting on top of our dynamic and now quite large Future Science Platform. She is available to assist you with any administrative needs or queries about the FSP, including the upcoming workshop. Please get in touch with Arnou at our new Admin email address, SynBioFSP_Admin@csiro.au.
Meg is a lawyer and business development and commercialisation professional. In her 10 years at CSIRO, Meg has held numerous roles, and says she’s privileged to have participated in some of CSIRO’s most interesting and significant activities. Meg is looking forward to supporting the SynBio FSP to catalyse and translate its impact through strategy development, strategic partnering, relationship management and opportunity creation. She also says she’s thrilled to have a line of sight into the leading edge of scientific inquiry across the synthetic biology domain. You can get in touch with Meg via Meg.Moate@csiro.au.
FSP email addresses
Our new Admin email, SynBioFSP_Admin@csiro.au, is for day to day administrative queries.
Please continue to use SynBioFSP@csiro.au for project related correspondence, such as reporting and applications.