July 24, 2018

How to bioengineer protein-based nanoparticles for biocatalysis and biomedical applications. Could protein-based nanoparticles be re-engineered to help meet the aims of your research? read more in our new review in Genes.

July 10, 2018

Congratulations to Dominik  for winning the "Early Career Award for Applied Biocatalysis/Nanobiotechnology" at the 18th European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB2018) in Geneva, Switzerland. He was awarded the prize for his work on cell-free synthetic  conversion of spent coffee gr...

June 27, 2018

Busy month for members of the Sunna lab.  Vinoth and Rachit are attended the International Nanomedicine Conference (Oznanomed) in Sydney. Vinoth (left) gave a talk about his work on detecting antibiotic-resistant superbugs using smartphones and Rachit (right) presented a poster o...

June 26, 2018

Dominik attended the 12th Metabolic Engineering Conference in Munich, Germany. He presented his poster entitled" Cell-free synthetic pathway for the conversion of spent coffee grounds into lactic acid". He also participated in the rapid fire poster presentation, in which you only...

June 21, 2018

Dominik visited Prof Bettina Siebers group at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Dominik presented his work,  enzymatic pathway for the conversion of spent coffee grounds into bio-based chemicals, to Bettina's group and had the opportunity to get some useful feedback on h...

May 18, 2018

Congratulations Alex for the publication of your new article  "Microwave pretreatment of paramylon enhances the enzymatic production of soluble β-1,3-glucans with immunostimulatory activity" Published in Carbohydrate Polymers. The article describe the development of  a new c...

May 10, 2018

Spotlight on: Dr Andrew Care and Ms Dennis Diaz

Dr Andrew Care, a research fellow in the Department of Molecular Sciences, was recently awarded a 2018 Early Career Fellowship from the Cancer Institute New South Wales (CINSW). Dr Care's research is using genetically engineered bact...

April 30, 2018

Our collaborative work with A/Prof Andrei Zvyagin from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Prof Sergey Deyev from the Russian Academy of Sciences has been accepted in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. The work describes an alternative way to functionali...

April 13, 2018

Congratulations Dominik and Dennis for winning poster prizes at the BioNetwork Research Symposium 2018 "Killing it in Science!"

Dominik poster entitled "Cell-free synthetic pathway for the conversion of spent coffee grounds into lactic acid" was awarded best poster.

Dennis came 3rd...

April 11, 2018

PhD Scholarship in Sydney to engineer protein-based nanoparticles for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

March 23, 2018

Dennis Diaz was awarded a Research Scholarship from the translational cancer research centre, Sydney Vital. Dennis will work on developing a targeted photodynamic therapy for breast cancer using biological nanoparticles.

March 21, 2018

Welcome to our new group member, PhD candidate Febrina Carolina Sandra (Sandra). Sandra has a Master’s in Pharmacy from the Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, with specialisation in nano drug delivery systems. Sandra will work on the development of biological nanoparticles for...

March 20, 2018

Andrew was awarded a 2018 Early Career Fellowship from the Cancer Institute New South Wales (CINSW) to fund the research project,‘Biological nanoparticles for the targeted delivery and light-triggered release of drugs’.

This project aims to develop novel protein nanocages for the...

February 1, 2018

Vinoth is currently in San Francisco attending the SPIE BiOS 2018 (27 January – 1 February) and presenting his poster on the work on:

“Portable convective PCR device for point-of-care molecular diagnostics”


December 22, 2017

We celebrated a fun and successful end of the year 2017 over an amazing selection of homemade food (Thanks, Anwar!) and several intense rounds of table soccer (Some decisive matches are still outstanding). We are all looking forward to an equally exciting year 2018. Hope you all...

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