November 23, 2017

Kerstin and Vinoth presented updates of their PhD project at the annual Department’s HDR presentations session.


October 30, 2017

The book, “Peptides and Peptide-based Biomaterials and their Biomedical Applications”, highlights new developments in the applications of peptide and peptide-based biomaterials in biomedicine. This is a fast-moving and rapidly expanding research area, which promises to be one of...

September 28, 2017

Last week the 2017 Synthetic Biology Australasia Conference (SBA17) took place in Sydney, Australia. We had a successful Conference with awesome international and national speakers and over 180 delegates. Kerstin, Dominik, Dennis and Andrew presented posters of their work. Anwar...

August 3, 2017

Our study on “Solid-binding peptides for immobilization of thermostable enzymes to hydrolyze biomass polysaccharides” gets featured on Renewable Energy Global Innovations as a key scientific paper.

Read what Renewable Energy global say about the article here

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July 13, 2017

Anwar presented at the joint workshop on “Nanotechnology meets Bioengineering”, within the framework of University wide trilateral collaboration between Fudan, Hamburg and Macquarie. A strong scientific program has been run to discuss and highlight current trends and progress in...

July 7, 2017

On the 3-5th of July, the 8th International Nanomedicine Conference took place at Coogee Beach in Sydney.

Vinoth presented a poster about his work on rapid molecular diagnostic by using a portable convective PCR device.

June 30, 2017

New paper by the Sunna Lab published in Chemosphere. The work describe an innovative approach to bioremediation of mercury contaminated soils from industrial mining operations.


• A bulk natural substrate, zeolite, was bio-functionalised with encapsulated P. veronii.
• Th...

November 8, 2016

Kerstin travelled to Melbourne for the International Biofest 2016. She was able to present her progress on the project of cell free conversion of biomass into glucaric acid.

November 2, 2016

Alex took part in the “Advances in Biotechnology for Food and Medical Applications” workshop hosted by the University of Sydney. As an HDR student he was able to present a poster on his recent work and upcoming plans for the identification of glucanases in Euglena graci...

October 31, 2016

Anwar and Peter attended the “Extremophiles” Conference in Kyoto. Anwar gave a talk about recent research on immobilisation using solid binding peptides. We also presented a poster displaying our concepts for cell free bioconversion of waste products into platform chemicals....

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