The Jaschke Lab bridges the fields of Synthetic Biology, Microbiology, Virology, and Systems Biology to address fundamental problems of:
(1) how do we discover all the components necessary to make a functional genome?
(2) how do we reconfigure these components to make engineered genetic systems more reliable, more predictable, and more useful?
(3) how do we engineer biology to benefit human health and reduce impacts on our environment?
We aim to answer important questions by pioneering the science and engineering of synthetic genomes by designing, building, testing, and learning from our designs.
Dominic Scopelliti joins the lab to start his MRes project engineering initiator tRNAs. Good luck Dominic!
New 100% Jaschke lab pre-print posted to bioRxiv: Russel M. Vincent, Bradley W. Wright, Paul R Jaschke. (2019). Measuring amber initiator tRNA orthogonality in a genomically recoded organism. bioRxiv. 524249. https://doi.org/10.1101/524249
Congratulations Andy! You passed your MRes thesis with flying colours. See you in 2019 for your Ph.D.
New pre-print posted to bioRxiv: Paul R Jaschke, Gabrielle A Dotson, Kay Hung, Diane Liu, Drew Endy. (2018). Definitive demonstration by synthesis of genome annotation completeness. bioRxiv. 455428. https://doi.org/10.1101/455428
Andy Hutvagner has submitted his MRes thesis titled "Engineered semi-orthogonal initiator tRNAs initiate translation at non-canonical start codons" good luck!
Russel Vincent receives an MQ Postgraduate Research Fund Award to travel to 2019 SEED conference and visit the Liu lab to learn PACE!
Paul's Hyperdrive Science CSIRO ON Accelerate team received the People’s Choice ‘Innovation IMPACT’ Award as voted by the audience.
12 Feb 2018
Announcing a new postdoc fellowship opportunity in my group engineering a new phage display method to address one of the major blind spots in current drug target identification pipelines.
Andy Hutvagner joins the lab this year to do a MRes project engineering tRNA to create new start codons.
20 December 2017
Dominic gets awarded CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform PhD Scholarship.
We are going to be engineering a new phage in the new year!
11 December 2017
Team Hyperdrive accepted into ON Accelerate4.
We are using phage and smart chemistry to reduce time, cost, & risk of drug development and re-development.
15 November 2017
Masters of Research student Russel Vincent passes thesis defence!
Congrats, looking forward to you starting your PhD in January 2018
18 August 2017
MQSIS Microbial Culturing Platform Grant Approved!
We will be getting some awesome fluorescence-guided robotics with UV-VIS capabilities in the MQ Synthetic Biology lab soon, stay tuned.
20 April 2017
Recent paper granted honour of NAR BREAKTHROUGH ARTICLE!
Hecht A, Glasgow J, Jaschke PR, Bawazar LA, Munson MS, Cochran JR, Endy D, Salit M. (2017). Nucleic Acids Res (2017) 45 (7): 3615-3626.
• less than 1% of Nucleic Acids Research papers designated Breakthrough Status