Molecular engineering: better tools, better science, better life

In vitro synthesis advances enable diagnoses using a smartphone

A great number of today’s medical research, diagnostic and treatment methods are based on our ability to extract biological information and translate it into a form that computers can understand.

But while breakthroughs like animal cloning, sequencing and synthesis of complete genomes have admirably demonstrated our capabilities in the field of biotechnology, we are still in the early stages when it comes to designing and prototyping complex biological systems.

Professor Alexandrov is developing new methods for rapid in vitro synthesis and engineering of proteins and protein-based machines.

He says that these methods are vital in biotechnology, as the ability to produce and analyse proteins determines the cost and speed of discovering and creating new diagnostic methods, vaccines and drugs.

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Prof Kirill Alexandrov

Professor Kirill Alexandrov

Group Leader, Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Division
Investigator, Centre for Solar Biotechnology

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  k.alexandrov@imb.uq.edu.au
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  Group Leader

  • Professor Kirill Alexandrov

    Group Leader, Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Division
    Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Joint Appointment
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

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  • Ms Nga Nguyen

    Higher degree by research (PhD) student
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Mr Jake Parker

    Higher degree by research (PhD) student
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Mr Ignacio Retamal Lantadilla

    Higher degree by research (PhD) student
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Miss Yue Wu

    Higher degree by research (PhD) student
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience