Synthetic biology techniques used aid plants adapt to climate change and produce energy-rich feed.
Claudia Vickers is the Chief Scientific Officer of Eden Brew, formulating sustainable animal-free dairy products for a low carbon future. Vickers is the former director of CSIRO’s Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform. The unit’s goal is to develop a local industry based on synthetic biology technologies to help the nation manage plant stress under various climate change scenarios. Vickers was the founding president of Synthetic Biology Australia and has advised a variety of governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Free and exclusively for schools, the Powerhouse presents a series of conversations with the innovators leading Australia’s response to climate change. Teachers and young people will be inspired and encouraged to think, puzzle and explore the projects of change-makers in the fields of marine ecology, landscape architecture, environmental engineering and climate law, among many other critical sectors involved in the climate challenge.
Please note this event is at 1:30pm AEDT. Webinars are part of the 100 Climate Conversations exhibition at the Powerhouse.