Dr Michele Fabris is a CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform Fellow and a core member of the Algal Biosystems and Biotechnology group in the Climate Change Cluster (C3) at University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
He holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Biochemistry obtained at Ghent University, in the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology (Belgium). He is specialised in molecular biology and biochemistry of microalgae, unicellular photosynthetic eukaryotes.
At C3, Dr Fabris contributed to establishing a platform for microalgal molecular biotechnology and synthetic biology, to explore the potential of microalgae as cell-sized factories for the production of a wide range of high-value bio-products.
His research mainly focuses on understanding algal genetics and metabolism, and aims at harnessing their unique potential to synthesise high-value bio-products through metabolic engineering and synthetic biology.