Research Fellow. Synthetic Biology and Industrial Biotechnology, Queensland University of Technology
Argentinian, living in Brisbane, Australia
Laura is a synthetic biologist specialising in industrial biotechnology. Her work focuses on the design of novel biological tools to address real-world challenges and the use of enzymes for technological developments. Laura completed her bachelor’s degree in biotechnology and her PhD at the National University of Rosario, Argentina. In 2014, she moved to Australia to conduct postdoctoral research. Since then, Laura has worked across the interface between science and industry, applying novel enzymes for textile recycling and the generation of value-added products from industrial waste. Currently, she is working on the design of new functionalities in textiles using synthetic biology. Laura has a passion for improving our industries, changing the way we make things, innovating, designing and building with biology to create impact and drive our planet towards a circular economy. Laura deeply believes that pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge requires collaborative efforts and supportive networks.