Claudia Vickers

Professor Claudia Vickers is Research Director of the Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

Claudia’s early research interests spanned crop plant engineering, plant physiology, abiotic stress and the metabolic regulation of volatile isoprenoids. She was founding President of Synthetic Biology Australia and served on the expert working groups for Australia’s national synthetic biology roadmap (delivered by the Australian Council of Learned Academies) and the Australian Government’s Synthetic Biology Infrastructure Investment Plan.

She sits on the Scientific Advisory Boards for Concordia Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Synthetic Biology Institute and is on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Isoprenoids/Terpenes. She has Adjunct Professor roles at Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University, and supervises PhD students and the University of Queensland.