Konstantinos Vavitsas

CSIRO Future Science Fellow in Synthetic Biology, The University of Queensland

I moved to Australia as CSIRO Future Science SynBio Fellow to work on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering applications of cyanobacteria. I did my PhD in Biotechnology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, focusing on the photosynthetic production of diterpenoids. I obtained my B.Sc in Biology from the University of Athens, Greece, and my M.Sc. in Applied Biotechnology from Uppsala University, Sweden.

I am a member of the executive board (communications) of Synthetic Biology Australasia, and I actively engage with the synthetic biology communities. I am also community editor for PLOS Synbio.


  • 2017–present
    Visiting Scientist, CSIRO
  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Queensland


  • 2017 
    University of Copenhagen, PhD in Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology
  • 2014 
    Uppsala University, MSc in Applied Biotechnology
  • 2012 
    University of Athens, BSc in Biology