Melanie Carmody

CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellow
The Australian National University

Canberra, ACT

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Melanie is a plant biologist and CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellow at the ANU. She uses synthetic biology approaches to develop new biological environmental biosensor-switch technologies for improving drought tolerance in crops. These technologies can be applied outside the plant field and she has recently expanded her work into understanding the fundamental biology of coral bleaching. She lectures on the topics of synthetic biology, GMOs, and gene editing.