Dr Konstantinos Vavitsas is a CSIRO Future Science Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a member of the executive board of Synthetic Biology Australasia. He obtained his B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Athens, Greece, and his M.Sc. in Applied Biotechnology from Uppsala University, Sweden. He obtained his PhD on Biotechnology/Synthetic Biology from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, for his work on diterpenoids production in photosynthetic organisms.