Conference Dinner Sponsor
Deakin, named after Australia’s second Prime Minister, is a young contemporary university with a reputation for being innovative, nimble and friendly. We aspire every day to combine excellent research and outstanding teaching with a strong focus on the communities we serve. Deakin is ranked in the top 2 per cent of the world’s universities in each of the major rankings and ranking 211 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Deakin researchers are making a difference through world-class research and innovation. Deakin has a strong sense of community and serves as an economic, social and cultural catalyst enriching each of the communities it serves.
Host and Parents Room Sponsor
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes and addresses major health challenges including cancer, infection, inflammation, immune disorders, development and ageing. It is at the forefront of research innovation, with strong commitment to developing new medicines, diagnostics and investing in research computing. Following 40 years of malaria research, our multidisciplinary researchers are improving how malaria is diagnosed, treated and prevented, aiming to advance malaria elimination.
Welcome Reception Sponsor
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is a world-leading translational research institute where research develops from the laboratory bench through to the patient’s bedside and is one of Australia’s largest and most successful institutes.
For over 70 years, QIMR Berghofer has led advances in the understanding, prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
QIMR Berghofer focuses on cancer, infectious diseases, chronic disorders and mental health, and has developed impressive capability in genomics across these programs.
Keynote Speaker, Oral Presentation and Poster Prize
The journal Cellular Microbiology, a leader in the field of microbiology, host-pathogen interactions and innate immunity, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. We aim to publish outstanding contributions to the understanding of interactions between microbes, prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and their host in the context of pathogenic or mutualistic relationships, including co-infections and microbiota. We welcome studies on single cells, animals and plants, and encourage the use of model hosts and organoid cultures.
Early Career Researcher Breakfast Sponsor
The Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP) is a vibrant and active scientific society founded in 1964 to promote investigation and advance the knowledge of parasitology. Today the ASP promotes parasitology through education, communication, and support and recognition of ASP members achievements in their parasitology research, teaching, outreach and engagement.
Poster Session Sponsor
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology is a leading open access specialty journal, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research across all pathogenic microorganisms and their interaction with their hosts.
Oral Presentation and Poster Prize Sponsor
Finding solutions to prevent, treat and cure infectious diseases and understanding the complexities of microbes and the immune system requires innovative approaches and concentrated effort. This is why The University of Melbourne – a world leader in education, teaching and research excellence – and The Royal Melbourne Hospital – an internationally renowned institution providing outstanding care, research and learning – have partnered to create the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute); a centre of excellence where leading scientists and clinicians collaborate to improve human health globally.
The Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology unites biochemists and molecular biologists from around Australia and aims to advance the science and profession of both biochemistry and molecular biology. ASBMB coordinates the biennial national scientific conference ComBio in conjunction with other societies, as well as its own biennial ASBMB meeting, publishes the Australian Biochemist and provides several competitive Medals and Awards for members at varying stages of their scientific careers. In addition, the ASBMB is involved in a broad range of activities which include supporting various science-related events.
Oral Presentation and Poster Prize Sponsor
Nature Microbiology is an online-only, monthly journal that publishes outstanding research on all areas of microbiology. As the most abundant living entities on our planet, microorganisms are fundamental to every aspect of life on Earth. Whether bacterial, viral, archaeal or eukaryotic in nature, microorganisms impact the dynamics and function of every niche in which they dwell, both host-associated and environmental. Nature Microbiology is interested in all aspects of microorganisms, be it their evolution, physiology and cell biology; their interactions with each other, with a host or with an environment; or their societal significance.