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.
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 and Poster Session Sponsor
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.