Queenstown Research Week 2016 will feature 12 major meetings focussing on areas where New Zealand has critical mass is research. As well as the NZ Medical Sciences Congress, the 26th QMB Meeting (in association with NZSBMB), ASCEPT and the NZ Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, there will also be 8 focussed QMB satellite meetings on topics ranging from drug discovery to plant molecular biology (see the side bar for details). To date 66 international speakers and 200 top level NZ speakers have been announced with the plenary opening night speaker being 2012 Nobel laureate Sir John Gurdon. By any measure this makes it a truly large scale international meeting and it doesn't get any bigger than this in NZ science meetings.
For 2016 QRW is "on tour". Instead of our usual Queenstown base, QRW will be held at the new conference centre at the Rutherford Hotel in Nelson. Nelson is a natural choice as it has a strong scientific heritage, being the home of Lord Rutherford (whom the hotel is named after) and is also a beautiful South Island destination city. It has great transport connections and is very close to the natural wonders of Abel Tasman National Park, the Marlborough Sounds and the famous Marlborough and Nelson wine areas. Its also an arts and fashion mecca and was the birth place of World of Wearable Art.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Please note, AWCBR is remaining in Queenstown.
- QMB Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
- QMB Cancer Biology
- QMB Drug Discovery
- QMB Heart Disease
- Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB 2016) (with NZSBMB)
- NZ Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci 2016)
- QMB Cellular Communications
- QMB Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
- QMB Plant Molecular Biology
- QMB Genomes and Gen Mapping (Mapnet)