29th Annual Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting (QMB) 

 2-4 September 2019, Rydges Hotel, Queenstown

Organising committee: Dr Nikki Moreland (Chair), University of Auckland; Dr Hilary Sheppard, University of Auckland; Dr Jeremy Owen, Victoria University of Wellington; Dr Htin Lin Aung, University of Otago

The QMB meeting will present emerging approaches at the cutting edge of molecular biology as they apply to microbes, human disease and genomics and is designed to appeal to a broad scientific audience. Specific sessions are focused on pathways of disease, microbial populations and interactions, applications of genomic technologies, stem cells and gene-editing. 

Confirmed speakers (to date) include:

Plenary:
Joan Steitz, (2018 Lasker award winner) Yale University, USA

International:
Matthew Porteus, Stanford University, USA
Suzanne Cory, WEHI, Melbourne, Australia
Stephan Schuster, Nanyang Technol Univ, Singapore
Phil Hugenholtz, University of Queensland, Australia
Lea Delbridge, University of Melbourne, Australia
Michael Jennings, Griffith University, Australia
Ed Stanley, MCRI, Melbourne, Australia
Jaclyn Pearson, Hudson Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Sarah Dunstan, Peter Doherty Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Jerry Adams, WEHI, Melbourne, Australia
John O’Sullivan, Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney, Australia
Enzo Porello, MCRI, Melbourne, Australia
Susan Woods, University of Adelaide, Australia
Carole McArthur, University of Missouri, USA

National:

Catherine Day, University of Otago
Xochitl Morgan, University of Otago
Monica Gerth, University of Victoria
Jessie Jacobsen, University of Auckland
Michael Knapp, University of Otago
Bronwyn Connor, University of Auckland
Annika Winbo, University of Auckland and ADHB
Hannah Hampton, University of Otago
William Wilson, University of Auckland
Manpreet Dhami, Landcare Research, Lincoln
Shaun Lott, University of Auckland
Bjorn Oback, AgResearch, Hamilton

Postgraduate student travel grants and parental support scholarships are available. See the abstract submission page for further details on how to apply. Prizes for the best student poster in each of the three major themes (microbes, human disease and genomics) will be awarded at the meeting.

This meeting will be a great opportunity to hear from international and national scientific leaders from a range of fields that make use of the latest molecular approaches to underpin research. There will be networking opportunities including the conference dinner reached by a journey on the TSS Earnslaw.

QMB2019 strives to achieve gender balance in all aspects of the meeting from the committee, to session chairs and high-quality speakers.

Key Dates:
Friday 19 July, 2019
QRW Earlybird Registration Deadline
Friday 19 July, 2019
QRW Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday 19 July, 2019
AWCBR Early Bird Registration. NOTE: Abstract Submission Deadline 12th July.
Friday 26 July, 2019
Major Awards Application Deadline
QRW Updates: