Queenstown Research Week (QMB) is New Zealand’s biggest annual scientific gathering. It is a week of coordinated meetings covering a wide range of areas in biological sciences.

The concept has developed from three different iconic New Zealand scientific meetings: the NZ Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci – incorporating the annual meetings of the NZ Society of Endocrinology and Physiological Society of NZ), Queenstown Molecular Biology Meetings, and the Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. These meetings agreed to co-ordinate their meeting programmes in order to create critical mass, and QRW hosts these and a range of other important focussed satellite meetings each year.

For more information and to register: www.queenstownresearchweek.org/ .

Note: Early Bird registration rates available until 17 July.

For the first time – Two PeerJ awards will be available at QMB for the best student and postdoc/ECR presentation. Winners will be entitled to a free publication in any PeerJ journal (subject to peer review) and an interview featured on the PeerJ blog site.

There is also the opportuniety for Early Career researchers to have lunch with Professor David Julius (Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2021).

Satellite Meetings

  • Genomics: Convenors: Dr Joep de Ligt (ESR) and Dr David Chagne (Plant and Food)
  • Kai mō Aotearoa – Food Science: Convenors: Prof Richard Mithen (HVN, Liggins) and Dr Jane Mullaney (AgResearch)
  • Microbiomes: Convenors: Prof Mike Taylor and A/Prof Kim Handley (School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland)
  • Hypothalamic Neuroscience and Neuroendocrinology Australasia: Convenors: Prof David Grattan (Centre for Neuroendocrinology, Otago), Zane Andrews (Monash University, Melbourne) and Sarah Lockie (Monash University, Melbourne)
  • Lymphatics in Health and Disease: Convenors: Peter Russell and Prof John Windsor (Surgery, FMHS, Auckland)
  • He taonga tuku iho – Bioprotection Aotearoa: Convenors: Amanda Black (Lincoln University) and Matt Templeton (University of Auckland and New Zealand Institute of Plant and Food Research)
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