Congratulations to the latest winners of our Student Travel Grants!

Congrats to Diana Atigari and Chris Horne, the winners of the NZSBMB autumn travel round.  Diana and Chris were awarded student travel grants of $500 each - well done to both!

Diana is a PhD student in Dr. Bronwyn Kivell's group at Victoria University of Wellington. Diana be heading to the USA to present her poster, entitled "Investigating the chemotherapy induced neuropathic pain effects and anti-addiction effects of MP1104, a novel mixed acting kappa, delta opioid receptor agonist" at three different conferences.

Chris is a PhD student in Assoc. Prof Ren Dobson's group at the University of Canterbury. He'll be winging his way to Canada to present at the 13th International Conference on Structural Biology conference on "The rules of engagement for the transcriptional regulator nanR". 

We'll be running another travel round later this year. Please note, students must be members of the society for >3 months at the time of application, so if you are thinking of applying and aren't a paid-up member - join today!

 

Save the date! Our annual conference this year is:

26-29 November 2018.

This year we are holding a joint annual meeting with the New Zealand Microbiological Society (NZMS). The theme of our conference is “Microbes & Molecules”.

The conference will be held at the  University of Otago located centrally in Dunedin. We have a fantastic lineup of international (and national) speakers. We also have spots available for speakers from abstracts - so submit yours!  More information can be found on the conference website: https://www.nzmsconference.org.nz/

 
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Big news!  Big conference!

The NZSBMB has won the hosting rights for the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) conference in 2021, the first time New Zealand has hosted the triennial event.

The prestigious life sciences congress will bring up to 900 leading biochemists including 12 international plenary speakers to meet at the new Christchurch Convention Centre for five days in November 2021.