April 2019: Student Travel Grants

Congratulations to our latest Student Travel Grant recipients: Zuhaib Bhat (Lincoln); Nils Birkholz (Otago); Shelly Grace (Massey); and Hannah McKerchar (Canterbury).

This funding is to assist our student members in attending/presenting at international conferences. The NZSBMB awarded $800 per grant ($3200 in total this round!)

Congratulations to all our prize winners from the 2018 “Microbes and Molecules” conference!

Poster Competition:

1st Nils Birkholz - Transcriptional regulation by the anti-CRISPR-associated protein Aca2
2nd Le Van Hung Vuong - Characterization of Furazolidone-Resistant Escherichia coli Mutants Reveals Novel Reductase Activity of the AhpF Protein
3rd Shelley Grace - Uncovering the microbial agents of 'red heat' contamination in salt-cured products

Post-student (postdocs/technicians/research fellows):
1st Randy Lacy - Fatty acid fingerprints: Exploring new tools for detecting kauri dieback

Student Talk Competition Winners:

1st Equal Gabriel Rawcliffe and Bridget Watson
3rd place Maximilian Ehrhardt.


In 2020 we are joining ComBio in Melbourne!

We are looking for one our our full members to serve as the NZSBMB representative on the organising committee.

This is a great opportunity to play a major role in organising an international meeting, and foster strong ties to the Australasian science community.  If you are interested in being on the organising committee, please email us newzealandSBMB@gmail.com.


Big news!  Big conference in 2021!

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.