Selected photos from ComBio 2014 can be viewed at



ComBio2015:  27 September – 1 October 2015, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, VIC

Abstract and Early Registration deadline:  26 June 2015

ComBio2015 is the combined conference of the ASBMB (Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), the ASPS (Australian Society of Plant Scientists), the ANZSCDB (Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology), the NZSBMB (New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and the NZSPB (New Zealand Society of Plant Biologists).

The scientific program for ComBio2015 will again be highly attractive for plant scientists including streams in Plant Cell Biology, Plant Ecophysiology and Global Change Biology.

ASPS representatives are Ed Newbigin (Co-Chair and Program Co-Chair) and Ros Gleadow


Online registration and abstract submissions are not yet open (Early Bird rate closes 26 June 2015).

Please visit the ComBio2015 website :

ASPS student members can apply for travel support.

For details go to:


The scientific programme of the conference will include multiple Streams integrated by different Threads as follows:

Provisional Conference Streams

  • Cancer Biology
  • Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
  • Global Change Biology
  • Infection and Disease
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Cell Biology
  • Plant Ecophysiology
  • Regenerative and Developmental Biology
  • Synthetic Biology


Provisional Threads

  • Advanced Structural Methods
  • Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery
  • Emerging and Enabling Technologies in the Biological Sciences
  • Genomics and Transcriptomics
  • Hot topics
  • Model systems
  • Molecular and Cellular Imaging
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Systems and Computational Biology


Two ASPS Award Lectures:

Goldacre Lecture:

J G Wood Lecture: