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Dear Past and Present Members
We are pleased to advise that the photographs from ComBio2016 can now be viewed at: http://www.asbmb.org.au/combio2016/index.html
We are also pleased to advise that the ComBio2017 website is now live at: http://www.combio.org.au/combio2017/
ComBio2017 will be held from 2 – 5 October at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
The Keynote Speaker at ComBio2017 is Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin. Professor Charpentier is the Co-inventor of CRISPR/Cas9 and is being sponsored by the Russell Grimwade School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne.
Professor Cathie Martin MBE from the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK, is a confirmed plenary speaker. Professor Martin conducts research into the relationship between diet and health, and how crops can be fortified to improve diets and address the global challenge of escalating chronic disease. She is particularly interested in plants which contain natural chemicals that are seen as ‘natural medicines’, including the phenolic compounds in fruits and vegetables. Professor Martin is well known for her work on blood oranges and purple, high anthocyanin tomatoes and through her spin-out company, Norfolk Plant Sciences, is working to secure the impact of her research on phytonutrients through food products designed to be good for consumers.
The conference website including the themes of the conference can be found at: http://www.combio.org.au/combio2017/
The pages will be updated as further information becomes available.
ComBio2016 and ComBio2017 Secretariat