OzBio2010 - International Conference on “Molecules of life: from discovery to biotechnology” to take place in Melbourne 26 September to 1 October 2010.

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Key Dates

On-site Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
Extended to 20 September, 2010
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End of Earlybird Registration Deadline
Extended to 30 June, 2010
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Guaranteed Hotel Reservation Deadline
26 July, 2010
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Registrations must now be made at the registration desk.

Registration Fees

All prices are quoted in Australian dollars ($A) and include GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Type By 30.06.10 After 30.06.10 After 22.09.10
On Site
Member# $750 $900 $1000
Overseas Registrant## $750 $900 $1000
Non Member $940 $1075 $1175
Retired Member# $325 $400 $425
Retired Overseas Registrant## $325 $400 $425
Student Member*# $325 $400 $425
Overseas Student*## $325 $400 $425
Student Non Member* $450 $525 $550
Day Registration Member# $380 $450 $495
Day Registration Overseas## $380 $450 $495
Day Registration Non Member $480 $550 $595
Honours Student** $375 - by 22 September 2010 - -
Day Registration Honours Student** $110 - by 22 September 2010 - -
At the time of publication:

$A1 = US$ 0.90 £0.57 € 0.61 ¥81

Please visit “The Universal Currency Converter” at: http://www.xe.com/ucc/ for current conversion rates.

  1. * Students are defined as full-time students enrolled for degrees or diplomas at a University or tertiary institution and who do not hold full-time employment positions.
  2. ** A discounted rate is offered to Honours Students to attend the full conference, or just one day of the conference.
  3. Day registration is not offered to students.
  4. # Denotes current members of the ASBMB, ASPS, ANZSCDB, NZSBMB or NZSPB
    (A lapsed or non member may pay at the member rate provided that membership application/fees or renewals have been received by the ASBMB, ASPS, ANZSCDB, NZSBMB or NZSPB National Offices prior to the receipt of the registration. No exception will be made to this requirement.) Do not include membership payments with registration fees. Contact details of the five societies can be located here
  5. ## Overseas registrants refer to all registrants that do not reside in Australia or New Zealand.

Entitlements for full-time delegates

  • Access to all scientific sessions, exhibition and poster area
  • One ticket to the welcome reception on Monday evening.
  • Subsidized ticket to the cocktail hour on Tuesday evening.
  • Conference satchel including Final Program, Mini Program and CD-ROM of abstracts.
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks on each day of the Conference.
  • Lunches from Monday through to Thursday.
  • Admission to the biotechnology, education and career development workshops to be held on the Friday afternoon after completion of the main Conference.

Entitlements for day delegates

  • Access to scientific sessions, exhibition and poster area on day of registration
  • Conference satchel including Final Program, Mini Program and CD-ROM of abstracts.
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks on day of registration.
  • Lunch on day of registration.
  • Day registrants on the Friday also have admission to the biotechnology, education and career development workshops to be held in the afternoon.
  • Evening functions are not included in day registration fees.

Accompanying Persons

Tickets for social events and sightseeing tours should be ordered on the Conference Registration Form.

Acknowledgement and Conference Materials

Registration payments and hotel reservations will be confirmed in writing by the Conference Secretariat. The Final Program, Mini Program and CD-ROM will be included in the Conference satchel available at the registration desk on arrival. The Conference website will be continuously updated with program details.

Abstract Book

The Conference abstracts will be available online at least 30 days prior to the conference. A CD-ROM with all Conference abstracts will be included in the Conference satchel. A printed version of the abstract book is not available.


The registration desk will be located outside the Exhibition Hall until Friday morning, when it will move to a foyer on the second floor. The desk will be open at the following times:

Day Time
Sunday, 26 September 15:00 – 19:00
Monday, 27 September 08:00 – 20:00
Tuesday, 28 September 08:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 29 September 08:00 – 18:00
Thursday, 30 September 08:00 – 18:00
Friday, 1 October 08:15 – 17:00


Cancellations must be notified in writing to the Secretariat. Cancellations prior to 12 July 2010 will be refunded, but will incur an administration fee of A$120.00. There will be no refunds after 12 July 2010. Substitute delegates will be accepted.


In case of industrial disruption, the OzBio2010 Local Organising Committee accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by participants. If, for reasons beyond the control of the organisers, the conference is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded after deduction of expenses already incurred.


Personal information, as defined under the national privacy legislation, The Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2001, will be treated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles and only shared with related or third parties in accordance with those principles. Please complete the section of the registration form relating to privacy if you do not wish your personal information to be included in the Participant List to be distributed to participants and exhibitors at the meeting on CD-ROM, in PDF format.


Overseas registrants who have paid a registration fee, may request official letters of invitation through the Secretariat.