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Event date: April 3 – 6, 2017
Venue: Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley, Australia


The Hunter meeting brings together researchers at all levels in Cell & Developmental Biology, Systems Biology and Cell Imaging. The meeting combines 2 sub-programs: Systems Biology (Monday April 3rd – Tuesday April 4th) and Cell and Developmental Biology (Tuesday April 4th – Thursday April 6th), with an overlapping session on Tuesday afternoon. Full registration includes both sub-programs, or you can choose to register for one sub-program only.

Bring the kids! The family-friendly venue in the Hunter Valley includes a large swimming pool and kids club. 

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HGSA 41st Annual Scientific Meeting


HGSA 41st Annual Scientific Meeting

Event date: August 5 – 8, 2017
Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


On behalf of the Local Organising Committee we invite you to join us for the 41st Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) Annual Scientific Meeting to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 5-8 August 2017.

The theme for the conference is “Next Generation: Coming of Age”. We plan to explore the genetics of chronic and common diseases associated with ageing.

The conference promises to be an exciting meeting with strong scientific content, covering various aspects of human genetics and genomics, including sessions around the following topics:

  • The genetics of chronic and common diseases associated with ageing
  • Cancer genetics
  • Genetics for non-genetic health professionals
  • Cognitive decline and dementia

The Local Organising Committee and the Scientific Program Committee are assembling a cast of renowned scientists and clinicians from home and abroad to explore these themes from both an Australian and International perspective. In addition, there will be an Education theme on the first day of the conference for GPs and non-genetic health professionals on the genetics behind chronic and common diseases associated with ageing.


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Event date: September 10 – 14, 2017
Venue: Jerusalem, Israel

The FEBS Congress aims to provide an outstanding international forum in the European area for the face to face exchange of knowledge and ideas across the molecular life sciences. The core scientific programme comprises inspiring plenary lectures from distinguished researchers working in areas of high topical interest, and a range of themed symposia providing focused updates from leading experts in each field. The contribution of participants towards the scientific discussion at the event is encouraged by the opportunity to present work through extensive poster sessions, and submitted abstracts may also be considered for oral presentations.
The broad subject coverage of the Congress and its size provide an excellent setting for participants to gain valuable insight into progress in research areas beyond their own. In addition, a range of special sessions aim to engage participants on wider issues, such as teaching in the molecular life sciences, and science and society questions. A commercial exhibition provides additional interest.
The FEBS Congress has a strong emphasis on support, education and inspiration for the next generation of scientists, with a bursary scheme for early-career researchers, a satellite Young Scientists’ Forum, and activities to encourage interaction with peers and experts.

Altogether the FEBS Congress aims to be an exemplary cross-discipline gathering in the molecular life sciences for research presentation, discussion, learning, inspiration and encouragement — with participants leaving with new research knowledge and ideas, and perhaps the beginnings of international collaborations and friendships.

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International Proteolysis SOCIETY 2017 meeting


Event date: October 28 – November 1, 2017
Venue: Banff Conference Centre, Canada



The 10th General Meeting of the International Proteolysis Society from 28 October to 1 November 2017, and protease research training workshops for students and postdocs on the 27-28 October. The meeting will be held at the Kinnear Centre in Banff, in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. It is a splendid venue to be inspired, discuss with colleagues, forge new collaborations and see the best science from the proteolysis field.

Of course, we will mark the 10th anniversary of our meeting in a special way! We look forward to seeing you in Banff, Alberta. Cowgirl or cowboy boots, belt buckle and bolo tie optional but highly recommended! We’ll provide the hat!

Organisers: Joanne Lemieux, Jean-Bernard Denault and Chris Overall of the Universities of Alberta, Sherbrooke and British Columbia.

 Meeting topics


  • Proteases in Immunity
  • Protease Systems Biology
  • Biologicals for Therapeutic Intervention
  • Proprotein convertases and Metabolism
  • Cancer and Metastasis
  • Proteasome and ubiquitination systems
  • Intracellular Proteolytic Systems
  • Proteases in Developmental Biology
  • Membrane-Associated Proteolysis
  • Proteases in bacteria, viruses, fungi and elsewhere
  • Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration
  • New Technologies in Protease Inhibitor Development


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Event date: July 1 – 5, 2018
Venue: Cairns, Australia



MACRO2018 will take place at the Cairns Convention Centre in Cairns from Sunday 1 July– Thursday 5 July 2018.

The reputation of MACRO events goes further than great science; they are also famous for their warm and convivial atmosphere. In 2018, there will be a busy social schedule, starting with a welcome reception and extending to a number of special events throughout the conference that will highlight Australian heritage and the region of Cairns, including of course the Great Barrier Reef, to the conference banquet.

A large number of sessions will also cover topics at the interface between polymer science and other disciplines that address a range of important issues faced by our modern society, for instance in medicine, energy and the environment.

For more information please visit the conference website.