Inaugural JAMS Anniversary half-day meeting and museum dinner

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 14:30 - 21:00

You are invited to our inaugural anniversary half-day meeting at the Australian Museum, set for February 29th. Please sign-up to this event if you wish to attend or email us if need be.

Registration costs have been reduced to $35 for students and $75 for everyone else, thanks to the generous sponsorships of POCD Scientific, BD, The School of Molecular Bioscience (U. Sydney), The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (UNSW), The School of Medicine (UWS), The Biomolecular Frontiers Research Centre (Macquarie U.), The Environmental Microbiology Initiative (UNSW), The C3 and I3 Institutes (UTS).

There is an expanded schedule with some great speakers from out of town and a poster session for PhD students. As an incentive for students to present their work, the best poster will be awarded with the inaugural EMI Best Poster Award.

If you intend to present your work, please provide a poster title during registration.

The schedule of the meeting is as follows:

2.30 - 3.00pm Poster setup.
3.00 - 3.15pm Welcomes, introductions and acknowledgements.
3.15 - 3.45pm Stan Robert - CSIRO Tasmania - Towards a biological Argo float.
3.45 - 4.15pm Tim Stinear - University of Melbourne - Retracing the Recent Emergence of Mycobacterium ulcerans.
4.15 - 4.45pm Steven Siciliano - University of Saskatchewan - The World’s Tipping Point: How genes, enzymes, microbes and plants regulate greenhouse gas release from Arctic Soils.
4.45 - 6.00pm Poster session with tea/coffee break at 5pm.
6.00 - 6.30pm Brajesh Singh - University of Western Sydney - Microbial diversity and ecosystem functions, resilience & recovery: Beyond statistical correlation.
6.30 - 7.00pm Mark Morrison - CSIRO Queensland - Differences downunder: macropodids, methane and metagenomics.
7.00 - 8.30pm 2-course banquet in the Dinosaur room with wine, beer and soft drinks.
8.30 - 9.00pm Closing remarks and poster winners announcement.

Registration fees can be paid via direct deposit to the following account:

Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia (UNSW upper campus branch)
BSB: 062303
Account: 10796458
Please indicate your name on the transaction.

If you want to attend, make sure you register and pay before February 20th.

POCD Scientific
Maquarie University
Sydney University
University of New South Wales
University of Technology Sydney
University of Western Sydney