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Agricultural Bioscience International Conference 2015
7 - 9 September 2015, Melbourne, Australia

The theme for ABIC 2015 is “New thinking, new discoveries and new applications”. In addition to building on past accomplishments to create a strong and sustainable industry, the program will celebrate innovation in agricultural biotechnology. ABIC 2015 will focus on three streams critical to the global application of biotechnology in agriculture. We are pleased to bring this major interntational conference to Melbourne with the support of the Victorian Government.

Stream 1: Genomes meets Biomes

A big picture approach to interactions between forages and plant protection, livestock and rumen microbiomes, and agricultural produce. This stream will explore the advances in our understanding of these interactions and the impact that a systems approach can have on yield and agricultural productivity.

Stream 2: Making the impossible possible

This stream focuses on new thinking and new discoveries being applied in plant biotechnology.  It addresses the key questions of how farmers can adapt to increasingly constrained production and environmental conditions, increasing the sustainable use of crop protection products and lower energy inputs whilst at the same time addressing the increasing global demand for food, feed, fibre and energy.

Stream 3: Making it work in the real world

What are the implications of new generation technologies and products entering the market where there is increasing regulation, trade constraints and competition for investment? This stream will include sessions that have been designed to inform and support organisations and governments when considering the implications of recent developments in biotechnology on policy and strategic planning for the future.

Applications are invited to participate in this exciting and internationally-recognised event.


Thinking of visiting Australia for ABIC 2015?
AusBiotech is pleased to be hosting the ABIC 2015 conference, alongside the lead partner CropLife Australia and supporting partner, the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) in Melbourne, 7 - 9 September 2015.

The Agricultural Bioscience International Conference (ABIC) 2015 is the premier global meeting which promotes innovation in bioscience to ensure sustainable food, feed, fibre and fuel security as the climate changes. By connecting people, ABIC gathers not only the common answers but also the different approaches each participant is taking to address the common challenge. Capacity is built at a new level, generating answers only possible when people bring their unique skills and expertise to the same table.

Australia is an international leader in agricultural biotechnology. Plant biotechnology has been widely adopted in Australia and there is considerable ongoing research and development in the area. Over the next 100 years, growing enough food for people to eat will challenge all  countries. Australia, as one of the few large food exporting countries, has an unprecedented opportunity to take the lead in innovating to produce safe, nutritious and affordable food for domestic and export markets. 

View the ABIC 2015 Delegate list here.

For further information please contact
ABIC 2015 Event Manager, Kirsty Grimwade
Phone: +61 (0) 3 9828 1400







AusBiotech thanks the following event partners: