Symposium Objective:

Many aspects of disease diagnosis, biosecurity and environmental science rely on exploiting the nucleotide building-blocks that encode the identity and function of biological cells. The technologies for diagnosis and sensing that are employed by these disparate disciplines are diverse and expanding, but often developed in isolation. We believe that by promoting cross-disciplinary scientific collaboration we can accelerate the technical development and uptake of molecular sensing technologies for biological science.

The significance of this symposium is its uniquely broad, cross-disciplinary nature. Its focus will be to inspire and foster collaborations, delivering the new inventions and creative modifications of existing technologies that will provide significant social, environmental and economic impact.

Please note that due to venue size and the collaborative nature of the symposium, spaces are limited. Please register ASAP to secure your place.


  • $200


  • $100

    PhD and Postdocs

Event date: 02Oct 2018

Tuesday 2 - Wednesday 3 Oct 2018

CSIRO Hobart Auditorium

  • 9.00am - 5.00pm

Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS
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Set alongside the beautiful Derwent estuary and below the spectacular Mount Wellington - Two days of presentations, panel discussion and networking sessions given by global and national leaders, as well as early career researchers, from four main themes: environment, technology, biomedical, and biosecurity & forensics.


  • Establish a collaboration-hub for promoting cross-disciplinary cooperation in detection science, providing a pathway that links researchers across disciplines, institutions, and nations.
  • Inspire and foster future collaboration, interdisciplinary cohesion, and career paths for early career researchers.
  • Synthesize a review that emphasizes the potential of this cross-disciplinary approach


For further information, please see our website.

Science areas: Biological sciences and Environment

Event type: Conference or seminar