Biotechnology, Gene Technology & Vaccines.

Friday, 25 November 2022 | 11.30-15.00
Macquarie University

Hybrid event

 Defence Innovation Network and Macquarie University invite the defence and science community to the Industry Forum focused on  Biotechnology, Gene Technology & Vaccines.

This event, hosted at Macquarie University, will showcase NSW’s outstanding innovations presented by universities and industry in specific areas of interest. Participants will also have a chance to interact with representatives from the Defence Science and Technology GroupDMTC and the Australian Defence Force.

Areas of interest

  • Gene repair tools
  • What can we learn from Covid for Defence?



11.30-12.00  Networking Lunch

12.00-14.00  Expert talks

  • Dr Axel Bender, StartShot Lead Operating in CBRN Environment, DSTG
  • Emily Kibble, DMTC
  • Dr Craig Rodgers, Safeguarding Australia through Biotechnology Response and Engagement 
  • Prof Ian Paulsen, Macquarie University
  • Prof Jamie Triccas, University of Sydney
  • Dr Maciej Maselko, Macquarie University
  • Dr Roland Gamsjaeger, Western Sydney University
  • Dr Gaetan Burgio, Australian National University
  • Dr Damien Chong, DSTG & Dr Hui Xin, Macquarie University
  • Prof Brett Neilan, University of Newcastle

14.00-15.00  Lab tours



Are you interested in talking?

If you are an industry representative or researcher from one of the DIN member universities and would like to give a short 7-minute pitch, please register your interest by COB, 11 November 2022.


Are you interested in attending?

If you want to join the event, please register your interest in attending by 12 PM, 23 November 2022.

Teleconference details will be sent after the registration cut off date to attendees who meet the conditions of entry. Please use your full name and professional email to register for this event.

Conditions of entry

This event is catered to academics, DSTG, Defence, and Defence-related industries only. DIN reserves the right to cancel tickets or refuse access at any time without prior notice.


Our Partner Universities

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