Events & workshops

Events & workshops


State Science Exchanges

To deliver research for maximum impact, the CRC will host four one-day State Science Exchanges (State SXs) in February 2018, part of the lead up to the National Science Exchange, the final delivery event and celebration for the CRC in May 2018.

Each State SX will bring CRC research teams together with state government biosecurity policy, programs and regulatory staff, as well as interested industry representatives. The State SX programs have been developed in collaboration with each state government to ensure they address the priority biosecurity issues for each state.

Topics will include the latest advances in surveillance technologies and diagnostics; understanding the vectors and natural processes which drive pest arrival and distribution; and insights into how to more effectively engage with biosecurity stakeholders, as well as focus topics for each state such as grains surveillance, the latest findings on fruit fly control and phylloxera management in wine grapes.

State SXs will be held in Perth, Western Australia (6 February); Adelaide, South Australia (7 February); Sydney, New South Wales (14 February) and Brisbane, Queensland (15 February). Attendance is free but by invitation only.

Read the presentation summaries in the event booklet.

If you are interested in attending one of these events, please contact Devika Naidu-Ihms: 02 6201 2882

Program for WA State Science Exchange (6 February 2018)

Program for SA State Science Exchange (7 February 2018)

Program for NSW State Science Exchange (14 February 2018)

Program for QLD State Science Exchange (15 February 2018)


The National Science Exchange

PBCRC's main event is the Science Exchange (SX), which consists of science presentations, project team meetings and networking opportunities for researchers, staff, PhD students, PBCRC Participants and end-users of research.

The final CRC event will be the National Science Exchange, to be held in Melbourne from 29-31 May. More information on registration, accommodation and the scientific program will be available mid February 2018.

Past Science Exchanges

SX 2016: Held at the RACV Goldfield Resort, Creswick, Victoria from 25-28 October 2016.

SX 2015: Held at on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland from 11-14 August 2015. Presentations are available to view here.

SX 2014: Held on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. View presentations, Handbook, Program and News.

Event Presentations

Research symposium

Research projects applicable to the biosecurity system and operations of the Australian Government, were presented to staff at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in Canberra, on the 28 March 2017.

View the agenda and presentations.

Smart biosecurity science for horticulture symposium

PBCRC horticulture related biosecurity research was presented to stakeholders in Melbourne on the 30 May 2016. You can view the symposium agenda, handbook and presentations here.