ANZ Marine Biotechnology Society

2nd Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Conference and 4th International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology, Incorporating the New Zealand Aquaculture Science Association

The 2017 symposium will be held in Tauranga, New Zealand along with the 4th International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology.

Dates: 8-10 August, 2017

Go to BLUE2GREEN Convention website


Marine Biotech Student Scholarships for CMB Summer Course in Microbial Ecology @ SIMS 20-25 Nov 2016

ANZMBS was pleased to offer scholarships for 2 registrations ($570 ea) to postgraduate student members of ANZMBS to attend the above course, these were awarded to students from James Cook University and The University of Waikato.

About the Society

The Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society was formed on 1st September 2014 and incorporated in October 2014. It currently has 95 members (July 2016).

The Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society exchanges ideas and develops collaborations between researchers, technologists, industry and Government colleagues and other interested parties towards the advancement of marine biotechnology in Australia and New Zealand. 

  • Research collaborations
  • Funding opportunities
  • Commercialisation of marine bioproducts
  • Influencing policy on marine biotechnology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Benefit Sharing
  • A vision for the future
  • An Australia-New Zealand Agreement on Biotechnology
  • Regular research symposia at conferences

Society Rules (PDF 131KB)

Membership form (DOCX 45KB)

Professional (current or retired) $30

Student $20

Corporate $150

Associate (non-voting, includes international – non Australian or New Zealand – members) $35

For more information contact the Society

Society Activities

1st Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society Symposium   and AGM April 2016

The 1st Symposium was held in Adelaide, South Australia, for more information and to see the abstract booklet see the symposium website

 ANZMBS input into Australia’s National Marine Science Plan

Australia’s National Marine Science Plan, launched on 11 August 2015 at Australia’s Parliament House, was developed in response to the 2013 position paper Marine Nation 2025: Marine Science to Support Australia’s Blue Economy.

In July 2014 the National Marine Science Committee (NMSC) called for white papers towards the development of a National Marine Science Plan for Australia. These white papers are available for viewing on the FRDC website. A workshop was held at the Shine Dome in Canberra 25-26th Nov to examine the outcomes of the white paper process and start the development of the marine plan. The biotechnology paper fits under the theme “Biodiversity conservation and ecosystem health” Baker et al. Marine Biotechnology; extracting value from marine biodiversity



Upcoming Marine Biotech Events


6th International Conference on Biorefinery, Christchurch, New Zealand. 18-21 Jan, 2017   

Australian Science Communicators 9th National Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 23-24 Feb, 2017

8th International Conference on Marine Bioprospecting. Bioprosp_17, Tromso, Norway, March 8-10

World Science Festival, Brisbane, Australia 22-26 March, 2017

Natural Products NZ Summit 2017, Nelson, 29-31 March, 2017.

Sponges, Corals and the World – International Symposium on Marine Science, Blue Business and Society. Blanes, Spain, 30-31 March, 2017

TTS Australia Tech Transfer Summit Brisbane, Australia. 27-28 April 2017

7th European Algae Industry Summit,  Nice, France 26-27 April 2017

11th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference Hawaii 22-24 May,  University of Hawaii.

University-Industry Interaction Conference, Dublin Ireland,   7-9 June, 2017

Silicon, Silica & their Isotopes: Biology, Biogeochemistry and Biotechnology, Blanes, Spain, 12-16 June, 2017

6th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology (ISAP). Nantes, France 18-23rd June, 2017.

7th Int Conference on Algal biomass, biofuels and bioproducts, Miami, 18-21 June, 2017 (Elsevier)

10th World Sponge Conference, Galway, Ireland, 25-30 June, 2017.

Biotech France Int. Conf. and Exhibition (includes marine biotechnology) Paris, 28-30 June, 2017.

Australian Marine Science Association Conference “Connections through shallow seas” Darwin, Australia.  2-6 July, 2017 (Includes a session on the Blue Economy)

New Zealand Marine Sciences Society conference. Mahi Ngatahi: Working together for better management into the future.  Uni of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ 4-6 July, 2017

Gordon Conference on Natural Products and Bioactive Compounds. Andover, USA  Jul 30 to Aug 4, 2017

BLUE2GREEN - ANZMBS CONFERENCE 2nd Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society Conference Tauranga, NZ 8-10 August, (excursions on 7th and 11th                     

10th Biannual AAOCS Meeting  “Biotechnology, lipidomics and nutrition” 11-13 Sept, 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia  Submission deadline is the 28th July 2017

8th BioMarine Rimouski, Canada, 1-3 Oct, 2017