**STOP PRESS**
 Due to late notification of abstract acceptance, Earlybird Registration is extended – now closes 14 October
**STOP PRESS**

WELCOME

Welcome to the website of the 2016 Joint meeting of the New Zealand Microbiological Society and the New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. It is with great pleasure that we invite members, visitors and exhibitors to join us in Christchurch November 14-17th for this meeting.

Big data sets are changing and challenging the way we do science and so we have chosen the theme “Big Data, Little Organisms” as a focus for this meeting. We have lined up a diverse set of invited speakers who we hope will inspire and inform all participants. Christchurch has had its own challenges over recent years, so we also invite to also explore the vibrant regrowth of the city whilst visiting.

Craig Billington
Conference Chairman

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Conference Committee:
Craig Billington · ESR · NZMS Convenor
Ant Poole · University of Canterbury · NZSBMB Convenor
Meg Devane · ESR · NZMS
Ashley Garrill · University of Canterbury · NZMS
Stephen On · Lincoln University ·  NZMS
Rosemary Hancock · EVENEMENTS Limited · Conference Manager

IMPORTANT DATES:
Abstract Submission closes: 29th July Now extended to 15 August  CLOSED
Early Bird Registration Closes: 14th October