Translational Photosynthesis Conference 2019


Innovations in Agriculture for Food Security

30 June – 3 July 2019, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

This conference brings together the key elements for a future food revolution.


It aims to connect with people whose common goal is to generate real-world solutions for global food production challenges, including scientists, agri-businesses, students, funding bodies, policy makers, and other future-focussed experts and leaders.


Our common focus: translating plant science innovations into better crops.





Key Information

Register/submit a poster here

Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dates: 30 June – 3 July 2019

Conference Preliminary Program

Registration cost – General: AU$900 Students AU$450

Contacts: Phone: +61 2 6125 1703 Twitter: #InnovAg

Confirmed keynote Speakers

Dr Raj Bhula, Gene Technology Regulator

Dr Tony Condon, CSIRO

Professor Robert Furbank, CoETP

Professor Mark Howden, Climate Change Institute, ANU

Dr Jaqueline Hughes, Deputy Director General for Research, IRRI

John Charles Kerin AO, FTSE

Professor David Kramer, Michigan State University, USA

Professor Tracy Lawson, University of Essex

John Leslie, Vertical Farms Systems

Dr Matthew Paul, Rothamsted Research

Professor Mark Stitt, Max-Planck Institute

Professor Salah Sukkeriah, University of Sydney

Jane Trindall, Cotton Research and Development Corporation

Dr Emma Wallington, National Institute of Agricultural Botany

Professor Pablo Zarco-Tejada, University of Melbourne



Conference session themes

Download the Conference Preliminary Program

Please note: The program currently only shows keynote speakers for each session. There are several slots of 15 minutes open to be chosen from the abstracts across the sessions, as well as slots for poster flash talks. Submit your abstract before 1 April, 2019 and showcase your work to a wide audience. This is your opportunity to interact with a broad cross section of the food security focussed translational research and development community; international agencies, regulators, policy makers, funders and industry.


  • Capturing carbon in photosynthesis

  • Photosynthetic light capture and conversion 

  • Advances in water use and efficiencies 

  • Responding to climate change impacts on agriculture 

  • Increasing energy use efficiency 

  • Improving photoconversion 

  • Benefiting from big data and modelling 

  • Future gene editing and synthetic biology 

  • Robots to remote sensing 

  • Genome selection to phenome 




Our Partners

Founding Sponsor


Major Sponsors









Other Partners