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 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

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Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dates: 30 June – 3 July 2019

 Download the Conference Program here

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

Contacts: Phone: +61 2 6125 5080 Twitter: #InnovAg

Keynote Speakers

Dr Raj Bhula, Gene Technology Regulator

Associate Professor Andrew Borrell, QAAFI, UQ

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, Crawford Fund

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

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  • 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 




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