Industry Strengths

According to Professor Frank Gannon, Director and CEO, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, "research is a major industry and major contributor to the economic life of Brisbane". 

Brisbane is acknowledged as a centre of excellence in bio-medical, biopharmaceutical and human therapeutics, diagnostics and clinical trials. It is home to the world-renowned Queensland Institute of Medical Research, The Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence and the Translational Research Institute which is the vision of Professor Ian Frazer, the scientist and researcher who developed the world’s first cervical cancer vaccine.

Brisbane’s aptitude for attracting and encouraging innovation, industry leadership and emerging talent presents a unique chance to access world-class thought leaders and keynote speakers who enrich a conference experience with their expert knowledge, global networks and on-the-ground support.

Medical breakthroughs in Brisbane now

Professor Mia Woodruff is attracting global attention with her world-first 3D body parts and inspiring the next generation.

Professor Michael Good AO is working to develop a vaccine that protects the four billion people at risk of developing malaria.

Dr Nic Waddell and her team's cancer genomics research may reveal how to potentially prevent the disease in the future.

Dr Michelle Wykes is conducting potentially life-saving research into malaria - and its application doesn't stop there.

Professor Claire Rickard and her team are saving hospitals millions of dollars and improving the comfort of countless patients.

Mark Smyth’s research has revealed the immune system reacts with cancer and can be manipulated to fight the disease.

Professor Wendy Moyle's world-leading research into robotics is focused on making life easier for people with dementia.

Dr Glenn Gardener and his team provide the only in-utero surgery in Australia and New Zealand to treat babies with spina bifida.

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