AusBiotech 2023 underway in Queensland


Australia’s premier life science conference attracts more than 1,200 delegates representing life science professionals from 22 countries to ‘advance biotech’.

The flagship event of Australia’s biggest week in biotech, AusBiotech 2023, connected delegates in Brisbane to showcase how life sciences is ‘in our DNA’.

Held from 1-3 November, AusBiotech 2023 features an industry-led programme with more than 170 speakers across 50 sessions developed to inform, educate, celebrate, and inspire the life science community.

Australia’s largest life science conference also provides an opportunity for industry professionals from Australia and around the world to connect and develop meaningful connections with the aim of advancing biotech.

Key highlights include Emeritus Professor Ian Frazer, The University of Queensland; Director, Microba, who addressed Australia’s biotechnology landscape, the challenges, opportunities, and solutions to building a successful life sciences ecosystem and bioeconomy; Professor Michelle Haber, Executive Director, Children’s Cancer Institute, who shared her inspiring story on developing novel therapeutic and diagnostic approaches to improve the outcome of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and neuroblastoma; and Dr Sam Costello, CEO & Co-founder, BiomeBank, who delivered a keynote on donor-derived microbiome therapies, after BiomeBank became the first company globally to receive regulatory approval for a donor-derived microbiome therapy.

AusBiotech Lorraine Chiroiu says, “AusBiotech 2023 aims to lift the profile of Australia’s biotechnology industry, share new and ground-breaking knowledge, connect companies, and facilitate access to greater funding sources for companies to develop world-class science into therapies, diagnostics and medical devices.

“This year’s record-breaking turnout highlights the growing relevance and importance of the biotechnology industry in Australia.”

The Queensland Government has embraced the opportunity with two ministers in attendance. The Deputy Premier, Dr. Steven Miles, joined CEO Lorraine Chiroiu to open AusBiotech 2023, while the Hon. Cameron Dick MP, Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, will speak at the Conference Dinner.

AusBiotech 2023 is created by industry, for industry. This year's programme includes a one-day AgriBiotech Summit, the Early-Stage Innovation Forum, a conference dinner, and pre-conference workshops and clinical trials dinner. 

Biotech’s biggest week also includes pre and post-conference trip tours around Queensland’s health and innovations districts, including Boggo Road Innovation Precinct, Sunshine Coast Health Precinct, Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, Herston and Springfield Innovation Precinct, and TropiQ – Townsville, and AusBioInvest 2023, Australia’s premier life science investment event, held on 30 October in Melbourne.

AusBiotech 2023 is proudly supported by Host State Partner, the Queensland Government.