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Panel discussions
When:
6 August, 18:00PM -19:15PM
Where: S3 Lecture Theatre, 16,
Rainforest Walk, Clayton VIC
Networking sessions
When:
6 August, 19:15PM -20:30PM
Where: Level 4 of Green Chemical Futures building,
13 Rainforest Walk, Clayton VIC

The Networking Session will be held on level 4 of GCF, 13 Rainforest Walk between 19:15PM – 20:30PM. 
Refreshments will be served.

Industry partners

  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

    Representative: Dr Amanda Au

    About Walter and Eliza Hall Institute:
    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, based in Parkville, is one of Australia's leading biomedical research organisations, with a strong national and international reputation for performing highly influential basic and translational research. The Institute is home to more than 1,100 staff and students (including undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD students) who work in multidisciplinary teams addressing some of the major health challenges of our time, with a focus on cancer, infection, inflammation, immune disorders, development and ageing. We are at the forefront of research innovation, with a strong commitment to excellence and investment in research computing and bioinformatics, advanced technologies and developing new medicines and diagnostics.

  • Bush Heritage Australia

    Representatives: Tegan Hibberson

    About Bush Heritage Australia:
    We're a national not-for-profit conservation organisation committed to returning Australia's bush to good health. We do this by carefully selecting, buying and then managing land of outstanding conservation value. We also work in a collaborative, supportive and respectful way with others on their land, including with Aboriginal groups, pastoralists, private land owners, non-government and government organisations. Independent and informed by science, we focus our work in priority landscapes areas selected on the basis of national biodiversity priorities, location of existing reserves and opportunities for strategic partnerships.

  • Ecological Consultants Association of Victoria (ECA Vic)

    Representatives:
    Imogen Merlo, Kait Goudge.


    About Ecological Consultants Association of Victoria (ECA Vic):
    Ecological consulting has its beginnings in Victoria in the late 1970s. Since this time the industry has seen significant growth and change, with the number of practicing consultancies growing to over one hundred in 2017. Recognising this diversification presents challenges to maintaining a consistently high level of quality, ECA Vic was formed to support all current and future consultants so that collectively we can provide the highest standard of service, reflecting the principles of ‘scientific method’ and ‘ecologically sustainable development’.

  • National Measurement Institute

    Representative: Thish de Silva

    About National Measurement Institute:
    We are the Australian Government’s national authority on measurement. We play an important role in the Australian economy by maintaining and regulating Australia’s measurement system, developing and maintaining national measurement standards, and delivering world-class measurement products and client services. Our work adapts to, services and enhances the productivity and growth of Australian industries, and aims to ensure a fair, safe, healthy and competitive Australia.

  • Remember The Wild

    Representative: Cathy Cavallo

    About Remember The Wild:Remember The Wild is Australia's first nature-engagement charity. Our mission is to connect people to nature, driving pro-environmental behavioural and value change in Australian communities for the dual purpose of improving environmental and societal health. In 2013 we were founded by a group of Monash, Deakin and Melbourne University students who saw a need to reconnect people to nature and slow or halt the 'extinction of experience' that is driving humanity's disconnect to nature. We now work with government, industry and community to facilitate connection and increase the community’s awareness of Australia’s unique flora and fauna.

  • Urban Ecology in Action

    Representative: Amy Hahs

    About Urban Ecology in Action:Remember The Wild is Australia's first nature-engagement charity. Our mission is to connect people to nature, driving pro-environmental behavioural and value change in Australian communities for the dual purpose of improving environmental and societal health. In 2013 we were founded by a group of Monash, Deakin and Melbourne University students who saw a need to reconnect people to nature and slow or halt the 'extinction of experience' that is driving humanity's disconnect to nature. We now work with government, industry and community to facilitate connection and increase the community’s awareness of Australia’s unique flora and fauna.

  • Let's Torque

    Representative: Amelia Pearson

    About Let's Torque:Let's Torque is a STEM ((Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) public speaking competition for Victorian Undergraduate students. We aim to inspire the next generation of STEM communicators to be able to disseminate information to any audience regardless of age and background. Communication workshops are run alongside a competition to allow students to put their learning into action. With supporters including Monash and Swinburne, the Royal Society of Victoria, New Scientist, and Melbourne Zoo, Let's Torque aims to draw a link between classroom learning and the importance of communication skills in industry.

  • Rowe Scientific

    Representative: Hoa Kha

    About Rowe Scientific:Rowe Scientific supplies a comprehensive range of lab consumables and equipment for all types of laboratories. We are the preferred scientific supplier in our geographical region; a profitable company with which customers can identify and one where our dedicated staff are of paramount importance through their hard work, providence of goodwill and committed customer service.

  • Fire Films

    Representative: Corinne Maunder

    About Fire Films:Fire Films produces health and life science documentaries and educational videos that raise awareness, drive change and make a difference. Their innovative approach to online learning delivers clever and engaging video content solutions for universities, government departments, healthcare providers and biomedical technology companies. Many of their films and educational videos have been widely acclaimed and awarded both in Australia and internationally, and have contributed to driving change and major cultural shifts in both large organisations and the wider community.

  • Zeema Therapeutics

    Representative: Tim Oldham

    About Zeema Therapeutics:Zeema Therapeutics is a new cellular immunotherapy company harnessing the twin disruptive technologies of immunotherapy and cellular therapy to improve cancer outcomes. Our technology recapitulates bone marrow in a laboratory, enabling us to produce a range of blood progenitor and immune cells at scale and in an off-the-shelf way (do not require matching). Our lead product is entering Phase 2/3 trials to improve remission rates in high dose chemotherapy for AML; our second product family is based on natural killer (NK) and modified (CAR-NK) cells for a variety of cancers.

  • Museums Victoria

    Representatives: Benjamin Samuel, Jack Francischelli

    About Museums Victoria:Museums Victoria is Australia's largest public museum organisation. It is responsible for the care of Victoria's state collections (approximately 17 million items). For more than 160 years, the people of Victoria have turned to their State museum to connect the past and the present, and to imagine the future. As Australia's largest public museum organisation, we inspire audiences to engage in life’s deep mysteries and big questions.

  • Parks Victoria

    Representatives: Holly Barker

    About Parks Victoria:Parks Victoria is an independent statutory authority with the primary goal to protect, conserve and enhance Parks Victoria managed land, including its natural and cultural values, for the benefit of the environment and current and future generations.

  • In Vitro Technologies

    Representatives: Dr Mala Reddy

    About In Vitro Technologies:In Vitro Technologies are the premier supplier for cell biology and immunology research throughout Australia and New Zealand. Our range of cells, consumables, reagents, and laboratory equipment support your cell biology workflow in the fields of Cancer, Neuroscience, Immunology, Diabetes & Obesity, Cardiology, Pharmacology, and Drug Discovery. By partnering with world-class suppliers, In Vitro Technologies enables high quality, reproducible data, allowing researchers to accelerate discovery and publish high impact papers.

  • Ironbark Environmental Arboriculture

    Representatives: Bryer Drago

    About Ironbark Environmental Arboriculture:We are a multi-disciplinary company combining ecology and arboriculture to provide a different approach to environmental management and wildlife conservation. We provide a range of consultancy services including fauna and threatened species management during the project planning phase and site work to manage fauna during tree clearing or construction. One of our main services is installation of salvaged hollows and chainsaw carved hollows in urban and peri-urban areas to benefit urban wildlife and support biodiversity. We also provide environmental tree assessments and services.

  • KBR

    Representatives: Claire Fraser

    About KBR:KBR is a consultant who provide engineering and environmental solutions to infrastructure projects (amongst others). The environmental team performs planning and environmental assessments of the works, applies for approvals, delivers advice to protect the environment during construction and helps manage the project in a sustainable way.

  • Teach for Australia

    Representatives: Melanie Symonds

    About Teach for Australia:KBR is a consultant who provide engineering and environmental solutions to infrastructure projects (amongst others). The environmental team performs planning and environmental assessments of the works, applies for approvals, delivers advice to protect the environment during construction and helps manage the project in a sustainable way.

  • Jacobs/ EIANZ

    Representatives: Leo McComb

    About Jacobs/ EIANZ:The Environment Institute is a not-for-profit, professional association for environmental practitioners from across Australia and New Zealand. The Institute supports environmental practitioners and promotes independent and interdisciplinary discussion on environmental issues. The Institute also advocates environmental knowledge and awareness, advancing ethical and competent environmental practice. Our members come from all areas of environmental practice and are at the forefront of challenging and complex issues such as climate change, sustainability and preserving biodiversity.

  • Prensa Pty Ltd

    Representatives: Kara Hower

    About Prensa Pty Ltd:Prensa is a risk management business providing innovative consulting solutions in the areas of property, environment and safety. Prensa comprises a dynamic team of professionals with experience in a range of risk management disciplines. The company is headed by individuals with a wealth of knowledge gained from over 20 years of practical experience in the risk management industry. Prensa consultants are skilled and qualified professionals specialising in the fields of contaminated land, hazardous materials (including asbestos), property risk auditing, due diligence assessments, cooling towers, dangerous goods, work health safety, occupational hygiene and emergency management.