NZBIO are holding a Fermentation Symposium this October in the lead up to the NZBIO Annual Conference 2017.

To complement NZBIO’s annual conference and in collaboration with Callaghan Innovation, it’s our pleasure to offer a technical symposium where we will explore the status of fermentation as an enabling technology within biotechnology in New Zealand.  This event is aimed at scientists, technologists and engineers.  Our speakers will cover state-of-the-art work in fermentation across a variety of sectors, including industrial products, food and dairy.  Speaker talks will take place during the morning of October 11th at Te Wharewaka o Poneke, the same venue as will be used for NZBIO’s annual conference.  In the afternoon, delegates will travel to Callaghan Innovation’s Gracefield campus (Lower Hutt).  The symposium will continue in the afternoon with the opportunity to view the fermentation capabilities available in Gracefield, plus additional talks and a discussion panel workshop.  At the end of the day, delegates will travel back to Wellington central.  An optional tour of Black Dog Brewery will be available for those participants who want to further their exploration of fermentation technology (and products!) in the early evening.

This symposium represents NZBIO’s continuing work to provide events of interest to the technical fraternity within biotechnology in New Zealand.  We are pleased to bring Dr Colin South, an ex-pat kiwi with twenty years’ international experience in fermentation businesses to New Zealand to talk at this event.  We encourage your attendance to both learn and share experiences with your colleagues in a networking environment.

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