Cairns Gathers Vertebrate Morphology Experts

The International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology is heading to Australia for the first time and will be hosted at the Cairns Convention Centre in July 2022. The global event will bring together over 700 leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Vertebrate Morphology, such as Biomechanics, Evolutionary Developmental Biology and Paleontology. The congress also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Vertebrate Morphology.

The conference, hosted by the International Society of Vertebrate Morphology, will be attended by delegates from over 40 countries, with experts from a variety of International universities such as Harvard, Cambridge, Yale, Chicago and Brown. “Cairns was the perfect choice for the 2022 Congress,” said Dr Olga Panagiotopoulou, from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, who led Australia’s bid to host the event. “Over recent years, Australia has become a leading nation in vertebrate research and we wanted to bring the international community to a city where they could network together and explore one of the most beautiful destinations in the world,” she said.

Life sciences is a growing sector, with Australia positioned in the world’s top five in biotechnology for the past three years. Queensland has more than 100 large institutes, facilities, research hospitals, precincts, smaller laboratories and other research organisations involved in the biotechnology sector.

Photo: Cairns Convention Centre

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