Nov 29, 2019


Career Development Workshop For Women DECEMBER 2019

This one day pre-conference workshop covers strategies and practical skills to help early career scientists plan and manage successful careers in science. This workshop is designed for early career PhD students but is open to all. Likewise, it is designed to focus on issues that may be more relevant to women, but is open to all students/postdocs.

Note: Registrants for the workshop do not have to be attending the conference.


Registration $90; includes morning and afternoon tea,and lunch.

Email for payment details.

Numbers are restricted to ensure extensive participation opportunities.The workshop will be held at the University of Queensland, Saturday 30thNovember.


Topics covered:

•Career management and strategies

•Abstract writing

•Communication styles

•Networking and building relationships

•Communicating your science

•Grant writing

•Mental toughness, resilience & ethics

•Work-life balance-successful scientists’ stories

Nov 30, 2019

1-4 December 2019


2019 Conference & AGM

1 - 4 December 2019

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has been confirmed as the venue for this year's AGM and conference for 1st Dec to 4th Dec 2019.

The conference will be jointly hosted by the Australian Entomological Society (AES) and the Society of  Australian Systematic Biologists (SASB) as well as the Australasian Arachnological Society (AAS).

Conference website and more details coming soon.

26-29 November 2017

Conference: Integrating Systematics for Conservation and Ecology

A joint meeting of the Society of Australian Systematic Biologists, the Australasian Systematic Botany Society, incorporating the Invertebrate Biodiversity and Conservation Biennial Meeting. Venue: The University of Adelaide.

Please see for more details.

12-14 September 2017

A Collections Meeting With a Difference: Genomics, Collections, Adaptation and Phylogeny

This is to invite you to mark your calendars and consider joining us at a meeting at CSIRO Discovery in Canberra this coming September. Its theme will be the interplay between collections (museums, herbaria), and genomics - but with a few twists.

Part of the meeting will address phylogenomics and collections. We hope this will appeal to all collections-based workers interested in systematics and phylogenetics.

The other part of the meeting will address collections and adaptation. We want collections-based biologists, genomicists and evolutionary biologists to come together and talk about steering a course to future collaborations that will see museum and herbarium collections play more of a role in understanding adaptation.

If your work is cut out dealing with systematics and phylogeny, consider how disentangling historical markers from functionally significant and adaptive markers in the age of genomics is as important as it’s ever been. Think about how working in a collection puts you in the perfect position to work productively with genomicists and evolutionary biology who will be keen to use the specimens in the collections to achieve a more complete understanding of evolution, both in terms of phylogenetics and adaptation/function.

If you are more a molecular biologist, genomicist or evolutionary biologist who may not have worked much with collections, come and tell us how you think the diversity of specimens in collections (from traditional dried specimens to cryofrozen tissue samples and RnaLater samples) could promote your work and what you might want collections workers to do differently when they acquire specimens into the future.

Invited speakers so far confirmed as attending (topics not yet finalized) are:

Dr Judith Mank, University College, London;
Dr Jeffrey Good, University of Montana,
Dr Corrie Moreau, Field Museum of Natural History, 
Dr Rick Sturm, Institute of Molecular Biosciences,
Dr Sarah Mathews, Australian National Herbarium, CSIRO, Canberra,

We hope to have more information available soon but financial assistance will be available to encourage Early Career Researchers to attend.

For more information, contact Leo Joseph, and Claire Stephens,

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