The University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is pleased host an evening of networking, a discussion of advanced biomanufacturing in Queensland and a celebration of translational research successes.

A panel of experts will discuss the future of advanced biomanufacturing, as well as emerging opportunities to diversify the state economy and secure the jobs of the future.

We will present the AIBN Translational Research Medal to a Queensland researcher who has contributed significantly to progressing advanced biomanufacturing in the past 20 years – and continues to push the frontiers of translational research during the pandemic.

The evening will bring together our partners, supporters and government – with many from the wider advanced biomanufacturing community in Queensland – for our first networking opportunity this year.



Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Queensland

Professor Paul Young, Head of School, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and Affiliate Professor, AIBN, The University of Queensland

Professor Alan Rowan, Director, AIBN, The University of Queensland


Discussion Panel:

Professor Fabienne Mackay, Director and CEO, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Dr Kym Baker, General Manager Pharma Services, Patheon Biologics

Dr Angus Forster, Chief Development and Operations Officer, Vaxxas

Mr Paul Bertsch, Science Director, CSIRO, Land & Water

Moderator: Professor Trent Munro, Senior Group Leader, AIBN, The University of Queensland


If you would like more information about the event or are interested in attending, please email