2019 Annual Conference

October 22 – 24, 2019
Royal on the Park, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Join us in sunny Brisbane

On behalf of the Organising Committee I invite you to participate in the BioProcessing Network Conference for 2019. This year will be our 13th annual meeting and it will take place at Royal on the Park in Brisbane (152 Alice Street), Queensland. The meeting will be held over three days. As in previous BPN Meetings this conference gathers together researchers, manufacturers, suppliers and others with an active interest in bioprocessing as applied to a broad range of industrial and academic research areas. Informative presentations and the opportunity to network and discuss new data, concepts and emerging trends in an informal environment is a feature of the conference. Delegates are invited to attend a conference dinner on the Brisbane River with Kookaburra Showboat Cruises as a further opportunity to network on the evening of 23 October 2019.

Important Dates

4 October 2019
Early bird registration closes

8 October 2019
Last day for submission of abstracts

Conference Venue

Royal on the Park Brisbane

152 Alice Street


Scientific Program

The BPN 2019 conference will include a keynote address and a scientific program consisting of oral presentations organised into multiple sessions as well as a poster session. The presentations will cover a broad range of bioprocessing applications and technologies including interesting subject areas such as biotherapeutics, cell therapy, biofuels and bioproducts, devices, diagnostics, veterinary products and food processing and will highlight new research, emerging technologies, case studies, analytical developments, process optimisation and scale-up as well as quality, regulatory and commercial considerations in the broad field of bioprocessing.

Registration fees

The Full “early bird” Registration fee of AU$300 covers all conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches and the Welcome Reception. There is a reduced registration fee of AU$50 for students.

Full late Registration fee (after 4 October 2019) AU$400

Registration is via Try Booking.

Conference Dinner

A networking dinner will be held on Wednesday 23 October on the Brisbane River with Kookaburra Showboat Cruises. The additional charge to attend the dinner is AU$100 per head and AU$50 for students.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be submitted to the following email address: geoff.dumsday@csiro.au.

(Please indicate whether oral or poster presentation is preferred.) All presenting authors must register for the conference.

Abstracts must be submitted as a WORD FILE and no more than ONE PAGE

Please remember to include all of the following:

  • Presentation title
  • All author(s) full names and their affiliation(s) and the full address of the presenting author.
  • Please submit in 12 point Times New Roman font with the title in bold and the presenting author clearly indicated.
  • Abstracts must be submitted as a Word file.

Last day for submission of abstracts to be considered for oral presentation is 8 October 2019. The organising committee and session chairs will review all abstracts and decide which abstracts will be included in the conference oral program.

National Biologics Training Program Workshop

(day before conference commences)

AIBN, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Monday 21 October

The National Biologics Training Program is a Continuing Professional Development program offering bespoke courses across Biologics R&D, advanced biomanufacturing and regulation. With content delivered by globally recognised experts in the field of Biologics, this pre-conference workshop will provide an opportunity for upskilling or to refresh your understanding immediately prior to the conference.

Topics: Introduction to Biologics, Upstream, Downstream, Analytics, therapeutic modalities

The session includes a tour of the National Biologics Facility – an NCRIS funded facility assisting academic and industry researchers to bridge the gap between biopharmaceutical discoveries and their translation to clinical trials. The NBF provides subsidised services in human antibody discovery, protein and antibody engineering, recombinant protein expression, clonal cell line development, bioprocess development and pilot-scale manufacturing of biologics.

Cost: $50

Duration: Half day

Trade Exhibition

There will be booths offered for exhibitors on a first come, first booked basis so please plan to secure your booth early, space is strictly limited.

The cost of one (1) Standard Display Booth is AU$1900. Each booth includes registration and dinner for one (1) company representative.

The Exhibitors Trade Display will be held within Royal on the Park proximate to the presentation area. Morning and afternoon teas, lunches and the Welcome Mixer will all be held in the Trade Display. Priority selection of Exhibitor Display Booth spaces will be given to the Conference sponsors, as outlined in the Corporate Sponsorship Prospectus. If you have any specific preference you should discuss site availability and sponsorship preferences with the conference organisers.


For more information please contact:

Geoff Dumsday
Phone: +61-3-9545-2344
Mobile: +61-4-1737-2132
E-mail: geoff.dumsday@csiro.au

Birgit Unterweger
E-mail: secretariat@bioprocessingnetwork.org.au