CBA 10th anniversary science symposium

We're turning 10!

The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis was established in 2012 as a joint initiative of ANU and CSIRO, with the University of Canberra joining in 2018.

Spanning evolutionary biology, genomics, bioinformatics, spatial modelling, population and ecosystem ecology, the CBA has built on the strong research foundations of our partners and aimed to capitalise on the innovative capabilities in biodiversity science that were, and have continued to, rapidly emerge.

This required novel cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations, as well as enabling technologies and bioinformatics. The CBA embraced this great intellectual challenge, linking previously distinct fields of research, both within and across institutions.

One of our key tools for engagement and collaboration across ANU, CSIRO and University of Canberra are our Ignition Grant and Synthesis Group funding schemes.

Over the past 10 years the CBA has funded over 70 Ignition Grants and 13 Synthesis Groups. In recognition of this, our past and current grant recipients are invited to share their progress and results.

The half-day program will include a showcase of CBA-funded research, talks from key people reflecting on the development of biodiversity science and genomics over the past 10 years, a networking lunch, and post-event celebratory drinks and canapes.