Our sponsors

Silver sponsor and Lanyard & Name Badge sponsor | Merck

We are Merck, a vibrant science and technology company. Science is at the heart of everything we do. It drives the discoveries we make and the technologies we create. We make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day. Our constant curiosity and specialist approach drive our partnerships and bring new ideas to life. From advancing gene-editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices - Merck is everywhere. A desire to solve science’s toughest challenges and guarantee access to health drives our work in Life Science.

A commitment to consistency and reliability underpins our products and technologies. As a trusted supplier and partner, researchers have confidence in our products at every stage of their development journey; from bench research to product safety testing. In turn, our culture of excellence fuels the passion of those scientists and engineers as they go on to develop new technologies and world-class solutions. We are dedicated to supporting and collaborating with the global scientific community in diverse ways. The grants we award to emerging biopharma companies help bring innovation to the market, the tools and processes we develop ensure the manufacture of innovative therapies including cell and gene therapies, our STEM education programs inspire the scientists of tomorrow, and our ongoing thought-leadership ensures that our scientific knowledge is shared with the world. Our door is always open.

Silver sponsor | Bruker

Bruker has been driven by the idea to always provide the best technological solution for each analytical task for more than 60 years

We are a developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance scientific instruments and analytical and diagnostic solutions. Many of our products are used to detect, measure and visualize structural characteristics of chemical, biological and industrial material samples.

Our products and solutions address the rapidly evolving needs of a diverse array of customers in life science research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, applied markets, cell biology, clinical research, microbiology, in-vitro diagnostics, nanotechnology and materials science research.

Within the life science division our product portfolio includes magnetic resonance technology (MRMS), mass spectrometry technologies, gas and liquid chromatography, triple quadrupole mass spectrometry technologies. We have world leading technologies in Proteomics where our latest timsTOF Ultra technology is pushing the boundaries of sensitivity for single cell analysis. The timsTOF family now has a combined ESI and MALDI source allowing SpatialOMx workflows, for the latest in tissue imaging the instrument can be fitted with the MALDI-2 greatly enhancing ionisation capabilities. These technologies are complimented by our ProteoScape software, which allows real-time search and on the fly decision making.

Bronze sponsor | John Morris Group

John Morris Group was founded in 1952 and are now recognised as one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s leading distributors of a range of specialised scientific equipment sourced from the world’s leading manufacturers.

For over 70 years John Morris Group has been the industry leader in the supply, installation & servicing of precision scientific instruments throughout Australia, NZ and the South Pacific. We offer the following Scientific Instruments Brands and services;

Bronze sponsor | Protea Glycosciences

Protea Glycosciences is a lean glycoscience company founded with the aim of accelerating glycoscience research. We serve this mission through the provision of analytical services as well as manufacturing of standards.

Our state-of-the-art LC-MS-based analytical services enable native glycan and polysaccharide structure analyses that were previously unachievable. These services are augmented by in-house quality control standards which are commercially available for labs worldwide. Together, these equip us to help you answer some of the toughest questions in glycobiology.

Bronze sponsor | Shimadzu

Since its inception in 1875, Shimadzu’s philosophy has been to apply its thinking ‘for the well-being of humankind and the Earth’. That means real world solutions that benefit scientist, doctors and ultimately, everybody.

Our products and solutions serve the research community and analysts in diverse fields such as chemistry, molecular biology, medical science, environmental analysis and industry.

It has resulted in our leadership in spectroscopy, chromatography, mass spectrometry, environmental analysers, medical systems, aircraft equipment, semiconductors and flat panel display equipment.

It’s that thinking that brought Shimadzu direct to Australia and New Zealand since 1991 with offices and service centres in all major cities.

ECR Prize sponsor | Institute for Biomedicine and Glycomics

Established on July 1st, 2024, the Institute for Biomedicine and Glycomics (IBG) discovers, develops and commercialises drugs, vaccine and diagnostics for Infectious Diseases, Cancers and Neurological Disorders. The Institute combines the outstanding discovery and translational research, infrastructure, and training expertise of the Institute for Glycomics, the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) and biomedical teams from within the Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ) to deliver real and immediate impacts locally and globally, transforming the lives of people around the world, especially those in disadvantaged communities.

Supporting sponsor | GlycoNZ

GlycoNZ Ltd is a New Zealand based subsidiary of Kode Biotech Ltd, supplying a large >1000 range of glycoconjugates for glycobiology research. Our range of products and services is orientated to the study of the functions of carbohydrates, carbohydrate-binding proteins in biological processes, and the discovery of new carbohydrate-mediated interactions. Our high purity primary products are ~20 kDa polyacrylamide backbone constructs with 20 mol% glycan and presented in either label free form (PA-series) or modified with biotin (BP-series) or fluorophore (FP-series). Additionally, spacer-arm biotinylated saccharides (BM-series) are also available. Specialist products and services include affinity resins, custom syntheses in milligram to 100-gram scale, glycochips and Kode Technology synthetic glycolipids (Kode eBook https://hdl.handle.net/2292/62953 )

Our products are commercially available directly from GlycoNZ and R&D level (mg) supplies in the US are through Merck.

Supporting sponsor | Lectenz Bio

Lectenz Bio specializes in glyco-research tools and services for the life sciences. Spun out of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia, our expert team has deep roots in the world of glycobiology, keeping innovative science at the heart of all our operations. Our products include novel glycan detection reagents, profiling kits, columns, and enzymes, offering flexible, easy-to-use solutions for your workflow needs. We maintain a strong Quality Management System, ensuring all of our products are QC tested to rigorous standards. Through our services, we combine decades of experience with our novel glycoscience catalog to help clients find solutions and advance their projects. As a customer-centric company, we constantly strive to provide exceptional, high-quality tools and services for all of our customers.

Supporting sponsor | Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry is a society publisher whose mission is to advance excellence in the chemical sciences. We re-invest all surplus back into the global scientific community, providing ongoing support for authors, researchers and educators in every field of chemistry and related disciplines.

Molecular Omics publishes high-quality research in the -omics sciences, welcoming scientific research based on the application of any -omics technology to solve important chemical or biological problems. This includes combining different omics platforms encompassing genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and other specialised areas such as glycomics and lipidomics.

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry publishes original and high impact research and reviews in organic chemistry, welcoming research that shows new or significantly improved protocols or methodologies in total synthesis, synthetic methodology, physical and theoretical organic chemistry along with significant advances in chemical biology, catalysis, supramolecular or macromolecular chemistry.