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25 January 2023

We are delighted to announce we are taking part in an exciting SABRE Alliance event in Canberra on Thursday 23 March, following Science Meets Parliament 2023 conference. And we are calling on research and industry experts to join us for a half-day focusing on biotech solutions for national security issues.

Defence launched the 'Safeguarding Australia through Biotechnology Response and Engagement' (SABRE) Alliance in July 2022. SABRE seeks to bring together biotech capabilities from Australia’s universities, research institutes, SMEs and manufacturers to connect them with the needs of the Defence and national security sectors.

Leaders in biotechnology, human health, genomics, bioinformatics, synthetic biology, agriculture, advanced manufacturing and biosecurity are invited to register their interest in participating in this special event.

This event will enable the SABRE Alliance to proactively identify and build deep relationships of trust and collaboration with key people in Australia’s research and industry sectors with expertise to help Defence guard against future threats and national security risks.

The SABRE Alliance will help Defence and the national security sector to capitalise on new opportunities emerging from biotech development in Australia’s research and industry sectors to enhance Defence capabilities.

Our Chair Sue MacLeman will be speaking on the opening panel to set the scene for the day’s discussions.

Date Thursday 23 March, 2023

Venue Hotel Realm, Barton Canberra

Time 9am – 2pm

Register interest in attending.

Expressions of interest to participate in the event can be submitted via this site.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr Amelia Vom, Director, Health and Biosecurity Strategy at