Sunday, 2nd July Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia with the NZ Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

11:00AM - 7:30PM
Sunday, 2nd July
Foyer (Ground Floor)
11:30AM - 5:30PM
Sunday, 2nd July
Foyer (Ground Floor)

Includes Guided 'Unique' Tour Albatross Colony and Taiaroa Fort (1.5 hours), 1 hour guided tour of Larnach Castle.  Delegates may bring their own lunch or purchase at Larnach Castle, includes return bus transport.  Departs St David Lecture Theatre front entrance. NZ$105.00 per person, book with online registration.

12:15PM - 1:30PM
Sunday, 2nd July
Emerson Brewery, 70 Anzac Ave

Includes one hour brewing tour including tastings. NZ$25 per person, prior booking essential

70 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin, own transport.  Tour starts promptly at 12.30 pm


12:50PM - 2:00PM
Sunday, 2nd July
Lindo Fergusson Building, Great King Street

The Anatomy holds a large collection of anatomical specimens and models, many of which are unique in Oceania. Some models date back to the late 1800s (porcelain models by Steger and wax models by Ziegler). This Museum is rarely open to the public.

Lindo Fergusson Building, Great King Street (opposite main entrance to Dunedin Hospital) - Curator to meet delegates outside the building.  Please note that due to ethics regulations, late arrivals will not be admitted.  Entry: free of charge (however please book via the online registration form).

1:00PM - 5:00PM
Sunday, 2nd July
Foyer (Ground Floor)

Includes guided tour, bus transport (departs from St David Lecture Theatre front entrance).  Sunday's programme will include a special session at Orokonui on Conservation Genetics. NZ$50.00 prior booking for the guided tour is essential.

2:45PM - 4:30PM
Sunday, 2nd July
Orokonui Ecosanctuary, 600 Blueskin Rd
Chair: Alison Ballance

Orokonui Ecosanctury, 600 Blueskin Road

(Open to the Public - attending this event is free of charge) 

Sunday 2 July 2.45 pm – 4.30 pm  (transport departs 1.00 pm - bookings essential - please contact the conference organiser)

Orokonui Ecosanctuary shelters some of the world’s most fascinating and rare wildlife amongst beautiful native New Zealand forest. As an impressive, accessible and delightful bio-diversity project, it is an ideal location to hear a new generation of researchers give their thoughts on how conservation genetics can help us to understand, preserve and restore biodiversity.

Chair:  Alison Ballance - Radio New Zealand


Helen Taylor, University of Otago, NZ 

Michael Knapp, University of Otago, NZ 

Anna Santure, University of Auckland, NZ

Lee Ann Rollins, Deakin University, Australia


Transportation via bus and admission to the Panel Presentation (NZ$20) see also the guided tour option NZ$50 (bookings essential - via the registration page).


5:30PM - 6:30PM
Sunday, 2nd July
Foyer (Ground Floor)
Chairs: Peter Dearden & Anthony Poole
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Sunday, 2nd July
Main Conference Room
Chair: Peter Dearden

Pet dogs, citizen science and complex behavioral genetics