Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference 2024

The Integrative Legume Research Group and Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) at the University of Queensland are excited to announce we are hosting the 19th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference in Brisbane, Queensland.

ANFC 2024 represents an excellent opportunity for scientists and industry to connect and present research in microbiological, legume, and systems-based aspects of nitrogen fixation.

The conference is being held at the beautiful and historical Queensland Parliament building in Brisbane, Queensland. It will run Friday 4 October to mid-day Saturday 5 October, with an overlapping session on Thursday 3 October with the 11th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG).

The ANFC organising committee invite you to submit an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the 2024 Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference program. Please review the information below and submit via the email address:  anfc2024@uq.edu.au using the template, see link below.

Abstract submissions is now open and closes at 23:59pm on Monday 15 July 2024 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). 

Notification of the outcome of acceptances will be sent in mid August 2024.

When submitting your Abstract, please indicate whether you are a student or Early Career Researcher (within 5 years of graduating) and your preferred presentation type (oral only, oral or poster, poster only)

Instructions to authors and abstract formatting guidelines

Please ensure you have reviewed the instructions below and prepare your abstract accordingly prior to submission.
Abstracts are to be submitted via email only to ANFC 2024 email address:  anfc2024@uq.edu.au

Presentation types
You are invited to submit an abstract/s as one of the following presentation types:

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster (one single A0 size page printed in portrait format, poster must not exceed 841mm wide x 1189mm high)  


Formatting guildlines
Abstracts are to be submitted via the email address:  anfc2024@uq.edu.au using the template, see link above.

Please ensure you follow the below formatting guidelines: 

  • Abstract should be no more than 250 words. Title, authors and affiliations are not included in the word count.
  • No figures or tables.
  • Text should be entered in sentence case (do not type in CAPITAL LETTERS). 
  • Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar. 

 
Abstract submission
Only abstracts submitted via email will be considered for the 2024 program. The abstract submission is now open and closes at 23:59pm Monday 15 July 2024 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). 

The presenting author of accepted abstracts must register and pay the applicable registration fee by Friday 30 August 2024. If registration isn’t completed by this date, the organising committee reserve the right to remove the presentation from the program.

Abstract review process
In evaluating each abstract, reviewers will be aware of authors or institutions involved with the work described in the abstract.

The reviewers will assign accepted abstracts either to oral or poster presentation.

Notification of acceptances/regrets
Notification of the outcome of the review and acceptances will be sent to the contact person (this should be the presenting author) in mid August 2024.

Only the contact person will be notified of acceptance or non- acceptance.

Presentation details
For all accepted abstracts, further details regarding the oral presentation (PowerPoint presentation) and poster presentation (poster size, format, style and layout etc) will be communicated to the contact person as appropriate.

The duration of each oral presentation will be determined by the committee.

Registration
Presenting author must be registered for the conference to present. The deadline for registration is Friday 30 August 2024.

Enquiries regarding abstracts should be emailed to anfc2024@uq.edu.au.

Thursday 3 October 2024 - ICLGG - Joint Sessions
TimeICLGG – Joint SessionsRoomVenue
0730 – 1800Registration openBoulevard Auditorium FoyerBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
0830 -1000Beneficial symbiosis (Plenary) Boulevard Auditorium Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
1000 – 1030Morning TeaBoulevard Auditorium FoyerBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
1030 – 1230Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation (Session)Boulevard Auditorium or B1 RoomBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
1230 – 1330LunchBoulevard Auditorium FoyerBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
1330 – 1530Beneficial symbioses and microbiomes (Session)Boulevard Auditorium or B1 RoomBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
1530 – 1600Afternoon teaBoulevard Auditorium FoyerBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
1600 – 17:30Genomic and predictive breeding  and  Metabolism and quality traitsBoulevard Auditorium or B1 RoomBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
17:30 – 18:00ICLGG Awards and ClosingBoulevard Auditorium Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
Friday 4 October 2024 - Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference
TimeAustralian Nitrogen Fixation ConferenceRoomVenue
0730 – 1700Registration openUndumbi Room – Level 5 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
0830 – 1000Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation- microbesUndumbi Room – Level 5 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
1000 – 1045 Morning teaColonnade – Level 3 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
1045 – 1230Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation- microbesUndumbi Room – Level 5 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
1230 – 1330LunchColonnade – Level 3 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
1330 – 1515Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation – plantsUndumbi Room – Level 5 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
1515 – 1600Afternoon teaColonnade – Level 3 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
1530 – 1700Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation – plantsUndumbi Room – Level 5 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
1800 – 2200Conference DinnerGrand BallroomStamford Plaza Brisbane Hotel
Saturday 5 October 2024 - Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference
TimeAustralian Nitrogen Fixation ConferenceRoomVenue
0730 – 1400Registration openUndumbi Room – Level 5 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
0830 – 1000Nitrogen Fixation in Agricultural SystemsUndumbi Room – Level 5 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
1000 – 1045 Morning teaColonnade – Level 3 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
1045 – 1230Nitrogen Fixation in Agricultural SystemsUndumbi Room – Level 5 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
1230 – 1400Lunch and Closing SessionColonnade – Level 3 – AnnexeQueensland Parliament House
  • Full registration – $550*
  • Student registration – $350*
  • Conference dinner included!


    *For those who are attending ANFC 2024 but not ICLGG 2024, and would like to attend the overlapping session on Thursday 3 October, there is an additional $100 registration fee.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please email anfc@expertevents.com.au.

A/Prof Brett Ferguson

ANFC 2024 Chair

The University of Queensland

Prof Michael Udvardi

The University of Queensland

Prof Ulrike Mathesius

Australian National University

Dr April Hastwell

The University of Queensland

Conference (joint session) Venue on Thursday 3 October: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Corner of Merivale Street and Grey Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101.

Note: this day is a shared session with ICLGG 2024.

Directions to Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre  
www.bcec.com.au

Conference Venue on Friday 4 – Saturday 5 October: Queensland Parliament House
Corner of George and Alice Streets, Brisbane, QLD, 4000.

IMPORTANT: Photo ID is essential to enter Queensland Parliament House.  Please ensure you have valid Photo ID with you each time you seek entry into the venue.  You must also pass through security upon entry and it is recommend to allow extra time for this.

Directions to Queensland Parliamentary Service
Parliament House, Brisbane

Dinner Venue on Friday 4 October: Stamford Plaza Brisbane Hotel
Corner Edward and Margaret Streets, Brisbane, QLD, 4000.

Directions to Stamford Plaza
Stamford Plaza Brisbane Hotel

If you have any questions regarding registrations, please email anfc2024@expertevents.com.au

If you have any general enquiries regarding abstract submissions or the conference, please email ANFC2024@uq.edu.au or contact Brett Ferguson directly b.ferguson1@uq.edu.au.