This conference would simply not be possible without the dedicated support of our industry sponsors and exhibitors.

Click on the logos below to find out more about these organisations
whose sponsorship is helping to bring the conference to life.

Conference Partner

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CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency. As one of the world’s largest mission-driven multidisciplinary science and research organisations, we solve Australia’s greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.

CSIRO recognises that research methods are evolving rapidly. This provides opportunities to address previously intractable science questions by bringing together cross-disciplinary capabilities.

The Environomics Future Science Platform (FSP) at CSIRO brings together genomics, bioinformatics and nano-technologies. Our goals are to find new resources in nature and reinvent how we measure and monitor ecosystem health, change and threats.

The Environomics FSP is home to some of Australia’s leading eDNA scientists. We are at the forefront of developing new technologies that make eDNA analysis more effective and accessible. We develop and test methods for eDNA collection and analysis in water and on land. We explore analytical and molecular approaches that take eDNA beyond simple species detection, and we’re building a National Biodiversity DNA Library to ensure eDNA sequences can be matched to species.

Through this conference, we are building networks of eDNA research partners nationally and globally to build the skills and science for an eDNA future of environmental measurement.

Platinum Sponsor

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BOOTHS 5 & 6

Wilderlab is Aotearoa’s only exclusive environmental DNA (eDNA) testing service. Our modern molecular laboratory in Wellington provides eDNA sample collection kits, sequencing, and analytics services for the conservation, biosecurity, education, and primary sectors. Our clients include regional councils and territorial authorities, central government agencies, environmental consultancies, primary sector organizations and community groups.

Founded in 2019 by Dr. Shaun Wilkinson, Wilderlab has been a driving force behind the rapid uptake of eDNA monitoring and surveillance across Aotearoa. Our team has abundant experience in molecular biology, ecology and bioinformatics, and is committed to advancing our understanding of the environment and its inhabitants. By maintaining strong research links, we have developed and optimised a range of highly sensitive eDNA tests for a variety of applications, from targeted single-species detection to full multi-species metabarcoding analysis.

At Wilderlab, we acknowledge the immense value our communities can contribute to the monitoring and protection of our taiao through mātauranga (traditional knowledge) and kaitiakitanga (guardianship). We have empowered hundreds of volunteers to generate high-quality environmental data through sponsorship and participation in outreach activities. Through innovative solutions and community partnerships we aim to revolutionize how people discover, preserve, and treasure their natural environment.

Gold & Keynote Speaker Sponsor

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BOOTH 2 & 3

Gold Sponsor

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Conference App Sponsor

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The Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER – www.tropwater.com) conducts influential research in fields related to water science, resource management and the ecology of aquatic ecosystems. The Centre has a strong, but not exclusive, focus on tropical systems, both in Australia and internationally. It is concerned with major issues in water science, including water resources, water quality and aquatic biodiversity, in relation to economic, social and environmental needs, constraints and change.

TropWATER is leading large-scale research programmes aiming to develop rapid and cost-effective eDNA technology to identify and monitor species of management concern in northern Australia. This technology is revolutionising how we investigate biodiversity and the TropWATER team are experts in using eDNA-based approaches for practical monitoring and assessment of terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity. We are currently applying eDNA techniques to estimate the presence and distribution of aquatic invasive species (tilapia, climbing perch, snakeheads, cane toads), rare and endangered species (sawfish, frogs, turtles), invasive terrestrial species (yellow crazy ants, invasive bees and Varroa mites) and to determine the potential effects of fish passage barriers on barramundi movements.  We have a special focus on developing simple methods that enable citizen scientists and Indigenous Ranger groups to undertake eDNA monitoring in remote environments.

Dinner Sponsor + Exhibitor

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Bronze Sponsor

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eDNA frontiers
Solving complex environmental challenges through biodiversity profiling.

eDNA frontiers specialises in advanced metabarcode sequencing techniques to detect environmental DNA (eDNA) and providing leading biodiversity audit services to biomonitoring requirements. Recipients receive simultaneous identifications of entire communities across taxonomic groups, giving rise to greater interpretive power for decision-making.

Our experience spans multiple application fields including the oil/gas and minerals sector, environmental impact assessments, conservation and fisheries monitoring both nationally and internationally, and in ongoing screening programs for invasive marine species detection in ports, shipping zones & infrastructure builds. We can select from over 130 metabarcoding assays that have detection ranges from broad organism captures (e.g. eukaryotes or vertebrates) to those focussed on specific taxa (e.g. elasmobranch).

Experiences gained from over a decade of development working on ancient DNA and environmental DNA can help guide experimental aims to the most impactful outcomes. eDNA frontiers is an unrestricted service provider and can be openly accessed by industry, governments and community, while also offering collaborative power with our sister group the Trace and Environmental DNA lab (TrEnD) at Curtin University.

Website: https://scieng.curtin.edu.au/edna-frontiers/

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies has developed the world’s first and only nanopore DNA/RNA sequencing devices, scalable to your requirements. Oxford Nanopore brings real-time sequencing with unrestricted read lengths, to anyone, anywhere, whether in scientific research, education, or real-world applications: from clinical research and population genomics to outbreak surveillance and environmental monitoring.

Oxford Nanopore Technologies products are not intended for use for health assessment or to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.


Domestic Keynote Speaker Sponsor

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Cawthron Institute, New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation, is a leader in delivering world-class science for a better future.

Based in Nelson, our science supports healthy ecosystems, a prosperous blue economy and thriving people and communities.

While protecting our unique marine and freshwater environments, our science uses innovative ideas and technology to support New Zealand’s primary industries to develop enduring solutions and create sustainable value from precious natural resources.

Since our establishment 100 years ago, our scientists have been identifying emerging areas of research to assist industry – and New Zealand.



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QIAGEN is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights. Our mission is to make improvements in life possible by enabling our customers to achieve outstanding success and breakthroughs in life sciences research, applied testing, pharma and molecular diagnostics.

Further information can be found at http://www.qiagen.com.

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