Australia and New Zealand have entered into a new collaboration to strengthen plant biosecurity research.
“We are both committed to working together to deliver plant biosecurity research of mutual benefit to both countries,” said PBRI Chair Greg Fraser.
“Trans-Tasman connections will be facilitated between key elements of our biosecurity research, development and extension systems.”
The main aspects of the new collaboration will involve:
- cross-sectoral projects on pre-border, at-border and immediate post-border biosecurity research
- government, industry, research or academic players, including partners of PBRI and B3, and
- formation of a joint Aus/NZ plant biosecurity network to support the professional development of post-graduate and post-doctoral students.
As part of this collaboration, New Zealand biosecurity researchers will be invited to the inaugural Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative R&D Symposium being held on 5-6 June 2019 in Brisbane.
More information is available at this link: http://www.pbri.com.au/australia-and-nz-join-forces-on-plant-biosecurity-research/