3rd Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society Symposium

Marine Biotechnology Solutions For 21st Century Challenges, UNSW Sydney, May 20th to 22nd 2019.


Dr. Pia Winberg

Marine Ecologist/Phycologist/Marine nutrition – University of Wollongong

CEO & Chief Scientist - Venus Shell Systems Pty. Ltd.

CEO – PhycoHealth Pty. Ltd

Pia has worked across sustainable marine industry development and academia for the past 20 years; integrating marine food production systems with the environment, to deliver potent nutritional benefits to society. Pia has been involved in numerous clinical studies using marine sourced nutrition to demonstrate the case that it is essential to human wellbeing, but then also that we need sustainable production methods to deliver on that need. Pia is now on a commercial pathway with a mission to take new Australian marine crops through to healthy and accessible food for all…. everyday.


Dr. Wayne O'Connor

Principal Research Scientist with NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Research Leader at the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute (PSFI).

Wayne has over 30 years experience in aquaculture research. He has worked on a variety programs ranging from algal culture to the development of production techniques for molluscs such as oysters (edible and pearl), scallops, mussels and clams. Currently, a great deal of his research focuses on increasing the quantity, variety and quality of shellfish available in NSW. In particular, he works closely with a number of Universities to use cutting edge science to improve the supply and quality of the State’s iconic, Sydney rock oyster.

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