Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society

Welcome to the website for the Australasian Region of the International Biometric Society.

Our region comprises members of the International Biometric Society (IBS) that predominantly reside in Australia and New Zealand. Currently, membership numbers are about 200. Read more about us ...

  • The latest newsletter, no. 18, January 2016, is out now. Read and enjoy!

  • The Australasian Region of the International Biometric Society wants to attract enthusiastic and talented graduates or near graduates to career paths in biostatistics and biometrics. Therefore we are offering scholarships for suitably qualified students who intend to undertake a fourth or honours year of study or a Masters degree in statistics, mathematical statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or biometrics.

    Scholarships are for one year and are valued at AUD1500 or NZD equivalent. Applicants should have completed a third year of a relevant bachelors degree course, or equivalent, with a major in statistics, mathematical statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or biometrics, and must have a strong academic record, potential for a career in research, a strong interest in applications of mathematics and statistics to the biosciences, and good communication skills.

    The deadline for application for Scholarships for Honours and coursework Masters students is Monday 7th March 2016. Read more here.

  • Applications for a travel award to International Biometric Conference (IBC) in Victoria, Canada, during 10-15 July 2016 are now open, using the form as seen at bottom of our student prizes page.

  • Our main activity is our regional biennial conference, which has now successfully concluded. Many members and overseas visitors, including IBS President John Hinde and keynote speakers, came to Hobart, Tasmania, for the Biometrics by the Harbour conference from Sunday 29th November to Thursday 3rd December 2015. See the conference booklet and click on the conferences picture to the left for more details. And many photos from all five days are already up! New this year is our very own Facebook group, IBS-AR which has more photos uploaded from attendees and soon much else! And go here or to the conference page to see all the talks that are now online.

    As detailed in the ALF awards page, the region recognises members who have given "longtime" service to our Society and to the advancement of biometry. At the 2015 conference dinner the two most recent awardees, Kaye Basford and Brian Cullis, were named. Congratulations from your Society's region!

    On the final conference day Daisy Shepherd and Louise McMillan were announced as joint student talk award winners and Anna Norberg was the student poster award winner.

    At the AGM on 2nd December Samuel Müller was elected to be President for 2017-18 and David Baird replaces Kathy Ruggerio as Secretary while she serves on the IBS representative council as Chair of the Communications Section.

  • Last updated 20 January 2016