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. Our main activity is our regional biennial conference. Read more ...

  • The latest newsletter No.17 August 2015 is now out. Read and enjoy!

  • Ross Darnell has been elected to be the new Australasian member for the IBS representative council by the 45% of our members who voted.

  • Hobart, Tasmania, Sunday 29th November - Thursday 3rd December 2015 is the place and period of our next regional conference, Biometrics by the Harbour! See the flyer out now.

    Note that if you are from a developing country there are IBS travel awards to attend conferences such as Biometrics by the Harbour.

  • Our last conference, Biometrics by the Canals, Mandurah, Western Australia, was 1-5 December, 2013. If you missed it, a PDF version of the conference booklet is available here. And here are the conference photos for 2013 (and for previous conferences).

    At the conference the ALF (Australasian Longtime Fellow) awardees for 2013 were Jeff Wood and Ian James. Congratulations! The acronym chosen for these awards was designed to acknowledge distinguished biometrician and past IBS President, Alf Cornish, who was the Region's first president.

  • 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. 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 was extended to 16th March 2015. Read more here.

  • Last updated 13 August 2015