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AFRAN Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Meeting

May 9, 2019 

The Centenary Institute is hosting the Australia-France Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Research Meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Registration for this meeting is free with the generous support of the Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN). The meeting will encompass biomedical and implementation science related to Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial pathogens of importance to human and animal health.

Preliminary topics are:

  • Mycobacterium abscessus: the rise of an antibiotic resistant scourge in respiratory patients
  • Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis: molecular insights into pathogenesis and on-farm diagnosis
  • Buruli ulcer
  • Research platforms for advancing NTM research in Australia & France

Plenary Speakers

AFRAN Meeting - Centenary Institute
AFRAN Meeting - Centenary Institute
Dr Laurent Kremer,
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Professor Tim Stinear,
Doherty Institute,
The University of
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Major sponsor

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Meeting Schedule

See the Meeting Schedule here.

Venue details

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The meeting venue is located close to a range of accommodation and transportation options.


From Sydney Airport the most efficient way to travel is either to take a taxi directly to Centenary Institute or your hotel, or take the airport train to the city (Opal Cards can be purchased at the airport station). A taxi from Sydney Airport to Centenary Institute will cost approximately $30-$35 (please note this is approximate) and takes between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

There are three train stations within a 3 km walk of the meeting venue (Central, Redfern, and Newtown). Redfern station is approximately 20 minutes walk from the venue. Buses depart central station to bus stops just outside the grounds of Sydney University on Paramatta Road, a short walk to Centenary Institute.

The meeting venue is close to a major arterial road – Paramatta Road, which has a number of closely located bus stops from most directions. Below are a few of the close stop numbers.

The below transport infrastructure maps may assist in planning your travel.

Multiple transport guide (includes bus and train information)

Sydney trains network guide

Sydney intercity train network guide


There are a number of accomodation facilities within a close proximity to the Centenary Institute. As the venue is located close to the Darling Harbour precinct and the CBD of Sydney, additional accomodation options are available in these two locations. The list of accomodation facilities below are provided due to there proximity to the Centenary Institute, they are not recommendations and we suggest reviewing all accommodation listed below to ensure your own personal circumstances and requirements are met.

Veriu, Camperdown
Rydges, Camperdown
Quality Suites, Camperdown
Quality Apartments, Camperdown
Ryals Hotel, Broadway
Veriu, Broadway
Adina, Chippendale

Further Information

General enquiries – Stefan Oehlers, Associate Faculty and Head of the Immune-Vascular Interactions Laboratory, Centenary Institute on email.