Please join us for ICoMST 2018 in Melbourne, Australia



It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 64th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology which will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 12th to 17th of August 2018. This major forum promises to be a most rewarding experience of effective exchange of information and ideas on important topics in the world of meat science and technology while sampling some of the best hospitality and scenery on the planet. The theme of the Congress is ‘Quality and Integrity for Global Consumers’. The Congress will focus on the following thirteen major themes; Provenance and fraud detection; Process control in the meat industry; Next generation technologies to assess carcass and meat quality; Food safety and microbiology; Smart packaging for quality, safety and integrity; Dietary muscle proteins for stage of life; Revolution in biometrics and consumer sensory science; Value adding to meat and offal; and Glycolytic and proteolytic metabolism across species. For this reason, we feel that professionals from research, academia, government and industry from around the world will find the 64th ICoMST stimulating and worthwhile.  

A special issue of the international journal, Meat Science, will be provided to all delegates and we will celebrate 20 years of Meat Standards Australia and 30 years since ICoMST was in Australia. We have planned an array of informative and enjoyable technical and scenic tours and all attendees will experience Australian culture and hospitality through our social programme. Melbourne is ideally located for those wishing to extend their stay and immerse themselves in Victoria’s beautiful landscape, excellent food and friendly culture.  Melbourne is known for its Festivals, laneways, coffee and food. The city of Melbourne has been voted by the Economist, as the ‘Worlds most livable city’ for 7 years in a row. 

Stay tuned for further information on the programme including social functions, tours and partner program. The co-chairs, the committee and the researchers and industry look forward to welcoming you and getting to know you throughout the days of the Congress.

Robyn Warner,
Congress Chair, University of Melbourne

Frank Dunshea,
Congress Co- Chair, University of Melbourne


Welcome to Melbourne Video

Prof Robyn Warner I Chair
University of Melbourne

Ms Stella Lee I Sponsorship
Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Dr Heather Channon I Scientific Programme
Australian Pork Limited

Prof David Pethick I Scientific Programme
Murdoch University

A/Prof Greg Harper I Sponsorship
University of Melbourne

Ms Hollis Ashman I Sponsorship
University of Melbourne

Mr Evan Bittner I Marketing, Sponsorship
University of Melbourne

Prof Frank Dunshea I Co-Chair
University of Melbourne

Mr Ian Jensen I Scientific Programme
Meat & Livestock Australia

Dr Darryl D'Souza I Sponsorship
Sunpork Pty Ltd

Dr Peter McGilchrist I Scientific Programme
University of New England

Dr Roman Buckow I Scientific Programme

Mr Minh Ha I Scientific Programme
University of Melbourne

Mr Koorosh Khodabandehloo I Sponsorship
Business and Manufacturing Consultancy (BMC)

Conference Themes

Provenance and fraud detection
Process control in the meat industry
Next generation technologies to assess carcases and meat
Food safety and microbiology 
Smart packaging for quality, safety and integrity
Dietary muscle proteins for stage of life
Revolution in biometrics  and consumer sensory science 
Value adding to meat and offal
Glycolytic metabolism and ultimate pH across species

For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact the Conference Secretariat for a copy of the Sponsorship Prospectus.
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