Plant Biosecurity Science Foundation

The Australian Plant Biosecurity Science Foundation (APBSF) supports plant biosecurity research, development, extension and capacity building, particularly focused where there is a need for investment in environmental, capacity building, international linkages, non-levy payer, cross-sectoral, and strategic plant biosecurity research. The Foundation will also invest in commercial IP developed by and inherited from PBCRC. It is hoped in the long term that a return is realised from this IP and the Foundation will manage and invest those funds in plant biosecurity science.

The Foundation was established to follow the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC) which finished operations in June 2018, supported with unspent funds from PBCRC.

Read about all our investments, their outputs and impact, and download project reports.

What we do

Invest

Invest in plant biosecurity research, development, extension and delivery activities, through programs and projects, scientific capacity building (scholarships and internships), masterclasses (Australian and overseas) and fellowships, and management of commercial activity with PBCRC-developed IP which may generate revenue for plant biosecurity science.

Science hub

A plant biosecurity science and knowledge sharing ‘hub’ of plant biosecurity stakeholders and a network of plant biosecurity scientists.

Advocate

Advocate the importance of investment in plant biosecurity science globally, nationally and locally for agriculture, the environment, regional communities, biodiversity and food security.

Partnerships

Collaborate and partner in Australia and overseas to attract, develop and manage grants and funds which advance plant biosecurity science.

Our Membership is growing ...

The Board is delighted to welcome five new members to the Foundation. We welcome: Sheila Charlesworth (Individual)Adrian Dinsdale (Individual)Andre Drenth (Individual)Davren Global Pty Ltd (General)Crawford Fund (General) "Our network…

Foundation's latest update ...

The Foundation is entering an exciting next phase: some of our initial investments are starting to deliver their work and sponsorships have been completed; our call for a second round of proposals is open until 30 August; the Board is about…

Myrtle Rust Masterclass – register now!

The Foundation supports a range of activities focused on environmental biosecurity, and in particular Myrtle Rust. We are supporting a Myrtle Rust Masterclass run by the Biosecurity Centre of Excellence at the Box Hill Institute to raise awareness…

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