22-25 March 2020

Due to the current worldwide COVID-19 crisis, LBBB2020 has been postponed until further notice. 

As many of you will have heard, the main FNM meeting ( announced that it has also been postponed. Given LBBB is an important satellite meeting of FNM, we have been following the guidance of FNM and its organising committee regarding the status of our meeting. The situation is still very fluid, and no firm decisions have been made by us or FNM regarding timing, location or otherwise. We are currently exploring the option of holding the meeting online. 

More information will be available in the coming weeks. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this difficult time. 

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Hurry, applications for LBBB2020 will close 7th July 2019!


We encourage all early/mid career researchers to apply! This includes last-year PhD students, post-docs or junior faculty members within 7 years* of receiving terminal degree (MD, PhD). 

Applicants from basic, clinical and industry research will be accepted.

Topics include, but are not limited to: developmental studies, inflammation, functional disorders, gut-brain axis, therapy and drug discovery. 

To apply, please find more information

*Career disruptions and other extenuating circumstances will be considered



The XVIth LBBB will be held at the YHA in Port Elliot, Australia. Custom to previous meetings, LBBB2020 will be held at a remote location to will allow maximal interaction between participants, both during and outside the scientific sessions. All LBBB participants are required to register for the FNM2020 meeting in Adelaide, which is held immediately after LBBB. We will provide transport from and to Adelaide (1 hr drive).



We'd like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions that make this meeting possible! 

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Interested in sponsoring this young investigator meeting? Call for sponsorship for LBBB2020 is now open! Contact us!


Organising committee

In a long-standing tradition, LBBB is organised by and for young researchers. We are a group of five enthusiastic Australian scientists, honoured to contribute to the LBBB tradition. We strive to organise an inspiring meeting, memorable for the participants in forging scientific collaborations for years to come.


Simona Carbone

Monash University

Marlene Hao

University of Melbourne

Jaime Foong

University of Melbourne

Lincon Stamp

University of Melbourne

Luke Grundy

Flinders University



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