Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference 2022

Legume Rhizobium Sciences (LRS) at Murdoch University are excited to announce that we are hosting the 18th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference in December 2022 in Fremantle, Western Australia.

The ANFC2022 will be an excellent opportunity for scientists and industry to connect after a challenging couple of years to present research in microbiological, legume, and systems-based aspects of nitrogen fixation. The conference will run for three full days from Tuesday 6th December to Thursday 8th December, and will be held at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Registrations close Monday 31st October 2022.

Conference Outline

  • Benefits of legumes in farming systems
  • Legume nodule development and function
  • Diversity and evolution of N2-fixing rhizobia
  • Physiology and genetics of symbiosis
  • Inoculation technologies and practice.

Conference Price

  • Full registration – $450
  • Student registration – $250
  • Conference dinner – $120

Abstract Submission

Please download the ANFC2022 abstract template (DOCX, 18KB). All abstracts must be submitted in this format by email to by Friday 16th September 2022.

Accommodation Options

The Esplanade Hotel is offering discounted accommodation for a limited number of rooms for ANFC2022 attendees. If you do not want to stay at the conference venue, see below for other accommodation options right in the heart of Fremantle.


The ANFC2022 is proudly sponsored by the Australian Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). GRDC are responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing research, development and extension (RD&E) for grains, pulses and legumes. They invest in RD&E projects to deliver new and improved plant varieties, farming practices, technologies and capability to the Australian grains industry. Their objective is to drive world-class innovation to enhance the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Australian grain growers, which also benefits the industry and wider community. GRDC funding comes from levies paid by growers and contributions paid by the Australian Government.

Visit GRDC website for more information.

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Organising Committee

  • Dr Jason Terpolilli
  • Dr Graham O’Hara
  • Dr Yvette Hill
  • Dr MacLean Kohlmeier
  • Helen Shortland-Jones
  • Shelan YenSuin.

Date & time

Monday, 05 Dec 2022 at 3:00PM until Thursday, 08 Dec 2022 5:00PM (AWST)
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Full - $450, Student - $250, Dinner - $120


Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle, WA 6160.

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If you have any questions, please email or contact Dr Jason Terpolilli directly on +61 8 9360 6104.



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