Welcome Welcome to the 3rd Australia & New Zealand Micro/Nanofluidics and Bionano Symposium, to be held on 12-13 April 2012 at Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The symposium is supported by The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, a Centre of Research Excellence in New Zealand (www.macdiarmid.ac.nz).   This meeting follows previous workshops held by the ANZ Microfluidics grouping (www.anzmicrofluidics.org) at Monash University (2009) and the University of New South Wales (2011). The format and scope will be similar to these meetings, with subject matter broadly encompassing microfluidics and nanofluidics, from fundamental and theoretical research, through to devices and applications. This symposium is being held in collaboration with the MacDiarmid Institute’s Bionanonetwork (BNN), so talks on bionanotechnology will be welcome and we hope to encourage some cross-fertilization with the fluidics community! These research areas are experiencing strong growth on both sides of the Tasman as well as internationally. Apart from a chance to see and hear about some exciting research, there will be the opportunity to grow and build the ANZ fluidics network. Local Organising Committee: Geoff Willmott (chair) Industrial Research Limited and The MacDiarmid Institute(g.willmott@irl.cri.nz) John Beal Industrial Research Limited Volker Nock University of Canterbury (representing the BioNanoNetwork) Mathieu Sellier University of Canterbury Bryon Wright University of Auckland Conference Secretariat Conferences & Events Ltd - Email: anznmf@confer.co.nz