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You are invited to attend the 55th Annual Maize Genetics Conference. The Conference will be held March 14-17, 2013, at the Pheasant Run Resort of St. Charles, Illinois, USA.

The Conference will open with a Thursday evening meal, March 14 and close at noon Sunday, March 17.

Announcement Letter    Electronic Abstract Book    Conference schedule

Abstracts will be available at MaizeGDB on April 2. A version of your poster can be included with the abstract:

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Join researchers in St. Charles, to:

  • Listen to invited talks in genetics and plant biology given by internationally renowned scientists
  • Learn the most current scientific and technical advances in maize genetics
  • Participate in broad subject area sessions to stimulate new ideas that you can share with your lab
  • Network with potential collaborators at meals, poster sessions and evening mixers
  • Submit your latest research in an abstract for inclusion as an oral or poster presentation

Plenary Speakers:

James Holland:
North Carolina State University

The diversity of maize

Michael J Scanlon:
Cornell University

Genetics of the maize shoot apical meristem

Julia Bailey-Serres:
University of California, Riverside

Effective Flooding Responses: From Rice to Maize

Jen Sheen:
Harvard Medical School

Glucose signaling networks

Special session: Drought tolerance:

       Invited speakers and panel discussion:
  • Mark Cooper, Senior Research Fellow, Dupont Pioneer
  • Roberto Tuberosa, Professor of Biotechnology, University of Bologna
  • Dan Dyer, Corn R&D Head, Syngenta Seeds

Research Topics:

  • Biochemical and Molecular Genetics
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Computational and Large-Scale Biology
  • Cytogenetics
  • Education & Outreach
  • Quantitative Genetics & Breeding
  • Transposons & Epigenetics

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Maize Genetics Conference?

If you are interested in becoming one of our partners to help sponsor the conference, please contact, Robert Bensen ([email protected]).
Important Dates
Conference Date
Start Date 14 Mar 2013
End Date 17 Mar 2013

Deadlines Date
MaGNET 4 Jan 2013
Registration Site 31 Jan 2013
Financial Aid 31 Jan 2013
Talk Submission 4 Feb 2013
Poster 13 Feb 2013
Housing 15 Feb 2013

News & Information
Jan 18: Pioneer, a sponsor of the 2013 Maize Genetics Conference, announces that the 2013 ASPB-Pioneer Hi-Bred Graduate Student Fellowship competition is now accepting applications.
Dec 7: Maize Meeting registration, abstract submission, and lodging reservation links are now available!
July 20: MaGNET (Maize Genetics Network Enhancement via Travel) Award for 2013 has been announced.


The iPlant Collaborative is offering a workshop in their cyberinfrastructure to manage and analyze large datasets, immediately before the Maize Meeting from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

MaizeGDB is offering hour long "How to" tutorials immediately before the Maize Meeting at 4:00 and 5:00pm on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Can't make a workshop on Thursday. Contact the following to schedule a meeting during a poster session at MGC 2013:

      iPlant: Uwe Hilgert
      MaizeGDB: Lisa Harper

New! Please contact the conference chair if you would like to host a workshop.

Meeting Organizers
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