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We invite you to the historic first maize genetics meeting in Asia! Beijing, March 13-16, 2014.

The Conference will open with a Thursday evening meal, March 13 and close at noon Sunday, March 16.

Announcement letter.    Electronic Abstract Book    Conference schedule

Join researchers in Beijing, China*, 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

*The language of the meeting will be English.

Plenary Speakers:

Tom Brutnell:
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

A systems approach to understanding photosynthetic differentiation in the grasses

Graeme Hammer:
University of Queensland

Molecular breeding for complex adaptive traits – how integrating crop ecophysiology and modelling can enhance efficiency

Toby Kellogg:
University of Missouri- St. Louis and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Polyploidy in maize and its relatives.

Jiayang Li (李家洋):
Chinese Academy of Sciences & Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Understanding the molecular basis of rice tillering

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, Wes Bruce ([email protected]).

Important Dates
Conference Date
Start Date 13 Mar 2014
End Date 16 Mar 2014

Deadlines Date
Housing 30 Nov 2013
Registration Site 07 Jan 2014
(full price)
Talk Submission 02 Dec 2013
Poster 07 Jan 2014
Travel Award 15 Oct 2013

News & Information
Dec 18: The registration and abstract submission will be extended to January 7th (full price) to accommodate attendees to the Setaria Conference.
Dec 06: The hotel registration page for the Maize Meeting has been fixed.

Pre-conference and workshops
The First International Setaria Genetics Conference will be held on March 10-12, 2014 in Beijing,China prior to the Maize Meeting. Download Announcement letter.

MaizeGDB and Gramene are offering free workshops on the Thursday afternoon (March 13) prior to the Maize Meeting. The iPlant collaborative will also host a free workshop on Friday afternoon (March 14). See details and registration information

Meeting Organizers
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The Maize Meeting Steering Committee thanks and acknowledges Junpeng Shi, Weibin Song and the Jinsheng Lai Lab at China Agricultural University for the Chinese translation of the website.