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You are invited to attend the 57th Annual Maize Genetics Conference. The Conference will be held March 12-15, 2015, at the Pheasant Run Resort of St. Charles, Illinois, USA.

The Conference will open with a Thursday evening meal, March 12 and close at noon Sunday, March 15.

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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:

Xuemei Chen:
University of California, Riverside

Small RNAs, a fascinating part of the transcriptome

Dirk Inze:
Ghent University, Belgium

Organ growth control in maize: from principles to applications

Shawn Kaeppler:
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuning developmental timing to maximize maize productivity

Paula McSteen:
University of Missouri

Plenary topic: Auxin and maize inflorescence development

The McClintock Prize awardee:

The 2015 McClintock Prize was awarded to Prof. Susan Wessler of the University of California at Riverside in recognition of her exceptional contributions to the field of plant transposable element biology. Prof. Wessler will present her work at this year's Maize Genetics Conference.

Special session: Maize Genome Editing

Organizer: Dave Jackson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Invited speakers will discuss recent successes with genome editing in maize using Crispr, and additional short talk abstracts are encouraged to be submitted under the Genome Editing research topic.

Research Topics:

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

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 12 Mar 2015
End Date 15 Mar 2015

Deadlines Date
MaGNET 19 Jan 2015
Talk Submission 19 Jan 2015
Poster 19 Jan 2015
Registration Site 30 Jan 2015
Financial Aid 30 Jan 2015
Housing 30 Jan 2015

News & Information
Oct 20: 2015 Maize Meeting website released to public.


MaizeGDB is offering hour long "How to" tutorials immediately before the Maize Meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Details are forthcoming.

Meeting Organizers
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