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2015 Maize Genetics Abstract and Program Information:

Abstract Submission:

All abstracts must be submitted electronically by January 19, 2015. Use the link below to begin the process of submitting your abstract. Those who plan to be away near the time of the submission deadline tending to winter crops should submit abstracts in advance. Please indicate on the abstract form whether you wish to present a talk or a poster. Do not check both options. Abstracts are limited to 300 words. Time constraints on the meeting may mean that some authors who request oral presentations will be asked to present their data in poster format instead. Abstracts should be submitted under one of the eight research topic categories listed on this abstract submission page and meeting website, based on which the submitter believes is most appropriate. Session topics will be determined (by the MGCSC) based on the abstracts selected for talks, but will likely be similar to the listed categories. The list of research categories has changed slightly from previous meetings.

Talk and poster submissions will open on December 5th.

Logo/photo Contest Submission:

The logo/photo for the cover of the abstract book will be selected from submissions by cooperators. Those who wish to express their enthusiasm for maize in artistic form are encouraged to submit original artwork (i.e. copyright-free), by January 19, 2015.

Logo submission will open on December 5th.

Author Presentation Notification:

Authors of abstracts selected for oral presentations will be informed by email by February 6, 2015. Authors should check the meeting website to make sure that their abstracts are posted and contain no errors. If you have not received any information about your abstract, and it is not accessible on the web site by February 21, 2015, please contact echo Mark Settles by e-mail at [email protected].

Consistent with past practice, and the spirit of collegiality and inclusivity within the maize community, all poster abstracts have been accepted for presentation.


Each poster space is 122cm horizontal x 122cm vertical (48 inches horizontal x 48 inches vertical) and authors are responsible for bringing their own tacks for hanging the poster.


Abstract submissions are due by January 19, 2015.

Research Topics:

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

Program Overview:

The Conference will open with the Thursday evening meal, March 12 and close at noon Sunday, March 15, 2015.

This year the meeting will feature four plenary speakers: Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside;Dirk Inze, Ghent University, Belgium;Shawn Kaeppler, University of Wisconsin-Madison;Paula McSteen, University of Missouri;. The program will also include approximately 30 short talks (15 minutes each), and extended poster sessions. A link to the complete program will be available on this page prior to the meeting.

Audio/Video Equipment:

Click here for helpful instructions for preparing your oral presentation.

Poster/Presentation Upload Instructions:

See link below to upload your poster/presentation to MaizeGDB. By doing so, your poster/presentation will be available to download from MaizeGDB through the reference pages.

Upload your poster to MaizeGDB (Available in March).

Program and Abstract Volume:

Check here for the meeting program and abstract book (Available three weeks prior to meeting).

Download abstract books from previous meetings.

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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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