Maize Meeting
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You are invited to attend the 58th Annual Maize Genetics Conference. The Conference will be held March 17-20, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency of Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

The Conference will open with a Thursday evening meal, March 17 and close at noon Sunday, March 20.

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Join researchers in Jacksonville, 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:

Karen Koch:
University of Florida

Sugar in your ears: Regulating transport, metabolism, and consequences

Mark Stitt:
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany

Balancing the Carbon Budget: Are Plants Better than Bankers and Politicians?

Chris-Carolin Schön:
Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

Splendor and misery of quantitative genetics in the era of high-throughput technologies

Jonathan Lynch:
Pennsylvania State University

Phenes and genes for improved water and nutrient capture in maize

The McClintock Prize awardee:

Dr. Jeffrey D. Palmer, the 2016 McClintock Prize awardee, will present his work at this year's Maize Genetics Conference. Additionally, the MGEC will be presenting an early career and a mid-career award.

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 17 Mar 2016
End Date 20 Mar 2016

Deadlines Date
MaGNET 15 Jan 2016
Abstract Submission 29 Jan 2016
Registration Site 29 Jan 2016
Financial Aid 29 Jan 2016
Hotel Check availability
Workshop Registration March 4, 2016

News & Information
Nov 16: 2016 Maize Meeting website is live.


Workshops are being offered on MaizeGDB, Gramene, and the status of new genome assemblies before the Maize Meeting on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

Meeting Organizers
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