Maize Meeting
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You are invited to attend the 61st Annual Maize Genetics Conference. The Conference will be held March 14-17, 2019, at the Union Station of St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

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

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Join researchers in St. Louis, 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 sessions with broad subject areas to stimulate new ideas that you can share with your lab
  • Network with potential collaborators at meals, poster sessions and evening mixers
  • Present your latest research in a poster or oral presentation

Plenary Speakers:

Sherry Flint-Garcia:

The Genetics and consequences of maize domestication and breeding

Erik Vollbrecht:
Iowa State University

Shoot and inflorescence architecture in maize

Zachary Lippman:
Cold Spring Harbor Lab

Unveiling and harnessing mechanisms of epistasis and quantitative variation in plants

Dominique Bergmann:
Stanford University

Making a difference: stomatal pattern, form and function across plants

The McClintock Prize awardee:

Dr. Detlef Weigel of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, and the 2019 McClintock Prize awardee, will present his work at this year's Maize Genetics Conference. Additionally, the MGEC will be presenting an early career, mid-career, and Emerson award.

Research Topics:

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

The 2019 conference received financial support from:

NSF Corteva Agriscience BASF Syngenta Bayer National Corn Growers Association KWS INARI RAPiD Genomics Benson Hill Biosystems Genetics Society of America PLOS Genetics

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, Tom Slewinski ([email protected]).

Click here to donate to an endowment? that will provide financial assistance to students attending the meeting.

Important Dates
Conference Date
Start Date 14 Mar 2019
End Date 17 Mar 2019

Deadlines Date
MaGNET 15 Dec 2018
Abstract Submission 25 Jan 2019
Registration Site 25 Jan 2019
Financial Aid 25 Jan 2019
Hotel 25 Jan 2019
Late-Poster Submission 1 Feb 2019
Workshop Registration 1 Feb 2019

News & Information
Jan 23: Federal employees who are unable to register by Jan 25 because of the shutdown should email Michael Muszynski by Feb 20 for a discount code to waive the late fee.
Dec 4: Disciplinary Breadth (DB) applications are now being accepted!
Nov 20: Registration and abstract submission is now open!


Four pre-conference Workshops are being offered before the Maize Meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Meeting Organizers
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