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All Maize Meeting attendees are encouraged to arrive in Saint-Malo on March 21st due to the possible train strike on March 22nd, or make their trip on the 22nd independent from trains, including subway.

You are invited to attend the 60th Annual Maize Genetics Conference. The Conference will be held March 22-25, 2018, at the Palais du Grand Large of Saint-Malo, France.

The Conference will open with a Thursday evening meal, March 22 and close at noon Sunday, March 25.

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Join researchers in Saint-Malo, 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:


Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid:
Gregor Mendel Institute


Magnus Nordborg:
Gregor Mendel Institute


Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra:
University of California - Davis


François Tardieu:
INRA

The McClintock Prize awardee:

Dr. Rob Martienssen of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and the 2018 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 2018 conference received financial support from:

NSF ANR Amaizing DuPont Pioneer Monsanto Syngenta National Corn Growers Association KWS Saat Bayer Maiz'Europ' BASF Agro Paris Tech Caussade-semences INRA Kenfeng Seed Biogemma PRO mais euralis Maisadour semences Limagrain Benson Hill Biosystems

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 (thomas.l.slewinski@monsanto.com).

  
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Important Dates
Conference Date
Start Date 22 Mar 2018
End Date 25 Mar 2018

Deadlines Date
MaGNET 19 Jan 2018
Abstract Submission 19 Jan 2018
Registration Site 12 Mar 2018
Financial Aid 19 Jan 2018
Hotel 12 Mar 2018
Late-Poster Submission 26 Jan 2018
Workshop Registration 12 Mar 2018


News & Information
Aug 24: 2018 Maize Meeting website is live.
Feb 23: All Maize Meeting attendees are encouraged to arrive in Saint-Malo on March 21st due to the possible train strike on March 22nd, or make their trip on the 22nd independent from trains, including subway.

Workshops

Five pre-conference Workshops are being offered before the Maize Meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Meeting Organizers
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