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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.

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:

The McClintock Prize awardee:

The 2018 McClintock Prize awardee will be announced soon and will present their work at the 2018 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

The 2017 conference received financial support from:

NSF USDA - NIFA DuPont Pioneer Monsanto Syngenta KWS Saat National Corn Growers Association Bionano Genomics BASF Bayer Evogene Dow AgroSciences 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 (

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

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 19 Jan 2018
Financial Aid 19 Jan 2018
Hotel 19 Jan 2018
Late-Poster Submission 26 Jan 2018
Workshop Registration 9 Feb 2018

News & Information
Aug 24: 2018 Maize Meeting website is live.


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

Meeting Organizers
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