Abstract Deadline: Thursday,
December 8, 2016, midnight, US East Coast time
Abstract submission site will be available October 4, 2016. Remember submission of an abstract does not register you for the conference.
You are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation. Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material, and should only be submitted if at least one author plans to attend the meeting and present the work. Abstracts should not exceed 2,500 characters. The title, authors, affiliations, main body of abstract and spaces are included in the character count.
Abstracts will appear online exactly as submitted, i.e., no corrections, additions, revisions or deletions will be made by the GSA staff. Revisions and corrections may be made only by the author via the abstract submission program, no later than the
December 9 revision deadline. Please proof your text carefully before submitting.
A confirmation will appear directly online after a successful submission. Confirmation of abstract receipt will include an abstract control number, an author ID number for future reference and text of the abstract.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All abstracts submitted, even if programmed in a concurrent session, are also expected to be presented as a poster.
Abstract Submission Instructions
Step 1. Enter Presenting Author information.
Step 2. Enter Abstract Presentation Information: Select a Research Area from the following list. Select the area that best defines the session in which you would like to be included.
- Biochemistry and Metabolism
- Cell Biology and Development
- Comparative and Functional Genomics
- Fungal Diversity
- Gene Regulation
- Pathogenic and Mutalistic Interactions
- Population and Evolutionary Genetics
- Synthetic Biology
Select if you are a post doctoral
fellow and want to be entered in the
GSA Poster Award Competition.
All student submissions
will be considered for awards given out by the Fungal
Step 3. Select up to two
keywords from the list below.
||49. Protein-protein interactions
||26. Fusarium graminearum
||50. Protein Localizatoin
|3. Aspergillus fumigatus
||27. Fusarium oxysporum
|4. Aspergillus nidulans
||28. Gene Deletion
|5. Aspergillus niger
||29. Gene Expression
||53. Saccharomyces cerevisiae
|6. Asperfillus oryzae
||30. Genome Sequencing
||54. Secondary metabolism
||55. Secondary metabolite
||56. Sexual Development
||33, Hyphal fusion
||57. Signal Transduction
|10. Botrytis cinerea
||58. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
|11. Candida Albicans
||35. Magnaporthe oryzae
|12. Cell Cycle
|13. Cell Wall
||37. Mass Spectrometry
|14. Circadian Clock
||62. Transcription factor
||63. Transcription Profiling
|17. Cryptococcus neoformans
||67. Ustilago maydis
|20. DNA Repair
||44. Neurospora crasse
||45. Oxidative Stress
||70. Whole Genome Sequencing
|24. Fruiting Body
||48. Protein Kinase
Step 4. Enter all the author names and institutions. Do
not use UPPERCASE letters for the author information.
Incorrect format - JOHN SMITH
Correct format - John Smith
Step 5. Enter abstract title. Do
not use UPPERCASE letters for the entire title
Incorrect format - INCORRECT STYLE FOR ABSTRACT TITLE
Correct format - Correct abstract title
style for the Fungal Genetics Meeting
Step 6. Enter body of abstract. The title, authors and
affiliations should not be included in the main body of the
abstract. Check to ensure that the abstract does not exceed
2,500 characters and submit abstract. The title, authors,
affiliations, main body of abstract and spaces are included in
the character count.
Step 7. Submit the abstract.
Upon a successful submission, the presenting author will receive an automatic onscreen confirmation. In addition, the author will receive an email confirmation. All submitted abstracts, even if they are accepted into a concurrent session are required to present a poster as well.
Abstracts will be assigned to the session topic indicated on the submission. Posters will be grouped alphabetically by the presenting author’s last name (family name) in the research areas listed above.
Submission Rules & Guidelines
All authors will be asked to approve the following statement when submitting an abstract: "I have read, understand and agree to the submission rules and guidelines." Your abstract will not be programmed if this box has not been checked.
- An individual may be the presenting author of more than one abstract. The presenting author does not have to be the first author to appear on the abstract.
- Abstracts must be submitted with the intention that they will be presented if
programmed. Presenting authors should not submit abstracts if they do not plan to attend the meeting.
- A complete abstract should include a statement of purpose, methods used, and a summary of results in sufficient detail to support the conclusion. Statements such as "results will be described" should be avoided.
- Abstracts will appear online exactly as
submitted, i.e., no corrections, additions, revisions or deletions
can be made by the GSA staff. Only the submitting author may make
revisions and corrections via the online abstract submission
program. All revisions must be made no later than the December 9, 2016, revision deadline. Please proof your text carefully before submitting.
- Any authors selected from the poster
submissions to present in a concurrent session must still display
and present during their scheduled poster session time.
- The Organizers reserve the right to decline a presentation to any submitted abstracts that lack scientific content or merit, or merely announce the availability of a resource or service.
All revisions must be completed before midnight,
December 9, 2016, U.S. East Coast time. Revisions will not be accepted after this date.
The presenting author can withdraw their abstract on the abstract revision website. Withdrawal requests (from the presenting author only) should be made by midnight, US
Eastern Standard Time on or before December 9, 2016. The author will need their last name, abstract control number and personal id number to enter the revision program. All abstracts
will be published and cannot be removed from publication after
December 9, 2016. Abstracts not withdrawn by December 9 will be reviewed and if selected for presentation will be published
online. This information can be accessed by the public and may be referenced by the Genetics Society of America Media Relations staff and others.
Chairs' Choice Plenary Talks
Nomination Deadline: December 8, 2016
Speakers announced: January 16, 2017
The Chairs’ Choice Talks are an
opportunity for high impact work published after the program
is set to be highlighted in a plenary session.
Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for
Chair’s Choice Talks to be presented in the last spot of
each plenary session. The Chair’s Choice Talks are an
opportunity for high impact work published after the program
was set to be highlighted. Nominators can self-define “high
be considered, the work must be published or in press for
2016 or early 2017, and the nominee must agree to attend the
entire meeting. Those invited to present talks in concurrent
sessions are still eligible to be considered for a Chair’s
Choice Plenary Talk. Meeting scientific co-chairs and
plenary session chairs will choose among the nominations.
Note: as is the case for all talks, no registration/housing
waivers or travel funds will be awarded.
submit a nomination send the following to scientific program
co-chairs Deborah Bell-Pederson and Alexander Idnurm:
Speaker name, affiliation, email address and link to lab
website (if available).
Brief abstract of the work highlighting its importance
(500 word maximum).
A pdf of the publication or link to website.
GSA Conferences - Abstract Licensing Agreement
In consideration of the Genetic Society of America's (GSA's) acceptance of the abstract, the
presenting author grants GSA a nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to copy, reproduce and publish the abstract in GSA's publication of
Fungal Genetics Meeting abstracts and/or other compilations or collective works to be assembled and owned by GSA (together, "Collective Works") in any form or medium now existing or hereafter created throughout the world.
The sponsor author understands and agrees that GSA shall own all rights, including copyright, in and to the Collective Works including the right to:
- distribute, reproduce, license, display, perform, lend, lease, or transfer rights to the Collective Works to third parties,
- prepare derivative works of the Collective Works, and
- register the Collective Works in GSA™s own name with the US Copyright Office.
It is understood that the presenting author
and/or third parties with copyrights shall retain copyright in and
to the abstract contributed by the presenting author to a Collective Work. The
presenting author affirms that he/she is the author and owner of the abstract and holds all copyrights in and to the abstract, or has secured any third party permissions necessary to grant GSA the above rights. The
presenting author is responsible for providing any related third party with a copy of this grant of rights.
Social Media Policy
Live tweeting of presentations is allowed unless the speaker explicitly opts out by stating so at the start of his or her talk. Taking or sharing photos or videos of posters is permitted only with the presenter’s consent during the assigned poster session. Taking photos of posters while the presenter is not present is strictly prohibited. By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials.
Abstract assignments will be available on February 10, 2017.
All plenary presentations are 25
minutes: 20 minutes for the talk and 5 minutes for a
question and answer period.
All concurrent session presentations are 20 minutes: 15
minutes for the talk and 5 minutes for a question and answer
Please arrive 45-60 minutes before the start of your
session. A MAC will be provided by the meeting. Bring your
presentation on a flash drive to load it on the conference
computer. Label your presentation with your last name, i.e.
Smith, for easy retrieval.
The following equipment will be available in the session
meeting rooms: MAC, data projector, laser pointer, lavaliere
microphone and a speaker timer. You do not need to bring
your laptop to the meeting room. However there will be
connections for presenters to use their own laptops.
Speakers using their own laptops must have a VGA HD 15pin
Each of the conference
computers will have the 2010 version of Microsoft Office.
Computers will be at the podium for the concurrent sessions
and with the audio visual technician in Merrill Hall.
Speakers will have a slide advancer and laser pointer at the
podium. If you use your own computer, please be sure to
disable all screen savers, system sounds and passwords.
Make sure presentations are viewable in screen resolution
MACINTOSH USERS: Please make sure that all inserted pictures
are either JPEG or PNG file-types. QuickTime (.mov) files
are also an accepted video format. Also have the correct vga
video adapter for your Macbook model.
Acceptable formats for presentations:
•PowerPoint (.ppt), (.pptx)
•Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
Video Formats: The recommended video format for
Windows-based presentations is Windows Media (.wmv). For
more detailed information regarding fonts, sound, video, and
general compatibility, refer to
Using one of the codec's from the following list of will
ensure proper performance:
Microsoft - RLE, Video1, Windows Media Series 8 and 9 Divx
3/4/5 Intel Indeo Video <= v.5.11 TechSmith Screen Capture
Codec Huffyuv Lossless Codec Asus Video Codec, On2VP3, ATI
VCR and YV12 Codecs Cinepak, MJPEG
There is a trade-off between high quality videos and large
files. Use short video segments when needed, and try to keep
the file to less than 20 MB.
PowerPoint embeds image files directly into the file when
you save them, while video files are not embedded. Only a
link is made to the video file. Copy the video clips you
want to insert into the same folder as the PowerPoint file.
This will eliminate the problem of PowerPoint losing the
link to the file. Be certain to bring the video files and
the PowerPoint files to the meeting.
Fonts: Arial and Helvetica are recommended
for clarity and compatibility. Confirm a font size of AT
LEAST 24 points for body text and 36 - 40 points for
headings. Light colored text on a dark background is
advised. Avoid using red or green. Confirm that the maximum
number of lines in text slides is no more than 6 or 7.
Images: The resolution size of the screen
will be 1024 x 768 pixels, meaning that any image with more
pixels in the X or Y coordinate that is more than that will
not be displayed. The image will be altered by PowerPoint to
fit. Large images (i.e. 2000 x 1500 pixels) which are
created with digital cameras and scanners will make the
resulting PowerPoint file very large. This may cause the
presentation to load slowly. This can be avoided by
inserting images with the following properties:
•For on-screen presentations, JPEG-type images work well.
This type of image file can be created with virtually all
•There are many graphics programs, which can manipulate
images. When using a graphics program:
•Change the size of the image to approximately 800 x 600
•Save as file type "JPEG" or "JPG"
•Select compression setting of 8 (High quality image)
•Insert all images into PowerPoint as JPEG files.
If you copy the images to the clipboard and then Edit /
Paste them into PowerPoint, the images will not be
compressed and the PowerPoint file can become very large. To
avoid this, insert them directly into PowerPoint (Insert /
Picture / from File).
Bring a Backup: Be sure to bring a backup copy of your
presentation with you to the meeting.
For specific technical questions, please contact Jason
McIntosh at Jason.McIntosh@americanavc.com.
The Program Book will be provided at the meeting to registrants and is included in the registration fee.
In an effort toward
conservation and due to the increased use of smart phones
and tablets, registrants will be able to select if they
want to receive a Program Book OR a Program and Abstract Book when they register.
Option 1 - Program Book will include the Schedule of Events, Plenary, Concurrent and
Poster Session listings, Exhibit Information, Map of
Asilomar, Company sponsored ads, Speaker and Keyword Index to the
abstracts. The text of the abstracts will NOT be included. The book will be about 70
pages (depending on the number of abstract submissions). The
text of the abstracts will be available on the website,
mobile website and through a pdf supplement available
Option 2 - Program and
Abstract Book will contain the same information in
the Program Book AND the text of the
abstracts. The book will be about 350 pages (depending on
the number of abstract submissions).
Upon your selection,
you will be committing to receiving that type of book when
you arrive at the conference. Substitutions may not be made.
submissions will be presented as posters. Any authors that are asked
to present their abstract in a concurrent session are still expected
to present a poster. There will be 3 poster sessions. The posterboards will be 4 feet high x
8 feet wide. Each poster will have a space 3’10” (111.8cm) high by
3’10” (111.8cm) wide. There will be two posters on each board. All the poster sessions will be in the evening.We
encourage photos of the authors be attached to posters to facilitate
identification by new members of the group.
Equipment for Oral Presentations
The following equipment will be provided in all plenary sessions: a 2.4 GHz MacBook with a full install of Microsoft Office 2011, an LCD projector, laser pointer and lavaliere microphone. Please have your presentation stored on
a usb drive. All morning session speakers should upload their
presentation on the conference computer in Merrill Hall between 7:30
am and 8:30 am. Speakers for concurrent sessions should be in their session room 60
minutes prior to the start of their session to upload and test their presentation.