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Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens October 4
Conference Registration Opens October 4
Logo Design Submissions November 15
Chair's Choice Submissions December 8
Abstract Submission Deadline December 8
Conference and Housing Registration Deadline December 8
Abstract Revision Deadline December 9
Platform/Poster Assignments Online February 17

Program Information

 

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Chairs' Choice Plenary Talks

Nomination Deadline: December 8, 2016

Speakers announced: January 16, 2017 - The selected talks are included in the program.

 

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 impact.”

 

To 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.

 

To submit a nomination send the following to scientific program co-chairs Deborah Bell-Pedersen and Alexander Idnurm (dpedersen@bio.tamu.edu, alexander.idnurm@unimelb.edu.au ):

  1. Speaker name, affiliation, email address and link to lab website (if available).

  2. Brief abstract of the work highlighting its importance (500 word maximum).

  3. A pdf of the publication or link to website.

 



Fungal Conference Perkins/Metzenberg Lecture

A provoking perspective given by a leader in the field of fungal genetics that often includes an historical perspective, thoughts for the future and some humor. We are pleased to announce Jay Dunlap, Dartmouth University, will present the Perkins/Metzenberg Lecture in 2017.

Previous Lectures:

2015 - Michael J. Hynes, University of Melbourne

2013 – Regine Kahmann, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
2011 - Salomon Barnicki-Garcia, Cicese
2009 – Claudio Scazzocchio, University of Paris
2007 - June Kwon Chung, National Institutes of Health
2005 - Joan Bennett, Tulane University
2003 - Han VanEtten, University of Arizona
2001 – Ronald Morris, Rutgers University
1999 – Rowland Davis, University of CA, Irvine
1997 – Lorna Casselton, University of Oxford
1995 – Robert Metzenberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1993 – Cardy Raper, University of Vermont
1991 – David Perkins, Stanford University
1989 – Charles Yanofsky, Stanford University

 



Fungal Genetics Conference Student Poster Awards


Awards will be given for the best poster presentations by graduate students.  The judging criteria is based on both scientific merit and clarity of presentation. Winners will be announced at the general session in the afternoon on Saturday, March 18.

 



Genetics Society of America Postdoc Poster Awards


Awards will be given for the best poster presentations by postdoc members. If you are a Genetics Society of America member, the first AND presenting author on the abstract and a postdoc you may nominate your poster for an award. Both scientific merit and clarity of presentation will be taken into account. Winners will be announced at the general session in the afternoon on Saturday, March 18.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Member of the Genetics Society of America
  2. First and presenting author
  3. Postdoc

 



Optional Event


Editor's Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 15

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Chapel

 

This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate students to have informal conversations with GENETICS and G3 journal editors about the peer-review and scientific publishing process in general, and more specifically, the GSA's two journals.  

Topics may include: the peer-review process, open access, writing to get published, where and how can your work have the most impact, how to create effective figures and tables, the standards of each journal, revisions and editing, and ethical issues in publishing. Participants can sign up when they register for the meeting.