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2014 Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens March 21
Conference Registration Opens March 28
Travel Award Application April 24
Abstract Submission Deadline April 24
DeadlineAbstract Revision Deadline April 25
Microphone Runner Application Deadline April 26
Platform/Poster Assignments Online June 8
Abstract Search and Program Planner Online June 25
Early Meeting Registration June 26
Housing Reservation June 26




Links to:

Program Book (pdf)

Abstract Book (pdf) NOTE: Text of abstracts are not available in the printed program that will be distributed at the meeting. You must download this book and bring it with you if you would like the text of all the abstracts, in printed form, while attending the meeting. A link to the abstract book is also available on the mobile website.

Bookmark the meeting mobile website for quick links to the schedule of events, pdf of the books, the registration list, exhibitor list and more:


Yeast Genetics Meeting Awards and Special Presentations:

Yeast Genetics Meeting Lifetime Achievement Award - for lifetime contributions in the field of yeast genetics and outstanding community service.  This year’s awardee is Jeremy Thorner, University of California, Berkeley.

Previous Recipients:
2012 - John Pringle, Stanford University

2010 – Paul Nurse, The Rockefeller University
2008 – Elizabeth Jones, Carnegie Mellon University
2006 – Fred Sherman, University of Rochester Medical School
2004 – Ron Davis, Stanford University
2002 – Gerald Fink, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Ira Herskowitz Award - for outstanding contributions in the field of yeast research in the last 20 years.  This award is usually given to scientists under 50. This year’s awardee is Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton University.

Previous Recipients:
2012 - Angelika Amon, MIT

2010 – Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto
2008 – David Drubin, University of California, Berkeley
2006 – Charles Boone, University of Toronto, Canada
2004 – Jef Boeke, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2002 – Mark Johnston, University of Colorado

Winge-Lindegren Address – a thought provoking perspective given by a leader in the field of yeast genetics. This year’s address will be given by Anita Hopper, Ohio State University.

Previous Addresses:
2012 - Andrew Murray, Harvard University

2010 – Jasper Rine, University of California, Berkeley
2008 – The Cold Spring Harbor Yeast Group – Jeff Strathern, NIH, Amar Klar, NIH, Jim Hick, Cold Spring Harbor Lab
2006 – Chris Guthrie, University of California, San Francisco
2004 – Andre Sentenac, CEA/Saclay
2002 – David Botstein, Princeton University

Lee Hartwell Lecture - given by a noted researcher in the field who has used yeast in a way that has had an obvious impact on other fields. This year’s lecture will be presented by George Church, Harvard Medical School.

Previous Lectures:
2012 - Stan Fields, University of Washington, Seattle

2010 – Randy Schekman, University of California, Berkeley
2008 – Mitsurhio Yanagida, Kyoto University
2006 – Kim Nasmyth, Oxford University
2004 – Susan Lindquist, Whitehead Institute
2002 – Leland Hartwell, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center



Genetics Society of America Poster Awards

Awards will be given for the best poster presentations by GSA student members. If you are a Genetics Society of America member, the first AND presenting author on the abstract and an undergraduate or graduate student you may nominate your poster for an award. The following prizes will be awarded: 1st place - $400, 2nd place - $300, 3rd place - $200, 4th place - $100, 5 honorable mentions will receive GSA's Conversations in Genetics. Both scientific merit and clarity of presentation will be taken into account. Winners will be announced at the dinner on Saturday night.


Eligibility Requirements:


  1. Member of the Genetics Society of America
  2. First and presenting author
  3. Undergraduate or graduate student



How to Get Published Presentation

Wednesday, July 30

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Husky Union Building, Room 250


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.


After going through the buffet line, participants should proceed to Room 250 with their dinner plate for the presentation and to meet with editors. 



Advocacy Presentation

Thursday, July 31

Kane Hall, Room 210

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm


We will discuss the latest policy and legislative news affecting funding for NIH, describe why it is important for scientists to speak out about issues that affect their grants and research, and share tips for engaging in advocacy. Sign up online with registration.