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You are invited to attend the 53rd Annual Maize Genetics Conference. The Conference will be held March 17-20, 2011, at the Pheasant Run Resort of St. Charles, Illinois, USA.

The Conference will open with the Thursday evening meal, March 17 and close at noon Sunday, March 20, 2011. Download the Announcement Letter.

Join researchers in St. Charles, located 45 miles west of Chicago, to:

  • Listen to invited talks given by internationally renowned plant genetic researchers
  • Learn the most current scientific and technical advances in maize genetics
  • Participate in broad subject area sessions to stimulate new ideas that you can bring back to your lab
  • Network with potential collaborators at meals, poster sessions and evening mixers
  • Submit your latest research in an abstract for inclusion as an oral or poster presentation

Plenary Speakers:

  • Simon Chan, UC Davis, CA
    "Engineering centromeres to produce haploid plants"
  • Ueli Grossniklaus, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    "Epigenetic control of seed development in Arabidopsis"
  • Elizabeth Lee, University of Guelph, Canada
    "Grain Yield, the known knowns and the known unknowns ..."
  • Ron Phillips, University of Minnesota, MN
    "Good science in maize genetics; Is serendipity involved?"

Tentative Session Topics:

  • Biochemical Genetics
  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
  • Cytogenetics
  • Development & Cell Biology
  • Functional Genomics
  • Education & Outreach
  • Quantitative Genetics & Breeding
  • Transposons & Epigenetics

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, Mark Cigan (
Important Dates
Conference Date
Start Date 17 Mar 2011
End Date 20 Mar 2011

Opening Date
Housing 30 Dec 2010
Registration Site 30 Dec 2010
Abstract Submission 30 Dec 2010
Financial Aid 30 Dec 2010

Deadline Date
Housing 31 Jan 2011
Registration Site 31 Jan 2011
Financial Aid 31 Jan 2011
Abstract Submission 31 Jan 2011

News & Information
Dec 30: 2011 Maize Meeting registration is now online.

May 21: 2011 Maize Meeting website is now online.

Meeting Organizers

View the full Steering Committee