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2011 Maize Genetics Abstract and Program Information:

Program and Abstract Volume:

Abstract Submission:

All abstracts must be submitted electronically by Jan. 31, 2011. Use the link below to begin the process of submitting your abstract. Those who plan to be away near the time of the submission deadline tending to winter crops should submit abstracts in advance. Please indicate on the abstract form whether you wish to present a talk or a poster. Do not check both options. Time constraints on the meeting may mean that some authors who request oral presentations will be asked to present their data in poster format instead. Abstracts should be submitted under one of the eight session categories listed on this abstract submission page and meeting website. The list of research categories has changed slightly from previous meetings.

Click here to submit your abstract.

Logo Contest Submission:

The logo for the cover of the abstract book will be selected from submissions by cooperators. Those who wish to express their enthusiasm for maize in artistic form are encouraged to submit original artwork (i.e. copyright-free), by January 31, 2011.

Click here to submit a logo.

Author Presentation Notification:

Authors of abstracts selected for oral presentations will be informed by email by February 14, 2011. Authors should check the meeting website to make sure that their abstracts are posted and contain no errors. If you have not received any information about your abstract, and it is not accessible on the web site by February 21, 2011, please contact Erik Vollbrecht by e-mail at

Consistent with past practice, and the spirit of collegiality and inclusivity within the maize community, all poster abstracts have been accepted for presentation.


Each poster space is 122cm horizontal x 122cm vertical (48 inches horizontal x 48 inches vertical) and authors are responsible for bringing their own tacks for hanging the poster.


Abstract submissions are due by January 31, 2011.

Tentative Session Topics:

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

Program Overview:

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

This year the meeting will feature four plenary speakers: Simon Chan, UC Davis, CA; Ueli Grossniklaus, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Elizabeth Lee, University of Guelph, Canada; and Ron Phillips, University of Minnesota, MN. . The program will also include approximately 30 short talks (15 minutes each), and extended poster sessions. A link to the complete program will be available on this page prior to the meeting.

Audio/Video Equipment:

Check here for helpful instructions for preparing your oral presentation (Available soon).

Poster/Presentation Upload Instructions:

See link below to upload your poster/presentation to MaizeGDB. By doing so, your poster/presentation will be available to download from MaizeGDB through the reference pages.

Upload your poster to MaizeGDB (Available soon).

Program and Abstract Volume:

Check here for the meeting program and abstract book (Available three weeks prior to meeting).

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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

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