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You are invited to attend the 54th Annual Maize Genetics Conference. The Conference will be held March 15-18, 2012, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel of Portland, Oregon, USA.

The Conference will open with the Thursday evening meal, March 15 and close at noon Sunday, March 18, 2012.

Join researchers in downtown Portland, to:

  • Listen to invited talks in genetics and plant biology given by internationally renowned scientists
  • 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:

Bill Tracy:
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Plant breeding and the creative power of selection

Venkatesan Sundaresan:
University of California, Davis

"To be determined"

Jenny Graves:
Australian National University

"To be determined"

Thomas Dresselhaus:
University of Regensburg

Patterning and function of the maize germ lineages

Research 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 15 Mar 2012
End Date 18 Mar 2012

Opening Date
Housing 30 Dec 2011
Registration Site 30 Dec 2011
Abstract Submission 30 Dec 2011
Financial Aid 30 Dec 2011

Deadline Date
Housing 31 Jan 2012
Registration Site 31 Jan 2012
Financial Aid 31 Jan 2012
Abstract Submission 31 Jan 2012

News & Information
July 7: 2012 Maize Meeting site is being designed.

Meeting Organizers

View the full Steering Committee