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You are invited to attend the 55th Annual Maize Genetics Conference. The Conference will be held March 14-17, 2013, at the Pheasant Run Resort of St. Charles, Illinois, USA.

The Conference will open with a Thursday evening meal, March 14 and close at noon Sunday, March 17.

Join researchers in St. Charles, 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 share with 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:

James Holland:
North Carolina State University

The diversity of maize

Michael J Scanlon:
Cornell University

Genetics of the maize shoot apical meristem

Julia Bailey-Serres:
University of California, Riverside

Effective Flooding Responses: From Rice to Maize

Jen Sheen:
Harvard Medical School

Glucose signaling networks

Special session: Drought tolerance:

       Invited speakers and panel discussion:
  • Marc Cooper, Senior Research Fellow, Pioneer/Dupont
  • Roberto Tuberosa, Professor of Biotechnology, University of Bologna
  • Dan Dyer, Corn R&D Head, Syngenta Seeds

Research Topics:

  • Biochemical and Molecular Genetics
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Computational and Large-Scale Biology
  • Cytogenetics
  • 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, Robert Bensen (
Important Dates
Conference Date
Start Date 14 Mar 2013
End Date 17 Mar 2013

Deadlines Date
Housing 15 Feb 2013
Registration Site 31 Jan 2013
Financial Aid 31 Jan 2013
Talk Submission 31 Jan 2013
Poster 31 Jan 2013

News & Information
July 20: MaGNET (Maize Genetics Network Enhancement via Travel) Award for 2013 has been announced.


New! The Maize meeting is considering offering workshops prior to the Maize Meeting. Please contact the conference chair if you would like to host a workshop.

Meeting Organizers
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