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We invite you to the historic first maize genetics meeting in Asia! Beijing, March 13-16, 2014.

The Conference will open with a Thursday evening meal, March 13 and close at noon Sunday, March 16.

Announcement letter.    Electronic Abstract Book    Conference schedule

Join researchers in Beijing, China*, 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

*The language of the meeting will be English.

Plenary Speakers:

Tom Brutnell:
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Plenary topic: A systems approach to understanding photosynthetic differentiation in the grasses

Graeme Hammer:
University of Queensland

Plenary topic: Using ecophysiology and modelling to understand Genotype*Management*Environment interactions in a way that supports crop improvement in variable environments, especially drought environments.

Toby Kellogg:
University of Missouri- St. Louis

Plenary topic: Polyploidy in maize and its relatives.

Jiayang Li (李家洋):
Chinese Academy of Sciences & Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Molecular basis for designing high-yield and good-quality rice

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, Wes Bruce ([email protected]).

Important Dates
Conference Date
Start Date 13 Mar 2014
End Date 16 Mar 2014

Deadlines Date
Housing 01 Nov 2013
Registration Site 01 Nov 2013
Talk Submission 30 Nov 2013
Poster 30 Nov 2013
Travel Award 15 Oct 2013

News & Information
Aug 20: Apply for travel awards until October 15.
Mar 26: 2014 Maize Meeting will be in Beijing, China.

Meeting Organizers
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The Maize Meeting Steering Committee thanks and acknowledges Junpeng Shi, Weibin Song and the Jinsheng Lai Lab at China Agricultural University for the Chinese translation of the website.