Maize Meeting
Maize Meeting
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You are invited to attend the 59th Annual Maize Genetics Conference. The Conference will be held March 9-12, 2017, at the Union Station of St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

The Conference will open with a Thursday evening meal, March 9 and close at noon Sunday, March 12.

Download Abstract Book    Download this year's schedule   View the MGC Community Survey Results (PDF)  

Join researchers in St. Louis, 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:

Rebecca Nelson:
Cornell University

Sacrificing for security? Trade-offs related to disease resistance in plants

Nathan Springer:
University of Minnesota

Shedding light on the dark spaces of the maize genome

Philip Becraft:
Iowa State University

Regulation of endosperm development: Insights and surprises

Jane Glazebrook:
University of Minnesota

Plant immunity - The signaling network and the role of a family of calmodulin-binding proteins

The McClintock Prize awardee:

Dr. Michael Freeling, the 2017 McClintock Prize awardee, will present his work at this year's Maize Genetics Conference. Additionally, the MGEC will be presenting an early career and a mid-career award.

Research Topics:

  • Biochemical and Molecular Genetics
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Computational and Large-Scale Biology
  • Cytogenetics
  • Education & Outreach
  • Quantitative Genetics & Breeding
  • Transposons & Epigenetics

This conference received financial support from:

NSF USDA - NIFA DuPont Pioneer Monsanto Syngenta KWS Saat National Corn Growers Association Bionano Genomics BASF Bayer Evogene Dow AgroSciences Benson Hill Biosystems

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, Tom Slewinski ([email protected]).

Click here to donate to an endowment? that will provide financial assistance to students attending the meeting.

Important Dates
Conference Date
Start Date 9 Mar 2017
End Date 12 Mar 2017

Deadlines Date
MaGNET 25 Jan 2017
Abstract Submission 22 Jan 2017
Registration Site 22 Jan 2017
Financial Aid 22 Jan 2017
Hotel Check availability
Late-Poster Submission 27 Jan 2017
Workshop Registration 24 Feb 2017

News & Information
Dec 1: 2017 Maize Meeting website is live.


Six pre-conference Workshops are being offered before the Maize Meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Meeting Organizers
View the full Steering Committee