Maize Meeting
Maize Meeting
Maize Meeting
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You are invited to attend the 62nd Annual Maize Genetics Meeting. The Meeting will be held March 12-15, 2020, at the Sheraton Kona of Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi, USA.

The Meeting will open with a Thursday evening meal, March 12 and close at noon Sunday, March 15.

Join researchers in Kailua-Kona, 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 sessions with broad subject areas to stimulate new ideas and share with your lab
  • Network with potential collaborators at meals, poster sessions and evening mixers
  • Present your latest research in a poster or oral presentation

Invited Speakers:

Sarah Hake:
UC Berkeley

Organogenesis in maize - lessons from mutants.

Bin Han:
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Frank Hochholdinger:
University of Bonn

Genetic dissection of maize root development.

Kirsten Bomblies:
ETH Zurich

How to tango with four - the evolution of meiotic stability in autotetraploid Arabidopsis arenosa.

The McClintock Prize awardee:

Dr. Jim Birchler, the 2020 McClintock Prize awardee, will present his work at this year's Maize Genetics Meeting. Additionally, the MGEC will be presenting an early career, mid-career, and Emerson award.

Research Topics:

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

The 2019 meeting received financial support from:

NSF Corteva Agriscience BASF Syngenta Bayer National Corn Growers Association KWS INARI RAPiD Genomics Benson Hill Biosystems Genetics Society of America PLOS Genetics

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Maize Genetics Meeting?

If you are interested in becoming one of our partners to help sponsor the meeting, please contact, Todd Jones ([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 12 Mar 2020
End Date 15 Mar 2020

Deadlines Date
MaGNET / PUI / DB / Jamboree 2 Dec 2019
Abstract Submission 17 Jan 2020
Registration Site 17 Jan 2020
Financial Aid 17 Jan 2020
Hotel 17 Jan 2020
Late-Poster Submission 24 Jan 2020

News & Information
Jan 21: Talk submissions are closed, but you may submit a poster abstract until Jan 24!
Jan 16: Notice! If you don't have approval to register for the conference yet, then please proceed with submitting an abstract by the deadlines. If you're unable to receive approval by late Feb then we will pull your abstract from the program.
Dec 3: Registration and abstract submissions are now open! Deadline for both is Jan 17.


Five pre-conference Workshops are being offered before the Maize Meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Meeting Organizers
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