Media alert: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2020
April 22-26, 2020 in DC Metro area
Reporters are invited to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), to be held April 22-26, 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland, just 30 minutes from downtown Washington DC. TAGC 2020 will feature the latest discoveries from researchers at the leading edge of what is possible in the biological and biomedical sciences.
This meeting from the Genetics Society of America brings together the C. elegans, Drosophila, mammalian, Xenopus, yeast, zebrafish, and population, evolutionary, and quantitative genetics research communities–along with those researching humans, plants, and agricultural species. With fundamental and applied research on human disease, aging, cancer, neuroscience, evolution, genomics, new technology, ethics, and more, there will be stories for every beat.
Keynote Speakers include:
Sue Biggins, HHMI/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pat Brown, Impossible Foods/Stanford University
Ed Buckler, USDA-ARS, Cornell University
Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre
Abby Dernburg, HHMI/UC Berkeley
Claude Desplan, New York University
Cassandra Extavour, Harvard University
Elaine Fuchs, HHMI/Rockefeller University
Jon R. Lorsch, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Sally Otto, University of British Columbia
Alex Schier, Harvard University
J. Paul Taylor, HHMI/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
John Wallingford, University of Texas at Austin
Keith Yamamoto, UC San Francisco
Feng Zhang, HHMI/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plus an address from the 2020 recipient of the Gruber Genetics Prize.
The conference will feature a wide range of concurrent scientific sessions, workshops, exhibits, and a special Story Collider event. TAGC’s themes are:
New Technology and Resources | Genomics and Systems Biology | Evolutionary and Population Genetics | Quantitative Genetics | Developmental Genetics | Intracellular Dynamics | Gene Regulation | Disease Models and Aging | Genome Integrity | Neurogenetics | Ethical, Legal, Social Issues | Training and Education
Eligible members of the media receive complimentary Press Registration and access to embargoed materials. To reserve your spot, please contact Communications Director Cristy Gelling: [email protected]