Important Dates

January 15
Workshop Proposal Deadline
February 7
Abstract Submission Opens
March 2
Registration Opens
March 28
Abstract Submission Deadline
March 29
Abstract Revision Deadline
April 30
Early Registration Deadline
May 15
Housing Reservation Deadline

Conference Organizers

Julie Ahringer
University of Cambridge, UK

Michael Koelle
Yale University

22nd International C. elegans Conference

Thursday, June 20 – Monday, June 24, 2019 

Los Angeles, CA

Please note the first day of the meeting is

Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Plan now to attend the 22nd International C. elegans Conference. Cutting-edge research is presented on diverse topics, including physiology, neurobiology, development, ecology and evolution, behavior, aging, ecology, gene regulation, germline, and genomics. You will have the opportunity to present your research and get feedback from a broad audience of scientists.

Plenary, platform, and poster session presentations are all driven by submitted abstracts. In addition to the scientific sessions, there are professional development workshops, a publishing workshop, poster awards, the Worm Art Show, student poster invitations, and other initiatives designed by the Genetics Society of America to enhance the conference experience.

Mark your calendars now for the abstract submission deadline of March 28! The Conference will move forward one day relative to previous years and will begin on Thursday evening, June 20 with an opening session from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., followed by a Welcome Reception. The meeting will end on Monday, June 24 at 12:00 noon. The meeting will be returning to the University of California, Los Angeles.

Conference Organizers

Julie Ahringer, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Michael Koelle, Yale University 

GSA Poster Award Organizers

Erin Cram, Northeastern University
Tina Gumienny, Texas Women's University
Laura Vallier, Hofstra University
Jared Young, Mills College

Organizer of the Worm Art Show

Ahna Skop, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Questions? Anne Marie Mahoney,

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About the background art from the slider above
Transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans expressing a vav-1 mCherry transcriptional reporter in a live animal. vav-1 is expressed in pharyngeal tissue, a small subset of neurons, including ALA, spermatheca, vulva and rectal epithelia. VAV-1 acts in the ALA neuron to promote sleep-like behavior. See Fry et al. Image courtesy of Amanda Fry and Ken Norman.