Important Dates

October 29
Abstract Submission
Registration Open
November 15
Tshirt Design Submissions
December 5
Abstract Submission Deadline
Early Registration Deadline
December 6
Abstract Revision Deadline
January 31
Housing Reservation Deadline

Meeting Organizers

Luis M. Corrochano,
Universidad de Sevilla

Xiaorong Lin,
University of Georgia

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Special Events

Gene Action 2019: Honoring Charley Yanofsky

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Chapel

Chairs: Dan Ebbole, Matt Sachs and Oded Yarden

  • 7:00 pm - 7:05 pm - Opening Remarks
  • 7:05 pm - 7:25 pm - Stu Brody (University of California, San Diego)
  • 7:25 pm - 7:45 pm - Eric Selker (University of Oregon)
  • 7:45 pm - 7:55 pm - Marc Orbach (University of Arizona)
  • 7:55 pm - 8:05 pm - Luis Corrochano (University of Seville)
  • 8:05 pm - 8:30 pm - David Botstein (Calico Life Sciences)

GENETICS Peer Review Training Workshop

Tuesday, March 12, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Scripps

This workshop will provide an introduction to peer reviewing for early career researchers, including graduate students. The workshop will cover best practices and a mock review. Becoming a better reviewer will help you to become a better author and to hone some of the skills central to scientific success, including critical thinking, evaluating research, providing helpful feedback, and understanding the mindset and expectations of peer reviewers and editors.

Workshop Agenda:

  • Principles and Purpose of Peer Review
  • Models of Peer Review
  • Dissecting a manuscript
  • Drafting Reviews
  • Evaluating Reviews
  • The Journey of a Manuscript at GENETICS
  • Panel Discussion with GENETICS Editors
  • Discussion Topics
    • Best practices
    • Determining scope
    • Assessing interest to readers

Advance registration required.

Fee: $80. Limited attendance. Sign up during the conference registration process. If you have previously registered, you can also add this event to your existing registration record here. For workshop-only signup, use this link.

Publishing Q&A

Friday, March 15, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm, Chapel

Lost in publication? Not ready to publish yet, but curious about the peer-review process? Students and postdocs are invited to join journal editors, including editors and editorial staff from the GSA journals GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, to discuss the ins-and-outs of getting your articles published. All questions welcome!

Editor panel:

  • Judith Berman, G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
  • Louise Glass, GENETICS
  • Joe Heitman, PLOS Biology, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Genetics
  • Mark Johnston, GENETICS
  • Nancy Keller, Fungal Genetics and Biology

Advance registration preferred. Sign up during the conference registration process. If you have previously registered, you can also add this event to your existing registration record here.

Student and postdoc member benefit: Invite poster viewers

Amplify your work and seek expert feedback by inviting specific scientists to attend your poster presentation.

  • Graduate student, and postdoctoral GSA members may invite up to three scientists to attend their poster.
  • You may invite faculty, industry researchers, or fellow early career researchers, but we suggest inviting individuals already registered for this meeting or who are located in the region.
  • Please note that GSA cannot guarantee meeting attendance of any particular person.
  • GSA will reach out to these scientists and invite them to attend the meeting and your poster.
  • Your abstract and contact details will be included in the invitation.

Student and postdoc members: Application Deadline February 26, 2019