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Other Communities

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Don’t see your research community among the seven listed? You’re still a critical part of the conference! We’re expecting researchers from all areas, including plant, agricultural, and human genetics, to join us. The program is built around the themes listed below, so if you work in any of these areas, you’ll reach a broad audience by presenting in one of the Thematic Sessions or at the Poster Sessions.

Whether you’re a crop geneticist interested in quantitative genetics or a cell biologist looking for the latest technologies, TAGC will make it easy to connect with new people and ideas.

New Technology and Resources

  • Gene/genome editing
  • Chemical biology
  • Emerging model organisms
  • Sequencing technologies
  • Single-cell genomics and proteomics
  • Optogenetics
  • Phenotyping technologies

Genomics and Systems Biology

  • Genome structure and organization
  • Gene and protein networks
  • Gene regulatory networks
  • Computational biology
  • Heterochromatin
  • Transposable elements
  • Microbiome

Evolutionary and Population Genetics

  • Adaptation and natural selection
  • Speciation
  • Experimental evolution
  • Comparative genomics
  • Population history
  • Ecological genetics
  • Response to climate change

Quantitative Genetics

  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Gene-gene interaction (epistasis)
  • Genomic selection/prediction
  • Complex trait genetics
  • Statistical genetics methods

Developmental Genetics

  • Patterning, morphogenesis and organogenesis
  • Regeneration and wound healing
  • Stem cells
  • Meiosis and germline development
  • Sex determination
  • Cell death

Intracellular Dynamics

  • Cell cycle, cell division, cytokinesis
  • Signaling (intracellular and intercellular)
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Cell motility (cilia, basal bodies)
  • Cell polarity
  • Nuclear organization
  • Stress response
  • Organelles
  • Autophagy and proteostasis
  • Protein trafficking
  • Metabolism

Gene Regulation

  • Regulation of gene expression (transcriptional and post-transcriptional)
  • Gene regulatory networks
  • Epigenetics
  • Chromatin structure
  • RNA splicing
  • Non-coding RNAs (piRNA, siRNA, lncRNA, etc.)

Disease Models and Aging

  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Mendelian diseases
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Infection and immunity
  • Host-microbe interactions

Genome Integrity

  • DNA repair and recombination
  • DNA replication
  • Chromosome segregation and centromeres
  • Telomeres
  • Meiotic recombination
  • Mutation


  • Behavioral genetics
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Neurotransmission
  • Neural circuits

Ethical, Legal, Social Issues

  • Privacy
  • Eugenics
  • Ethical use of technology
  • GMOs

Best Practices in Training and Education

  • Diversification of training
  • Diversity and inclusion in training and outreach
  • Funding policies—distribution of funding; grant review
  • Educational practice