The questions that drive biological discovery cut across organisms and unite communities. TAGC’s Thematic Sessions bring together the latest advances from all research communities, with speakers selected from abstract submissions.
New Technology and Resources
Genomics and Systems Biology
Evolutionary and Population Genetics
Disease Models and Aging
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
Best Practices in Training and Education
Get inspired by innovative work that crosses system and disciplinary boundaries! 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
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
Catch up with your community or connect with a new one! Community oral presentation sessions are dedicated to the latest research from each participating community, with speakers selected from abstract submissions.
Spending time with friends and colleagues is important; the scientific program will open with mixers dedicated to each of the seven community groups, so you can easily find your people or introduce yourself to a new group. Participating research communities include:
Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics
All researchers, including plant, agricultural, and human geneticists, are encouraged to present their work in the Thematic and Poster Sessions.
Find collaborators; gain a new perspective; learn about career options; and get a glimpse into how academic research is translated into products, treatments, and other innovations. TAGC’s Industry Sessions will focus on the intersection of interests between academic and industry researchers, with a dynamic format to encourage discussion and collaboration.
Science is competitive. Want to gain an edge, get ahead, or make a move? Learn new skills and advance your career with GSA professional development programs at the meeting:
Peer Review Training Workshop
New Faculty Forum
Scientific Writing Workshop
Grant Writing Workshop
Poster Invitation Program
Science Communication Meetup
Job Application Document Review
And others to be announced
Advocacy in DC
There’s no better time to communicate the importance of science. Take your message to Congress! Join GSA in a special event on Capitol Hill advocating for science and scientists. Meet policymakers and staffers who directly impact science policy and funding. Learn about the science policy landscape with a panel discussion and Keynote presentation from Keith Yamamoto.
Gruber Genetics Prize
The Gruber Genetics Prize is presented annually to up to three scientists in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to genetics research. In a special session, TAGC will feature the annual Gruber Lecture given by the 2020 Prize recipients.
Start a conversation on your favorite topic! Attendees are invited to propose workshop sessions that encourage interaction and exchange across community boundaries. Whether it’s a workshop to discuss a hot scientific topic or address a societal challenge, your ideas can move the field forward.
With a dedicated Education Session, Undergraduate Research Session, Workshops and ample opportunities to cross-pollinate ideas for the classroom and lab, genetics educators will find much to choose from.