August 17-20, 2015 — SAVE THE DATE FOR AGA2015!

The annual meeting of the American Genetic Association,

Chromosome Evolution: Molecular Mechanisms and Evolutionary Consequences

will be held on August 17-20, 2015 at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, WA. The meeting will bring together people working on both molecular and evolutionary aspects of chromosome evolution in order to stimulate exchange of ideas between scientists with different perspectives. The meeting will start with the Wilhelmine Key Lecture by Mark Kirkpatrick on the theory surrounding chromosome evolution.

The AGA will provide travel awards to cover registration, room and board for graduate students who would like to attend the meeting. There will be a call for student travel award applications in early February 2015 and applications will be due March 15, 2015.

General registration will be open at this site on April 1, 2015. Space will be limited so register early!




The American Breeders Association held its first meeting in 1903 to discuss the ‘new’ science of Genetics for practical breeding of plants and animals. In 1914, the ABA became the American Genetic Association.

Today, the AGA continues to disseminate achievements in genetics through the Journal of Heredity. The Journal, in print for over 100 years, publishes organismal research in areas of general interest to the genetics community.

The AGA funds an annual President’s Symposium, small conferences and workshops through its Special Events Awards, and the Stephen J O’Brien award to recognize the best student-authored article each year.




Benefits include:

*Subscription to Journal of Heredity — in print or online only
*Access to the entire Journal archive — continuous since 1905
*Special Events Awards
*Stephen J O’Brien Student Awards
*Supporting a society that supports the genetics community



Join the AGA

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NO page charges for Journal of Heredity

The AGA has eliminated Journal of Heredity’s page charges in  for articles of up to 10 pages for all authors.

Journal of Heredity covers organismal genetics: conservation genetics of endangered species, population structure and phylogeography, molecular evolution and speciation, molecular genetics of disease resistance in plants and animals, genetic biodiversity and relevant computer programs.


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