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.
2013 SPECIAL EVENTS AWARDS
The AGA grants awards each year to members to support special events that further the purposes of the Association, particularly to encourage student participation. Eligible events include specialized workshops, short courses in some aspect of organismal genetics, and meetings in areas of great current interest, but any event that would advance the purpose of the Association is eligible for support.
This year, the AGA Council approved 5 Special Events Awards totaling nearly $78,000. See details in the Awards page and in the News posts below.
2013 STEPHEN J O’BRIEN AWARD WINNER
At the 2013 AGA Symposium, the Council granted the annual Stephen J. O’Brien Award for best student-authored article published in Journal of Heredity’s 2012 volume to Dr. Melody Porlier for her article, “Habitat-linked population genetic differentiation in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus” (supervisors, Dr. Dany Garant and Dr. Anne Charmentier). See details in the Awards page.
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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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