The AGA President, Catherine Peichel, hosts this year's Symposium at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island, WA:
The meeting will bring together people working on both molecular and evolutionary aspects of chromosome evolution to stimulate exchange of ideas between scientists with different perspectives. The meeting will start with the Key Distinguished 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 present a poster. Applicants should submit a PDF of their poster abstract (use abstract format template below) and have their PhD advisor submit a letter describing their qualifications, research progress, and the availability of funds for travel to the meeting. Email the abstract and letter to Anjanette Baker (AGAJOH@oregonstate.edu) by March 15, 2015. Decisions will be made before general registration opens for the meeting on April 1, 2015.
General registration will be open at this site on April 1, 2015. Space will be limited so register early!
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Travel awards available for graduate students to attend AGA2015, Chromosome Evolution: Molecular Mechanisms and Evolutionary Consequences
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Awards announced by 1 September 2015
The AGA grants awards of $5,000-$20,000 for support of special events that advance its mission, particularly to enable students to attend the event.
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The awardees from 60 applicants for the new Evolutionary, Ecological, or Conservation Genomics (EECG) Research Awards will be announced on Wednesday, 15 April.
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.
An article by Matt Cronin and others ignites controversy over listing these wolves as a protected subspecies:
http://www.krbd.org/2014/12/11/southeast-wolves-subspecies-or-not. For the full article click the link below.
March 1-5, 2015: 2015 Genome 10K Conference, Santa Cruz, CA
FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Pop Quiz: what creatures make up more than 70% of the approximately 1.9 million described species on earth and have long served as model organisms in many areas of biology? If you guessed invertebrates, you’re right!
Besides your subscription to the Journal of Heredity, the Association hosts a yearly symposium, and provides special awards towards programs and education.