Presentations, Posters and Pictures from the 2012 AGA Symposium
The 2012 annual meeting of the American Genetic Association, Recombination: Molecular Mechanisms & Evolutionary Consequences, was held from 14-16 July in Durham, North Carolina, USA. "Recombination" affects myriad areas of biology in general and evolution in particular, ranging from proper segregation of chromosomes to advantages associated with sexual reproduction to patterns of DNA sequence variation within and between species to processes of species formation. The speakers' research spanned this broad range, and they were successful at integrating mechanistic and evolutionary perspectives both in their talks and in the informal discussions between talks. Several commented favorably afterwards at having connected new concepts and initiated new collaborations.
In an effort to promote broader access to science, this conference had most of its talks videotaped and placed online, and presenters of posters were encouraged to submit them to a public archive. Anyone who'd like to see the talks, posters, or photos from this fun meeting is invited to go to:
We look forward to another fun symposium next summer at Cornell University!
President, AGA, 2012