Program Overview

The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGG) will be held at Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, from Wednesday, July 13 to Sunday, July 17, 2016. This conference will offer joint plenary, poster and exhibit sessions in addition to the scientific schedule for the following meetings:

  • C. elegans Development, Cell Biology, and Gene Expression Meeting
  • 2016 Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference
  • 57th AnnualDrosophila Research Conference
  • Mouse Genetics 2016
  • Yeast Genetics Meeting
  • 12th International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics
  • Population, Evolutionary & Quantitative Genetics Meeting

Abstract Submission session topics by Community

C. elegans Sesssion Topics

  • Aging and Cell Death
  • Cell Cycle, Cell Division, Cytokinesis
  • Cell Patterning and Morphogenesis
  • Cell Polarity, and Cell Fate
  • Genomics, Gene Regulation and Technology
  • Intracellular Organelles ,Trafficking, and the Cytoskeleton
  • Meiosis, Germ Line Development, and Sex Determination
  • RNAi, microRNAs, and Developmental Timing

Ciliates Sesssion Topics

  • Ciliate Genomics: Genome Structure and Organization
  • Programmed DNA Rearrangement
  • Chromatin Structure and Chromatin Modification
  • RNA metabolism and Non-Coding RNAs
  • Genome Stability and Dynamics
  • Evolution and Population Biology
  • Cell Biology, Morphogenesis, and Development
  • Cell Motility: Cilia, Basal Bodies, and Tubulin
  • Ciliate Signaling Systems: Signal Transduction, Protein Secretion, and Trafficking

Drosophila Sesssion Topics

  • Cell Biology & Cytoskeleton
  • Cell Biology & Signal Transduction
  • Cell Cycle & Cell Death
  • Cell Division and Growth Control
  • Physiology, Organismal Growth & Aging
  • Gametogenesis & Organogenesis
  • Stem Cells
  • Immunity and Pathogenesis
  • Neural Development
  • Neurophysiology & Behavior
  • Drosophila Models of Human Diseases
  • Evolution & Quantitative Genetics
  • Pattern Formation
  • Regulation of Gene Expression
  • Chromatin & Epigenetics
  • RNA Biology
  • Techniques Resources

Mouse Sesssion Topics

  • Human Disease Models
  • Stem Cells
  • Epigenetics
  • Comparative Genomics, Computational Methods & Evolution
  • Technological Innovations
  • Development
  • Cancer & Immunology
  • Translational & Systems Genetics
  • International Resources

Population, Evolutionary and Quantitative Genetics Sesssion Topics

  • Population genomics
  • Experimental Evolution
  • Genome Evolution
  • Quantitative traits
  • Ecological Genetics
  • Speciation
  • Molecular Evolution

Yeast Sesssion Topics

  • Cell Biology
  • Chromosome structure, variation, evolution and dynamics
  • Gene Expression
  • Global Analysis

Zebrafish Sesssion Topics

  • Cancer
  • Cell Lineages
  • Cell Biology and Cell Structure
  • Chemical Biology
  • Early Development and Morphogenesis
  • Emerging Technologies: Genetics and Genomics
  • Emerging Technologies: Imaging
  • Emerging Technologies: Non-genetic methods
  • Endodermal and Mesodermal Organs
  • Evolution
  • Gametogenesis and Reproduction
  • Gene Regulation
  • Hematopoiesis and Vascular Biology
  • Husbandry
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Metabolism and Physiology
  • Models of Human Disease
  • Muscle, Skin and Connective Tissue
  • Neural Circuits, Neurophysiology and Behavior
  • Neural Development, Degeneration and Repair
  • Polarity
  • Regeneration and Stem Cells
  • RNA Biology in Development
  • Signaling



NOTE: Events held during the lunch break do not include food but food will be available for purchase near the meeting room. If you purchase a meal plan, you will be able to use your meal plan ticket at the grab and go carts as well.

GSA will be offering a host of activities that enhance the meeting regardless of your career stage. 

The GSA Journals, GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, will hold an Editor's Panel Discussion and Roundtable on Friday, July 15.

An advocacy session titled: Speaking up for Genetics and Model Organism Research will take place, Thursday, July 14.

Check out these Education and Professional Development opportunities at TAGC: 

Wednesday, July 13

Crash Course in Vision & and Change
Educator Flex Pass
Next Stage Mixers

Thursday, July 14
Mentoring Roundtables 
GeneticsCareers Center
Job Fair
Plenary Session and Workshop for Undergraduate Researchers
Science Cafe

Friday, July 15
GeneticsCareers Center
Job Fair
Career Workshop
Women in Genetics Reception

Saturday, July 16
Trainee Bootcamp Workshops
GeneticsCareers Center
Career Workshop
You Can Publish That, Too: Publishing education resources
Mentoring Roundtables 

GSA Central will be located in the Exhibit Hall. Staff will be available to answer any questions about the journals, membership, education or meetings. Be sure to stop by and meet the staff working for you.