24th International C. elegans Conference

June 24-28, 2023 | Scottish Event Campus | Glasgow, Scotland | #Worm23

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About #Worm23

The Biannual C. elegans Conference is the premier meeting for C. elegans researchers. Hundreds of presentations cover the full diversity of C. elegans investigations, including genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, development, immunology, physiology, neuroscience, evolution, and more. In addition to the invited speakers in the Plenary Sessions and abstract-driven Concurrent Platform Sessions, the 2023 meeting will feature an Equity and Inclusion Plenary Session, attendee-organized workshops, posters, exhibits and a wide range of professional development and networking events.

Join us in Glasgow

#Dros23 will be held in-person at The Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk in Chicago, IL. Located in the heart of the River North district, Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk is an urban sanctuary amid iconic attractions.  Experience striking views of the lake, river and Chicago cityscape. Its riverfront setting, while in the heart of the bustling city, makes for the perfect environment to catchup with colleagues, talk about your research, build collaborations, and spark new ideas.

Invited Speakers

Keynote Address

Oliver Hobert
HHMI/Columbia University

Oliver Hobert is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His lab uses the nematode C. elegans to study the problem of how neurons acquire their unique and distinct identity features and how neurons can change their phenotypes in response to specific internal and external states.

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LMIC Award

Scientists from Low and Middle-Income Countries may apply for this award to have their registration fee waived. Please complete the waiver application by April 19, 2023.

GSA Undergraduate Registration Awards

The GSA Undergraduate Registration Awards promote excellence in undergraduate research and education. The awards support registration costs for undergraduate members who are presenting at a GSA conference.

Flexible Registration Options

We understand that making future travel plans is difficult right now. Registrants may change their registration from in-person to virtual or from virtual to in-person until June 7, 2023.

Thank you to our Premier Sponsors

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Genetics Society of America

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is an international community of biologists from all career stages and more than 50 countries.

Conference Dates

June 24–28, 2023


Abstract Submission Deadline

March 15, 2023

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