Mammalian Genetics Community Information

Meet face-to-face with the mammalian genetics research community at TAGC 2020! The meeting’s unique format offers multiple opportunities for you to share your work, learn about the latest research and tools, build community, and recruit newcomers to the field. Catch up with colleagues at the opening night Mammalian mixer and at designated community meeting spots throughout the meeting. We’ll make it easy to spot your community’s people and posters via signage and badges.

Don’t miss the International Mammalian Genome Conference!

Do you normally attend the International Mammalian Genome Conference? TAGC incorporates this meeting for 2020, so if you miss TAGC you will miss your regular community meeting. Be sure to submit by December 13, 2019 to be considered for a talk in either the Mammalian Genetics Sessions or the Thematic Sessions.

What’s the hashtag?

The conference hashtag is #TAGC20. Use the #Mammals20 community-specific hashtag alongside #TAGC20 to allow everyone to follow along!

Community Program Committee

Steven Munger, Chair, The Jackson Laboratory
Martin Hrabĕ de Angelis, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Darla Miller, UNC Chapel Hill
Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, UNC Chapel Hill
Linda Siracusa, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

Community Invited Speakers

Kent Hunter, NCI/CCR
Monica Justice (Verne Chapman Lecture), The Hospital for Sick Children
Julie Mathieu (Mary Lyon Award Lecture), University of Washington

Presentation Opportunities

If you submit an abstract, it will be reviewed and scheduled in one of three types of sessions:

  • Posters
  • Community (oral)
  • Thematic (oral)

Poster and Thematic Sessions will feature research from all communities, while Mammalian Community Sessions will be dedicated to the latest research on mouse, rat, pig, and other mammalian models.

When it comes to attending talks, you won’t be forced to choose between mammalian genetics and your favorite topic; Community Sessions and Thematic Sessions are held at different times, so there will be no need to miss out.

Community Special Events and Awards

IMGS Scholarships for trainees (students or postdocs)

Application Deadline: December 5, 2019

The International Mammalian Genome Society Scholarships support meeting costs for students and postdocs. The scholarships are expected to cover at least the cost of registration and half a twin room (shared room with two beds) for five nights. The scholarship also covers the Mammalian Trainee Symposium and IMGS Members-Only Reception.

To be eligible:

  1. You must be a 2020 IMGS member (memberships are complimentary; visit imgs.org for more information).
  2. You should register for TAGC and pay the registration fees. Please make sure that during the registration process you select the Mammalian Trainee Symposium on April 22 and IMGS Member-only Reception on April 25.
  3. Send a copy of your meeting registration and abstract submission confirmations to imgsgeneral@gmail.com no later than December 5, 2019.
  4. You must have an abstract selected for a poster or talk.

A maximum of one scholarship will be awarded per lab. Underrepresented minorities (URMS) are especially encouraged to apply. 

The Mary Lyon Award

Nomination deadline: November 15, 2019

In recognition of Dr. Mary Lyon’s role as a mentor and her remarkable career, begun at a time when very few women became scientists, the IMGS has established the Mary Lyon Award for early-stage independent female researchers (Assistant Professor or equivalent). The IMGS will cover expenses for awardees to participate in an International Mammalian Genome Conference and give an oral presentation of their work. In 2020, the International Mammalian Genome Conference will be part of TAGC.

Nominations should include the name of the nominee, their email address, CV or ORCID ID, and the name of one individual who can provide a recommendation letter. Note that nominees need to be IMGS members, but can join at the time of the nomination. Self-nominations are welcome.

Nominations should be sent to imgsgeneral@gmail.com by November 15, 2019.

Trainee Awards

Outstanding contributions by IMGS Member trainees are recognized through several awards.

  • The Verne Chapman Young Scientist Award is given to the most outstanding oral presentation from a postdoctoral fellow or student. This is a monetary award of $500 and a two-year position on the IMGS secretariat that reflects Dr. Chapman’s dedication to mentoring junior scientists.
  • Awards are also given to outstanding poster or oral presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and are chosen by members of the IMGS Secretariat and other judges during the course of the meeting.
  • IMGS undergraduate and graduate student members are also eligible for GSA Poster Awards.

These awards will be presented at the IMGS Members-Only Reception on April 25, 6:15-7:45 p.m. Separate registration required.

Conference History

2016: Mouse Genetics, Orlando, FL
2014: Mouse Molecular Genetics, Pacific Grove, CA
2012: Mouse Molecular Genetics, Pacific Grove, CA
2011: Mouse Genetics, Washington, DC