Xenopus Community Information

Meet face-to-face with the Xenopus 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 Xenopus mixer and at designated community meeting spots throughout the meeting. We’ll make it easy to spot Xenopus people and posters via signage and badges.

Don’t miss the Xenopus community!

TAGC is likely to be 2020’s largest gathering of Xenopus researchers in North America. Be sure to submit by December 13, 2019 to be considered for a talk in either the Xenopus Sessions or the Thematic Sessions.

What’s the hashtag?

The conference hashtag is #TAGC20. Use the #Xenopus20 community-specific hashtag alongside #TAGC20 to allow everyone to follow along!

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 Xenopus Community Sessions will be dedicated to research on Xenopus species.

When it comes to attending talks, you won’t be forced to choose between Xenopus 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

IXB Young Investigator Award

The International Xenopus Board (IXB) Young Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member from any country who has made significant scientific achievements using Xenopus as a model.  Awardees will be recognized at the International Xenopus Conference in Portsmouth, UK (August 23–27, 2020) where they will present an award lecture. Awardees also will receive funds from the IXB toward travel to the meeting.

Nominations for the Young Investigator Award should be submitted to the IXB at Xenopus@Xenopus.org.

Submit the application in a single PDF file that includes:

  • A letter of nomination describing the candidate’s research using Xenopus, and its importance to the field.
  • The nominee’s CV

Nominations must be received by June 30th, 2019

Community Program Committee

Sally Moody, George Washington University

Conference History

  • 2020: University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
  • 2018: Seattle, WA
  • 2016: Orthodox Academy of Crete, Chania, Greece
  • 2014: Pacific Grove, CA
  • 2012: Giens Peninsula, France
  • 2010: Lake Louise, Canada
  • 2008: Leiwen, Germany
  • 2006: Kazusa Akademia Park, Japan
  • 2004: Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA
  • 2002: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • 2000: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado, USA
  • 1998: Sardinia, Italy
  • 1996: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado, USA
  • 1994: Congress Center De Branding, The Netherlands
  • 1992: Asilomar Conference Center, California, USA
  • 1990: Les Diablerets Conference Center, Switzerland
  • 1988: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 1986: University of East Anglia, UK
  • 1984: Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia, USA

Community Resources

National Xenopus Resource
European Xenopus Resource
National BioResource of Japan-XenoBioRes
Xenopus laevis Research Resource for Immunobiology
Centre de Ressources Biologiques Xénopes