The Allied Genetics Conference

TAGC is a unique conference designed to foster connections and inspire fresh thinking across the field of genetics. Join seven research communities in the Metro Washington, DC region and showcase your plant genetics and genomics research to a broad audience.

Plant Genetics Highlights at TAGC

We’re expecting researchers from all areas, including plant, agricultural, and human genetics, to join our seven participating communities.

If your research topic is among the Conference Themes, you’ll have an abundance of choices to help you uncover new angles on your favorite question. Join us for sessions on quantitative genetics, evolution, gene regulation and epigenetics, development, and new technology, alongside a strong professional development and industry career program.

Whether you’re a molecular geneticist looking for the latest technologies or a crop scientist interested in the latest in quantitative genetics, TAGC will make it easy to connect with new people and ideas.

Hurry! Poster abstracts are due January 27, 2020. Submit Abstract ≫

Caroline Dean

Keynote Speaker Caroline Dean leads mechanistic studies aimed at understanding the molecular events behind the cold-induced silencing and epigenetic switching of an Arabidopsis gene called FLC, which is central to the vernalization process.

Ed Buckler

Keynote Speaker Ed Buckler developed association mapping approaches and germplasm to pinpoint genes and find natural variation controlling many maize traits. His group has also developed a wide range of tools that have been used to characterize and tap diversity in over 2,000 species.

Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics (PEQG)

Don’t miss the highly anticipated PEQG sessions at TAGC! The program includes an exciting invited speaker program, abstract-driven sessions, and the Crow Award session, featuring finalists for the 2020 James F. Crow Award for Early Career Researchers.

Genetic Technology in Agriculture

This new TAGC session will feature scientific talks about the latest advances in the application of genetics in agriculture.

Transitioning to Industry

This session offers a window into careers in the private sector through interviews with scientists working in biotechnology industry. The event includes the opportunity for attendees to talk with representatives from companies that are seeking to recruit new talent.

Getting Published

Talk to GENETICS and G3 editors at the Publishing Q&A event to discuss the ins and outs of getting published. You can even sign up for a one-on-one consultation.