TAGC 2020

The Allied Genetics Conference

April 22–26, 2020 | Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center | Metro Washington, DC | #TAGC20

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Connecting people, communities, and ideas.

Find new directions when biological research communities converge at TAGC. At this unique conference, topic-driven and community-specific sessions alternate to foster collaboration and inspire fresh thinking.

Conference Themes
New Technology and Resources | Genomics and Systems Biology | Evolutionary and Population Genetics | Quantitative Genetics | Developmental Genetics | Intracellular Dynamics | Gene Regulation | Disease Models and Aging | Genome Integrity | Neurogenetics | Ethical, Legal, Social Issues | Training and Education

Participating Communities

Share your work with colleagues from the C. elegans, Drosophila, mammalian, Xenopus, yeast, zebrafish, and population, evolutionary, and quantitative genetics research communities—along with those researching humans, plants, and agricultural species. All genetic researchers are encouraged to present at TAGC 2020, regardless of community affiliation.

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Unifying Themes

Thematic Sessions bring together the latest advances from all research communities, focused on key topics of interest. Thematic Sessions do not overlap the Community Sessions in the schedule.


TAGC features networking opportunities and deep explorations from seven participating communities. Community Sessions are also divided by theme, so you can tailor your schedule according to your interests.

Opportunities to Connect

The conference is designed to help you find colleagues with complementary interests, meet potential employers, and make career-long connections you value. Don’t miss out on being part of the conversation!

Industry Collaborations

Are you a student or postdoc interested in a career in industry? Or an academic interested in collaborating with industry partners? Are you an industry scientist looking for academic partners to collaborate on a new process or product? Learn about TAGC’s Industry Sessions and Recruitment Event.

Professional Development

What’s next for your career? What gaps in your skills and network do you need to fill? Learn more about how you benefit from TAGC’s exciting professional development programs.


Bring your message to policymakers! Join GSA on Capitol Hill to advocate for science and scientists.

Thank you to our sponsors

Invited Speakers

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Bonnie Bassler

HHMI/Princeton University

Sue Biggins

HHMI/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Pat Brown

Impossible Foods/Stanford University

Ed Buckler

USDA-ARS, Cornell University

Caroline Dean

John Innes Centre

Abby Dernburg

HHMI/UC Berkeley

Claude Desplan

New York University

Cassandra Extavour

Harvard University

Elaine Fuchs

HHMI/Rockefeller University

Jon R. Lorsch

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Sally Otto

University of British Columbia

Alex Schier

Harvard University

J. Paul Taylor

HHMI/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

John Wallingford

University of Texas at Austin

Keith Yamamoto

UC San Francisco

Feng Zhang

HHMI/Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Here's what attendees had to say about TAGC in 2016. Don't miss the chance to be inspired and make new connections at #TAGC20!