In response to the expanding global population, worldwide climate changes, and dramatic plant and animal genome research occurring in Asia Pacific, the organizers of the Plant and Animal Genome Conference are planning a short version of PAG to be held in Singapore, March 17-19, 2013 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. Please note, this event will be in addition to PAG XXI to be held in San Diego in January.
Many leading universities worldwide recognize Singapore as a global leader in the areas of education and science, including life sciences. They have established a presence in Singapore through either joint collaborations or via the establishment of an independent campus. Singapore is also recognized by various biotech companies as a global leader in genomics, and many have responded by establishing regional headquarters, R&D facilities, and manufacturing plants in Singapore.
We are pleased that Laszlo Orban, PhD, Director of Reproductive Genomics, Strategic Research Program, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, will be a Co-Chair of PAG Asia, along with Stephen Heller, PhD, USDA Retired and Chair of the Plant and Animal Genome Conference.
We envision the first PAG Asia to be a 2 1/2 day meeting, consisting of plenary and small break-out sessions (workshops). It is our objective to include world recognized authorities in genomics as plenary speakers. Invited to speak will be Nobel laureates who have previously lectured at PAG in the U.S. Additionally, we expect a poster section with about 100 posters.
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We hope you will be marking your calendar and planning to join us in March 2013 in Singapore, and welcome your thoughts regarding this exciting new venture. If you have suggestions of particular speakers and/or workshops you would be interested in, please let us know. In addition, we hope you will join our mailing list to stay updated on future developments of PAG Asia 2013.
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