PAG XXVI Plenary Speakers

  • e.buckler 120pxEdward S. Buckler
  • g.coruzzi 120pxGloria Coruzzi
    NYU Center for
    Genomics & Systems
    Biology, NY, USA
  • d.liang 120pxLiang Dong
    Iowa State
    IA, USA
  • m.sayresMelissa A. Wilson
    Arizona State
    University, AZ, USA
  • j.shendure 120pxJay Shendure
    of Washington
    WA, USA
  • d.ware 120pxDoreen Ware
  • b.whitelaw2 120pxBruce Whitelaw
    The Roslin Institute,
    University of Edinburgh,


Vision of PAG Asia Pacific

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.

Why Singapore?

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.  

Co-Chairs of PAG Asia

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.

PAG Asia Meeting

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.

Proposed Content To Include Subjects Of Regional Importance Such As:

  • Aquaculture
  • Arabidopsis
  • Biofuels
  • Brassica
  • Food Safety and Security
  • Metabiomes
  • Plant-Pathogen Interaction
  • Rice
  • Seafood
  • Spice(s)
  • Swine
  • Wheat

Contact Us

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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Darrin Scherago
Executive Vice President, CIO
Scherago International
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