International Plant & Animal Genome XXIII / January 10-14, 2015  - San Diego, CA, USA  FaceBook 24x24 Twitter 24x24 mail 24x24

PAG XXIII Plenary Speakers

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    Philip E. Bourne
  • xuemei.chen-sm
    Xuemei Chen
  • m.goddard-sm
    Mike Goddard
  • jeff.leach-sm
    Jeff Leach
  • giles.oldroyd-sm
    Giles Oldroyd
  • beth.shapiro-sm
    Beth Shapiro

philip.e.bourneAssociate Director for Data Science, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA
January 12 - 8:00 AM
Town & Country Ballroom

Philip E. Bourne PhD is the Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS) at the National Institutes of Health. Formally he was Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Industry Alliances, a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego,  Associate Director of the RCSB Protein Data Bank and an Adjunct Professor at the Sanford Burnham Institute.

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xuemei.chenDistinguished Professor, HHMI Investigator, Department of Botany and Plant Science, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California, Riverside, USA
January 13 - 8:00 AM
Town & Country Ballroom

Xuemei Chen is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences and Institute of Integrative Genome Biology at University of California, Riverside. She is a plant molecular biologist recognized for her work on small RNAs and plant development. She is known particularly for her pioneering studies on plant microRNAs – their identification, biogenesis and degradation, and developmental functions.

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m.goddardProfessorial Fellow in Animal Genetics, University of Melbourne and Department of Environment and Primary Industries, AUSTRALIA
January 13 - 8:45 AM
Town & Country Ballroom

Mike graduated in veterinary science and then completed a PhD in genetics (A breeding program for guide dogs for the blind). He has worked at James Cook University in Townsville, Victorian Department of Agriculture, as Director of the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit at University of New England. Currently he holds a joint appointment between the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries.

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jeff.leachFounder of the Human Food Project & Co-Founder of American Gut, USA
January 11 - 6:15 PM
Town & Country Ballroom

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giles.oldroydWilliam Neal Reynolds and Distinguished University Professor of Genetics & Entomology, North Carolina State University, USA
January 14 - 8:00 AM
Town & Country Ballroom

Western agricultural systems are reliant on the application of inorganic nitrogen fertilisers that greatly enhance yield. However, production and application of nitrogen fertilisers account for a significant proportion of fossil fuel usage in food production and the major source of pollution from agriculture. Prof Giles Oldroyd studies the mechanisms by which some species of plants are capable of forming beneficial interactions with nitrogen-fixing bacteria, which provide a natural source of nitrogen for plant growth.

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beth.shapiroAssociate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, USA
January 12 - 8:45 AM
Town & Country Ballroom

Beth Shapiro is an evolutionary biologist who specializes in the genetics of ice age animals and plants. A pioneer in the young field called “ancient DNA,” Beth travels extensively in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Siberia and Canada collecting bones and other remains of long-dead creatures including mammoths, giant bears, and extinct camels and horses. Using DNA sequences extracted from these remains, she hopes to better understand how the distribution and abundance of species changed in response to major climate changes in the past, and why some species go extinct while others persist.

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Plenary Lecture Schedule

Sunday, January 11

6:15 PM - Jeff Leach


Monday, January 12

8:00 AM - Philip E. Bourne

8:45 AM - Beth Shapiro


Tuesday, January 13

8:00 AM - Xuemei Chen

8:45 AM - Mike Goddard


Wednesday, January 14

8:00 AM - Giles Oldroyd

8:45 AM - To Be Determined

All Plenary Lectures will be in the Town & Country Ballroom.

2014 Corporate Sponsors

PAG Future Dates

2016 - PAG-XXIV - January 9-13, 2016

2017 - PAG-XXV - January 14-18, 2017

2018 - PAG-XXVI - January 13-17, 2018

All will be held in San Diego, CA

Technical Sponsors

USDA, Agricultural Research Service
USDA, National Agricultural Library
USDA, National Institute of Food and Agricuture
Johns Innes Centre