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PAG XXIII - Beth Shapiro

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

PAG XXIII Plenary Speakers (Click Each for More Info)

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    Philip E. Bourne
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    Xuemei Chen
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    Mike Goddard
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    Jeff Leach
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    Giles Oldroyd
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    Beth Shapiro
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    Christina Warinner

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.

The results could be used to help develop strategies for the conservation of species that are under threat from climate change today. Currently an Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz, Beth has been widely honored for her research, including being named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Searle Scholar, Packard Fellow and MacArthur Fellow. Her upcoming book, “How to Clone a Mammoth,” is expected in Spring 2015.  (photo credit: kk)

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 - Christina Warinner

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

PAG XXIII 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