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PAG brings together over 3,000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100  posters and over 1800 abstracts.
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Welcome to PAG XXVI

The Plant and Animal Genome XXVI Conference (PAG) will be January 13-17, 2018. It is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans for plant and animal genome projects. Consisting of technical presentations, poster sessions, exhibits and workshops, the conference is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and applications on this internationally important project.

PAG XXVI Plenary Speakers (Click for Info)


News & Updates


We are pleased to announce the 2012 winners of the travel grants below.


Neal A. Jorgenson Genome Travel Awards

Yalda Zare, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abstract Title "Genome-Wide Association Analysis of Paratuberculosis Susceptibility in US Jersey Cattle" (Abstract #2563)

Ti-Cheng Chang, The Pennsylvania State University

Abstract Title: "The Genomic Organization and Gene Content of the Male-specific Region (msy) of the Bovine Y-Chromosome" (Abstract #2472)

Nicholas Boddicker, Iowa State University
Abstract Title: "Validation of a Major Quantitative Trait Locus Associated with Host Response to Experimental Infection with PRRS Virus"
(Abstract #3384)

Carrie J. Finno, University of California, Davis 
Abstract Title:  “Candidate Gene Evaluation of Neuroaxonal Dystrophy/equine Degenerative Myeloencephalopathy Based on Genome Wide Association Analysis" (Abstract #2144)

Melissa Monson, University of Minnesota
Abstract Title:  "Spleen Transcriptome Response to Aflatoxin in the Domestic Turkey" (Abstract #2480)

Elizabeth Robb, University of California, Davis
Abstract Title: "Utilization Of Advanced Genomic Technologies To Identify Causative Elements Of Inherited Developmental Defects In The Chicken" (Abstract #1590)

Rebecca R. Cockrum, University of Wyoming
Abstract Title: “Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Sheep Varying in Tolerance to Elevated Dietary Nitrate”  (Abstract #2580)
Likit Preeyanon, Michigan State University
Abstract Title: "Alternative Splicing Detection Using RNAseq: An Assembly Approach" (Abstract #3656)


Michael D. Gale Travel Grant Award

James Higgins, University of Birmingham (UK)
Abstract Title: “Manipulating Crossover Frequency and Distribution in Barley  (#1418)


Jerome P. Miksche Travel Grant Award

Dr. Alexandros Bousios, Institute of Agrobiotechnology, Centre for Research and Technology, Hellas (GREECE)
Abstract Title: “Unraveling the Life Dynamics of Sirevirus LTR Retrotransposons: Major Players in the Organization and Evolution of the Maize and Other Angiosperm Genomes” (#2869)


Earl J. Scherago Travel Grant Award

Hua Wang , University of Toulouse III, CNRS (FRANCE)
Abstract Title: “Master Regulators of Wood Formation in Eucalyptus” (#2716)


Scherago International Student Travel Grants Awards

Na Zhang, The Ohio State University
Abstract Title: "Elucidation of the Molecular Identity and Characterization of the Tomato Fruit Weight Gene FW3.2" (#1950)
Blake Joyce, The University of Tennessee
Abstract Title:  "Investigating The Novel Sesquiterpene Biosynthesis Pathway in Copaifera Officinalis, ‘the Diesel Tree,’ Through Next-Generation De Novo Transcriptome Sequencing and Functional Genomics" (#3814)
Paulo Jose Pereira Lima Teixeira, State University of Campinas, (BRAZIL)
Abstract Title: "A Comprehensive Transcriptome Atlas for the Study of the Witch's Broom Disease of Cacao" (#1294)

Dinh Truong Nguyen, Konkuk University, (SOUTH KOREA)
Abstract Title: "Bioinformatic Analysis of the Swine Genome Identified 1307 Genes Encoding for Olfactory Receptors" (#3148)


Aquaculture Species Group Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Bursaries

Kris A. Christensen, Washington State University, WA
Abstract Title: “Identifying SNPs in Rainbow Trout Paralogs” (#4544)

Daphne Gille, University of California, UC Davis, CA
Abstract Title: “Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Caviar Yield And Ovarian Adiposity In White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus)” (#4372)

Ben Hecht, Purdue University, IN
Abstract Title:The Genetic Architecture of Juvenile Migration in Rainbow Trout” (#3034)

Christopher M. Hollenbeck, Texas A&M University, TX
Abstract Title: Design of Expressed-sequence Tag-Linked Microsatellites oor Non-Model Aquacultured Species” (#3028

Chao Li, Auburn University, AL
Abstract Title: “RNA-seq Analysis of Mucosal Immune Responses Reveals Signatures of Intestinal Barrier Disruption and Pathogen Entry Following Edwardsiella ictaluri Infection in Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus” (#3015)

Eric Rondeau, University of Victoria (CANADA)
Abstract Title: An EST/RNAseq Library and First-Generation Linkage Map for Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)” (#1502)

Fanyue Sun, Auburn University, AL
Abstract Title: RNA-Seq Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes in Channel Catfish After Flavobacterium Columnare Challenge” (#3017)

Rossana Sussarellu, Ifremer Brest, Laboratoire LPI (FRANCE)
Abstract Title: Transcriptomic Analysis of The Pacific Oyster: Studying Local Adaptation of Recently Settled Populations in Northern Europe” (#1775)

Ruijia Wang, Auburn University, AL
Abstract Title: Rapid Development of Molecular Resources for a Freshwater Mussel, Villosa lienosa (bivalvia: Unionidae) Using a RNA-seq-based Approach” (#3012)

Hao Zhang, Auburn University, AL
Abstract Title: Molecular Characterization and Expression Responds to Edwardsiella ictaluri Challenge Of Three L-type Lectin Genes from Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus” (#3016)



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Registration for PAG XXVI is now closed, and the conference has ended.

We hope you will consider joining us next year for PAG XXVII!

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PAG Future Dates

2019 - PAG-XXVII - January 12-16
2020 - PAG-XXVIII - January 11-15
2021 - PAG-XXIX - January 9-13

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