International Plant & Animal Genome XXIX  /  January 8-12, 2022  •  San Diego, CA, USA

We are pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the travel grants below. Grants will be awarded a the Final Banquest at PAGXXII.
To view descriptions of each award, please click here.


Earl J. Scherago Travel Grant Award

PAG Chairman Dr. Stephen Heller and Emmanuelle Muller.

Emmanuelle Muller, Campus International de Baillargu, FRANCE
Abstract Title:  Geographical Distribution of Cacao Swollen Shoot Virus Molecular Variability in West Africa


Jerome P. Miksche Travel Grant Award

PAG Chairman Dr. Stephen Heller and Hongmei Miao.

Hongmei Miao, Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, CHINA
Abstract Title:  The Sesame Genome Project and Sesame Genome Sequencing


Michael D. Gale Travel Grant Award

Mebeaselassie Andargie, Haramaya University, ETHIOPIA
Abstract Title:  Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Floral Scent Compounds in Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.)


Scherago International Student Travel Grant Awards

Left to right - PAG Chairman Dr. Stephen Heller, Amanda Hulse, John Gottula, Manuel Zander, Minique Hilda de Castro.

Amanda Hulse, Texas A & M University, USA
Abstract Title:  Development of a Cotton SNP Chip from International Consortium-based Collaborations.

John Gottula, Cornell University, USA
Abstract Title:  Genomic Basis of Antiviral Immunity and Recovery

Manuel Zander, University of Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Abstract Title:  Understanding Genome Structure and Diversity of the Plant Pathogen, Leptosphaeria maculans

Minique Hilda de Castro, Agricultural Research Council, SOUTH AFRICA
Abstract Title:  De Novo Assembly of an Expressed Gene Catalog from the Tick, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus


Neal A. Jorgenson Travel Grant Awards

Left to right - Felipe Avila, E. Ann Staiger, PAG Travel Grant Coordinator Max Rothschild, Hao Chang.

Justin Buchanan, Oklahoma State University, USA
Abstract Title:  Deriving Gene Networks Underlying Fatty Acid Composition of the Triacylglycerol Lipid Fraction in Angus Longissimus Muscle
Erika Downey, Texas A&M University
Abstract Title:  Characterization of BoLA I MHC Sequence Missing From the Bovine Reference Genome

E. Ann Staiger, Cornell University, USA
Abstract Title:  Genome Wide Association of Skeletal Size Variation in Tennessee Walking Horses

Chris Eisley, Iowa State University, USA
Abstract Title:  Analysis of Gene Expression in a Region Associated with Host Response to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Challenge

Melissa Monso, University of Minnesota, USA
Abstract Title:  Impacts of In Ovo Aflatoxin B1 on Domestic and Wild Turkey Transcriptomes

Felipe Avila, Texas A&M University, USA
Abstract Title:  A Whole Genome Integrated Map for the Alpaca

Hao Cheng, Iowa State University, USA
Abstract Title:  Parallel Computing to Speed Up Whole-Genome Bayesian Regression Analyses


Aquaculture Species Group Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Bursaries

Xi Xue and PAG Travel Grant Coordinator Max Rothschild.

Miyako Kodama, University of Washington, USA
Abstract Title:  A Genome Map for a Species with Male Tetrasomic Inheritance, Coho Salmon, and Location of Quantitative Trait Loci 

Ali Ali, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Abstract Title:  Characterization of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Spleen Transcriptome and Identification of Immune-Related Genes

Xi Xue, Memorial University of Newfoundland, CANADA
Abstract Title:  Atlantic Salmon Liver Transcriptome Response to Diets Containing Camelina Products

Lisui Bao, Auburn University, USA
Abstract Title:  Bulk Segregant RNA-Seq Reveals Expression and Positional Candidate Genes and Allele-Specific Expression for Disease Resistance Against Enteric Septicemia of Catfish

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