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


We are pleased to announce the 2015 winners of the travel grants below. Applications for PAG XXIV grants will be available online August 1, 2015. Click here to read the descriptions of each grant.


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Pictured L to R: Melanie Trenhaile, Lydia J. Siebert, Ahmed Sallam, Tae Hyun Kim


Neal A. Jorgenson Genome Travel Awards


Ahmed Sallam
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
"An Across-Breed Genome Wide Association Analysis of Susceptibility to Paratuberculosis in Dairy Cattle”

Lydia J. Siebert
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
“Genome wide association study identifies loci associated with mastitis antibiotic therapy phenotypes following experimental challenge with Streptococcus uberis.”



Melanie Trenhaile
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, TN, USA
“Genomic analysis of the interaction between energy intake and SNP genotypes on age at puberty”


Robert Schaefer
University of Minnesota, MI, USA
“Selection of tagging SNPs and imputation efficiency of 670K commercial SNP chip”


Tae Hyun Kim
University of California, Davis, CA, USA
“RNA-seq based genome-wide analysis of genomic imprinting in chicken lungs”


Maria Haag
University of Missouri, MS, USA
“Genome Wide Copy Number Variation in the Canine Genome”


Michael Gonzalez
Washington State University, WA, USA
“Artiodactyl MYADM-like Repeat Region: BAC Sequence Identifies 7 Open Reading Frames with Differing Lengths Between Reference Genome and Alternate Allele”




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Pictured L to R: Yiliang Ding, Carlos Marcelino Rodriguez Lopez, Susana M. Coelho


Michael D. Gale Travel Grant Award

Yiliang Ding
John Innes Centre, UK
“A transformative platform deciphers the RNA structural code in living cells”


Jerome P. Miksche Travel Grant Award

Carlos Marcelino Rodriguez Lopez
The University of Adelaide, Australia
“We prefer them old: Epigenetic control of wine quality in response to grapevine age”


Earl J. Scherago Travel Grant Award

Susana M. Coelho
French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
“Genomic and evolutionary features of the brown alga Ectocarpus UV sex chromosomes”



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Pictured L to R:  Udaykumar Kage, Kelsey Wood, Andrew S. Mason


Scherago International Student Travel Grants Awards


Darshi Banan, University of Illinois
University of Illinois, USA
“Rapid Hemispherical Photographic Phenotyping of Productivity and Canopy Dynamics in a Setaria RIL Population”

Udaykumar Kage

McGill University, Canada
“Identification of candidate genes in QTL 2DL and deciphering mechanisms of resistance against fusarium head blight in wheat based on metabolo-genomics”

Kelsey Wood

University of California, Davis, USA
“Genome Mining to Discover Pathogen Suppressors of Plant Programmed Cell Death”

Andrew S. Mason
Roslin Institute, Edinburgh University, Scotland
“A new look at the LTR retrotransposon content of the chicken genome”


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Pictured:  Orly Eshel


Aquaculture Species Group Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Bursaries

Orly Eshel
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
“Detection of genes and microRNA involved in sex determination in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)”

Ailu Chen

Auburn University, AL, USA
“Allele-Specific Expression in Interspecific Catfish Hybrids”

Xin Geng

Auburn University, AL, USA
“GWAS Analyses in Catfish Reveal the Presence of Functional Hubs of Related Genes within Major QTLs for Columnaris Disease Resistance”

Carlos Rodriguez

The University of Adelaide, Australia
Can epigenetic regulation of sex-ratios explain natural variation in self-fertilization rates?”

Agnieszka Stadnik

Simon Fraser University, Canada
“Yeast two-hybridization analysis of Atlantic Salmon sdY interactions”








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