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

We are pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the travel grants. The awards were be announced and distributed at the Closing Banquet on Wednesday night of the conference.


Neal A. Jorgenson Genome Travel Awards


Jesse Hoff
University of Missouri, USA
Abstract: Enhancement of QTL-Mapping and Genomic Prediction for Bovine Respiratory Disease


Haibo Liu   
Iowa State University, USA
Abstract: Swine Transcriptome Characterization by Combined  Iso-Seq and RNA-seq for Annotating the Emerging Long Read-based Reference Genome


Erin Burns   
University of California, Davis, USA
Abstract title: Generation of an Equine Tissue Biobank for Functional Annotation


Jicai Jiang    
University of Maryland, USA
Abstract: A Fast and Flexible Method for Improving Genomic Prediction with Biological Information


Kimberly Davenport 
University of Idaho, USA
Abstract title: Understanding the Ramification of Recombination Variation in Sheep

Alisha Massa
Washington State University, USA
Abstract title: Genome-wide Identification of Active Enhancers in Sheep Alveolar Macrophages

Hao Bai   
University of Maryland, USA
Abstract Title: Unique genetic responses revealed in RNA-seq from the spleen of chickens stimulated with lipopolysaccharide and heat


Michael D. Gale Travel Grant Award

Parimalan Rangan
ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, PUSA Campus, New Delhi, India
Abstract Title: Discovery of the C4 photosynthetic pathway in developing wheat grains


Jerome P. Miksche Travel Grant Award

David Kainer 
Australian National University, Australia
Abstract title: Genome-wide associations of essential oil traits in Eucalyptus polybractea using a low-depth WGS pipeline


Earl J. Scherago Travel Grant Award

Katarzyna Gacek   
Plant Breeding and Acclimatizatio n Institute National Research Institute Oilseed Crops Research Centre, Poland
Abstract Title: Genome-wide association study of genetic control of seed fatty acid  biosynthesis in Brassica napus



Scherago International Student Travel Grants Awards

Plant (3)

Varena Marina Prade 
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen GmbH, Germany
Abstract Title: A Playground for Innovation: Pseudogenes and Gene Fragments in Barley

Hormat Shadgou 

New Mexico State University, USA 
Abstract Title: The functional transfer of the wheat gene Lr34 into rice and its resistance agaisnt rice blast

Chiraq Gupta 

University of Arkansas, USA
Abstract Title: An abiotic stress conditioned gene regulatory network in rice predic ted using an ensemble of reverse- engineering solution

Animal (2)

Charity Muriuki     
Roslin Institute, Scotland
Abstract Title: Transcriptomics of Innate Immune Response in The Domestic Goat and Comparative Analysis with Other Ruminants

University of Otago, New Zealand
Abstract Title: Sialotranscriptomics of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus Male and Female Ticks



Aquaculture Species Group Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Bursaries

Matthew Conte
University of Maryland, USA
Abstract: A High Quality Assembly of the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Genome Provides Insights into the Structure of Two Sex Determination Regions
Michelle T.T. Crown
Simon Fraser University, USA
Abstract: Identification of Genomic Loci Associated with  Maturation and Survival in Pacific Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kitsutch)

Albert Caballero Solares 
Memorial University of Newfoundland, USA
Abstract: Applying transcriptomic profiling to the formulation of sustainable feeds for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Nawar Al-Janabi   
Mississippi State University, USA
Abstract: The Intestinal Immune Responses of Channel Catfish Against Live Attenuated Edwardsiella Ictaluri Vaccines

Yulin Jin 
Auburn University, USA
Abstract: A Genome-Wide Association Study of Heat Stress-Associated SNPs in Catfish

Zihao Yuan 
Auburn University, USA
Abstract: Comparative Analyses of Repetitive Elements in 52 Fish Species Revealed Their Association with Evolutionary Adaptation to Aquatic Living Environments







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