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The Allied Genetics Conference 2020

The Allied Genetics Conference – TAGC2020 – will be held April 22-26, 2020 in Washington DC [USA], and will feature sessions for fly, fish, frog, mouse, worm, yeast and population geneticists. The Xenopus Keynote Speaker will be John Wallingford (UT Austin, USA). For more information, go to or contact Sally Moody (


Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

April 22–26, 2020 | Metro Washington, DC

Important Dates

October 2019
Registration Opens
Abstract Submission Opens

December 13, 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline

December 20, 2019
Early Registration Deadline

April 1, 2020
Hotel Reservation Deadline

April 17, 2020
Advance Registration Deadline

TAGC is a unique conference organized by the Genetics Society of America that brings together multiple international biological research communities to foster new collaborations, spark synergies, and strengthen existing relationships.

With a mix of topic-driven and community-specific sessions, TAGC 2020 is designed to shape the big picture and showcase the fundamental unity of biology—all while providing attendees the chance to spend time with old friends and valued colleagues from around the world.

Join us April 22–26, 2020, in the DC Metro region to share your work with colleagues from the C. elegans, Drosophila, mammalian, yeast, Xenopus, zebrafish, and population, evolutionary, and quantitative genetics research communities, along with those researching humans, plants, and agricultural species.

Get inspired by high-profile keynote speakers working at the cutting edge of science.

Reconnect with your core community through community-specific sessions that encourage deep explorations of your favorite system.

Reach new audiences with topic-driven sessions that span community and organism boundaries.

Advocate for science on Capitol Hill with opportunities to communicate the importance of basic research and model organisms to the public and policymakers in DC.

Advance your career via innovative training and networking initiatives for researchers of all career stages and trajectories, including students, postdocs, new faculty, and jobseekers.

Expand your network through workshops, discussions, and social events that make it easy to interact meaningfully with new colleagues, collaborators, industry partners, and representatives of key scientific organizations and funders.

Shape alliances via a convenient platform for forming new consortia and initiatives

Participating Communities

C. elegans
Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics

All genetic researchers are encouraged to present at TAGC 2020, regardless of community affiliation.

Want to know more? Check out the list of invited speakers, the program highlights, and the convenient venue!


Organizing Committee

Allied Program Committee

Mark Johnston, University of Denver, Co-Chair
Molly Przeworski, Columbia University, Co-Chair
Phil Batterham, University of Melbourne
Hugo Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine
Kirsten Bomblies, John Innes Centre
Maitreya Dunham, University of Washington
Phil Hieter, University of British Columbia
Emily Lescak, University of Alaska
Sally Moody, George Washington University
Mary Mullins, University of Pennsylvania
Steve Munger, The Jackson Laboratory
Dmitri Petrov, Stanford University
Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University
Kailene Simon, Sanofi

Community Program Committee Chairs

C. elegans
Mike Boxem, Utrecht University
Martha Soto, Rutgers University

Lynn Cooley, Yale University

Darla Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University
Dmitri Petrov, Stanford University
Patrick Phillips, University of Oregon

Sally Moody, George Washington University

Orna Cohen-Fix, National Institutes of Health
Michael Knop, University of Heidelberg
Peter Stirling, British Columbia Cancer Agency

Mary Mullins, University of Pennsylvania

Last Updated: 2019-11-13
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