Contact: Andrew NobleGSA Media Relations (415) 722-2129[email protected]

MEDIA ALERT: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2016

Newswise — Bethesda, Md. – May 5, 2016 – The Genetics Society of America (GSA) invites members of the media to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2016 and learn about the latest advances in the field of genetics. Complimentary registration packages are available for contacts from qualified print, online and broadcast news media outlets.

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 to Sunday, July 17, 2016

Where: Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida

What: The five-day event will feature more than 3,000 attendees and more than 100 corporate exhibits, as well as many cutting-edge lectures, workshops and plenary sessions in the areas of genetics and model organism research. This conference combines the scientific schedules for the following seven meetings:• C. elegans Development, Cell Biology, and Gene Expression Meeting• 2016 Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference• 57th Annual Drosophila Research Conference• Mouse Genetics 2016• Yeast Genetics Meeting• 12th International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics• Population, Evolutionary & Quantitative Genetics Meeting

Each of the concurrent individual meetings will have its own programming developed by organizers from the respective communities. In addition, there will be three, joint plenary sessions featuring the following keynote speakers:• Cori Bargmann, PhD, Torsten N. Wiesel Professor in the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at The Rockefeller University• Jef Boeke, PhD, Director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at the New York University Langone Medical Center• Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)• Harry Dietz, MD, Victor A. McKusick Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Molecular Biology & Genetics in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine• Jennifer A. Doudna, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley • Denis Duboule, PhD, Professor of Developmental Genetics and Genomics at the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and Chair, Department of Genetics and Evolution of the University of Geneva • Jeffrey Gordon, MD, Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University in St. Louis• David Kingsley, PhD, Professor of Developmental Biology at Stanford University• Svante Pääbo, PhD, Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and Guest Professor at the University of Uppsala, Sweden• Molly Przeworski, PhD, Professor of Biological Sciences and Systems Biology at Columbia University• Pamela C. Ronald, PhD, Director of the Laboratory for Crop Genetics Innovation at the University of California, Davis• Amita Sehgal, PhD, John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience, Director of the Chronobiology Program at the University of Pennsylvania • Leonard Zon, MD, Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Stem Cell Program at Children’s Hospital Boston

Why: Media registrants will be able to take advantage of many new services and amenities including:• VIP seating in many of the presentations and workshops• Interviews with many influential speakers and exhibiting companies• Access to company news releases, press kit materials and event information

Please contact Andrew Noble if you are interested in attending this year’s meeting and/or if you would like to be added to GSA’s media list. For more information on TAGC 2016, please visit

About the Genetics Society of America (GSA)Founded in 1931, the Genetics Society of America (GSA) is the professional scientific society for genetics researchers and educators. The Society’s more than 5,000 members worldwide work to deepen our understanding of the living world by advancing the field of genetics, from the molecular to the population level. GSA promotes research and fosters communication through a number of GSA-sponsored conferences including regular meetings that focus on particular model organisms. GSA publishes two peer-reviewed, peer-edited scholarly journals: GENETICS, which has published high quality original research across the breadth of the field since 1916, and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, an open-access journal launched in 2011 to disseminate high quality foundational research in genetics and genomics. The Society also has a deep commitment to education and fostering the next generation of scholars in the field. For more information about GSA, please visit