Eucalypt genetics conference 2019

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Eucalypt genetics: fundamental and applied research in a post-genome era

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University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

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18th-21st February, 2019

Photo: Matt Carne

Photo: Matt Carne

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This conference marks 20 years since the first Molecular Genetics of Eucalyptus symposium held in Hobart. Enormous advances in this field have occurred since then, including the publication of the eucalypt reference genome in 2014.

The conference will bring together researchers working in fundamental and applied disciplines and aims to i) review the national and international advances since the reference genome project was completed, ii) identify future research challenges and foster a coordinated approach to develop new genomic resources, and iii) channel advances to benefit the conservation and utilisation of eucalypts.    

It will include talks from national and international leaders in the field and provide opportunities for networking among scientists working across diverse disciplines.

This four-day conference will include talks, posters and a field trip, and will be organised in six major themes:

  • Phylogenetics and Evolution

  • Comparative Genomics

  • Population and Adaptation Genetics

  • Conservation and Restoration Genetics

  • Genetics of Complex Traits

  • Genetic Improvement

The conference is hosted by the Eucalypt Genetics Group and the ARC Training Centre for Forest Value at the University of Tasmania.

 

KEY DATES

15th October 2018 Earlybird registration and Abstract submission due

14th December 2018 Full registration due

1st February 2019 Poster abstracts due

11th February 2019 Late registration closes

13th February 2019 Abstracts available on website

18th February 2019 Conference starts

 

 

 

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

PROF. ZANDER MYBURG
University of Pretoria, South Africa

 

PROF. MARGARET BYRNE
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Perth

 

DR. HEIDI DUNGEY
SCION, NZ
 

 

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS

DR. ROSE ANDREW
University of New England

DR. MIKE BAYLY
University of Melbourne

PROF. JUSTIN BOREVITZ
Australian National University

DR. LINDA BROADHURST
CSIRO

PROF. JACQUELINE GRIMA PETTENATI
University Paul Sabatier / Toulouse, France

DR ADAM HEALEY
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

DR. RICHARD KERR
PlantPlan Genetics

DR. CARSTEN KULHEIM
Michigan Technological University

ASSOC. PROF. ROB LANFEAR
Australian National University

PROF. BRAD POTTS
University of Tasmania

DR. PAUL RYMER
Western Sydney University

DR. DOROTHY STEANE
University of Tasmania

DR. JOSQUIN TIBBITS
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources / University of Melbourne

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Dr Rose Andrew (University of New England), Dr Rebecca Jones (University of Tasmania), Prof. Brad Potts (University of Tasmania), Dr Paul Rymer (Western Sydney University), Dr Dorothy Steane (University of Tasmania) and Prof. René Vaillancourt (University of Tasmania).

Photo: Rob Wiltshire

Photo: Rob Wiltshire