Symposium Announcement

Skirting Mendel: Non-Classical Mechanisms of Phenotypic Variation, Inheritance and Disease, hosted by Keystone Symposia will be held March 15 –19, 2020 at Whistler Conference Center in British Columbia, Canada. This is an exciting program that will appeal to geneticists, epigenomicists, chromatin biologists, developmental biologists, mathematicians, physiologists and clinical scientists. The symposium will be hosted together with the Higher-Order Chromatin Architecture in Time and Space.  You can find all of the details and registration information at keystonesymposia.org/20X4. The registration date is just weeks away (Feb1) and there are still short talk slots available.

**The speaker list for the variation half of the meeting is below!

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BGA in Stockholm

THIS YEAR’S BGA ANNUAL MEETING TOOK PLACE IN STOCKHOLM, June 26-29, WITH LOCAL HOSTS NANCY PEDERSEN AND HENRIK LARSSON.

Highlights of the program were keynotes by Drs. Cynthia Bulik, Tonu Esko, and Margaret Gatz (Dobzhansky Lecture), and the first ever (ABBA) debate! You can find the program HERE.

We congratulate the following BG members that were awarded:

  • Rowe Award: Chaoyu Liu 
  • Thompson Award: Kirstin Purves
  • Fulker Award: Camelia Minica  doi:10.1007/s10519-018-9904-4
  • Fuller Scott Award: Michel Nivard
  • Dobzhansky Award: Jack McArdle & Carol Prescott

 

New Update on BGA 2020 – online!

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We are pleased to announce that BGA will be hosting the 2020 annual meeting online! The format will be a 24h conference with ‘local hosts’ in the US, Europe, and Australia. Check back here often for updates. Initial information follows:

Date of the online conference: June 26th (exact times will follow)
Abstract submission deadline: June 8th – strict deadline! Submissions will be by email using This Template. Please send submissions to BehaviorGeneticsAssociation@gmail.com.
Platform: Zoom (talks will be recorded)
Poster session: Instead of large format posters we will have pre-recorded mini presentation (max 5 slides and 5 minutes narrative, details follow)
Registration Fee: Registration will be by donations – we suggest $24 (e.g. a dollar for each hour of fun)
Awards: All awards (except for the Dobzhansky) will be awarded
Business Meeting: Will take place during the online conference (details to follow)

As you can see, deadlines are short. Please start preparing now. Further details can be seen by clicking ‘Continue reading’ below, or visiting the Current Meeting page.

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‘Big data for better science: technologies for measuring behaviour’, London (UK)

The Royal Society organizes a meeting entitled ‘Big data for better science: technologies for measuring behaviour’. This meeting, which takes place on 4 – 5 February 2019, will discuss the use of ‘big’ high-quality data sets in behavioural science. These meetings aim to provide a platform for leaders in the field, as well as early career scientists, to meet for networking and discussion. More information on the speakers and programme can be found on our website.

Registration for this meeting is free, but participants are required to register in advance of the meeting.

BGA annual meeting in Boston

THIS YEAR’S BGA ANNUAL MEETING TOOK PLACE IN BOSTON, June 20-23, WITH LOCAL HOST BEN NEALE

Highlights of the program were keynotes by Professors Hill Goldsmith, Mark Daly, Elise Robinson, and Bill IaconoYou can find the program HERE.

We congratulate the following BG members that were awarded:

  • Thompson Award: Fleur Meddens
  • Rowe Award: Spencer Huggett

  • Fulker Award: Pierre Roubertoux et al. (doi: 10.1007/s10519-017-9835-5)
  • Fuller Scott Award: Lucia Colodro Conde, Scott Vrieze
  • Dobzhansky Award: Margaret Gatz
  • FABBS Award: Karin Verweij

 

Annual Meeting in Oslo, Norway (June 28th – July 1st 2017)

The 47th Behavior Genetics Annual Meeting was held in Oslo, Norway, from June 28th to July 1st, 2017. 

The Opening Reception was in the beautiful Oslo City Hall, with a warm word of welcome from the Mayor of Oslo, Marianne Borgen. You can find the program HERE.

During the banquet the following BGA members were awarded! Congratulations to:

  • Rowe: Laurence Tanguay-Garneau
  • Thompson: Emily Smith-Woolley
  • Fuller-Scott: Karen Verweij
  • Fulker: Jenae Neiderhiser and Valerie Knopik
  • Dobzhansky: William G (Bill) Iacono

And we thank the followiOslo_3ng members who donated for travel bursaries: Anna Docherty and Michael Stallings.