2023 BGA Meeting Abstract submission now open

The 2023 BGA Annual Meeting will be held in Murcia, Spain from Wednesday June 21 – Saturday June 24.  The local hosts for this meeting are Juan Ordoñana Martín & Jose Morosoli Garcia

The abstract submission and registration is now open. This year we are using the ‘Oxford Abstract’ submission system. To submit an abstract go to https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/4982/submitter

Abstracts are invited for Oral, Poster or Symposium presentations. The deadline for abstract submissions is 11:59pm Central European Standard time on Wednesday 15th of March.
You can submit, as presenting author:
-1 abstract for consideration as an oral presentation, or
-1 abstract for consideration as an oral presentation + 1 abstract for consideration as an poster presentation, or
-1 abstract for consideration as an oral presentation + 1 abstract as a presenter/chair/discussant in a symposium, or
-up to 2 abstracts for consideration as poster presentations
There is no limit to the number of presentations you can be a co-author/non-presenting author on.

Instructions for symposium submissions:

-If you wish to submit a symposium email BehaviorGeneticsAssociation@gmail.com and let us know 1) the title of the symposium 2) the speakers and the order in which they are speaking. We will then add your symposium to the list of submission options.
-All symposia must have 4 speakers + a chair or discussant. One of the speakers may act as chair or discussant.
-The speakers can not all come from the same group
-When forming a symposium you are strongly advised to consider the diversity of speakers with regard to gender, ethnicity, seniority and location.

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


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


BGA 2020 online – recordings available!

We are pleased to announce that the 50th anniversary meeting of the BGA online was a smashing success! Thank you to all of the presenters who made this meeting possible.

Date of the online conference: June 26th

Format: 24h conference with ‘local hosts’ in the US, Europe, and Australia. The conference began in Brisbane, Australia, on Friday, June 26 at 9:00 A.M. (Brisbane time) which is Thursday, June 25, midnight in London and Thursday, June 25, 7:00 P.M. in New York.

Click here for the program, which includes links to the recorded talks for each session!

All sessions are also available for viewing in this vimeo showcase. Please note that in order to view the recorded talks you will need to use the password provided in your registration email (the same password as for the poster presentations). Sessions are uploaded in unique video files, but it was not possible to link to specific talks within each session.

Further details can be seen by clicking ‘Continue reading’ below, or visiting the Current Meeting page.

‘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


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.