The International Mammalian Genome Society will participate in The Allied Genetics Conference in 2016 which will offer opportunity to join with other organisms as well as the MMG for a more diverse range of opportunities. Please see details at The Allied Genetics Conference
Dates to keep in mind:
March 23, 2016 Early Registration, Abstract and IMGS Scholarship Application Deadlines
June 1, 2016 Hotel Reservation discount cutoff
July 13, 2016 Trainee Symposium (1-6 PM)
July 13, 2016 Opening Mixer (5 PM), Opening Plenary Session (7 PM)
July 17, 2016 Final Session (11 Am to 1 PM)
IMGS Scholarship Application Deadline March 23, 2016
Trainee scholarships from the IMGC will be awarded to help cover meeting expenses to those registered for the Mouse Genetics section of the TAGC. Scholarships will be $750 for Graduate students and $850 for postdocs, which should cover the early registration fee (with IMGS trainee member discount), half a hotel room for 5 nights, and the Mouse Trainee Symposium and a Mentoring Roundtable. Applications are especially encouraged from under-represented minorities. A maximum of one scholarship will be awarded per laboratory/principal investigator.
To apply for a scholarship: Deadline MARCH 23, 2016:
1. Be sure you are a member of IMGS. Membership for trainees is complimentary for 2016! See www.imgs.org to join or renew.
2. Register for the conference and pay for the registration http://www.genetics2016.org/communities/mouse Attendance at the Mouse Trainee Symposium and one mentor lunch is required for all IMGS scholarship recipients,so be sure to register for the “Mouse Trainee Symposium” on Wednesday, July 13, either the “Mentoring Roundtable #1” on Thursday or “Mentoring Roundtable #2” on Saturday and any of the multiple mentoring and trainee networking events you wish.
3. Submit your abstract through the website.
4. Email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- your registration number
- a copy of your abstract
- a short statement (max 300 words) describing how receiving a scholarship to attend this conference would impact your career
- your contact information (including institution)
- position (student or postdoctoral fellow and year in the program) and name of your PI
- indicate if you are eligible for a URM scholarship, based on NIH criteria (i.e., African American or Black, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander).
Please note that a few scholarships are available from the GSA directly. GSA travel grants awardees will not be eligible to receive IMGS scholarships.
The International Mammalian Genome Society exists primarily to foster and stimulate research in mammalian genetics from sequencing and functional genomics to mutagenesis and mutant analysis, and to represent the concerns of its members in their professional activities. The activities of the society have expanded with the growing realization of the important and unique role of rodent species in current biomedical and genetic research.
The extensive mouse genetic resources and the identification of evolutionary conserved linkage relationships between mice and humans offer significant opportunities for understanding gene function in relation to human development and disease. The role of the mouse in biomedical and genetic research continues to expand as the benefits of comparative sequence analysis of the human and mouse genomes and large scale mutagenesis programs are obtained. The roles of other mammalian organisms will expand as their genomes are sequenced.