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2014 Maize Genetics Abstract and Program Information:

Abstract Submission:

All abstracts must be submitted electronically by November 30, 2013. Use the link below to begin the process of submitting your abstract. Those who plan to be away near the time of the submission deadline tending to winter crops should submit abstracts in advance. Please indicate on the abstract form whether you wish to present a talk or a poster. Do not check both options. Abstracts are limited to 300 words. Time constraints on the meeting may mean that some authors who request oral presentations will be asked to present their data in poster format instead. Abstracts should be submitted under one of the seven research topic categories listed on this abstract submission page and meeting website, based on which the submitter believes is most appropriate. Session topics will be determined (by the MGCSC) based on the abstracts selected for talks, but will likely be similar to the listed categories.

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Abstract submission is now closed. No more abstracts are being accepted.

Logo/photo Contest Submission:

The logo/photo for the cover of the abstract book will be selected from submissions by cooperators. Those who wish to express their enthusiasm for maize in artistic form are encouraged to submit original artwork (i.e. copyright-free), by November 30, 2013.

Logo submission is now closed. No more logos are being accepted.

Author Presentation Notification:

Authors of abstracts selected for oral presentations will be informed by email by December 30, 2013. Authors should check the meeting website to make sure that their abstracts are posted and contain no errors. If you have not received any information about your abstract, and it is not accessible on the web site by January 17, 2014, please contact Ann Stapleton by e-mail at stapletona@uncw.edu.

Consistent with past practice, and the spirit of collegiality and inclusivity within the maize community, all poster abstracts have been accepted for presentation.


Each poster space is 1m horizontal x 2.45m vertical (39 inches horizontal x 96 inches vertical) and authors are responsible for bringing their own tacks for hanging the poster.


Abstract submissions are due by November 30, 2013.

Research Topics:

  • Biochemical and Molecular Genetics
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Computational and Large-Scale Biology
  • Cytogenetics
  • Education & Outreach
  • Quantitative Genetics & Breeding
  • Transposons & Epigenetics

Program Overview:

The Conference will open with the Thursday evening meal, March 13 and close at noon Sunday, March 16, 2014.

This year the meeting will feature four plenary speakers: Tom Brutnell, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center ; Graeme Hammer, University of Queensland ; Toby Kellogg, University of Missouri- St. Louis; Jiayang Li (李家洋), Chinese Academy of Sciences & Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences . The program will also include approximately 30 short talks (15 minutes each), and extended poster sessions. A link to the complete program will be available on this page prior to the meeting.

Poster/Presentation Upload Instructions:

See link below to upload your poster/presentation to MaizeGDB. By doing so, your poster/presentation will be available to download from MaizeGDB through the reference pages.

Upload your poster to MaizeGDB (Available in March).

Program and Abstract Volume:

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Important Dates
Conference Date
Start Date 13 Mar 2014
End Date 16 Mar 2014

Deadlines Date
Housing 01 Nov 2013
Registration Site 01 Nov 2013
Talk Submission 30 Nov 2013
Poster 30 Nov 2013
Travel Award 15 Oct 2013

News & Information
Aug 20: Apply for travel awards until October 15.
Mar 26: 2014 Maize Meeting will be in Beijing, China.

Meeting Organizers
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The Maize Meeting Steering Committee thanks and acknowledges Junpeng Shi, Weibin Song and the Jinsheng Lai Lab at China Agricultural University for the Chinese translation of the website.