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Ag Meeting

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Agricultural
Meeting
DATES
March 27-29, 2023
LOCATION
San Antonio, Texas

This is the preeminent genome science and technology conference for top global researchers, leaders, and innovators.

ABOUT

AGBT Ag will bring together the world’s leading genome researchers, data scientists, breeders, policy influencers, funders, and technology innovators

from the global North and South who wish to embrace opportunities to redesign terrestrial and aquatic agriculture. Because of its focus on the integration of genomics and agriculture, AGBT Ag is uniquely positioned to enable and enhance communication among stakeholders in order to address the escalating needs of a changing earth.

IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION:

  • Registration,  Call for Abstracts, and Full-Ride Scholarship applications open on November 8th, 2022
  • Abstract and travel award applications close on December 16th, 2022
  • We offer 10 full-ride scholarships to promising graduate students, post-docs, and early-career scientists.  Be sure to apply before December 16th, 2022 

Space is limited.  You are encouraged to register early to receive the deeply discounted early bird rate. 

AGBT-Ag is the global space where the brightest minds and most prodigious influencers in the world of genomics and agriculture converge to foster new and ground-breaking innovation.  Join us in San Antonio, Texas, March 27-29th, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country!

For more information on how to register, click here

415

Attendees

186

Universities and Governments

95

Companies

93

CEOS, CMOS, and CSOS

Graphic shows: 2022 In-Person Demographics

What the Experts Are Saying

The conference will help catalyze global partnerships and collaborations, stimulate opportunities for training and capacity building in science and technology, and focus attention on the development and implementation of data-driven strategies to enhance environmental sustainability and global food security.

Susan McCouch, Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University and member of the AGBT Scientific Organizing Committee

We bring together the world’s leading scientists and leaders to connect and join their thinking for bolder and transformative efforts in dealing with the two greatest challenges of our generation: How to feed our world equitably and sustainably? And how to keep our planet safe with available resources for future generations.

Appolinaire Djikeng, Director and Chair of Tropical Agriculture and Sustainable Development of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH), and member of the AGBT Scientific Organizing Committee.

One of humanity’s greatest challenges is to sustainably produce more food on existing agricultural lands. AGBT Ag fosters the needed dialogue and exchange of ideas to bring about the fourth agricultural revolution.

Sarah Hearne, chair of the AGBT Ag conference and Principal Scientist and maize geneticist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

Our work is aimed at developing sustainable agriculture around feeding the population. That’s why having a conference like AGBT Ag, bringing experts across various fields, is really exciting.

Charlie Johnson, 2022 Organizing Committee Member and Executive Director Genomics & Bioinformatics, Texas A&M AgriLife

AGBT Ag is a big opportunity for communities to start talking across the disciplines a little bit more so that we can identify opportunities and spaces where we can scale existing technologies.

Sarah Hearne, Chair of the AGBT Ag conference and Principal Scientist and maize geneticist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

AGBT Ag is looking at bringing the best members of the scientific community, the best science; it’s bringing industry—and ensuring that we have real partnerships to make sure we have end-to-end interventions.

Appolinaire Djikeng, Professor and Chair for Tropical Agriculture and Sustainable Development and Director of Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health at the University of Edinburgh

As a lecturer, scientist, and breeder, [AGBT Ag] could not have been better…I have enough to update my lectures and research approaches to benefit my students and supervisees.

Blaise Arnaud Hako Touko, Senior Lecturer at the University of Dschang

2023 Featured Speakers

Robin Buell

University of Georgia In July 2021, Dr. C. Robin Buell joined the University of Georgia as the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Chair in Crop Genomics in the Department of [...]
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Mark Cooper

The University of Queensland Professor Mark Cooper is Chair of Prediction Based Crop Improvement at The University of Queensland, and a global leader in quantitative genetics and plant breeding. His [...]
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Antonio Augusto Franco Garcia

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil The ultimate goal of my research projects is trying to have a better understanding of the genetic architecture of quantitative traits, specially (but not exclusively) [...]
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Gregor Gorjanc

University of Edinburgh I lead the HighlanderLab, which focuses on managing and improving populations using data science, genetics, and breeding. We focus on populations used for food, feed, and fibre production We [...]
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Ben Hayes

University of Queensland Professor Hayes has extensive research experience in genetic improvement of livestock, crop, pasture and aquaculture species, with a focus on integration of genomic information into breeding programs, [...]
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Joanna Newton

LaTrobe University, Australia Agricultural research scientist and science communicator passionate about fostering transdisciplinary collaboration to deliver research outcomes that support a profitable, resilient and sustainable agricultural sector. Read More
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Lindiwe Sibanda Majele

University of Pretoria Prof. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is a recognized leader, practicing farmer and esteemed policy advisor with a career spanning 30 years. She currently serves as Director and Chair [...]
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Anna Sonesson

Norwegian food research institute (Nofima) I work with the design of breeding schemes, including marker-assisted and genomic selection schemes, and with QTL mapping. I also work with the management of [...]
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Leena Tripathi

Director- Eastern Africa Hub Dr. Leena Tripathi is the Director of Eastern Africa Hub and Leader of the Biotechnology Program at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). She is leading [...]
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Scientific Organizing Committee

Daniela Lourenco

Associate Professor at the University of Georgia Daniela Lourenco is an Associate Professor in Animal Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics at the University of Georgia in the United States. She has […]

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Xiaofeng Cao

Xiaofeng Cao, principle investigator at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, is a geneticist recognized for her work on epigenetic regulation in higher plants. She […]

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Jack Dekkers

Dr. Jack Dekkers, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University focuses his research on quantitative and statistical genetics, including the integration of quantitative and molecular genetics and genomics […]

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Appolinaire Djikeng

Professor Djikeng’s research, capacity building and international development interests are centred on genetic improvement for sustainable and profitable livestock development in tropical low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Professor Djikeng is […]

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Fred Van Eeuwijk

Fred van Eeuwijk is  professor of applied statistics at Wageningen University. His research concentrates on statistical genetics, especially the development of models for genotype to phenotype relations in plants. This […]

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Alison Van Eenennaam

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in the field of Animal Genomics and Biotechnology in the Department of Animal Science at University of California, Davis.  She received […]

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Michel Georges

Michel Georges is Professor in Genetics and Genomics at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liège in Belgium.  He heads the Unit of Genetics of the GIGA […]

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Sarah Hearne

Sarah Hearne, principal scientist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), focuses on identification and application of native genetic variation for crop improvement. Working with multi-disciplinary teams she […]

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Charlie Johnson

Charles Johnson is director and founder of the Texas A&M AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service (TxGen), a multimillion-dollar agrigenomics research unit within Texas A&M AgriLife Research, part of the Texas […]

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Renee Lafitte

Renee Lafitte is Deputy Director for Crops R&D in the Agricultural Development group at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has a background in crop physiology, agronomy, and agro-ecology, […]

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Nathan Lakey

Nathan Lakey is President and Chief Executive Officer of Orion Genomics, a company bringing cutting edge scientific expertise, innovation, proprietary technologies and commercial and academic partnerships throughout the globe to change […]

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Susan McCouch

Susan McCouch is the Barbara McClintock Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. She also serves as Director of the Cornell […]

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Len Pennacchio

Dr. Len Pennacchio is a Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), Deputy Director of the Joint Genome Institute, and Adjunct Professor at the University of California Berkeley. He […]

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Bruce Walsh

Bruce Walsh if a professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona.  He is coauthor (with Mike Lynch) of the two leading graduate textbooks on quantitative genetics […]

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Susan Wessler

Susan Wessler is Distinguished Professor of Genetics and the Neil and Rochelle Campbell Chair for Innovation in Science Education at the University of California Riverside. In 2011 she was elected […]

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2022 Sponsors

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Exhibitors and Supporting Sponsors

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The Genome Partnership convenes the world’s most revered genome science and technology conferences, bringing together top global researchers, leaders, and innovators in human health and agriculture. The Genome Partnership has been proudly organizing The Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meetings since 1999. The Genome Partnership, based in St. Louis, is a not-for-profit organization and its mission is to advance research, promote education, and expand commerce in genome science and technology. For more information visit www.agbt.org.