Annual Conference of the German Genetics Society

28–30 September 2015, Kiel - Germany

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Welcome Note

Dear members of the Genetics Society and the genetics scientific community,

On behalf of my colleagues from Kiel University, the Max-Planck Institute in Plön, and the presidential board of the German Genetics Society, I would like to cordially invite you to attend the annual meeting of the German Society for Genetics in 2015. The meeting will be held in Kiel from September 28th to 30th 2015.

While we welcome abstract submissions in all areas of genetics, the main topics covered in plenaries and ten symposia are genetics of recombination, plant organelles, rapid adaption in pathogens, plant development, plant breeding, fungi, cancer, as well as epigenetics and exciting new methods like TALEN and CRISPR/Cas.

We have invited leading experts in the respective fields to present their data. Emphasis will also be given to the participation of younger scientists. A total of 40 short oral presentations will be selected from the abstract submissions.

There are two more highlights: With the Max-Delbrück-Lecture a renowned scientist will be honored for outstanding work in the field of genetics. In addition the Elisabeth-Gateff-Award will be awarded for an excellent PhD thesis. Applications are welcome from supervisors or PhD students, either of being a member of the Genetics Society. With the celebration of its 350th anniversary, 2015 is a very special year of the Kiel University. Please come to Kiel and enjoy not only excellent science but also the flair of a harbor city at the Baltic Sea.
I am looking forward to welcoming you to Kiel in September 2015.

Prof. Dr. Frank Kempken
Conference Chair