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Important Deadlines
Workshop Applications Nov 15, 2016
Abstract Submission March 30, 2017
Travel Award Applications March 30, 2017
Author Presentation Notification May 16, 2017
Early Registration May 18, 2017
Housing Reservation May 18, 2017

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Thanks for a great #Worm17! The next International C. elegans Conference will be held in Los Angeles, CA, June 20–24, 2019.

Cutting-edge research is presented on diverse topics, including: physiology, neurobiology, development, ecology and evolution, behavior, aging, ecology, gene regulation, germline and genomics. Plenary, platform and poster session presentations are all driven by submitted abstracts. In addition to the scientific sessions, there are networking opportunities, a publishing workshop, poster awards and the Worm Art Show.


Be sure and mark your calendars now for the abstract submission deadline of March 30. The Conference will begin on Wednesday evening, June 21 with an opening session from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm, followed by a Welcome Reception. The meeting will end on Sunday, June 25 at 12:00 noon. The meeting will be returning to the University of California, Los Angeles. 




We are pleased to announce that the Keynote Address will be presented by:


In addition, each plenary session will feature one of the following invited speakers:


Jonathan Ewbank CIML, Marseille, France
Coleen Murphy Princeton University, USA
Piali Sengupta Brandeis University, USA
Xiaochen Wang Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China



Conference Organizers

Andrew Chisholm University of California, San Diego, USA
Marie Anne Félix École Normale Supérieure, France


Scientific Committee

Julie Ahringer Gurdon Institute and Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
Erik Andersen Nothwestern University, IL, USA
Maureen Barr Rutgers University, NJ, USA
Mike Boxem Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Julie Claycomb University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Luisa Cochella Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria
Daniel Colon-Ramos Yale University School of Medicine, CT, USA
Meng-Qiu Dong National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China
Ronald Ellis Rowan University, NJ, USA
Danielle Garsin University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX, USA
Andy Golden National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, MD, USA
Malene Hansen Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, CA, USA
E. Jane Albert Hubbard Skirball Institute and New York University Medical School, NY, USA
Karin Kiontke New York University, NY, USA
Sandhya Koushika Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
Michael Krause National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, MD, USA
Junho Lee Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Siu Sylvia Lee Cornell University, NY, USA
Ben Lehner Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
Eric Miska Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, UK
Jeremy Nance New York University, NY, USA
Kiyoji Nishiwaki Kwansei Gakuin University, Sanda, Japan
Patrick Phillips University of Oregon, OR, USA
Benjamin Podbilewicz Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Bill Schafer Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
Gillian Stanfield University of Utah, UT, USA
Nektarios Tavernarakis IMBB, Crete, Greece
Jennifer Watts Washington State University, WA, USA
Alison Woollard Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Mei Zhen Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Institute, Toronto, Canada


Organizers of the GSA Poster Awards

Erin Cram Northeastern University
Tina Gumienny Texas Women's University
Laura Vallier Hofstra University
Jared Young Mills College


Organizer of the Worm Art Show

Ahna Skop, University of Wisconsin, Madison


IMPORTANT REMINDER: The full text of all abstracts submitted by the deadline date will ONLY be available online and will not be printed in the program book. The program book will still contain the full schedule information, including platform and poster session date, time, title, authors, gene index and the listing of exhibitors. Late abstracts will only be accepted if space permits and will not be included in the online search.


Any questions? Contact us.




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