Asia-Pacific Genetics Seminar Series

The GSA has partnered with the Genetics Society of Japan (GSJ), the Genetics Society of China (GSC) and the International Genetics Federation (IGF) to host international seminars for the Asia-Pacific Region.

Seminars are one-hour virtual talks held on Zoom, four times per year, showcasing high quality research from diverse areas of genetics and aim to foster interactions between research groups and societies. The seminars are free, but registration is required.

Upcoming seminars

Prof. Jun Kitano: “Ecological genetics of adaptation and speciation in sticklebacks”

Tuesday, September 28th, 2023 (Zoom)
8:30am IST (New Delhi) / 11am CST (Beijing) / 12pm JST (Tokyo) / 1pm AEST (Sydney) / 4pm NZST (Auckland)

Prof. Kitano’s group focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of biodiversity, especially those operating in naturally occurring populations that result in speciation.

This talk will be moderated by Dr. Sally Potter from Macquarie University.

Click here to register for the seminar. Note that registration is required for attendence.

Past seminars and lectures

A/Prof. Kim Handley: “Adaptations to physicochemical stress: some like it salty and some like it hot”

August 22nd, 2023

Video coming soon!

2023 Gruber Genetics Prize lectures: Prof. Allan Jacobson and Prof. Lynne E. Maquat

July 19th, 2023

Prof. Guojie Zhang: “Evolutionary Significance of Incomplete Lineage Sorting”

May 11th, 2023

Video coming soon!

Prof. John Bowman: “The origin and evolution of land plants”

November 17th, 2022

Prof. Lisa Matisoo-Smith: “The last great human migration: Recent advances in understanding human settlement of the Pacific”

September 21st, 2022

Prof. Emeritus Tomoko Ohta: “Near-Neutrality, Epigenetics and Transposable Elements”

May 24th, 2022