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. Melanie Bahlo: “Understanding retinal diseases by combining genetics, metabolomics and imaging data”

Monday, November 13th, 2023 (Zoom)
8:30am IST (New Delhi) / 11am CST (Beijing) / 12pm JST (Tokyo) / 2pm AEST (Sydney) / 4pm NZST (Auckland)

Professor Melanie Bahlo is the “Healthy Development and Ageing” Theme Leader at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and also leads a statistical genetics/bioinformatics laboratory. Her lab is dedicated to identifying and understanding genetic risk factors of disease, particularly for neurological and retinal disorders. Her lab also develops methods and carries out bespoke analyses of large multi-omics datasets. She is increasingly employing AI to extract deeper phenotyping information. Her other research interests include repeat expansion disorders, GWAS and its applications, identity-by-descent methods and RNA editing.

This talk will be moderated by Prof. Calvin Pang from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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

Past seminars and lectures

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

September 28th, 2023

Video coming soon!

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