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. Rachel O’Neill: “Telomere-to-telomere (T2T) genome assemblies: shining a light on repeat biology and chromosome dynamics”

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024 (Zoom)
9:30am IST (New Delhi) / 12pm CST (Beijing) / 1pm JST (Tokyo) / 2pm AEST (Sydney) / 4pm NZST (Auckland)

Rachel O’Neill is the John and Donna Krenicki Professor in Genomics and Personalized Healthcare at the University of Connecticut and serves as Director of the Institute for Systems Genomics and Director of the Center for Genome Innovation within the Institute. Professor O’Neill received her BA with Highest Honors in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and her PhD in Genetics and Human Variation from La Trobe University in 1997. She received the CT Woman of Innovation Award, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, and was a finalist for the CT Science Center STEM Achievement Award. She was recently elected to the CT Academy of Science and Engineering and appointed as a UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor. Prof. O’Neill’s research programs leverage genomics, cytogenomic and computational approaches to study fundamental processes underlying genome function and evolution. Her comparative genomics approach encompasses several model and non-traditional systems, including human, non-human primates, broad mammalian and bird lineages, marsupials, and deep ocean marine species.

This talk will be moderated by Distinguished Prof. Jenny Graves from La Trobe University.

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

Past seminars and lectures

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

November 13th, 2023

Video coming soon!

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