We are pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the travel grants.

The following grants will be awarded during the opening comments before the Monday Morning Plenary Session on January, 15, 2018: Michael D. Gale Travel Grant Award, Jerome P. Miksche Travel Grant Award, Earl J. Scherago Travel Grant Award.

All other grants will be awarded at the Closing Banquet at PAG XXVI, Wed, January 17 at 8:00 pm in the Grand Exhibit Hall.


Michael D. Gale Travel Grant Award

Ben Long  
The Australian National University, Australia
Abstract: Microcompartments for RuBisCO: Compartmentalization for Improved Photosynthesis


Jerome P. Miksche Travel Grant Award

Niels Muller  
Thünen Institute of Forest Genetics, Germany
Abstract: The Genomics of Tomato Domestication and Beyond – Using Next-Generation Sequencing to Identify Natural Gene Variants


Earl J. Scherago Travel Grant Award

Susanna Boxall  
The University of Liverpool, UK
Abstract: Crosstalk between the Circadian Clock and Metabolism during the Daily Cycle of Crassulacean Acid Metabolism


Scherago International Student Travel Grants Awards

Plant (3)

Varanya Kittipol  
University of York, UK
Abstract: Exploring the Genes Controlling Glucosinolate Variation in Oilseed Rape (Brassica napus)

Natasha Jackson  
University of California, Riverside, USA
Abstract: Elucidating the Role of MORC1 Protein Interactors during Plant Immunity Against Phytophthora spp

Lara Pereira  
IRTA, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), Spain
Abstract: Characterization and QTL Mapping of Ethylene Production and Climacteric Ripening in a Melon RIL Population

Animal (2)

Kevin Muret  
INRA, National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
Abstract: Transcriptomics Data of Liver and Adipose Tissue Highlight Lncrnas As Candidates for the Lipid Metabolism Regulation in Broilers

Ruijie (Cynthia) Liu  
The University of Adelaide, Australia
Abstract: Non-Mendelian Genetic and Epigenetic Effects in Bovine Fetal Development


Neal A. Jorgenson Genome Travel Awards

Cattle 1

Susan Waters
Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA
Abstract: Tissue Specific ChIP-Seq Analysis of Four Histone Modifications and an Insulator Element in Bovine Adult Male Tissue Samples

Cattle 2

Bonnie Cantrell
Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Vermont, USA
Abstract: Prevalence of DNA Methylation in the Bovine Brain Methylome


Swine 1

Kaitlyn Daza     
Michigan State University, USA
Abstract: Genomic Co-Localization of microRNA Expression QTL Target Genes with Phenotypic QTL in the Michigan State University Duroc x Pietrain Pig Resource Population


Swine 2

Hiruni Wijesena     
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Abstract: Integration of Gene Expression Profiling of Hypothalamic Arcuate Nucleus with Genome-Wide Associations to Discover Functional Variants Associated with Age at Puberty in Gilts



Moriel Singer-Berk  
Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA
Abstract: Additional Evidence Supports DDB2 T338M As the Genetic Risk Factor for Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Horses


Danielle Novick  
University of Delaware, USA
Abstract: Cuffdiff Data Behavior Analysis Tool for Gene Prioritization


Ryan Oliveira  
Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Abstract: Genome-Wide Association with Monocyte Count in Domestic Sheep



Perot Saelao  
University of California, Davis, USA
Abstract: Proteomic Analysis of Liver Tissue from Heat Stressed and Newcastle Disease Virus Infected Inbred Chicken Lines



Aquaculture Species Group Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Bursaries

André Garcia
University of Georgia, USA
Abstract: Genomic Evaluation for Harvest Weight and Residual Carcass Weight in Channel Catfish Using Single-Step Genomic BLUP


Melissa Holborn
University of Guelph, Canada
Abstract: Genome Wide Association Analysis for Resistance to the Causal Agent of Bacterial Kidney Disease in a North American Commercial Atlantic Salmon


Erin Roberts
University of Rhode Island, USA
Abstract: Differential Expression of Apoptosis Pathway Gene Families in Response to Immune Challenge in Crassostrea gigas and Crassostrea virginica


Huitong Shi
Auburn University, USA
Abstract: Identification of Resistance QTL and Candidate Genes Against Enteric Septicemia of Catfish


Rafael De Oliveira Silva
University of Georgia, USA
Abstract: GWAS for Detecting QTL Associated with Columnaris Disease in Two Rainbow Trout Breeding Populations


Yujia Yang
Auburn University, USA
Abstract: Identification of Sexually Differentially Methylated Regions in Channel Catfish Provides Evidence of Epigenetic Control of Its Sex Determination

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