Announcing the 21st Annual Meeting of the

International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society

Genes, Brain and Behavior 2019

To be held at the University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. May 10th -14th, 2019

 University of Edinburgh

The 21st Annual Genes, Brain & Behavior Meeting will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on May 10-14, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh which was established in 1553 and boasts alumni such as Charles Darwin, Alexander Graham Bell, and Arthur Conan Doyle.

Please join us for exciting scientific lectures, research presentations, workshops, as well as opportunities to share your work with fellow scientists. More information will be posted regularly in the coming weeks. Download the meeting flyer here.


Important Dates

November 2018: Symposia Proposals Due
February 2019: Travel Award Applications Due
February 2019: Abstract Submissions Due (Poster/Oral)
May 10 - 14, 2019: Conference Dates


Call for Symposia

Please submit proposals electronically by completing the GBB 2019 Symposia Proposal Form 

Symposium proposals are due November 30, 2018. Symposium topics can cover any area of behavioural genetics and neurogenetics, and themes showcasing a range of organisms are particularly welcomed. The Program Committee invites IBANGS members and non-members to submit proposals. Non-member proposals should be sponsored by an IBANGS member. Please contact the IBANGS administrator for assistance ([email protected]).

Symposia will be chosen based on scientific quality, broad appeal to meeting participants, and diversity of speakers, models systems, or techniques. Symposia emphasizing cross-cutting concepts and approaches that generalize to multiple species are most desirable.

Symposia are 2 hours in length and include 3-4 Chair-selected speakers whose talks use 80-90 minutes of the symposia time.  The Program Committee will select an additional 2-3 short talks to complete the symposia from submitted abstracts.  Proposal submissions should include an abstract (500 words maximum) that describes the rationale and a list of the speakers with a brief description of each talk in addition to assurances that all speakers have agreed to participate.

All symposium participants must register.  However, the registration fee (but not travel expenses) will be waived for Chair-selected participants. Speakers from accepted symposia will each be asked to submit a complete abstract. Speakers from symposia that were not selected are invited to resubmit their abstract for oral or poster presentation. 


Program Committee

Douglas Armstrong, University of Edinburgh
Karl Clark, Mayo Clinic
Seth Grant, University of Edinburgh
Robert Williams, University of Tennessee

Awards Committee

Angela Ozburn, OHSU
Dai Stephens, University of Sussex
Lisa Tarantino, UNC Chapel Hill

Local Organizing Committee

Douglas Armstrong, University of Edinburgh
Seth Grant, University of Edinburgh


Meeting Sponsors
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