March 6-8, 2017 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Setaria Conference

The rapid-cycling grass Setaria viridis, and its domesticated relative Setaria italica (foxtail millet), have become a joint model system for basic studies of grass genetics, development and genomics. In 2014, the First International Setaria Genetics Conference was held in Beijing, China, with over 250 attendees to accelerate the development of these model systems. In the intervening years, numerous laboratories have begun to use Setaria as study organism, with the development of a great variety of biological and technical resources. In 2017, this growing community is invited to participate in this exciting conference. This conference will feature plenary presentations by the leading researchers in the field, plus additional talks from submitted presentations and a poster session.

Program starts at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 6.
Program ends at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 8.

Plenary speakers include:
Andrew Doust, Oklahoma State University (View Abstract)
Andrea Eveland, Danforth Plant Science Center (View Abstract)
Guanqing Jia, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (View Abstract)
Pu Huang, Danforth Plant Science Center (View Abstract)
Andrew Leakey, University of Illinois (View Abstract)
Jose Sebastian, Carnegie Institute at Stanford (View Abstract)
Hari Upadhyaya, ICRISAT (View Abstract)
Joyce Van Eck, Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University (View Abstract)
Dan Voytas, University of Minnesota (View Abstract)

Topics include:
Molecular genetics       
Inflorescence development
C4 photosynthesis
Population genetics       
Drought resistance
ICRISAT germplasm
Root development
Genome editing
Herbicide resistance       
Transposable Elements
Genome rearrangement

Registration - Please register by February 15!

$100 Postdoc/Graduate Student
$400 PI/Industry/Others
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Abstract Submission and Poster Guidelines

Deadline February 15, 2017

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Hotel Accommodations

St. Louis Union Station Hotel:
If you are attending the 2017 Maize Genetics Conference, the block of rooms can include your stay for the Setaria Conference.  Call Union Station Hotel at 1.855.271.3620 and ask for the “Maize Conference.” Rooms are $135 per night plus applicable taxes.  

Drury Inn & Suites-Creve Coeur (use Chrome or a browser other than Internet Explorer):
1. Go to: https://www.druryhotels.com/ 
2. Click on: Reservations then select Make a New Reservation
3. Click on: Enter a Group Number then enter: 2287772
4. This will bring up the group block and rate ($109 per night plus applicable taxes). If you have any difficulty in make the reservation online, please call Drury directly at 1.800.325.0720.


Donna Holesinger
Danforth Center
975 N. Warson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63132 
(314) 587-1414