I am very happy to announce that in 2018 the Brazilian Society of Genetics (SBG) and the Latin American Association of Genetics (ALAG) will welcome the XXII International Congress of Genetics that will be held in Foz de Iguaçu. The Congress will run from September 10 to 14, 2018 and will have the overarching theme of “Genetics for a World in Evolution”. The XXII International Congress of Genetics is organized under the auspices of the International Genetics Federation (IGF).
The International Congress of Genetics has been held every five years since 1899, hosted in cities around the world. It has been described as the Olympics of Genetics, attracting contemporary leaders in our discipline to discuss and celebrate the very best of genetics research in all of its diversity. The 2018 Congress will be the first to be held in South America, providing unparalleled access to the Congress for people from our continent, allowing them to meet with their peers from around the world. One highlight of the Congress will be the presentation of the elite Gruber Genetics Prize.
On behalf of the Brazilian Society of Genetics I would like to invite you to start getting ready to join us and to give us the opportunity to welcome you to Foz de Iguaçu.
Márcia Margis-Pinheiro, Chair of the XXII International Congress of Genetics