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International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture 2022

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November 27 - December 02, 2022
Puerto Varas, Chile




  • The international scientific meeting will be held in Puerto Varas, Los Lagos Region, Chile, between November 27 and December 2, 2022.


Over a five hundred participants expects to convene the XIV International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture (ISGA 2022), which will take place between November 27 and December 2, 2022, in the tourist city of Puerto Varas, located in Los Lagos Region, Chile.

The conference is part of the activities developed since 1982 by the International Association of Genetics in Aquaculture (IAGA). This is one of the main triennial meetings on genetics worldwide attended by recognized specialists in the field, as well as representatives from various nations, academic institutions and companies related to research in genetics and genomics in aquaculture.

ISGA 2022 is organized in Chile by Universidad de Chile and the Technological Institute of Salmon Research (INTESAL), in collaboration with Universidad Austral de Chile, Universidad de Los Lagos  and Universidad Andrés Bello.  According to the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Dr. José Manuel Yáñez, the goals of the symposium are promoting the communication between international researchers and the industry on the relevance and potential of genetics and genomics in aquaculture species, as well as an opportunity of stimulate collaboration and exchange of ideas between the industry and academia.

During the symposium, the latest advancements on genetics and genomics in aquaculture will be shared by national and foreign genetic experts through oral presentations, e-poster sessions, special social activities and technical excursions focused on Chilean aquaculture industry. Touristic options to know more about the Northern Chilean Patagonia are also being prepared and available for all the attendants. The topics that will be addressed are: biotechnology and functional genomics; sexual control; genomic prediction; quantitative genetics and selective breeding; industrial application of genetics; gene editing; genetics of diseases and stress; genetics of nutrition; epigenetics; genomes and metabiomes; populations genetics; in addition to ethic, food safety and environmental risk.




The abstract submission for ISGA 2022 is already open. The deadline to submit original contributions is May 30th, 2022. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their abstracts by e-mail and receive all technical information and presentation instructions before the symposium.

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Dr. José Manuel Yáñez also announced that, given the current COVID-19 scenario, the event will be held in a hybrid format, with virtual and face-to-face activities. The event, it will also include an “Industry Day”, that will focus on sharing and promoting research activities between academia and industry, through selected talks and other activities focused on encouraging communication and exchange of ideas between the scientific community and aquaculture companies. Thus, the Organizing Committee invites to all the aquaculture stakeholders, including researchers, students, professionals, executives and technicians to register for this world-class international meeting. Don´t miss it!

For more information about the meeting, registration, sponsorship categories and places of interest, among other background information, visit the official ISGA 2022 page: www.isga.uchile.cl.

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