Click here for the conference programme.

Session topics include:

  • Primary sector genotyping and breeding
  • Ecological and evolutionary genomics
  • Māori kaupapa/Te Ao Māori into genetics/genomics teaching and research
  • Microbial genomics and eDNA
  • Methodology advances in statistical genetics
  • Human & health genomics and epigenomics

Invited speakers
Dr. Libby Liggins (Massey University) Ira Moana – Genes of the Sea – Network and Database
Dr. Joep de Ligt (ESR) WGS to study patterns of genetic variation in human health and disease
Professor Tim Stinear (University of Melbourne) Genomics to understand the emergence of Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection) around Melbourne
Xochitl Morgan (University of Otago) Persistence of a poultry-associated lineage of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci

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Please send each abstract in a separate file and let us know which of the sessions you would like to present in.

Programme organising committee: Peter Ritchie (VUW), Miles Benton (ESR), Una Ren (ESR), Donia Macartney-Coxson (ESR), Yvan Papa (VUW), & Phil Wilcox (Otago)

The conference dinner will be at The Backbencher Gastropub located at 34 Molesworth Street in Thorndon on the evening of Monday 18 November. The dinner is limited to 75 tickets and costs $45pp. Please get in quick with your MapNet2019 registeration if you would like to secure a seat for that event.