A genetics and molecular biology researcher focusing on transposable elements and synthetic chromosomes, Jef Boeke is the founding director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Among other professional associations, Dr. Jef Boeke belongs to the Genetics Society of America.
A professional organization dedicated to promoting the field of genetics, the Genetics Society of America organizes the Allied Genetics Conference on an annual basis. In 2016, the conference will take place July 13-17 in Orlando, Florida.
Held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, the 2016 Allied Genetics Conference will include meetings on topics ranging from gene expression and cell biology to yeast genetics and zebra fish development. The conference will also play host to the 57th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, as well as the Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference. Other events at the conference include trainee workshops for new faculty members, mentoring lunches, and plenary sessions for undergraduate researchers.
Dr. Jef Boeke will be a keynote speaker at the 2016 Allied Genetics Conference, as will Dr. Cori Bargmann, the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor in the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at Rockefeller University. Other keynote speakers include Dr. Francis S. Collins from the National Institutes of Health and Dr. Harry Dietz from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.