News

Early Career Award Call for Nominations

It’s time to start the process of selecting this year’s Genetic Section Early Career Awardee. Please see our Awards and Early Career Award pages for details on the award and nomination process. The submission deadline for nomination packages is 30 June 2017. Read More

In remembrance of Neil Billington

We have some sad news to pass along to Section members. Neil Billington passed away late in January. Neil had a great enthusiasm for his work and his students at Troy University. Everyone who interacted with Neil over his research into walleye, sauger, polar bears, or his other interests will remember his unique sense of... Read More

New Travel Award to WDAFS 2017

A new travel award is available to graduate student members of the Genetics Section. The award will provide $400 for a graduate student to attend the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society meeting in Missoula, MT, from 22-25 May 2017. The successful applicant will present his/her results in a Genetics Symposium organized by Fred... Read More

International Coregonid Symposium Call for Abstracts

Greetings – We are excited to host the 13th International Coregonid Symposium in Bayfield, Wisconsin, and welcome abstract submissions for both oral and poster presentations. Please visit our website (www.coregonid2017.com) to submit an abstract and to find more information on the host city and the symposium program. All abstracts must be submitted online prior to... Read More

New Travel Award to the International Coregonid Symposium

A new travel award is available to graduate student members of the Genetics Section. The award, co-sponsored by the Symposium and the Section, supports travel to the 13th International Coregonid Symposium in Bayfied, WI. A total of $1000 will be awarded, with up to $500 awarded to any one student. Application materials are due to... Read More

In Remembrance of Tim King

We would like to pass some sad news along to Section members. Our colleague and friend, Tim King, passed away this weekend at Winchester Hospital. Tim’s many contributions to the Section will be missed as anyone who had the pleasure of working with him knows. Anyone who would like to offer condolences to the family... Read More

New Job Board

Dear Genetics Section members, please check out our new page for job listings, student positions, and other educational and career-related opportunities: https://virtuallearn.wpengine.com/genetics/jobs/. If you would to post an opportunity to our page, please contact us. Read More

Dr. Scott Pavey Wins Early Career Award

The AFS Genetics Section would like to congratulate Dr. Scott Pavey, the first recipient of our inaugural Early Career Award. The goal of the Award is to promote innovative and particularly applicable genetics research, increase interest in fisheries genetics careers, and enhance professional connections among fisheries geneticists. Scott is a Canada Research Chair and Assistant... Read More