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International Symposium of Genetics in Aquaculture - ISGA XIII

International Symposium of Genetics in Aquaculture - ISGA XIII conference will be held in Cairns Australia from 1520 July, 2018. Located in beautiful and tropical Far North Queensland. A renowned international tourist destination due to its proximity to some of Australia’s most iconic natural marine and terrestrial environments.

'Empowering aquaculture through the application of modern genetics'

15 – 20 July 2018
Cairns, Queensland Australia


  • Quantitative Genetics, Selective Breeding
  • Biotechnology (Polyploidy, Sex control, Crispr, Transgenics)
  • Genetic architecture of traits (QTL, candidate genes)
  • Applied Genomics (Marker Assisted Selection and Genomic Selection)
  • Genetics Related to Disease and Nutrition
  • Epigenetics
  • Ethics, Food Safety and Environmental Risks


  • Share the latest research on aquaculture genetics and applied genomics for genetic enhancement of farmed fish, shellfish and crustaceans.
  • Discuss strategies for integrating genomic resources of aquaculture species.
  • To provide a forum for aquaculture geneticists to learn from leaders in terrestrial animal research about the latest developments on integrating breeding, genetics and genomics for improving performance.
  • Link the past, present and future of aquaculture genetics.


Cairns, Queensland

Sun 15 Jul 2018 To Fri 20 Jul 2018

9:45am To 4:45pm