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Abstracts for posters now available on the website!

Welcome to the official website of the ISAG2008 conference.

You are cordially invited to attend the conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG 2008) from July 20-24, 2008, at the RAI Conference Centre in Amsterdam,The Netherlands.

General information

Similar to past ISAG conferences, ISAG 2008 will again offer plenary sessions and workshops for its participants. The website will be regularly updated, but participants of ISAG 2006 and members of ISAG will automatically be notified of any new information. For any questions, please contact us via e-mail here.


Scientific programme

Poster sessions will be scheduled throughout the conference in several sections. Plenary sessions will focus on current topics such as autoimmune diseases, gene mapping (past and future), mutation mechanisms and discovery and complex genetic disorders.
Due to an interest in Ilama and Alpaca DNA-testing, an informal meeting will take place about this topic on Monday July 21, from 13:30 - 15:00 hours.


Important information regarding abstracts:
All researchers presenting posters MUST pre-register for the meeting to have their abstract accepted and printed in the final program. Abstract submission forms will be sent after full registration has been accomplished.


Email Communication
The Organizing Committee is having difficulties because the majority of Universities treat our email messages as SPAM. Please contact your University and ensure that all ISAG 2008 email messages are accepted.
If you are looking forward to an email answer from us and you did not get it within a week, please contact us again with your private email address or a telefax number!



The Executive Committee has decided to open the possibilities for more bursaries. The aim is to get abstracts and posters at a high scientific level. Depending on the quality of the abstract the number of bursaries can be raised to FIFTY. The bursaries will be available for outstanding abstracts by young scientists, preferable for those who are not older than 35 years. Some exceptions can be made for scientists being a bit older but not having a full position, and having a recommendation of their professor. Furthermore there will not be a limit of one bursary per Institute, but per Laboratory . The ad hoc Committee which is going to choose the abstracts will have some flexibility on this issue .



The conference venue is located within 20 minutes travel time from Amsterdam's international airport Schiphol, which has direct international flights from all over the world. Amsterdam also offers a wide-range of hotels, which are conveniently located within walking distance from the conference. Furthermore, Amsterdam's city centre has many famous museums, canal tours and several historical buildings to entertain ISAG members and their guests during the conference.


All questions regarding hotel accommodation to :


The organizing committee:

Hein van Haeringen
Wim van Haeringen
Vincent Klarenbeek
Ellen Slot
General Information

Second Announcement


Final Program

Abstracts & Posters


Hotel Reservation

Letter of Invitation

Registration Form

Isag2008 sponsors:

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