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History of the IMGS

The society was formed in 1991 from informal discussions within the mouse genetics scientific community. It had 48 founding members, including Verne Chapman, Mary Lyon, Gail R. Martin, Eric Lander, Tsui Lap-chee and Shirley M. Tilghman. The society has served as an organizing body for a number of initiatives in mouse genetics. It coordinated the formation of the International Mouse Mutagenesis Consortium, an effort to assign a function to every gene in the mammalian genome, oversaw activities of chromosome committees and advised on biological database developments. Membership of the International Mammalian Genome Society is open to all people interested in mammalian genetics. Members pay yearly dues, for which they receive voting rights and access to Mammalian Genome. The society is governed by a secretariat of three presidents (vice, current and past-president) and elected officers. Each officer is elected by a ballot of members for a period of three years; the presidents serve for a consecutive six-year period, two years in each position.

The IMGS holds an annual meeting, the International Mouse Genome Conference (IMGC), that is attended by scientists from around the world. Prior to the formation of the society the mouse genetics community held a number of annual workshops, which the society adopted at the 4th workshop in Lunteren, Netherlands. The location for the meeting has rotated between Europe, the USA, and Japan. Recent IMGCs have hosted satellite events, including student symposia, bioinformatic workshops and mentoring meals. In addition to the scientific program, the IMGC hosts the annual business meeting of the society, the annual secretariat meeting and often includes cultural or social events characteristic of host city or country.



Previous and Future IMGC Conferences

Meeting Location Year Organizer Materials Photographs
32nd Rio Mar, Puerto Rico 2018 Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena
and David Threadgill
November 11-14  
31st Heidelberg, Germany 2017 EMBL October 24-27  
30th Orlando, FL, USA 2016 GSA Program
Report
 
29th Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 2015 P Carninci Abstracts
Report
 
28th Bar Harbor, ME, USA 2014 R Korstanje
K Svenson
Abstracts
Report
Bioinformatics (pt 1) (pt 2)
 
27th Salamanca, Spain 2013 E de la Casa Esperon
L Montoliu
F Pardo-Manuel de Villena
J Perez-Losada
Abstracts
Report
 
26th St. Pete Beach, FL, USA 2012 T Gunn
M Southard-Smith
Abstracts
Report
 
25th Mouse Genetics 2011- Washington, DC, USA 2011 GSA Abstracts
Report
 
24th Crete, Greece 2010 Joe Nadeau Abstracts
Report
 
23rd La Jolla, CA, USA 2009 B Beutler Abstracts
Report
(photos)
22nd Prague, Czech Republic 2008 J Forejt Abstracts (photos)
21st Kyoto, Japan 2007 Y Hayashizaki Abstracts (awards)
20th Charleston, SC, USA 2006 D Johnson
D Threadgill
Abstracts  
19th Strasbourg, France 2005 J-L Mandel
J-L Guenet
Abstracts  
18th Seattle, Washington, USA 2004 C Disteche
D Adler
Abstracts (photos)
17th Braunschweig, Germany 2003 R Balling Abstracts (photos)
16th San Antonio, TX, USA 2002 M Justice Abstracts (photos)
15th Edinburgh, Scotland 2001 I Jackson Abstracts (photos)
14th Narita, Japan 2000 Y Hayashizaki Abstracts (photos)
13th Philadelphia, PA, USA 1999 M Bucan Abstracts  
12th Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 1998 R Balling    
11th St. Petersburg, FL, USA 1997 E Wakeland    
10th Paris, France 1996 J-L Guenet    
9th Ann Arbor, MI, USA 1995 M Meisler
S Camper
   
8th London, UK 1994 S Brown    
7th Hamamatsu, Japan 1993 K Moriwaki    
6th Buffalo, NY, USA 1992 V Chapman    
5th Lunteren, The Netherlands 1991 P Demant    
4th Annapolis, MD 1990 V Chapman    
3rd Oxford, UK 1989 M Lyon    
2nd Bar Harbor, ME 1987 J Nadeau    
1st Paris, France 1986 J-L Guenet    


IMGS Officers

  Office
  Vice President President Past President
M. Meisler   1997-1998 1999-2000
P. Avner 1997-1998 1999-2000 2001-2002
R. Balling 1999-2000 2001-2002 2003-2004
I. Jackson 2001-2002 2003-2004 2005-2006
M. Justice 2003-2004 2005-2006 2007-2008
M. Bucan 2005-2006 2007-2008 2009-2010
K. Steel 2007-2008 2009-2010 2011-2012
D. Threadgill 2009-2010 2011-2012 2013-2014
D. Beier 2011-2012 2013-2014 2015-2016
T. Gunn 2013-2014 2015-2016 2017-2018
M. Hrabe de Angelis 2015-2016 2017-2018 2019-2020
L. Siracusa 2017-2018 2019-2020 2021-2022

 

Terms by Year
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K. Abe                                             * * *        
K. Artzt               * * *                                      
P. Avner * * * * * * * *                                          
R. Balling * *   * * * * * * *                                      
D. Beier                             * * * * * * * *              
S. Brown * *                                                      
M. Bucan               * * * * * * * * *                          
S. Camper         * * *                                            
P. Carninci                                 * * *                    
S. Carpanini                                     * *                  
E. de la Casa Esperon                                     * * *                
J. Didion                                       * *                
C. Disteche                     * * *                                
L. Flaherty         * * *                                            
S. Foote                       * * *   * * *                      
J. Forejt                   * * *             * * *                
W. Frankel     * *                                                  
Y. Gondo                         * * *                            
J.-L. Guenet * * *       * * *                                        
T. Gunn                                 * * * * * * * *          
Y. Hayashizaki     * * *       * * *                                    
V. Howell                                       * * *              
M. Hrabe de Angelis                 * * *                   * * * * * *      
K. Hunter                           * * *                          
F. Iraqi                         * * *                            
I. Jackson       * * * * * * * * *     * * *                        
N. Jenkins                             * * *                        
M. Justice           * * * * * * * * *                              
T. Keane                                           * * *          
D. Logan                               * *   * * *                
M. Lyon * * *                                                    
T. Magnuson         * * *                                            
M. Meisler * * * * * *                                              
X. Montagutelli                       * * *   * * *                      
L. Montoliu                                           * * *          
K. Moriwaki * *                                                      
J. Moskowitz                                             * *          
S. Munger                                   * *   * * *            
J. Nadeau * *                                                      
F. Pardo-Manuel de Villena                                         * * *            
W. Pavan                                           * * *          
R. Reeves     * * *           * * *                                
G. Sanchez-Andrade                                           * *            
J. Schimenti               * * *                                      
K. Schughart                                   * * *                  
T. Shiroishi           * * *                                          
L. Silver     * *                                                  
L. Siracusa                                   * * *     * * * * * *  
C. Smith                                         * *              
K. Steel                     * * * * * * * *                      
D. Threadgill                           * * * * * *                    
J. Van Schaick                                 * *                      
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