Watch presentations from the conference, including talks from Katie Peichel and Jonathan Pritchard.

Now that the dust has settled from the whirlwind of the first ever standalone GSA Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics Conference (PEQG18), we’re delighted to be able to share the audio and synched slides from the Keynote and Crow Award sessions.

We’re gratified too that attendees got so much of value from the conference. Many have approached GSA staff and the conference organizers with rave reviews of their experience, and, despite the usual growing pains of a new conference, the results from the attendee survey have also been overwhelmingly positive.

We’re excited to incorporate some of the lessons we’ve learned into planning the next PEQG. It will be held April 22–26, 2020 in the metro Washington, DC, area at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC20). PEQG will join the C. elegans, Drosophila, mouse, Xenopus, yeast, and zebrafish research communities for a mix of community-specific and cross-community sessions.

Stay tuned for more announcements on the upcoming conference and for several more PEQG18 blog reports in the coming weeks. Enjoy the talks below!


PEQG18 Keynotes

Jonathan Pritchard Stanford University/HHMI

Omnigenic Architecture of Human Complex Traits

Catherine Peichel University of Bern

Genetics of Adaptation in Sticklebacks

Trudy Mackay North Carolina State University

Context-Dependent Effects of Alleles Affecting Genetic Variation of Quantitative Traits COMING SOON

Finalists for the 2018 Crow Award for Early Career Researchers

Amy Goldberg UC Berkeley

A mechanistic model of assortative mating in a hybrid population

Emily Josephs UC Davis

Detecting polygenic adaptation in maize

Jeremy Berg Columbia University 

Population genetic models for highly polygenic disease

Katherine Xue University of Washington 

Evolutionary dynamics of influenza across spatiotemporal scales

Alison Feder Stanford University 

Intra-patient evolutionary dynamics of HIV drug resistance evolution in time and space

Emily Moore North Carolina State University 

Genetic variation at a conserved non-coding element contributes to microhabitat-associated behavioral differentiation in Malawi African cichlid fishes



Jonathan Pritchard 


Catherine Peichel


Amy Goldberg 


Emily Josephs 


Jeremy Berg


Katherine Xue


Alison Feder


Emily Moore