The Organising Committee cordially invites you to GSA/APCC6 2018 at the University of Canberra, nestled within the picturesque bush Capital of Australia, Canberra.

The GSA meeting will provide an opportunity for delegates to share their exciting research findings in the fields of genetics and genomics, including agriculture, bioinformatics, development, ecology, epigenetics, evolution, forensics, human genetics and teaching.

The theme of APCC6 is From Genomes to Chromosomes: Bridging the Gap. The overlapping GSA and APCC6 conferences will bring together geneticists and cytogeneticists at a time when the demand for collaboration between these two disciplines is essential.  The rapidly advancing field of genomics and the recognition of the importance of genome architecture requires the union of genomics and cytogenetics, not only to better understand species evolution but also to deliver practical solutions to many biological issues faced today: from species conservation to human health and diseases.

We are very excited to welcome you all to the beautiful UC campus and hope GSA/APCC6 will provide an opportunity for sharing and combining our knowledge and passion to enrich this discipline further in research and in science education.

GSA and APCC6 local organising committees.


APCC6 Abstract book is now available online. 

Email: GSACC62018@canberra.edu.au



Venue Map

Building 2, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia

Nearby Places To Stay

There are a variety of options available on campus in UC Village. Book here


Other options

Premier Hotel and Apartments is about a 20 minutes walk from UC. Quote Block Code:182 when booking.

Novotel in Civic is about a 15 minute bus ride /10 minute drive from UC.  Room rates for a standard room range from $179 - $209 per room per day. To receive the GSA/APCC6 delegate rate, please use the reference code ASI020718. Call: 02 6245 5000 (dial 1 at the prompt to speak with reservations directly 9:00AM – 5:00PM) OR Email: h2796@accor.com – include all details i.e. name, date of arrival/departure, number of persons, code reference #, credit card details to guarantee etc.

East Hotel in Kingston is about a 15 minute drive from UC and is offering $230.00 a night Run of House. This means  delegates will be accommodated in whatever room is available at the time of check in.  Quote code UCGSA when booking.



Building 2, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia

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Local Organising Committees


Janine Deakin (UC) Tariq Ezaz (UC)
Tariq Ezaz (UC) Janine Deakin (UC
Dianne Gleeson (UC) Jenny Graves (UC)
Anna MacDonald (ANU) Craig Moritz (ANU)
Maja Adamska (ANU) Mark Eldridge (Australian Museum)
Clare Holleley (CSIRO) Sally Potter (ANU)
Peter Dearden (U Otago, NZ) Kornsorn Srilkulnath (Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand)
Leonie Quinn (ANU)  
Allen Rodrigo (ANU)  

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