The XXIII International Congress of Genetics was held in Melbourne Australia from 16-21 July 2023.  This was a truly global forum that brought together the international genetics community to share ideas and the latest research under the overarching theme: Genetics & Genomics: Linking Life & Society.  The Congress covered the breadth of fundamental discoveries in genetics and genomics, the latest advances in technologies, and important and topical applications in areas such as health, agriculture and the conversation of species and the environment.

The detailed Congress Program can be viewed here along with information about our invited speakers.  We heard from 9 outstanding plenary speakers, including the recipients of the prestigious 2023 Gruber Prize and the MJD White Medal, from Nobel Laureates and over 100 invited speakers and abstract authors presenting across 54 symposia addressing the 6 key theme areas.  You can view recordings of the plenary sessions here.

Our commitment to diversity has resulted in presentations from researchers from 48 different countries and across a full range of gender and career stages.

An extensive set of Poster Presentations was an integral element of the scientific program designed to showcase the latest research and to foster discussion and dialogue about work undertaken across the 6 theme areas.

In addition to the outstanding scientific program, delegates had the chance to: 

  • Learn about the latest products and services available for genetics and genomic research in the extensive exhibition
  • Build professional networks and collaborate with colleagues from across the globe 
  • Enhance their experience by participating in the optional pre-Congress workshops that were on offer
  • Connect with the wider community and participate in the public program of events that were held
  • Experience a truly memorable social program
  • Utilise family friendly support including a family room and complimentary carer registration to assist in their participation. 
  • Explore all the city of Melbourne has to offer - a rich multicultural mix that celebrates the creativity and diversity of its people and the city.   
  • Stay a little longer and discover the vast contrast of cities, landscapes and experiences Australia offers
We are thrilled to have welcomed so many of you to the Congress and our great city.


Professor Kathryn North    Professor Philip Batterham      Professor Alex Andrianopoulos    Professor Coral Warr
President                           Congress Co-Convenor           Congress Co-Convenor               Scientific Program Chair

Acknowledgement of Country
The XXIIIrd International Congress of Genetics acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we gathered,
the Wurundjeri people.   We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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