Livestock Gentec is inviting graduate and undergraduate students, as well as post-doctoral fellows, to attend “One Genome, One Health: Our Animals, the Environment and Us” on October 17th & 18th in Edmonton, AB, and to submit their research project abstracts for a poster presentation and competition. A maximum of 20 posters will be displayed throughout the conference with students presenting their posters the evening of October 17th at Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse.

During the evening event students will have the opportunity to discuss their research while establishing valuable industry, academic, funding, and government contacts with the potential for future collaboration in research and/or employment. A panel of judges will individually visit each of the presenters to discuss the commercial relevance and scientific rigour of their work. The top three student presenters will be recognized with certificates and cash awards of $500, $300 and $200 (1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively). In addition, industry judges will select one poster to receive the inaugural award for "Most Industry Relevant Research”, with an accompanying cash award of $250. All student poster awards are made possible through the generous support of GrowSafe Systems Ltd.

The theme for the conference is “One Genome, One Health: Our Animals, the Environment and Us”. The intent of the posters is to showcase ongoing research with emphasis on advances in genomics technologies for animals, people, and the environment, but a wide range of topics are acceptable, particularly if the research is at the leading edge.

The abstract template is below. Please submit your abstract as a word document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than October 6th, 2017.

Additional conference information is found here.

Abstract Formatting:

Title of your abstract: In bold, APA style

Presenting author, D.L.1, Author one, K.R.2,

1Department, Institution, Place, AB; 2Department, Institution, Edmonton, AB.

The body of your abstract should be less than 250 words. Please use plain paper in clean layout format (alignment-justify), black print on white paper. The document margins should be 2.54 cm around and 12 point Times New Roman font. The spacing should be single spacing. The presenting author need not be the first author, but please underline who the presenter is. Make sure to check that spelling is correct and edit carefully as this abstract will appear on our website and will be distributed in printing at the conference. If you include references then please format to be as detailed as possible, although you can be flexible in order to save space. Typically reference by a number to save space [1].

[1] Authorone, A. (2009) Citing papers in your abstract. J. Template 1: 1-10. (Include as much information as possible according to the space you have).

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