2.7.2023 – 7.7.2023
Cape Town, South Africa
July 2-7, 2023
26.7.2021 – 30.7.2021
July 26-30, 2021
Go to the ISAG Election Page to view bios and cast your ballot.
7.7.2019 – 12.7.2019
Spain is honored to host the 37th International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) Conference in Lleida from July 7 to 12, 2019. The Conference will be hosted by the University of Lleida
Go to the ISAG Election Page to view bios and cast your ballot.

A number of activities, improvements, and positive changes are underway within the society, and a brief summary is outlined below.

  • A new constitution to underpin governance of the society;
  • Results from the Future of ISAG survey;
  • Update on progress to our 2019 conference in Spain;
  • New TPS access to Animal Genetics and all its content;
  • New privacy policies for ISAG (according to the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR)
  • Minutes of the 2018 GBM.
24.5.2018 – 15.7.2018
Online application forms for each test are available on the here.

The deadline for all applications is July 15, 2018.

Please note that submission of applications after the deadline will not be possible.
Voting must be completed by 12:00 PM local Dublin time (GMT+1) on July 18, 2017
Ireland is honoured to host the 36th International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) Conference in Dublin from July 16 to 21, 2017. The conference will take place in University College Dublin (UCD).
The ISAG Conference will return to the United States for the first time in 16 years and we invite you to attend.
ISAG 2014 Applied Genetics of Companion Animals Workshop Report Correction
In the table titled "STR Loci for Parentage Testing in domestic dogs” on page 6 of the 2014 workshop report for the Applied Genetics of Companion Animals the marker LEI004 should not have been included. It is not included in the ISAG recommended STR marker panel for dog.

An updated report has now been posted to the workshop reports page.
Deadline for submission of all applications is July 31, 2015

The ISAG Standing Committees will offer comparison tests for the period of 2015 – 2016. Below is a list of tests being offered.

Please visit the comparison test application forms page to submit your application.

Applied Genetics of Companion Animals Committee
- International Domestic Cat DNA Typing Comparison Test
- International Dog DNA Typing Comparison Test

Camelid Genetics and Genomics (Proposed Name: Applied Genetics and Genomics in Other Species of Economic Interest)
- International Dromedary STR DNA Typing Comparison Test
- International Alpaca/llama STR DNA Typing Comparison Test
- International Pigeon STR DNA Typing Comparison Test

Cattle Molecular Markers and Parentage Testing Committee
- International Bovine STR and SNP DNA Typing Comparison Test

Applied Genetics in Sheep and Goats Committee
- International Domestic Goat STR DNA Typing Comparison Test
- International Domestic Sheep DNA Typing Comparison Test

Equine Genetics and Thoroughbred Parentage Testing Standardization Committee
- International Horse DNA Typing Comparison Test

Pig Genetics and Genomics Committee
No comparison test for pigs will be offered during 2015-2016. The next test will be organized during 2016-2017.

Notice regarding the 2015 - 2016 comparison tests (all participants):
Please e-mail a scanned copy of the signed Policy Governing the Conduct of ISAG Comparison Tests (CT) for Animal DNA Testing document to the ISAG secretary Ingrid Olsaker and to the ISAG Executive Assistant Jeremy Holzner when it is ready. In addition, please bring the signed original hard copy to the ISAG conference in Salt Lake City, UT and hand it in to an ISAG board member. (If no one from your institution is able to come to the conference we will provide an address for mailing of the original hard copy.)

Consignment for the 2015-2016 ISAG comparison tests
Consignment for the 2015-2016 ISAG comparison tests will be announced via the ISAG website and by email to all ISAG Institutional Members later this year. Consignment deadlines are determined by the individual Standing Committees organizing each test, but has traditionally been the end of July.
ISAG and ICAR jointly decided to co-organize two Bovine SNP comparison tests also during 2013-2014 for purposes of standardizing genotyping and nomenclature, and provide performance information for laboratory accreditation with ICAR.

A note to Institutional Members:

Our duty labs are currently busy working on the 2011/2012 comparison tests. As we look to 2012, we want to remind all institutional members who participated in these comparison tests that they need to renew their membership in 2012 in order to receive the final results and certificates. Similarly, we’d like to remind all institutions wishing to participate in the 2013/2014 comparison tests that they have to register in both 2013 and 2014 to be eligible for participation in these tests. Remember, ISAG memberships need to be maintained on an annual basis and paid before or on January 1 of each year. Comparison test announcements will only be sent to registered members of the society.

Comparison Tests 2011-2012
Consignment for the 2011-2012 horse, bovine, ovine, caprine, llama & alpaca, porcine, canine and feline comparison tests are closed and applications are no longer accepted.
The next round of comparison tests will be organized and announced in 2013.
26.7.2010 – 30.7.2010
The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce that Edinburgh has been chosen to host the 32nd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics from 26th – 30th July 2010, Edinburgh.
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