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Sunday-Thursday, August 13-17, 2023
Conference Center at Granlibakken
on the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe!

Hosted by Dept. of Animal Science, University of California, Davis

The 14th Transgenic Animal Research Conference (TARC) brings together representatives from the leading laboratories worldwide who are doing cutting edge research on transgenesis and gene editing in non-murine animals, including livestock, fish and poultry species. The previous events were each attended by up to 150 participants from 12 to 16 countries throughout the globe.

The conference will again focus on state-of-the-art science in the field of transgenic and gene editing research, with presentations addressing:

  • Innovative methodology,
  • Technical improvements, and
  • Current progress towards producing gene edited/genetically engineered animals for use in agriculture as well as for those using agricultural species for biomedical research, models of human diseases and xenotransplantation.

The intent of this conference is to bring together scientists to discuss progress, problems, policy and potential applications of transgenic and gene editing technology for animal applications.

Intended Audience

Scientists working in the fields of genetic engineering and gene editing in agricultural species, federal regulators and livestock producers.

Conference Highlights

The 14th TARC will be held from Sunday, August 13, through Thursday morning, August 17, with sessions occurring Monday morning through Wednesday night.

  • Two afternoons from noon to 4 PM and one evening will be free to allow for small group interactions and to take advantage of the great natural beauty and recreational activities in the Lake Tahoe area.
  • 24 to 26 invited presentations and submitted posters. Oral presentations are by invitation, with participants encouraged to contribute poster presentations. 
  • All students presenting posters will be eligible for the John Clark Student Poster Award, sponsored by the Roslin Institute.

Registration is coming soon.

Become a Sponsor!

Contact Elizabeth Maga, 530-752-5930, if you're interesting in sponsoring this event.


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Getting There

Organized ground transportation to Granlibakken, with vans from/to Davis and Reno airport, is included in your registration. Please make the appropriate selections when you register, informing us if you will need transportation from/to Davis or Reno. Tell us about your flight informatio when you register. If you have any questions, email UC ANR Program Support Unit.