XXIIIrd International Congress of Genetics

We are very pleased to confirm the Call for Abstracts and Registrations are now open for ICG 2023.

 We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts and Registration is now open for the XXIIIrd International Congress of Genetics which will be held in Melbourne Australia from 16-21 July 2023.

Occurring just once every five years, the International Congress of Genetics is a landmark event as it brings together the best geneticists in the world to share their expertise and knowledge at this truly global forum.  Over the six days, the Congress will offer a series of plenary sessions, symposia, workshops and poster presentations. The theme: Genetics and Genomics - Linking Life and Society highlights the breadth of the Congress in covering fundamental discoveries in our science and applications to health, agriculture and the environment.
Plenary Addresses: There will be nine plenary addresses each presented by a global leader in their respective field. One of these will be given by the 2023 recipient(s) of the prestigious Gruber Prize in Genetics. Beyond the extraordinary honour, this comes with an award of $500,000 (USD). 

Symposia: The Congress will have six broad themes covering the breadth of Genetics and Genomics in humans, animals, plants, fungi and microbes and include:   
1. Genetics and Human Health
2. Genomics and Genomic Technologies
3. Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Genetics
4. Agriculture and Plant Genetics
5. Genetics and the Environment
6. Evolutionary Genetics
Each of the broad themes will have nine symposia that will cover specific aspects of the theme.  A list of the symposia topics can be found here.  There will be two invited presentations in each symposium with up to four other speakers selected based on abstract submissions. Visit the website to view the current list of invited speakers. 

Poster Presentations are an integral element Congress program and poster sessions will be linked to the themes and symposia.  There will be a generous amount of time set aside for poster presentation and viewing with the posters displayed in the Exhibition space where delegates will gather for morning and afternoon teas and lunch.  

Opportunities are now available for you to contribute to this important global conversation by submitting an abstract for consideration. You can nominate the preferred theme and symposium relevant to your work.  You’ll find more information by clicking below. Note submissions will close on 31 January 2023: 

Now is the time to secure your place at the Congress and take advantage of early bird savings.  HGSA members can access discounted registration using the promotional code HGSA in the relevant section of the registration form.

For more information on registration, fees, inclusions, accommodation, social events and payment options visit below: 


You will have the chance to connect with colleagues from across the world exchanging ideas and research and building valuable professional networks that will extend beyond the Congress itself. To complement the scientific program, you will also be able to experience a showcase of the latest products and services in the exhibition, an integral element of the Congress. And given the significance of the event, there will also be a program of public events held throughout to connect with the wider community in Melbourne. 

Throughout the Congress, you will also have the chance to experience Melbourne at its finest. It is a truly global city with a rich multicultural mix celebrating the creativity and diversity of its people and the city.    

So please join us and we look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to this significant event.

Kind regards

Professor Kathryn North
Professor Philip Batterham
Congress Co-Convenor  
Professor Alex Andrianopoulos
Congress Co-Convenor

ICG 2023 Office:


119 Buckhurst Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205 Australia
T  +61 3 9645 6311  
E [email protected]

16/07/2023 - 21/07/2023