Dear ICGI members,
This letter primarily calls for nominations of ICGI Officers, but also mentions dates for
our 2018 biennial meeting.
Please help ICGI distribute the information:
If you know ICGI members whose email addresses have recently changed, please share this
email with them – they should update their record at ICGI.
Membership involves no cost. If you know of individuals interested in cotton genomics
and/or its applications and who are not members but should be or might be interested,
please refer them to our web site https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/home
2017 ELECTION: ICGI requests your help at this time in nominating individuals for our
ICGI leadership positions. I was supposed to commence this process in January –- please
accept my apologies for the delay.
2018 BIENNIAL MEETING: In the very near future, members should receive one or more emails
with information regarding our 2018 biennial meeting. Details are being solidified at
this time, but our 2018 meeting will be in
May 28 – June 1.
Please mark your calendars and start planning accordingly!
NOMINATIONS: At this time (May 2-16), ICGI solicits your nomination of individuals who
would like to serve as ICGI officers.
Each of the 6 officer positions involves a 4-year commitment: two years as Co-Chair and
then two years as Chair. These positions are a great way to serve cotton, science, and
the international community!
Note that you can nominate yourself, and/or someone else, but IF someone else, PLEASE ask
them before submitting their name.
Some RULES -- According to the ICGI By-Laws
<https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/constitution_bylaws#a7> see Article VII: Election
and Appointment of Officers):
· An individual may accept a nomination for only one position per election.
· Also, an officer cannot hold two positions at once, so current Co-chairs (soon to
be Chairs) cannot be nominated for additional positions this election.
· Current Chairs will be vacating their current positions, and can vie for positions
other than the one they currently hold.
Below – note that all current Chairs will retire and all Co-chairs will advance to the
respective Chair positions:
Current ICGI Officers (2015-2017)
David Stelly <http://www.cottongen.org/icgi/member/77/profile>
John Yu <https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/member/174/profile>
Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics
Dorrie Main <https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/member/4/profile>
Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov <https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/member/165/profile>
Breeding and Applied Genomics
Andrew Paterson <https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/member/131/profile>
Jodi Scheffler <https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/member/175/profile>
Daniel Peterson <https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/member/614/profile>
Guoli Song <https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/member/4079/profile>
Germplasm & Genetic Stocks
Sukumar Saha <https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/member/184/profile>, Xianlong Zhang
Xiongming Du <https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/member/101/profile>
David Fang <https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/member/121/profile>
Wangzhen Guo <https://www.cottongen.org/icgi/member/206/profile>
Please submit nominations by May 16, 2017 for any or all of the following positions:
· Co-chair / Structural Genomics workgroup: ____________________________________
· Co-chair / Functional Genomics: ____________________________________
· Co-chair / Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics:
· Co-chair / Germplasm and Genetic Stocks: ____________________________________
· Co-chair / Breeding and Applied Genomics) : ____________________________________
· Co-chair / ICGI overall: ____________________________________
Please email your nominations to me (stelly(a)tamu.edu <mailto:email@example.com>
SUBJECT LINE: ICGI NOMINATION), including the email address of the person(s) you wish to
nominate and the office(s) for which that you wish to nominate them. I will REPLY to
acknowledge reception of each nomination; lack of a reply may indicate that I did not
receive your message.
Nominees should prepare a 300-word statement or biosketch that can be shared with voters
when the elections are opened.
Thank you in advance!
David M. Stelly
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