ITMI Workshop Announcement!

Linda K Lyons Linda.K.Lyons at
Tue May 9 11:31:30 EST 2000


                       I T M I  2000  PUBLIC  WORKSHOP
                             10th ITMI Workshop

                             14 - 16  June 2000
                           University of Delaware
                                Clayton Hall
                            Newark, Delaware USA
                                Sponsored by
                 International Triticeae Mapping Initiative
                                   and the
                               DuPont Company

The International Triticeae Mapping Initiative, formed in 1989, is an
informal consortium of geneticists dedicated to developing recombination
maps of the genomes of the species in the Triticeae tribe of the Poaceae
family. The informal nature of ITMI was meant to encourage independent
research among the primary participating laboratories and at the same time
encourage collaboration so that good maps would be obtained rapidly and
materials and resources could be shared. The progress in building such
recombination maps has been steady and the objectives of ITMI have been
achieved for the major crop species in Triticeae. The momentum and data
from these maps have been a major impetus for the increasing interest in
genomics and comparative mapping both within Triticeae and between species
of Triticeae and those of other grass tribes.
The workshop is open to anyone interested in the use and development of
molecular markers for genetics and breeding of cereal crops and other
grasses. This 10th public ITMI workshop should provide up-to-date reports
on progress in molecular genetic mapping, map utilization, marker
development, and genomics initiatives for cereal crops.
*** Invitation to Attend
The local organizing committee extends a warm invitation for you to attend
the 10th International Triticeae Mapping Initiative Public Workshop.
Wayne Powell, Linda Lyons, Petra Wolters, Scott Tingey, and Barbara Mazur
DuPont Corporation, Local Organizers
*** Program committee
The Workshop program is being developed by an international committee
(Catherine Feuillet--U of Zurich, SWITERLAND; John Fellers--USDA, ARS,
Kansas State U, USA; Mike Gale--John Innes Centre, UK; Peter Langridge--U
of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA, Patrick McGuire--U of California, USA; Wayne
Powell--DuPont Company, USA; Marion Roeder--IPK-Gaterleben, GERMANY; Scott
Tingey--DuPont Company, USA; Petra Wolters--DuPont Company, USA; Hong-Bin
Zhang--Texas A&M U, USA) and will focus on structural and functional
genomics of the Triticeae.
*** Registration
A registration fee of $200US for the 10th ITMI Workshop will provide the
conference facility expenses, an evening welcome reception (13th), an
abstract booklet, proceedings, three lunches and morning and evening coffee
breaks (14th-16th), a visit to the genomics labs of DuPont and to Longwood
Gardens followed by a catered dinner (15th).
The deadline for early registration is 15 May 2000, after which the fee
will increase by $100US.
Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover
cards or by check drawn on a US bank in US dollars made payable to
'University of Delaware'.
Registration may be made by FAX or mail if payment is by credit card or by
mail if payment is by check. FAX and address information are given below
with a form that may be used both for registration and lodging.
*** Accommodations
Workshop lodging is available at the University of Delaware. Rates are
$47.50 per person for single accommodation and $38.00 per person for double
accommodation in a 2-bedroom apartment. Reservations should be made at the
same time as registration. See the form below. The rate includes sheets and
a set of towels and daily cleaning service.
Alternatively several commercial off-campus lodging options are available.
Participants are responsible for making their own reservations with these
vendors. A list of vendors and contact information is available from the
University of Delaware web site
*** Travel
All international air travelers should plan to arrive at Philadelphia
International Airport. Shuttle services operate from the airport to the
University of Delaware (Delaware Express 800-648-5466; SuperShuttle
800-2446-0770). Travel time between the two is approximately 45 minutes.
*** Visas
International visitors: Please contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate
to check on visa requirements and make these arrangements.
*** Presentations
Posters. Space available for posters will be 48" by 48". Abstracts for
accepted posters that were received by April 15 will be included in the
abstract booklet available at the Workshop. Limited space for posters not
already offered is available. To offer a poster or submit an abstract for
accepted posters, contact Patrick McGuire at pemcguire at
Oral presentations. The deadline has passed for offering oral presentations
and the program is full. Text for accepted oral presentations is due 15 May
2000 to Patrick McGuire at pemcguire at to be included in the
workshop proceedings.

Instructions for registration and securing lodging
Please provide the following information:
Title: (Dr/Mr/Ms/Other)
Family name (Surname):
First name:
Business postal address:
State:                        Postcode:
Telephone:                             Fax:
Name of accompanying person:

*** For University of Delaware lodging:
Date of arrival (check-in):
Date of departure (check-out):
If double accommodation is your choice, designate your apartment-mate if
you have a preference:
___ Smoking   or   ___ Non-smoking

___ Payment by check or  ___ Payment by credit card

*** Check should be made payable to 'University of Delaware'.

*** Credit card information
Name of card
Card number
Expiry date
Your name as it appears on card

*** Amount to be paid:
___ person(s) at $200 per person = _____________
___ nights at $47.50 per night = ______________
         (single accommodation)
___ nights at $38.00 per night = ______________
         (per person, double accommodation)
Total to be paid ____________________

If paying by credit card by FAX, fax the above information to:
John M. Clayton Hall
Office of Conference Services
University of Delaware
FAX: 302-831-8740
If paying by credit card or check by mail, mail the above information to:
John M. Clayton Hall
Office of Conference Services
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 USA
For questions about registration, call 302-831-1736 or e-mail
glanius at


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