[Arthropod] One week remains (Fri, 3/30 deadline) to Register, Submit Abstracts, and Reserve Hotel for the Arthropod Genomics Symposium and i5kWorkshop, May 30-June 2, Kansas City

Doris Merrill via arthropod%40net.bio.net (by dmerrill from k-state.edu)
Mon Mar 26 08:30:53 EST 2012


*-* Sixth Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium and  i5k Community Workshop*-* 
MAY 30 to JUNE 2, 2012 
Kansas City Marriott on the Country Club Plaza 
http://www.ksu.edu/agc/symp2012 
  
You still have time to register before Friday, March 30, at the early bird rates and make arrangements to attend!!! 
  
***Print this e-mail from a PDF*** ( http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2012/images/Announcement#5.pdf ) 
  
Key deadlines: 
Friday, March 30    -     Early Discount Registration 
Friday, March 30    -     Hotel Reservations at the Marriott on the Country Club Plaza 
Friday, March 30    -     Poster Abstracts to display a poster 
Friday, May 18       -     Registration at regular rates.  Registration will continue to be accepted after May 18, if space is available. 
  
The symposium focuses on new insights gleaned from analyzing arthropod genomes and is designed for scientists interested in genomic studies of Arthropods, both model organisms and those of agricultural or health relevance. The program will include platform presentations, a welcome reception, a bioinformatics-related workshop and arthropod genomics-related poster sessions. Postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students are also encouraged to attend.  Sessions conclude Saturday evening, followed by an optional Kansas City Barbecue banquet.  
  
*-*-*-*-* i5k Community Workshop*-*-*-*-*- 
MAY 30, 2012 (Wednesday morning) to MAY 31, 2012 (Thursday afternoon) 
“i5k Community Workshop:  An international effort to sequence 5,000 of the world’s key arthropod species.”  The Workshop will aim to bring together biologists, informaticists, and policy-makers to discuss and contribute to advance planning for the i5k initiative.  Plans for the i5k Workshop include presentations by top genomics and bioinformatics researchers and representatives from the primary sequencing centers, followed by training and breakout sessions focused on i5k and other successful insect genome projects.  The Workshop will conclude with a discussion of white papers and programmatic steps needed to enact i5k projects.  
  
REGISTRATION:  Register ONLINE by accessing this link ( http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2012/register.html ) or visit the Register tab on the Symposium website, www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2012 . 


Registration Rates for Non-Students: 
Arthropod Genomics Symposium ONLY- $375 ($475 after 3/30/12) 
i5k Workshop ONLY - $100 ($150 after 3/30/12) 
Combined Symposium and i5k Workshop - $425 ($575 after 3/30/12) 

Registration Rates for Students: 
Arthropod Genomics Symposium ONLY- $175 ($250 after 3/30/12) 
i5k Workshop ONLY - $50 ($100 after 3/30/12) 
Combined Symposium and i5k Workshop - $200 ($300 after 3/30/12) 
  
HOTEL ROOMS at the Kansas City Marriott on the Country Club Plaza can be reserved for the low rate of $121/night at:  http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2012/hotel.html 
  
POSTER SESSIONS are planned for Friday and Saturday.  Please follow the guidelines at http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2012/images/AbstractGuidelines.pdf and submit your abstract by March 30, 2012. 
  
BIOINFORMATICS WORKSHOP:  Friday, June 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Terence Murphy, NCBI/NIH, “How to submit your sequencing project to NCBI” 
Dan Lawson, EMBL-EBI, “Making your genome useful to a wider audience” 
  
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 
Gene E. Robinson 
Entomology and Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
“Understanding the Relationship between Genes and Social Behavior: Lessons from the Honey Bee” 
  
FEATURED SPEAKERS:  
Volker Brendel 
Department of Biology and School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University 
“Vertical Integration of Genomic Information” 
  
William E. Browne 
Biology, University of Miami 
Niche Partitioning in the Pelagic Zone and the Evolution of the HyperiidAmphipods 
  
Angela E. Douglas 
Entomology, CornellUniversity 
“From Metagenomes to Function in Animal-microbial Symbioses” 
  
Giles E. Duffield 
Biological Sciences and Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame 
“Circadian and Light Regulation of the Mosquito Transcriptome” 
  
MiodragGrbic 
Biology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada and Research Center of Vine- and Wine-related Science, Logroño, Spain 
“The Genome of the Two Spotted Spider Mite Tatranychusurticae: New Model for Plant-pest Interactions” 
  
Marc S. Halfon 
Biochemistry, University at Buffalo-State University of New York and NY State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences 
“Regulatory Element Discovery in Sequenced Insect Species” 
  
Michel R. Kanost 
Biochemistry, KansasStateUniversity 
“Initial Insights from the Manducasexta Genome” 
  
Karl Kjer, Entomology, Rutgers University 
Bernhard Misof, Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany 
Xin Zhou, Beijing Genomics Institute, Shenzhen, China 
“The 1KITE Insect Transcriptomics Initiative” 
  
S. R. Palli 
Entomology, University of Kentucky 
“Functional Genomics of Juvenile Hormone Action” 
  
Jason L. Rasgon 
Entomology, The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, and the Huck Institutes of The Life Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University 
“FunctionalMetagenomics of Anopheles-microbe Interactions” 
  
David W. Severson 
Eck Institute for Global Healthand Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame 
"Dengue Virus Vector Competence and Functional Genomics in Aedesaegypti" 
  
Matthew G. Slattery 
Biological Sciences, Human Genetics, University of Chicago 
Specificity Revealed:  Protein-protein Interactions Mediate Emergent DNA Recognition Properties of DrosophilaTranscription Factors 

TENTATIVE PROGRAM for SYMPOSIUM & i5k WORKSHOP 
  Wednesday, May 30 – i5k Community Workshop 
       7:15-8:15 am Registration 
       8:30 am -5:30 pm Speaker sessions 
       7:30 pm-10:00 pm Poster session 
  Thursday, May 31, 8:30 am-5:00 pm – i5k Workshop continues with breakout groups, common session, and report-backs 
  Thursday evening, May 31, 7:30 pm – Arthropod Genomics Symposium begins with keynote presentation and welcome reception 
   Friday, June 1 – Arthropod Genomics Symposium Platform and Poster Sessions 
   Friday, June 1, 5:30-7:30 pm - Symposium Bioinformatics Workshop  
   Friday evening, June 1 – Dinner on your own 
   Saturday, June 2 – Arthropod Genomics Symposium Platform and Poster Sessions 
   Saturday evening, June 2 – Optional Kansas City BBQ banquet at Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue,Freighthouse location 
Saturday evening, June 2 - Meeting concludes 
  
VENUE:  The symposium will take place at the Kansas City Marriott on the beautiful Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. 

QUESTIONS:  Contact Doris Merrill at dmerrill from k-state.edu . 
If you would like to join the ArthropodNews listserv to ensure receiving future notices, please send an e-mail with your name and e-mail address to dmerrill from ksu.edu . 
  
Please help us “paperlessly publicize” the Symposium by sharing this announcement with colleagues and students! 
  
SPONSORS:  
*Center for Genomic Studies on Arthropods Affecting Human, Animal and Plant Health, KansasStateUniversity 
*American Genetic Association 
*Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame 
*USDA-Agricultural Research Service 
*USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture 
  
CORPORATE SPONSORS: 
+Monsanto Company 
+Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. 

If you would like to become a corporate sponsor, please contact Doris Merrill at dmerrill from k-state.edu . 
  
Susan J. Brown, Professor and Director, Center for Genomic Studies on 
 Arthropods Affecting Human, Animal and Plant Health, KansasStateUniversity 
Kristin Michel, Assistant Professor, Division of Biology, KansasStateUniversity, 
 Chair, AGC Symposium Organizing Committee 
Jay D. Evans, USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab 
 Co-Chair, i5k Workshop Organizing Committee 
by 
Doris Merrill, Program Coordinator 
K-State Arthropod Genomics Center 
Division of Biology, Kansas State University 
116 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS  66506-4901 
dmerrill from k-state.edu ,  www.k-state.edu/agc


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