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Please save the dates and plan to attend! Registration will open in January!
*-*-*-*-* Ninth Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium*-*-*-*-*-
June 17, 2015 to June 19, 2015
Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A.
Keynote Speaker: David A. O=92Brochta, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology
Research & Department of Entomology, University of Maryland College Park
Featured Speakers (confirmed):
+Michelle Cilia, USDA-ARS, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research,
Cornell University, USA
+Martin J. Donnelly, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Wellcome
Trust Sanger Institute, UK
+Rosemary G. Gillespie, University of California, Berkeley, USA
+Sijun Liu, Iowa State University, USA
+Frank Lyko, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
+Duane McKenna, University of Memphis, USA
+Armin P. Moczek, Indiana University, USA
+Amanda J. Moehring, Western University, Ontario, Canada
+Daniel E. Neafsey, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, USA
+Greg Ragland, Kansas State University, USA
+Anne-Nathalie Volkoff, INRA (UMR1333), Montpellier 1 University, France
+Additional speakers will be announced soon!
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 gene
annotation workshop and arthropod genomics-related poster sessions. A few
poster abstract submissions will be selected for platform presentations.
Postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students are also encouraged to attend.
Sessions conclude Friday evening, followed by an optional evening meal.
//*-*-*-*-* Pre-Symposium Workshop *-*-*-*-*-
INSECT GENETIC TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH COORDINATION NETWORK
June 17, 2015 (Wednesday morning and afternoon)
Robust protocols to manipulate genes and genomes have not yet been developed
for most insects other than Drosophila melanogaster, and this shortfall is
limiting research progress in many aspects of arthropod genomics. The NSF-RCN
on Insect Genetic Technologies (IGTRCN: 2014-2019; igtrcn.org) seeks
to remedy this problem by facilitating the communication of best practice and
new techniques among arthropod genomicists.
This IGTRCN-sponsored workshop will comprise (1) talks that showcase the latest
genetic technologies, and (2) discussion sessions for exchange of ideas
and solutions for effective insect genetic engineering. Proposals from the
workshop will be integrated into the IGTRCN program of hands-on practical
workshops, fellowships, and the IGTRCN KnowledgeBase. Early-career resea
rchers are particularly encouraged to present their research at this workshop.
POSTER ABSTRACT DEADLINES IN 2015:
Friday, February 27 =96 If you DO wish your poster abstract to be considered
for a General Session talk.
Wednesday, May 20 - If you do NOT wish for your poster abstract to be
considered for oral presentation during the General Session.
TENTATIVE PROGRAM for SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOP
Wednesday, June 17 =96 Workshop: Insect Genetic Technology Research
Coordination Network (IGT-RCN)
Wednesday evening, June 17, 7:30 pm - Arthropod Genomics Symposium begins
with keynote presentation and welcome reception
Thursday, June 18 =96 Symposium Platform and Poster Sessions
Thursday evening, June 18, 7:00 to 9:00 pm - Gene Annotation Workshop
Friday, June 19 =96 Symposium Platform and Poster Sessions, tentatively
concluding at 5:00 pm
Friday evening, June 19 : Optional dinner at Konza Prairie Biological
Station with nature hikes, bison viewing, and opportunity to collect insects.
VENUE: The 2015 Symposium is being hosted by the Arthropod Genomics Center
at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Symposium sessions will
be held at the K-State Alumni Center on campus.
HOTEL/DORM ROOMS: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn
Manhattan at the Campus. Reservation deadline is May 20. Campus dormitory
rooms will also be available.
REGISTRATION: Registration will open in January!
QUESTIONS: Contact Doris Merrill at dmerrill from ksu.edu.
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future notices, please send an e-mail with your name and e-mail address to
dmerrill from ksu.edu.
PLEASE SHARE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH COLLEAGUES AND STUDENTS!
*Arthropod Genomics Center, Kansas State University
*Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame
*Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2015 SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
At Kansas State University:
Susan J. Brown, Chair, Professor in the Division of Biology and Director,
Arthropod Genomics Center
Kristin Michel, Division of Biology
Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Department of Biochemistry
Yoonseong Park, Department of Entomology
Gregory Ragland, Department of Entomology
Anna Whitfield, Department of Plant Pathology
At University of Notre Dame: Mary Ann McDowell, Department of Biological Sciences
At University of Illinois: Hugh Robertson, Department of Entomology
Doris Merrill, Event Coordinator
K-State Arthropod Genomics Center
Division of Biology, Kansas State University
dmerrill from k-state.edu