[Drosophila] Hotel Deadline-3/20; Posters&Registration continue to be accepted

Arthropod Genomics via dros%40net.bio.net (by dmerrill from k-state.edu)
Thu Mar 13 09:43:23 EST 2008

You can still submit a poster abstract and register to attend the 
"New Insights from Arthropod Genomics"
April 11-13, 2008, Muehlbach Hotel (operated by Marriott)
Downtown Kansas City

The room block at the Muehlbach/Marriott hotel will expire 3/20/08 (or prior
to 3/20 if the block sells out); so make your hotel reservations TODAY!  A
link for making reservations at the discounted room rate can be found at
www.ksu.edu/agc/symposium.shtml or telephone 1-800-228-9290.

The deadline to submit POSTER ABSTRACTS for presentation during two poster
sessions has been extended!!!  We welcome your presentation of a poster at
the Symposium.  Abstract Guidelines can be found at

REGISTRATION continues to be open!  Online registration, a schedule,
brochure and additional information are available at

SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE:  www.k-state.edu/agc/symposium.shtml  

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM: The main symposium sessions will take place on
Friday-Saturday, April 11-12.  Speakers will present new insights from
genomic approaches in arthropods and describe the development of tools for
genomic analysis. Optional workshops are scheduled for Thursday and Friday
evenings.  An evening of jazz and KC barbeque is planned for Saturday night.
On Sunday morning, participate in a roundtable discussion with the
ArthropodBase Consortium.  Activities will conclude by noon on Sunday. 

**John Kenneth Colbourne, Indiana University, Preservation, expansion and
invention of crustacean genes with reference to insect genomes.
**Christine G. Elsik, Georgetown University, Unusual base composition of the
honey bee genome.
**Sarjeet S. Gill, University of California, Riverside, Mosquito midgut
interactions with bacterial toxins.
**Catherine A. Hill, Purdue University, Tick genome organization and
**Thomas Kaufman, Indiana University, The latest news from CNN:  What the 12
sequenced Drosophila genomes have told us about rapidly evolving genes and
positive selection.
**J. Robert Manak, University of Iowa, Empirical annotation of arthropod
genomes using tiled genomic microarrays.
**Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Kansas State University, Functional genomics of
insect chitin metabolism.
**Hugh M. Robertson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, What we've
learned about the insect chemoreceptors from arthropod genome projects.
**Bruce R. Schatz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BeeSpace:
Interactive functional analysis of arthropod genomic data.
**Jeff Stuart, Purdue University, Avirulence, sex determination, and a
physical map of the Hessian fly genome.
**Judy Willis, University of Georgia, Insect cuticular proteins:
Annotation, proteomics, expression, evolution.
**Evgeny Zdobnov, University of Geneva, Medical School, Switzerland, A
comparative perspective on insect genomes. 

KANSAS CITY JAZZ AND BARBEQUE:  Participants are encouraged to stay Saturday
night for an optional evening of jazz and KC barbeque in the historic 18th
and Vine district.  

WORKSHOPS AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: On Thursday evening, a workshop on
"Community Contributions to Genome Annotation" will feature a presentation
on use of the Apollo Genome Annotation Curation Tool by Dr. Chris Elsik
(BeeBase). On Friday evening, Dave Clements (NESCent) and Scott Cain (CSHL)
will lead a workshop, "Chado Databases and Integration with GMOD Tools."
Throughout the meeting, arthropod genome database and bioinformatics tool
developers will be available for individual training on Apollo and database
use as well as BeeSpace, the automated literature annotation system
developed by Bruce Schatz and colleagues. On Sunday morning, participate in
a roundtable discussion led by members of the ArthropodBase Consortium
regarding the generation of integrated arthropod genome databases and tools
for genome analysis, and community curation.  Symposium attendees are
invited to participate in these additional events.

REGISTRATION: The registration fee of $325 ($200 for graduate and
undergraduate students), includes a welcome reception Thursday evening,
breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, and light refreshments at the
Friday poster session.  Additional fees apply for the Apollo Workshop
Thursday evening and Saturday night dinner.

We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City!  
Please share this announcement with colleagues and students!

Susan J. Brown, Professor
Director, Center for Genomic Studies on 
Arthropods Affecting Human, Animal and Plant Health
Doris Merrill, Program Coordinator
K-State Arthropod Genomics Center
Division of Biology, Kansas State University
116 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS  66506-4901
(785) 532-3482, dmerrill from k-state.edu

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