[Drosophila] Organism Meetings at Arthropod Genomics Symp in KC, 6/11-14/09

Doris Merrill via dros%40net.bio.net (by dmerrill from ksu.edu)
Wed May 13 09:10:29 EST 2009

3rd ANNUAL ARTHROPOD GENOMICS SYMPOSIUM, June 11-14, 2009, Kansas City



We welcome the opportunity to facilitate meetings of the various organism
groups during the Symposium.  If you would like to organize a meeting of
your organism group during the Symposium, please contact Doris Merrill,
dmerrill from k-state.edu, for arrangements.


POSTER ABSTRACTS:  If you would like to have your poster abstract considered
for an oral presentation, the deadline for submission is Friday, May 15,
2009.  Guidelines are available at


REGISTRATION:  The deadline for discounted registration fees is Friday, May
15.  After May 15, we will continue to welcome your registration to attend
the 3rd Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium at a slightly higher cost.

Register online: http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2009/register.html  and

   Frontiers in Arthropod Genomics

   June 11 – 14, 2009, Kansas City, USA


HOTEL <http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2009/hotel.html>  RESERVATIONS:  The
deadline to reserve your hotel room at the conference site is Thursday, May
21, or until the room block is depleted. 


SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE:  www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2009 



•           Pre-symposium workshop on Chado Databases and Integration with
GMOD Tools, Scott Cain, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

•           Genomic Sequence Capture and Next-Gen Sequencing Seminar,
sponsored by Roche NimbleGen

•           BeeSpace demonstrations 


POSTER SESSIONS: There will be two poster sessions.  A few platform
presentations will be chosen from submitted poster abstracts.  Abstract
Submission Deadline:  May 15, 2009.


Comm-Symposium\2009%20Symposium\Schedule-Revised.pdf>  PROGRAM: The
symposium sessions will begin Thursday evening, June 11, and continue on
Friday and Saturday, with additional events on Saturday evening and Sunday
morning.  Speakers will present new insights from genomic approaches in
arthropods and describe the development of tools for genomic analysis.
Workshops will be held Thursday prior to the Symposium and Friday evening.
Activities will conclude by noon on Sunday, June 14.


ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:  Sunday morning will highlight a roundtable
discussion led by members of the ArthropodBase Consortium regarding the
generation of integrated arthropod genome databases and tools for genome
projects.  Symposium attendees are invited to join the fun as we share our
progress by providing feedback on these projects and proposing new


KANSAS CITY JAZZ AND BBQ:  Join the group in a fun-filled evening of Kansas
City Jazz and Barbecue!!!  Participants are invited to enjoy “Kansas City’s
BEST BBQ” - Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue at the Freight House location and
the Kerry Strayer Jazz Trio on Saturday night.  The separate charge for this
optional activity is $50 ($25 for students).   Transportation will be


VENUE:  The symposium will take place at the historic Muehlebach/Marriott
Hotel in downtown Kansas City.  Participants are invited to stay Saturday
night for an optional evening of jazz and KC barbeque.


INFORMATION:  Visit our website, www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2009, for complete
details and brochure.


QUESTIONS:  Contact us at (785) 532-3482 or dmerrill from ksu.edu.  Please share
this announcement with colleagues and students!  


SPONSOR:  Center for Genomic Studies on Arthropods Affecting Human, Animal
and Plant Health, Kansas State University




*William M. Gelbart, Harvard University, 

“Opportunities & Challenges for Arthropod Genomics and 

Informatics in the NextGen World.”



* Volker Brendel, Iowa State University, “Opportunities and challenges for
automated genome annotation and modeling in a time of unlimited access to
sequence data”

* Susan J. Brown, Kansas State University, “Profiling genome transcription
during Tribolium development: From egg to eternity”

* Jay D. Evans, USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab, Maryland, “Chasing your honey:
Genomic studies of honey bees and their pathogens”

* Marian R. Goldsmith, University of Rhode Island, “The new silk road: From
Bombyx to butterflies”

* David G. Heckel, Max Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany,
“Insect defenses in chemical co-evolution: Transcriptional responses of the
generalist herbivore Helicoverpa armigera to plant defense compounds,
phytohormones, and insecticides”

 * Kristin Michel, Kansas State University, “Mosquito salivary gland
interactions with malaria parasites”

* Terence Murphy, National Center for Biotechnology Information/NIH,
“Arthropod genome support at NCBI and the challenges of annotating genomes
in the 21st century”

* Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao, Kansas State University, “Sand fly functional
genomics and beyond”

* Yoonseong Park, Kansas State University, “Evolutionary processes of the
partnership between neuropeptides and their receptors”

* José Ribeiro, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIH/NIAID, “An
insight into the spitome of the blood sucking Nematocera”

* Denis Tagu, French Nat’l Inst. for Agricultural Research, Rennes, France,
“Using the pea aphid genome to study phenotypic plasticity”

* Doreen Ware, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, “Annotation and comparative
analysis of plant genomes”

* Stephen K. Wikel, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston,
“Tick-host-pathogen research in the post-genomic era”



Robin E. Denell, Committee Chair

Susan J. Brown

Kristin Michel

Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan 

Yoonseong Park 

John Reese 



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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