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[Arthropod] Abstracts Due 5/19 for Arthropod Genomics Symposium

Doris Merrill via arthropod%40net.bio.net (by dmerrill from ksu.edu)
Thu Apr 22 10:29:02 EST 2010

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Arthropod Genomics:  New Approaches and Outcomes     


June 10 – 13, 2010, in Kansas City, USA

Symposium website: www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2010 


We welcome your participation in the 4th Annual Arthropod Genomics


Two new features have been added to the Symposium website:

1) A list of registered participants, and

2) Roommate matching. 


You still have time to register and make arrangements to attend!!! 



Wed., May 19   Poster Abstract Submissions. Six platform presentations will
be chosen from submitted poster abstracts.  

Please follow GUIDELINES <http://www.k-state.edu/agc/abstracts/index.html>
posted to symposium website.

Wed., May 19   Hotel Reservations at the KC Marriott on the Plaza

Wed., May 19   Registration (Registration will continue to be accepted after
May 19, if space is available.)


REGISTRATION: The registration fee is $395 ($225 for graduate and
undergraduate students) on or before Wednesday, May 19, and will include a
welcome reception Thursday evening, breakfast and lunch on Friday and
Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.  


SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM: The symposium sessions will begin Thursday evening, June
10, and continue on Friday and Saturday, with additional events 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
Saturday morning.  Activities will conclude by noon on Sunday, June 13.


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



Representatives from national funding agencies will make short presentations
about funding philosophies and opportunities within their programs.
Following each presentation, the floor will be open for questions and
discussion. Speakers include:  

     Alan Christensen, NSF

     Adriana Costero, NIAID, NIH

     Mary F. Purcell-Miramontes, USDA, NIFA



Thursday afternoon, June 10, 4:00-6:00 pm

Navigating NCBI’s resources for insect genomics.  Terence Murphy, NCBI/NIH,
will provide training on utilizing NCBI’s resources for insect genomics.
Topics will include accessing data in the RefSeq and Entrez Gene databases,
BLink, BLAST, NCBI’s Map Viewer, and other resources.  Issues regarding the
submission of data to NCBI and options for linking outside resources to
NCBI’s databases will also be discussed.  There is no cost to attend this
optional workshop, but registration is requested.



Saturday morning, June 12, 10:00-11:30 am

MAKER: Genome annotation made easy.  Carson Holt, University of Utah, will
provide a basic overview of MAKER and demonstrate both the command line
version and the new online MAKER Web Annotation Service (MWAS). MAKER is a
portable and easily configurable genome annotation pipeline.  Its purpose is
to allow smaller eukaryotic and prokaryotic genome projects to independently
annotate their genomes and create genome databases. MAKER identifies
repeats, aligns ESTs and proteins to a genome, produces ab initio gene
predictions and automatically synthesizes these data into gene annotations
having evidence-based quality values.  Several use-case scenarios with
example data and results will also be presented.



Friday afternoon/evening, June 11, 5:15-? p.m.

Meet with scientists who are also working with your organism of interest
during small group gatherings.  Group leaders will be identified to
coordinate topics and lead discussions.  Additional information will be
posted to the conference 

website as details are finalized.


Keynote Speaker:

*Nora J. Besansky, University of Notre Dame

Population genomics of adaptation and speciation in malaria’s vector


Featured Speakers:

*Michael Akam, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

The genome of the Geophilomorph centipede, Strigamia maritima 

*Scott J. Emrich, University of Notre Dame

Opportunities and challenges of non-model transcriptome sequencing: From
corn to wild butterflies and moths

*Matthew Hudson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Exploring the evolution of social behavior using genome sequencing and

*Anthony A. James, University of California

Message in a battle, using whole genome expression analyses to fight
vector-borne diseases

*Michael R. Kanost, Kansas State University

Functional genomics of cuticle sclerotization in Tribolium castaneum

*Fabrice Legeai, INRA, Rennes, France

Prediction and analyses of non coding RNA sequences in the pea aphid genome 

*Barry R. Pittendrigh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Body Louse genome project

*Patrick D. Schloss, University of Michigan

Bugs within bugs: Understanding the influence of the microbiome on arthropod

*Christian Schlötterer, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria

Next generation sequencing in population genetics:  From experimental
evolution to gene expression

*Zhijian Jake Tu, Virginia Tech

Anopheles stephensi genome assembly and transcriptome analysis

*John (Jack) H. Werren, University of Rochester

Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid
Nasonia species

*Evgeny M. Zdobnov, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Genomics in the light of evolution


VENUE:  The symposium will take place at the Kansas City Marriott on the
beautiful Country Club Plaza.  Participants are invited to dine Saturday
night at an optional banquet at the BRIO Tuscan Grille.


INFORMATION:  Visit our website, www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2010, for complete
details and brochure.   Add your name to the Symposium mailing list, by
sending your contact information to dmerrill from k-state.edu.  



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


Susan J. Brown, Professor

Director, Center for Genomic Studies on 

Arthropods Affecting Human, Animal and Plant Health


Robin E. Denell, Distinguished Professor

Chair, AGC Symposium Organizing Committee


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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