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[Arthropod] 2012 Arthropod Genomics Symposium and i5k Workshop, May 30-June 2, Kansas City

Doris Merrill via arthropod%40net.bio.net (by dmerrill from k-state.edu)
Wed Dec 14 15:19:03 EST 2011

Please save the dates and plan to attend!  Registration will open in January!
Monitor our website and watch for the next announcement.

*-*-*-*-* Sixth Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium*-*-*-*-*-
MAY 31, 2012 (Thursday evening) to JUNE 2, 2012

Keynote Speaker:  Gene E. Robinson, Entomology and Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Featured Speakers (confirmed): 
+William E. Browne, Biology, University of Florida
+Angela E. Douglas, Entomology, Cornell University
+Giles Duffield, Biological Sciences and Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame
+Karl Kjer, Entomology, Rutgers University
+Marc S. Halfon, Biochemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo
+Michel R. Kanost, Biochemistry, Kansas State University
+Subba Reddy Palli, Entomology, University of Kentucky
+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 bioinformatics-related 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 Saturday evening, followed by an optional banquet. 

*-*-*-*-* New this year:   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 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. 

Wednesday, February 29 – If you DO wish your poster abstract to be considered for a General Session talk.
Friday, March 30 - If you do NOT wish for your poster abstract to be considered for oral presentation during the General Session.

  Wednesday, May 30 – i5k Community Workshop (Link to Brochure)
 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 – Symposium Platform and Poster Sessions
   Friday, June 1, 5:30-7:30 pm - Symposium Workshop 
   Friday evening, June 1 – Dinner on your own
   Saturday, June 2 – 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.
REGISTRATION:  Registration will open in January! 
Monitor our website, www.k-state.edu/agc/symposium.shtml and
watch for the next announcement.

QUESTIONS:  Contact Doris Merrill at dmerrill from ksu.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 .


*Center for Genomic Studies on Arthropods Affecting Human, Animal and Plant Health, Kansas State University
*American Genetic Association
*Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame
*University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*USDA-Agricultural Research Service

+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, Kansas State University
Robin E. Denell, Distinguished Professor
 Chair, AGC Symposium Organizing Committee
Jay D. Evans, USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab
 Co-Chair, i5k Workshop Organizing Committee
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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