Arthropod Genomics 2011: Exploring Diversity, Relating Similarity
5th ANNUAL ARTHROPOD GENOMICS SYMPOSIUM
June 9 – 12, 2011, in Kansas City, USA
Please plan to attend the 5th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium, “Exploring
Diversity, Relating Similarity,” June 9 to 12, 2011, in Kansas City at the Marriott
hotel on the beautiful Country Club Plaza. Registration will open in January.
Marc A.T. Muskavitch
DeLuca Professor of Biology
“Advancing vector genetics through the power of vector genomics”
Department of Developmental Biology
Georg-August University, G?ttingen, Germany
“iBeetle: Genome wide RNAi screen for embryonic and metamorphic development in
Invertebrate Genomics and Evolution
CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences
“DNA methylation and phenotypic plasticity in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum”
Dept of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
“Overcoming the gene discovery bottleneck for arthropod evo-devo: Creating de novo
Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
“Arthropod genomes as seen through the lens of evolution”
Cheryl Y. Hayashi
Department of Biology
University of California, Riverside
“Spider silks: Functional and evolutionary insights into
Mary Ann McDowell
University of Notre Dame
“A tale of two sand fly genomes: Phlebotomus papatasi and Lutzomyia longipalpis”
Pedro L. Oliveira
Instituto de Bioquímica Médica
Programa de Biologia Molecular e Biotecnologia
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and
Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Entomologia Molecular
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“An insight into the transcriptome of the digestive tract of the blood sucking bug,
University of Notre Dame
“Genome structure, functional diversification, and Genome X environment interactions in
Kansas State University
“A genomics-based approach to identify insect molecular components associated with
vector competency in Frankliniella occidentalis, the primary thrips vector of Tomato
spotted wilt virus”
Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire Eucaryote
“Genomics of small RNAs in insects”
Alexandra C. Wilson
Department of Biology
University of Miami
“Genomic insights into nitrogen upgrading and recycling in the aphid [Buchnera]
Beijing Genome Institute
“BGI’s recent activity on insect genomic research”
A pre-symposium workshop, “Genome Project 101,” by Scott Cain, OICR, and Dave Clements,
Emory University; Thursday afternoon, June 9, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
“Comparative genomics with the generic synteny browser (GBrowse_syn): Configuration and
display of various co-linearity data types,” by Sheldon McKay, iPlant, will be
presented Saturday morning, June 11.
Friday afternoon/evening, June 10
Meet with scientists who are also working with your organism of interest during small
group gatherings. If you are interested in coordinating topics and leading discussions
as a group leader, please e-mail dmerrill from ksu.edu . Additional information will be
posted to the conference website as details are finalized.
POSTER SESSIONS: There will be two poster sessions. A few platform presentations will
be chosen from submitted poster abstracts. The deadline for submission of poster
abstracts is May 18.
TENTATIVE SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
Thursday afternoon, June 9 – Pre-Symposium Workshop
Thursday evening, June 9 – Keynote presentation and welcome reception
Friday & Saturday, June 10 and 11 - Platform and Poster sessions
Friday afternoon/evening, June 10 – Organism meetings
Saturday morning – Gbrowse_syn Workshop
Sunday morning, June 12 – Roundtable discussion focusing on I5k with Kevin J.
Hackett, USDA, and the ArthropodBase Consortium. All are invited to attend!
Noon, Sunday, June 12 - Activities will conclude.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Participate in a roundtable discussion with the ArthropodBase
Consortium regarding the generation of integrated arthropod genome databases and tools
for genome projects. Discussion will focus on I5k, led by Kevin J. Hackett, USDA.
Symposium attendees are encouraged to attend.
-International Tribolium Meeting, 6/8 and 6/9.
-International Aphid Genomics Consortium, 6/9.
REGISTRATION: Registration will be open in January. Monitor our website, www.k -
state.edu/agc/symposium.shtml and watch for the next announcement.
VENUE: The symposium will take place at the Kansas City Marriott on the beautiful
Country Club Plaza
Contact us at (785) 532-2982 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) 532-2982, dmerrill from k-state.edu