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[Arthropod] Arthropod Genomics Symposium, Kansas City, June 9-12, 2011

Doris Merrill via arthropod%40net.bio.net (by dmerrill from k-state.edu)
Fri Jan 21 15:00:06 EST 2011

Arthropod Genomics 2011:  Exploring Diversity, Relating Similarity 
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 
Boston College 
“Advancing vector genetics through the power of vector genomics” 
Gregor Bucher 
Department of Developmental Biology 
Georg-August University, G?ttingen, Germany 
“iBeetle: Genome wide RNAi screen for embryonic and metamorphic development in 

Owain Edwards 
Invertebrate Genomics and Evolution 
CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences 
Perth, Australia 
“DNA methylation and phenotypic plasticity in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum” 

Cassandra Extavour 
Dept of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology 
Harvard University 
“Overcoming the gene discovery bottleneck for arthropod evo-devo:  Creating de novo 

developmental transcriptomes” 

Toni Gabaldón 
Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) 
Barcelona, Spain 
“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 
high-performance materials” 

Mary Ann McDowell 
Biological Sciences 
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, 

Rhodnius prolixus” 

Michael Pfrender 
Biological Sciences 
University of Notre Dame 
“Genome structure, functional diversification, and Genome X environment interactions in 


Dorith Rotenberg 
Plant Pathology 
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” 

Hervé Seitz 
Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire Eucaryote 
CNRS/Université Paul-Sabatier 
Toulouse, France 
“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] 


Guojie Zhang 
Beijing Genome Institute 
Shenzhen, China 
“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. 

   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 

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