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[Arthropod] Save the dates of 5/30-6/2 for the 2012 Arthropod Genomics Symposium & i5k Workshop

Doris Merrill via arthropod%40net.bio.net (by dmerrill from k-state.edu)
Tue Sep 13 13:07:50 EST 2011

Please reserve the dates on your calendar and plan to attend! 

*-*-*-*-* Sixth Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium*-*-*-*-*- 
MAY 31, 2012 (Thursday evening) to JUNE 2, 2012 
“2012 Arthropod Genomics Symposium.”  The conference 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 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 Workshop include presentations by top genomics and bioinformatics researchers and representatives from the primary sequencing centers, followed by breakout sessions focused on the critical components of i5k.  The Workshop will conclude with a discussion of white papers and initial programmatic steps needed to initiate i5k projects.  

VENUE:  The symposium will take place at the Kansas City Marriott on the beautiful Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. 

REGISTRATION:  Registration will be opening soon!  

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Arthropod Genomics Institute 
Kansas State University 
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