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[Arthropod] Registration now OPEN for 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)
Tue Jan 24 16:36:14 EST 2012

Registration is OPEN for Arthropod Genomics Symposium and i5k Workshop, May 30-June 2, Kansas City. 
Please register online today at:   http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2012/register.html !

<Dowload this announcement as a PDF:  http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2012/images/Announcement#3.pdf >


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

Marriott on the Country Club Plaza, Kansas City


Keynote Speaker:
+Gene E. Robinson, Entomology and Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; “Understanding the Relationship between Genes and Social Behavior: Lessons from the Honey Bee”


Featured Speakers (confirmed): 
+William E. Browne, Biology, University of Miami
+Angela E. Douglas, Entomology, Cornell University; “From Metagenomes to Function in Animal-Microbial Symbioses”
+Giles E. Duffield, Biological Sciences and Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame; “Circadian and Light Regulation of the Mosquito Transcriptome”
+Miodrag Grbic, Biology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada and Research Center of Vine- and Wine-related Science, Logroño, Spain; “The Genome of the Two Spotted Spider Mite Tatranychusurticae: New Model for Plant-pest Interactions”
+Marc S. Halfon, Biochemistry, University at Buffalo-State University of New York and NY State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences; “Regulatory Element Discovery in Sequenced Insect Species”
+Michel R. Kanost, Biochemistry, Kansas State University; “Initial Insights from the Manducasexta Genome”
+Karl Kjer, Entomology, Rutgers University;  Bernhard Misof, Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany; Xin Zhou, BGI, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China; “The 1KITE Insect Transcriptomics Initiative”
+S. R. Palli, Entomology, University of Kentucky; “Functional Genomics of Juvenile Hormone Action”
+Jason L. Rasgon, Entomology, The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, and the Huck Institutes of The Life Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University; “Functional Metagenomics of Anopheles-microbe Interactions”
+David W. Severson, Eck Institute for Global Health and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame; "Dengue Virus Vector Competence and Functional Genomics in Aedes aegypti"
+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 oral platform presentations. Postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students are also encouraged to attend.  Sessions conclude Saturday evening, followed by an optional Kansas City Barbecue banquet. 


*-*-*-*-*    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 contribute to 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. 
<Download Flyer at http://arthropodgenomes.org/w/images/b/bd/i5kFlier122011.pdf >.


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
  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 – Arthropod Genomics Symposium Platform and Poster Sessions
   5:30-7:30 pm - Symposium Workshop  
   Evening, June 1 – Dinner on your own
Saturday, June 2 – Arthropod Genomics Symposium Platform and Poster Sessions
   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 is now open!  Register ONLINE by accessing http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2012/register.html .

QUESTIONS:  Contact Doris Merrill at dmerrill from k-state.edu .
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*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
Kristin Michel, Assistant Professor, Division of Biology, Kansas State University,
  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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