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[Arthropod] Registration Open for Arthropod Genomics Symposium and IGT-RCN Workshop, June 17-19, 2015, Manhattan, Kansas

Doris Merrill via arthropod%40net.bio.net (by dmerrill from ksu.edu)
Wed Feb 4 17:16:11 EST 2015

Registration is now OPEN for the Arthropod Genomics Symposium and IGT-RCN W=

*-*-*-*-* Ninth Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium*-*-*-*-*-
June 17, 2015 to June 19, 2015
K-State Alumni Center, Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
Symposium Website:  http://www.ksu.edu/agc

Please register online at the Symposium website, www.ksu.edu/agc<http://www=

Monday, March 9  =96 If you DO wish your abstract to be considered for an o=
ral presentation/General Session talk.
Wednesday, May 20 - If you do NOT wish for your poster abstract to be consi=
dered for oral presentation and DO want to present a poster.

Keynote Speaker:  David A. O=92Brochta, Institute for Bioscience and Biotec=
hnology Research & Department of Entomology, University of Maryland College=

Featured Speakers:
+Michelle Cilia, USDA-ARS, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cor=
nell University, USA
+Martin J. Donnelly, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Wellcome=
 Trust Sanger Institute, UK
+Rosemary G. Gillespie, University of California, Berkeley, USA
+Sijun Liu, Iowa State University, USA
+Frank Lyko, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
+Duane McKenna, University of Memphis, USA
+Armin P. Moczek, Indiana University, USA
+Amanda J. Moehring, Western University, Ontario, Canada
+Daniel E. Neafsey, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, USA
+Greg Ragland, Kansas State University, USA
+Anne-Nathalie Volkoff, INRA (UMR1333), Montpellier 1 University, France

The symposium focuses on new insights gleaned from analyzing arthropod geno=
mes and is designed for scientists interested in genomic studies of Arthrop=
ods, both model organisms and those of agricultural or health relevance. Th=
e program will include platform presentations, a welcome reception, a gene =
annotation workshop using WebApollo and arthropod genomics-related poster s=
essions. A few poster abstract submissions will be selected for platform pr=
esentations. Postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students are also en=
couraged to attend.  Sessions conclude Friday evening, followed by an optio=
nal evening meal.

*-*-*-*-* Pre-Symposium Workshop *-*-*-*-*-
June 17, 2015 (Wednesday morning and afternoon)
Robust protocols to manipulate genes and genomes have not yet been develope=
d for most insects other than Drosophila melanogaster, and this shortfall i=
s limiting research progress in many aspects of arthropod genomics.  The NS=
F-RCN on Insect Genetic Technologies (IGTRCN: 2014-2019; igtrcn.org) seeks =
to remedy this problem by facilitating the communication of best practice a=
nd new techniques among arthropod genomicists.

This IGTRCN-sponsored workshop will comprise (1) talks that showcase the la=
test genetic technologies, (2) discussion sessions for exchange of ideas an=
d solutions for effective insect genetic engineering, and (3) posters.  Pro=
posals from the workshop will be integrated into the IGTRCN program of hand=
s-on practical workshops, fellowships, and the IGTRCN KnowledgeBase.  Early=
-career researchers are particularly encouraged to present their research a=
t this workshop.  A limited number of travel grants to attend the workshop =
are available for early stage investigators.  Additional information on pos=
ter abstract and travel grant submission for the workshop will be posted so=
on on the  Workshop link<http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symposium_level/worksho=
p/index.html> of the symposium website.

Wednesday, June 17 =96 Workshop: Insect Genetic Technology Research Coordin=
ation Network (IGT-RCN)
Wednesday evening, June 17, 7:30 pm - Arthropod Genomics Symposium begins w=
ith keynote presentation and welcome reception
Thursday, June 18 =96 Symposium Platform and Poster Sessions
Thursday evening, June 18, 7:00 to 9:00 pm =96 Workshop: Gene Annotation us=
ing WebApollo
Friday, June 19 =96 Symposium Platform and Poster Sessions, tentatively con=
cluding at 5:00 pm
Friday evening, June 19 =96 Optional dinner at Konza Prairie Biological Sta=
tion<http://kpbs.konza.k-state.edu/> with nature hikes, bison viewing, and =
opportunity to collect insects.

VENUE:  The 2015 Symposium is being hosted by the Arthropod Genomics Center=
 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  Symposium sessions will =
be held at the K-State Alumni Center on campus.

HOTEL/DORM ROOMS:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Ma=
nhattan at the Campus.  Reservation deadline for the room block discounted =
price is May 20.  Campus dormitory rooms will also be available.

QUESTIONS:  Contact Doris Merrill at dmerrill from ksu.edu.

If you would like to join the ArthropodNews listserv to ensure receiving fu=
ture notices, please send an e-mail with your name and e-mail address to dm=
errill from ksu.edu.


*Arthropod Genomics Center, Kansas State University
*Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame
*Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BASF Corporation

At Kansas State University:
Susan J. Brown, Chair, Professor in the Division of Biology and Director, A=
rthropod Genomics Center
Kristin Michel, Division of Biology
Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Department of Biochemistry
Yoonseong Park, Department of Entomology
Gregory Ragland, Department of Entomology
Anna Whitfield, Department of Plant Pathology

At University of Notre Dame:
Mary Ann McDowell, Department of Biological Sciences

At University of Illinois:
Hugh Robertson, Department of Entomology

Doris Merrill, Event Coordinator
K-State Arthropod Genomics Center
Division of Biology, Kansas State University
dmerrill from k-state.edu

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