SYMPOSIUM: NEW INSIGHTS FROM ARTHROPOD GENOMES
April 11 & 12, 2008, in Kansas City
SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM: The main symposium sessions will take place on
Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, with optional events on Thursday evening and
Sunday morning. Speakers will present new insights from genomic approaches
in arthropods and describe the development of tools for genomic analysis.
* John K. Colbourne, Indiana University
* Christine G. Elsik, Texas A&M University
* Sarjeet S. Gill, University of California
* Catherine A. Hill, Purdue University
* Thomas Kaufman, Indiana University
* John Manak, NimbleGen
* Hugh M. Robertson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
* Bruce R. Schatz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
* Jeff Stuart, Purdue University
* Judith H. Willis, University of Georgia
* Evgeny Zdobnov, University of Geneva Medical School
POSTER SESSIONS: There will be two poster sessions. A few platform
presentations will be chosen from submitted poster abstracts.
WORKSHOPS AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: On Thursday evening, a workshop on
community contributions to genome annotation will feature a presentation on
use of the Apollo Genome Annotation Tool by Dr. Chris Elsik (BeeBase).
Throughout the meeting, arthropod genome database and bioinformatics tool
developers will be available for individual training. On Sunday morning,
there will be a roundtable discussion led by members of the ArthropodBase
Consortium regarding the generation of integrated arthropod genome databases
and tools for genome projects. Symposium attendees are invited to
participate in these additional events.
VENUE: The symposium will take place at the historic Muehlebach Hotel
(operated by Marriott) in downtown Kansas City. Participants are encouraged
to stay Saturday night for an optional evening of jazz and KC barbeque.
REGISTRATION: The registration fee will be $275 ($150 for graduate and
undergraduate students), and will include a welcome reception Thursday
evening, breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, and light refreshments
at the Friday poster session. Visit our website, www.k-state.edu/agc, for
updates as details are finalized. Information regarding registration,
poster submission, and hotel reservations will be posted in December.
INFORMATION: Add your name to the Symposium mailing list, by sending your
contact information to dmerrill from k-state.edu. Please share this announcement
with colleagues and students!
Susan J. Brown, Professor
Director, Center for Genomic Studies on
Arthropods Affecting Human, Animal and Plant Health
Doris Merrill, Program Coordinator
K-State Arthropod Genomics Center
Division of Biology, Kansas State University
116 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901
(785) 532-3482, dmerrill from k-state.edu