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[Drosophila] Arthropod Genomics Symposium.6/11-14/09.Kansas City

Doris Merrill via dros%40net.bio.net (by dmerrill from k-state.edu)
Fri Dec 12 15:49:06 EST 2008

Frontiers in Arthropod Genomics


June 11 – 14, 2009, in Kansas City, USA


KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Fotis C. Kafatos, Imperial College London, “Evolutionary,
functional and population genomics of mosquitoes:  The perspective of a


OPENING SPEAKER:  William M. Gelbart, Harvard University, “Opportunities &
Challenges for Arthropod Genomics and Informatics in the NextGen World.”



* Volker Brendel, Iowa State University

* Susan J. Brown, Kansas State University

* Jay D. Evans, USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab, Maryland

* Marian R. Goldsmith, University of Rhode Island

* David G. Heckel, Max Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany

* Kristin Michel, Kansas State University

* Terence Murphy, National Center for Biotechnology Information/NIH 

* Marcelo Ortigao, Kansas State University

* Yoonseong Park, Kansas State University

* José Ribeiro, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIH/NIAID

* Denis Tagu, French Nat’l Inst. for Agricultural Research, Rennes, France

* Doreen Ware, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

* Stephen K. Wikel, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston


POSTER SESSIONS: There will be two poster sessions.  A few platform
presentations will be chosen from submitted poster abstracts.


SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM: The symposium sessions will begin Thursday evening, June
11, and continue on Friday and Saturday, with optional events on Saturday
evening and Sunday morning.  Speakers will present new insights from genomic
approaches in arthropods and describe the development of tools for genomic
analysis. Workshops will be held Thursday prior to the Symposium and Friday
evening.  Activities will conclude by noon on Sunday, June 14.


ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:  Sunday morning will highlight 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 join the fun as we share our
progress by providing feedback on these projects and proposing new


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.  


INFORMATION:  Online registration will open soon after 1/1/09!  Information
regarding poster submission and hotel reservations will also be posted.
Visit our website, www.k-state.edu/agc, for updates as details are
finalized.   Add your name to the Symposium mailing list, by sending your
contact information to dmerrill from k-state.edu.  


SPONSOR:  K-State Arthropod Genomics Center, 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 and

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) 532-3482, dmerrill from k-state.edu





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