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[Drosophila] 2/29 Deadline-Poster Abstracts&Early Registration for April Arthropod Symposium

Arthropod Genomics via dros%40net.bio.net (by dmerrill from k-state.edu)
Tue Feb 19 12:24:31 EST 2008


SYMPOSIUM:  NEW INSIGHTS FROM ARTHROPOD GENOMES
April 11-13, 2008, in Kansas City

This is a friendly reminder that Friday, February 29, is an important
deadline for submitting a poster abstract for presentation at the 2nd Annual
Arthropod Genomics Symposium.  Abstract Guidelines can be found at
www.ksu.edu/agc/symposium.shtml .  February 29 is also the deadline to
receive discounted early registration fees.  After February 29, we will
continue to welcome your registration to attend the Symposium at a slightly
higher cost.  A brochure and complete information with links for
registration and hotel reservations can be downloaded at
www.ksu.edu/agc/symposium.shtml.  

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM: The main symposium sessions will take place on
Friday-Saturday, April 11-12.  Speakers will present new insights from
genomic approaches in arthropods and describe the development of tools for
genomic analysis. Optional workshops are scheduled for Thursday and Friday
evenings.  An evening of jazz and KC barbeque is planned for Saturday night.
On Sunday morning, participate in a roundtable discussion with the
ArthropodBase Consortium.  Activities will conclude by noon on Sunday.

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
   John Kenneth Colbourne, Indiana University, Preservation, expansion and
invention of crustacean genes with reference to insect genomes.
   Christine G. Elsik, Georgetown University, Unusual base composition of
the honey bee genome.
   Sarjeet S. Gill, University of California, Riverside, Mosquito midgut
interactions with bacterial toxins.
   Catherine A. Hill, Purdue University, Tick genome organization and
evolution.
   Thomas Kaufman, Indiana University, The latest news from CNN:  What the
12 sequenced Drosophila genomes have told us about rapidly evolving genes
and positive selection.
   J. Robert Manak, University of Iowa, Empirical annotation of arthropod
genomes using tiled genomic microarrays.
   Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Kansas State University, Functional genomics
of insect chitin metabolism.
   Hugh M. Robertson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, What we've
learned about the insect chemoreceptors from arthropod genome projects.
   Bruce R. Schatz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BeeSpace:
Interactive functional analysis of arthropod genomic data.
   Jeff Stuart, Purdue University, Avirulence, sex determination, and a
physical map of the Hessian fly genome.
   Judy Willis, University of Georgia, Insect cuticular proteins:
Annotation, proteomics, expression, evolution.
   Evgeny Zdobnov, University of Geneva, Medical School, Switzerland, A
comparative perspective on insect genomes. 

POSTER SESSIONS: There will be two poster sessions, limited to first 150
abstracts received before Friday, February 29. 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 Curation Tool by Dr. Chris Elsik
(BeeBase). On Friday evening, Dave Clements (NESCent) and Scott Cain (CSHL)
will lead a workshop, "Chado Databases and Integration with GMOD Tools."
Throughout the meeting, arthropod genome database and bioinformatics tool
developers will be available for individual training. On Sunday morning,
participate in a roundtable discussion led by members of the ArthropodBase
Consortium regarding the generation of integrated arthropod genome databases
and tools for genome analysis, and community curation.  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.  

KANSAS CITY JAZZ AND BARBEQUE:  Participants are encouraged to stay Saturday
night for an optional evening of jazz and KC barbeque in the historic 18th
and Vine district.  

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.  Additional fees apply for the Apollo Workshop
Thursday evening and Saturday night dinner.

INFORMATION:  Contact Doris Merrill at dmerrill from k-state.edu or 785-532-3482.
To receive future Symposium announcements, send your contact information to
dmerrill from k-state.edu.  

SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE:  www.k-state.edu/agc/symposium.shtml

DEADLINES:
   February 29, 2008 - Poster abstracts (limited to first 150 received) 
   February 29, 2008 - Early registration
   March 20, 2008 or until room block is filled - Hotel reservations

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
by
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
www.k-state.edu/agc




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