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[Drosophila] Symposium Registration OPEN-Arthropod Genomics, Kansas City, 6/11-14/09

K-State Arthropod Genomics via dros%40net.bio.net (by dmerrill from k-state.edu)
Thu Feb 5 14:29:24 EST 2009

Frontiers in Arthropod Genomics


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



Early registration deadline:  Friday, March 20. Brochure available at:



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

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



* Volker Brendel, Iowa State University, “Opportunities and challenges for
automated genome annotation and modeling in a time of unlimited access to
sequence data”

* Susan J. Brown, Kansas State University, “Profiling genome transcription
during Tribolium development: From egg to eternity”

* Jay D. Evans, USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab, Maryland, “Chasing your honey:
Genomic studies of honey bees and their pathogens”

* Marian R. Goldsmith, University of Rhode Island, “The new silk road: From
Bombyx to butterflies”

* David G. Heckel, Max Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany,
“Insect defenses in chemical co-evolution: Transcriptional responses of the
generalist herbivore Helicoverpa armigera to plant defense compounds,
phytohormones, and insecticides”

 * Kristin Michel, Kansas State University, “Mosquito salivary gland
interactions with malaria parasites”

* Terence Murphy, National Center for Biotechnology Information/NIH,
“Arthropod genome support at NCBI and the challenges of annotating genomes
in the 21st century”

* Marcelo Ortigao, Kansas State University, “Sand fly functional genomics
and beyond”

* Yoonseong Park, Kansas State University, “Evolutionary processes of the
partnership between neuropeptides and their receptors”

* José Ribeiro, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIH/NIAID, “An
insight into the spitome of the blood sucking Nematocera”

* Denis Tagu, French Nat’l Inst. for Agricultural Research, Rennes, France,
“The pea aphid genome to study phenotypic plasticity”

* Doreen Ware, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, “Annotation and comparative
analysis of plant genomes”

* Stephen K. Wikel, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston,
“Tick-host-pathogen research in the post-genomic era”


POSTER SESSIONS: There will be two poster sessions.  A few platform
presentations will be chosen from submitted poster abstracts.  Deadline:
May 15, 2009.


SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM: The symposium sessions will begin Thursday evening, June
11, and continue on Friday and Saturday, with additional 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


REGISTRATION: The early registration fee is $295 ($150 for graduate and
undergraduate students) on or before March 20, and will include a welcome
reception Thursday evening, breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, and
breakfast on Sunday.  


VENUE:  The symposium will take place at the historic Marriott Hotel in
downtown Kansas City.  Participants are invited to stay Saturday night for
an optional evening of jazz and KC barbeque.


INFORMATION:  Visit our website, www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2009, for complete
details and brochure.   Add your name to the Symposium mailing list, by
sending your contact information to dmerrill from k-state.edu.  



Contact us at (785) 532-3482 or dmerrill from ksu.edu.


Please share this announcement with colleagues and students!


SPONSOR:  Center for Genomic Studies on Arthropods Affecting Human, Animal
and Plant Health, 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

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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