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Arthropod Genomics: New Approaches and Outcomes
4th ANNUAL ARTHROPOD GENOMICS SYMPOSIUM
June 10 13, 2010, in Kansas City, USA
Symposium website: www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2010
We welcome your participation in the 4th Annual Arthropod Genomics
Two new features have been added to the Symposium website:
1) A list of registered participants, and
2) Roommate matching.
You still have time to register and make arrangements to attend!!!
Wed., May 19 Poster Abstract Submissions. Six platform presentations will
be chosen from submitted poster abstracts.
Please follow GUIDELINES <http://www.k-state.edu/agc/abstracts/index.html>
posted to symposium website.
Wed., May 19 Hotel Reservations at the KC Marriott on the Plaza
Wed., May 19 Registration. (Registration will continue to be accepted
after May 19, if space is available.)
REGISTRATION: The registration fee is $395 ($225 for graduate and
undergraduate students) on or before Wednesday, May 19, and will include a
welcome reception Thursday evening, breakfast and lunch on Friday and
Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.
SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM: The symposium sessions will begin Thursday evening, June
10, and continue on Friday and Saturday, with additional events 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
Saturday morning. Activities will conclude by noon on Sunday, June 13.
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
FUNDING AGENCY PRESENTATIONS:
Representatives from national funding agencies will make short presentations
about funding philosophies and opportunities within their programs.
Following each presentation, the floor will be open for questions and
discussion. Speakers include:
Alan Christensen, NSF
Adriana Costero, NIAID, NIH
Mary F. Purcell-Miramontes, USDA, NIFA
Thursday afternoon, June 10, 4:00-6:00 pm
Navigating NCBIs resources for insect genomics. Terence Murphy, NCBI/NIH,
will provide training on utilizing NCBIs resources for insect genomics.
Topics will include accessing data in the RefSeq and Entrez Gene databases,
BLink, BLAST, NCBIs Map Viewer, and other resources. Issues regarding the
submission of data to NCBI and options for linking outside resources to
NCBIs databases will also be discussed. There is no cost to attend this
optional workshop, but registration is requested.
Saturday morning, June 12, 10:00-11:30 am
MAKER: Genome annotation made easy. Carson Holt, University of Utah, will
provide a basic overview of MAKER and demonstrate both the command line
version and the new online MAKER Web Annotation Service (MWAS). MAKER is a
portable and easily configurable genome annotation pipeline. Its purpose is
to allow smaller eukaryotic and prokaryotic genome projects to independently
annotate their genomes and create genome databases. MAKER identifies
repeats, aligns ESTs and proteins to a genome, produces ab initio gene
predictions and automatically synthesizes these data into gene annotations
having evidence-based quality values. Several use-case scenarios with
example data and results will also be presented.
Friday afternoon/evening, June 11, 5:15-? p.m.
Meet with scientists who are also working with your organism of interest
during small group gatherings. Group leaders will be identified to
coordinate topics and lead discussions. Additional information will be
posted to the conference
website as details are finalized.
*Nora J. Besansky, University of Notre Dame
Population genomics of adaptation and speciation in malarias vector
*Michael Akam, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
The genome of the Geophilomorph centipede, Strigamia maritima
*Scott J. Emrich, University of Notre Dame
Opportunities and challenges of non-model transcriptome sequencing: From
corn to wild butterflies and moths
*Matthew Hudson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Exploring the evolution of social behavior using genome sequencing and
*Anthony A. James, University of California
Message in a battle, using whole genome expression analyses to fight
*Michael R. Kanost, Kansas State University
Functional genomics of cuticle sclerotization in Tribolium castaneum
*Fabrice Legeai, INRA, Rennes, France
Prediction and analyses of non coding RNA sequences in the pea aphid genome
*Barry R. Pittendrigh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Body Louse genome project
*Patrick D. Schloss, University of Michigan
Bugs within bugs: Understanding the influence of the microbiome on arthropod
*Christian Schlötterer, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria
Next generation sequencing in population genetics: From experimental
evolution to gene expression
*Zhijian Jake Tu, Virginia Tech
Anopheles stephensi genome assembly and transcriptome analysis
*John (Jack) H. Werren, University of Rochester
Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid
*Evgeny M. Zdobnov, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Genomics in the light of evolution
VENUE: The symposium will take place at the Kansas City Marriott on the
beautiful Country Club Plaza. Participants are invited to dine Saturday
night at an optional banquet at the BRIO Tuscan Grille.
INFORMATION: Visit our website, www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2010, 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