*-* Sixth Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium and i5k Community Workshop*-*
MAY 30 to JUNE 2, 2012
Kansas City Marriott on the Country Club Plaza
You still have time to register before Friday, March 30, at the early bird rates and make arrangements to attend!!!
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Friday, March 30 - Early Discount Registration
Friday, March 30 - Hotel Reservations at the Marriott on the Country Club Plaza
Friday, March 30 - Poster Abstracts to display a poster
Friday, May 18 - Registration at regular rates. Registration will continue to be accepted after May 18, if space is available.
The symposium focuses on new insights gleaned from analyzing arthropod genomes and is designed for scientists interested in genomic studies of Arthropods, both model organisms and those of agricultural or health relevance. The program will include platform presentations, a welcome reception, a bioinformatics-related workshop and arthropod genomics-related poster sessions. Postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students are also encouraged to attend. Sessions conclude Saturday evening, followed by an optional Kansas City Barbecue banquet.
*-*-*-*-* i5k Community Workshop*-*-*-*-*-
MAY 30, 2012 (Wednesday morning) to MAY 31, 2012 (Thursday afternoon)
“i5k Community Workshop: An international effort to sequence 5,000 of the world’s key arthropod species.” The Workshop will aim to bring together biologists, informaticists, and policy-makers to discuss and contribute to advance planning for the i5k initiative. Plans for the i5k Workshop include presentations by top genomics and bioinformatics researchers and representatives from the primary sequencing centers, followed by training and breakout sessions focused on i5k and other successful insect genome projects. The Workshop will conclude with a discussion of white papers and programmatic steps needed to enact i5k projects.
REGISTRATION: Register ONLINE by accessing this link ( http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2012/register.html ) or visit the Register tab on the Symposium website, www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2012 .
Registration Rates for Non-Students:
Arthropod Genomics Symposium ONLY- $375 ($475 after 3/30/12)
i5k Workshop ONLY - $100 ($150 after 3/30/12)
Combined Symposium and i5k Workshop - $425 ($575 after 3/30/12)
Registration Rates for Students:
Arthropod Genomics Symposium ONLY- $175 ($250 after 3/30/12)
i5k Workshop ONLY - $50 ($100 after 3/30/12)
Combined Symposium and i5k Workshop - $200 ($300 after 3/30/12)
HOTEL ROOMS at the Kansas City Marriott on the Country Club Plaza can be reserved for the low rate of $121/night at: http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2012/hotel.html
POSTER SESSIONS are planned for Friday and Saturday. Please follow the guidelines at http://www.k-state.edu/agc/symp2012/images/AbstractGuidelines.pdf and submit your abstract by March 30, 2012.
BIOINFORMATICS WORKSHOP: Friday, June 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Terence Murphy, NCBI/NIH, “How to submit your sequencing project to NCBI”
Dan Lawson, EMBL-EBI, “Making your genome useful to a wider audience”
Gene E. Robinson
Entomology and Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Understanding the Relationship between Genes and Social Behavior: Lessons from the Honey Bee”
Department of Biology and School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
“Vertical Integration of Genomic Information”
William E. Browne
Biology, University of Miami
Niche Partitioning in the Pelagic Zone and the Evolution of the HyperiidAmphipods
Angela E. Douglas
“From Metagenomes to Function in Animal-microbial Symbioses”
Giles E. Duffield
Biological Sciences and Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame
“Circadian and Light Regulation of the Mosquito Transcriptome”
Biology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada and Research Center of Vine- and Wine-related Science, Logroño, Spain
“The Genome of the Two Spotted Spider Mite Tatranychusurticae: New Model for Plant-pest Interactions”
Marc S. Halfon
Biochemistry, University at Buffalo-State University of New York and NY State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
“Regulatory Element Discovery in Sequenced Insect Species”
Michel R. Kanost
“Initial Insights from the Manducasexta Genome”
Karl Kjer, Entomology, Rutgers University
Bernhard Misof, Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany
Xin Zhou, Beijing Genomics Institute, Shenzhen, China
“The 1KITE Insect Transcriptomics Initiative”
S. R. Palli
Entomology, University of Kentucky
“Functional Genomics of Juvenile Hormone Action”
Jason L. Rasgon
Entomology, The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, and the Huck Institutes of The Life Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
“FunctionalMetagenomics of Anopheles-microbe Interactions”
David W. Severson
Eck Institute for Global Healthand Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
"Dengue Virus Vector Competence and Functional Genomics in Aedesaegypti"
Matthew G. Slattery
Biological Sciences, Human Genetics, University of Chicago
Specificity Revealed: Protein-protein Interactions Mediate Emergent DNA Recognition Properties of DrosophilaTranscription Factors
TENTATIVE PROGRAM for SYMPOSIUM & i5k WORKSHOP
Wednesday, May 30 – i5k Community Workshop
7:15-8:15 am Registration
8:30 am -5:30 pm Speaker sessions
7:30 pm-10:00 pm Poster session
Thursday, May 31, 8:30 am-5:00 pm – i5k Workshop continues with breakout groups, common session, and report-backs
Thursday evening, May 31, 7:30 pm – Arthropod Genomics Symposium begins with keynote presentation and welcome reception
Friday, June 1 – Arthropod Genomics Symposium Platform and Poster Sessions
Friday, June 1, 5:30-7:30 pm - Symposium Bioinformatics Workshop
Friday evening, June 1 – Dinner on your own
Saturday, June 2 – Arthropod Genomics Symposium Platform and Poster Sessions
Saturday evening, June 2 – Optional Kansas City BBQ banquet at Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue,Freighthouse location
Saturday evening, June 2 - Meeting concludes
VENUE: The symposium will take place at the Kansas City Marriott on the beautiful Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.
QUESTIONS: Contact Doris Merrill at dmerrill from k-state.edu .
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Please help us “paperlessly publicize” the Symposium by sharing this announcement with colleagues and students!
*Center for Genomic Studies on Arthropods Affecting Human, Animal and Plant Health, KansasStateUniversity
*American Genetic Association
*Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame
*USDA-Agricultural Research Service
*USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture
+Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
If you would like to become a corporate sponsor, please contact Doris Merrill at dmerrill from k-state.edu .
Susan J. Brown, Professor and Director, Center for Genomic Studies on
Arthropods Affecting Human, Animal and Plant Health, KansasStateUniversity
Kristin Michel, Assistant Professor, Division of Biology, KansasStateUniversity,
Chair, AGC Symposium Organizing Committee
Jay D. Evans, USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab
Co-Chair, i5k Workshop Organizing Committee
Doris Merrill, Program Coordinator
K-State Arthropod Genomics Center
Division of Biology, Kansas State University
116 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901
dmerrill from k-state.edu , www.k-state.edu/agc