REGISTRATION is OPEN!
Accepting ABSTRACTS for Oral Presentation Consideration!
TRAVEL GRANT information NOW available!
– June 12-14, 2019 –
12th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium at KSU
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In 2019 the AGS returns to KSU in Manhattan, KS. Visit our website at www.k-state.edu/agc/ags<http://www.k-state.edu/agc/ags> for more details about the symposium.
Register online at the Symposium website, www.k-state.edu/agc/ags<http://www.k-state.edu/agc/ags>!
Monday, March 11 – Abstracts due for Oral Presentation consideration
Sunday, March 31 – Travel Grant Applications for Vector Biologists due
Monday, May 20 - Abstracts due for Poster Presentations
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, welcome reception and arthropod genomics-related poster sessions. A few poster abstract submissions will be selected for platform presentations. Postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students are also encouraged to attend. Sessions begin Wednesday evening, June 12, with a Welcome Reception featuring our Keynote Speaker and conclude Friday evening, June 14, with a walk and dinner on Konza Prairie.
Keynote Speaker: Denise Montell, Duggan Professor and Distinguished Professor from University of California Santa Barbara
Featured Speakers Include:
+ Kerri Coons, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
+ Conor McMeniman, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
+ Shahideh Nouri, Kansas State University, USA
+ Luisa Orsini, University of Birmingham, UK
+ Mark Rebeiz, University of Pittsburgh, USA
+ Stephane Rombauts, Ghent University, Belgium
+ Surya Saha, Boyce Thompson Institute, USA
+ Nick Teets, University of Kentucky, USA
+ Yoshi Tomoyasu, Miami University, USA
+ Jamie Walters, University of Kansas, USA
Abstract presentations will be scheduled throughout the sessions on Thursday and Friday of the symposium. This year’s sessions include: i5K/Comparative Genomics, Stress Response, Microbiome, Evo/Devo, Vector Biology & Bioinformatics. If interested in submitting an abstract for oral consideration during one of these sessions, visit the website at www.k-state.edu/agc/ags<http://www.k-state.edu/agc/ags>. Abstracts are due Monday, March 11 for oral presentation consideration.
Arthropod Genomics Symposium Travel Grants are being offered to support registration, lodging, and transportation to attend the 12th Arthropod Genomics Symposium held at the Kansas State University from June 12 - June 14, 2019. Early stage investigators whose research focuses on arthropod vectors of disease will be eligible to apply for funding; applications from individuals who do not have other financial support for the meeting will be favored. Vector biology travel grants are sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health. More information on the travel grants can be found at https://www.k-state.edu/agc/ags/travel_grants/index.html.
QUESTIONS: Contact Symposium Coordinator, Kascha Johnson at kascha from k-state.edu<mailto:kascha from k-state.edu>
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From the 2019 SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Sue Brown, Neal Dittmer, Maureen Gorman, Mike Kanost, Berlin Londono, Jocelyn McDonald, Mary Ann McDowell, Kristin Michel, Yoonseong Park, Mike Pfrender, Hugh Robertson, Gene Robinson, Molly Scheel