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Arthropod Genomics Center

Arthropod Genomics Symposium

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Ninth Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium

June 17, 2015 to June 19, 2015
K-State Alumni Center, Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66506

If you are arranging travel/flights, try MHK first to fly directly into Manhattan via American Airlines. Manhattan is located approximately 2 1/2 hours west of Kansas City International airport (MCI) on I-70.
Additional details are posted on the Travel Tips page of the website.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Monday, March 9 Abstracts due for Oral Presentation consideration
Friday, April 10 Early Registration at discounted rates
Friday, April 10 Hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn
Wednesday, May 20 Abstracts due for Poster Presentations
Friday, June 5 General registration deadline

Symposium Program

The symposium will begin Wednesday evening, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. with an opening keynote presentation and welcome reception. Thursday and Friday will feature talks by featured speakers, abstract presentations and two poster sessions from 1:15-2:30. The talks will conclude Friday at 5:00 p.m. An optional evening meal and tours at Konza Prairie are planned for Friday evening.

Pre-Symposium Workshop: Insect Genetic Technology Research Coordination Network (IGT-RCN)

The workshop will begin on Wednesday morning, June 17, at 8:00 a.m. with talks that showcase the latest genetic technologies and discussion sessions for an exchange of ideas and solutions for effective insect genetic engineering. It will conclude prior to the start of the symposium. There is an additional fee to attend this workshop.

Genome Train Workshop

The Genome Train workshop will be held on Thursday evening, June 18, as part of the symposium. All are welcome to attend and no additional fee is required.

Poster Sessions

Two poster sessions will be held from 1:15 to 2:30 during the symposium. Odd numbered posters will present on Thursday; even numbers on Friday.

Annotation Café

During the poster sessions, experienced and novice annotators are invited to communally annotate a genome, share curation advice, and visit with scientists from the National Agricultural Library and Web Apollo teams about the services they provide.


Funding for this conference was made possible in part by R13A|118218 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.




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 We gratefully acknowledge grant support through R13AI118218-01