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Arthropod Genomics Center


Plenary Lecture

David O'Brochta

David A. O’Brochta
Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research & Department of Entomology
University of Maryland College Park, USA
“Insect genetic technologies and their applications to physiological genetics and functional genomics”

i5K/Emerging Genomes Session

Rosemary Gillespie

Rosemary G. Gillespie
Professor & Schlinger Chair in Systematic Entomology
University of California Berkeley, USA
“Genomic approaches for inferring evolutionary processes in spiders”

Duane McKenna

Duane McKenna
Department of Biological Sciences and Feinstone Center for Genomic Research, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA
“The Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (Cerambycidae), genome yields new insights into the genomic basis of phytophagy and the evolution of beetle megadiversity”

Medical Vector Genomics

Daniel Neafsey

Daniel E. Neafsey
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
“Genomic evolution of Anopheles mosquitoes: insights from new reference genome assemblies for 16 species”

Martin Donnelly

Martin James Donnelly
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, and the
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK
“The Anopheles gambiae 1000 genomes consortium”

Agricultural Vector Genomics

Michelle Cilia photo

Michelle Cilia
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Cornell University and Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, NY, USA
"Leveraging 'omics technologies to develop new initiatives for controlling vector-borne plant pathogens"

Population Genomics

Gregory Ragland

Gregory Ragland
Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA
“Climatic selection, population history, and developmental constraints shape genome-wide divergence in speciating Rhagoletis flies”

Amanda Moehring

Amanda J. Moehring
Department of Biology, Western University, Ontario, Canada
“The genetic basis of female mate preference and species isolation”


Armin Moczek

Armin P. Moczek
Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
“The nutrition-responsive ontogeny of Onthophagus beetles: transcriptome dynamics and developmental mechanisms”

Frank Lyko

Frank Lyko
German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
“DNA methylation patterns of arthropod genomes”

Metagenomics and Horizontal Transfer

Sijun Liu

Sijun Liu
Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, USA
“Discovery of Viral Sequences from Insects Using Viral Metagenomics”

Anne-Nathalie Volkoff

Anne-Nathalie Volkoff
INRA (UMR 1333), Université de Montpellier, Insect-Microorganisms Diversity, Genomes and Interactions (DGIMI), Montpellier, France
“Using genomic tools to unravel parasitic wasp genome evolution via acquisition of viral genomes”


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