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Arthropod Genomics Center

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

June 17, 2015, K-State Alumni Center, Kansas State University


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The workshop will begin on Wednesday morning, June 17, at 8:15 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. For the complete program, please visit IGT-RCN workshop Schedule. There is an additional fee to attend this workshop, please register here.

 A limited number of student and postdoc travel grants are available to attend this workshop. To apply, please complete the following application form. Deadline for travel grant application was March 09, 2015. We congratulate the following winners: Mary Chaffee (University of Rochester), Bonirath Chhay (Harvard College), Ashley Peery (Virginia Tech), Angela Saadat (Virginia Tech), Sheina Sim (USDA-U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center)

The workshop will include a poster session. For information on poster format and how to submit your abstract, please use the following link. Poster abstract submission deadline was May 20, 2015 and submission is now closed.


Genome Train Workshop

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Join us for a journey on The Genome Train.

When:  Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 pm to 8:30 p.m. 
Duration:  Approximately 1.5 hours.

Genome Train is a participatory workshop on genomics training where we will first introduce the main considerations for each stage of a genome sequencing project and then break off into groups to focus on:

[1] experimental design,
[2] genome assembly & quality assessment,
[3] automated genome annotation,
[4] manual curation of gene models,
[5] automated & manual assessment of gene function,
[6] dissemination, maintenance & improvement of genome resources.

We will then reconvene to compare notes and finish off by focusing on
station [4] to lead logically on to the Annotation Café. Please sign up here.


Annotation Café

The i5k Workspace@NAL and the Web Apollo development team are hosting an Annotation Café during the Arthropod Genomics Symposium poster sessions. Active annotators - both experienced and novice - or those interested in joining the annotation effort of a genome are welcome to bring their wifi-enabled laptops and communally annotate a genome in a relaxed atmosphere. Come ask annotation questions to an expert, share curation advice with other annotators, or chat with scientists from the National Agricultural Library and Web Apollo teams about the annotation services they provide.

Plan to visit the Annotation Café at these times:
            Thursday, June 18       1:15-2:30 p.m.
            Friday, June 19           1:15-2:30 p.m.




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