Plan now to attend the 3rd Annual Genes in Ecology, Ecology in Genes Symposium on November 4, 5, & 6, 2005, in Kansas City. The Symposium will begin on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and conclude on Sunday at noon. Information will be posted on our website, www.ksu.edu/ecogen, as details are finalized.
Ecological Genomics is an emerging field at the interface of ecology, evolution and genomics that seeks to place the functional significance of genes and genomics into an ecological and evolutionary context. The following is a list of confirmed Symposium speakers. Each is doing research at the forefront of Ecological and Evolutionary Functional Genomics.
Toby Bradshaw, University of Washington, Department of Biology, "The genetic basis of adaptive evolution in natural plant populations"
John Kenneth Colbourne, Indiana University, Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, "Finding genes linked to the ecological success of Daphnia"
Edward F. DeLong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Division of Biological Engineering, "Exploring the natural microbial world, from genomes to biomes"
Martin E. Feder, The University of Chicago, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, "Transposition and heat-shock genes: a genomic scan for evolvability of transcription"
Jan Kammenga, Wageningen University, Laboratory of Nematology, "Genomical approaches for understanding life-history adaptation to temperature in natural populations of C. elegans"
Trudy F.C. Mackay, North Carolina State University, Department of Genetics, "The genetic architecture of complex traits: Lessons from Drosophila"
Thomas Mitchell-Olds, Max-Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, "Functional evolutionary genomics of ecologically important variation"
Johanna Schmitt, Brown University, BioMed Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, "Adaptive evolution of seasonal timing in Arabidopsis thaliana"
Jack C. Schultz, Penn State University, Chemical Ecology, "Whole-genome microarray analysis reveals species-specific responses by Arabidopsis to insect herbivores"
Charles W. Whitfield, University of Illinois, Department of Entomology, Neuroscience Program and Institute for Genomic Biology, "Genomic dissection of naturally occurring behavioral maturation in the honey bee"
The line-up of speakers continues to grow daily. Please watch our website for announcements of additional speakers.
Participants will also learn about the Ecological Genomics research initiative in Kansas that includes 37 faculty members in ten departments from three Kansas universities.
Participants can share their own research with the group through a poster session on Friday night and Saturday. Poster topics should be related to the field of Ecological Genomics.
Please share this announcement with colleagues and students who are interested in learning more about the emerging field of Ecological Genomics. If you have any questions, please contact us at (785) 532-3482 or email@example.com. Additional information about this interdisciplinary research initiative is available at www.ksu.edu/ecogen.
Project Directors include:
Dr. Loretta Johnson, Kansas State University Ecosystem Biology
Dr. Mike Herman, Kansas State University Developmental Genetics
Dr. Robert Cohen, University of Kansas Developmental Genetics
Dr. Daniel Crawford, University of Kansas Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Funding for this symposium is provided by Kansas NSF EPSCoR, the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation, and Kansas State University.