6th Annual Symposium
November 14 - 16, 2008
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Graduate Fellowships in Ecological Genomics at Kansas State University

Ecological Genomics: Genes in Ecology and Ecology in Genes

Multiple Graduate Fellowships AVAILABLE for admission in Fall 2008 to join the Ecological Genomics Institute (EGI) at Kansas State University. Research in the EGI works to link responses of living systems to environmental change at the genetic level. The overarching goal of this research initiative is to identify the genes that are involved in organismal responses to the environment.

This Ecological Genomics initiative takes advantage of existing strengths at Kansas State University (KSU) in genetics and genomics, ecology and evolutionary biology to answer cross-cutting questions that lie at the interface of genomics and ecology. This collaborative research effort crosses disciplines (genetics and ecology) and departments (Agronomy, Biology, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Computing and Information Science).  In addition, the EGI takes advantage of experimental manipulations at the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site.

Research and education opportunities exist for Graduate Students to work towards an MS or PhD degree in this large collaborative and interdisciplinary effort.  More information about the Kansas State University Ecological Genomics Institute research groups can be found at (www.ksu.edu/ecogen).  Twenty-eight faculty with interests spanning the diversity of disciplines within ecological genomics are involved in the Ecological Genomics Institute (see below).

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2008.

For application information, visit:

Questions?  Send an e-mail to Dr. Jeremy Marshall, cricket@k-state.edu.

Ecological Genomics Faculty

     Eduard Akhunov, Plant Pathology, Genomics of Adaptive Plasticity of Polyploids

     Sue Brown, Division of Biology, Insect Genomics

     Carolyn Ferguson, Division of Biology, Plant Evolutionary Genetics

     Karen Garrett, Plant Pathology, Plant-Microbe Ecological Genomics

     Michael Herman, Division of Biology, Nematode Community Ecological Genomics

     Loretta Johnson, Division of Biology, Plant Genomics and Global Change

     Ari Jumpponen Division of Biology, Host-Fungus Interaction Genomics.

     Srini Kambhampati, Entomology, Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

     David Margolies, Entomology, Genomics of Foraging Behavior

     Jeremy Marshall, Entomology, Genomics/Proteomics of Speciation

     Ted Morgan, Division of Biology, Evolutionary & Ecological Quantitative Genomics

     Brett Sandercock, Division of Biology, Avian Population Demography and Genetics

     Mike Smith, Entomology, Plant-Arthropod Genomic Interactions

     Tim Todd, Plant Pathology, Nematode Community Ecological Genomics

     Mark Ungerer, Division of Biology, Plant Evolutionary Genetics/Genomics

     Steve Welch, Agronomy, Network Models and Natural Variation

     Ruth Welti, Division of Biology, Lipidomics of plant stress

     Anna Whitfield, Plant Pathology, Genomics of Virus-Vector Interactions

     Samantha Wisely, Division of Biology, Population Genomics

     Kun Yan Zhu, Entomology, Insect Toxicogenomics

KSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

     Ecological Genomics Institute Directors:
   Loretta Johnson
   KSU Division of Biology
   Voice: (785) 532-6921
   E-mail: johnson@ksu.edu
   Web: http://www.ksu.edu/johnsonlab
Michael Herman
KSU Division of Biology
Voice: (785) 532-6741
E-mail: mherman@ksu.edu
Web:  http://www.ksu.edu/hermanlab

6th Annual Symposium
November 14 - 16, 2008
in Kansas City
Click here for details!

Genes in Ecology, Ecology in Genes Symposium
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