3rd Ecological Genomics Symposium
November 4 - 6, 2005 in Kansas City
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Annual Symposium:
Genes in Ecology, Ecology in Genes 
November 4 - 6, 2005, Radisson Hotel, Lenexa-Overland Park, Kansas

Please click on the following links for online submission forms and additional information:

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Register Online

Download Registration Form for Faxing or Mailing

Download Poster and Abstract Guidelines

Submit Poster Abstract

Reserve Hotel

Directions/Interactive mapping to the hotel

Ground Transportation:  Rental car   or    Shared-ride transfer

Contact Info


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 to our website, www.ksu.edu/ecogen,as details are finalized.  Please share this announcement with colleagues and students who are interested in learning more about the emerging field of Ecological Genomics. 

Ecological Genomics is...
An emerging field at the interface of ecology, evolution, and genomics that seeks to place the functional significance of genes and genomes into an ecological and evolutionary context.  The Ecological Genomics initiative in Kansas comprises over 30 faculty members from three Kansas universities.

The Symposium will feature lectures by scientists at the forefront of Ecological and Evolutionary Functional Genomics.  Oral and poster presentations on Kansas Ecological Genomics projects will also be included.

Present Your Research
We want to learn about your research, too!  Poster presentation topics should be related to Ecological Genomics.  Posters will be presented Friday evening and from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.  Poster dimensions are not to exceed 4' w x 3' h.  Please follow the abstract submission guidelines and submit online before Thursday, September 15, 2005.  A limited number of submitted poster abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.  Notification of selection for oral presentation will be communicated before September 30.

Saturday Night Banquet
An optional Saturday night banquet will be held at the BRIO Tuscan Grille overlooking the beautiful Kansas City Country Club Plaza.  Cost of the optional banquet is $40.  Transportation will be provided.

Registration Information
The registration fee of $100 ($65 for graduate and undergraduate students) includes a poster session reception Friday night, breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings, and lunch on Saturday. Dinner Saturday evening is not included in fee. 
Early Registration Deadline:  September 30, 2005.
After September 30, registration will be $120 ($85 for students).

Please register online, by phone, fax, or by mailing in the registration form. All major credit cards are accepted. 
Online Click here for the conference registration page. 

Click here to link to The Radisson Hotel to  make your room reservations.

By Mail Send registration form to:
Ecological Genomics Symposium
141 College Court Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-6015.
By Phone Call us now at 1-800-432-8222 or 785-532-5569 and ask for Non-Credit Programs Registration. 
Office hours are M - F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CST.
By Fax Fax the registration form to 785-532-2422. 
Attn: Ecological Genomics Symposium.

Hotel Accommodations
The Radisson Hotel in the Lenexa-Overland Park area of Kansas City has reserved a block of rooms for symposium participants at the special rate of $65.  Participants are responsible for their own accommodations.  After October 14, the special rate will be honored only on a space-available basis. 

Reservations can be made online by accessing www.radisson.com/ecogen or by calling (800) 333-3333.  For the discounted rate, please specify the Promotional Code of "ECO".  The Radisson Hotel, 12601 W 95th St, Lenexa, KS  66215, is conveniently located off I-35 and 95th Street and is approx. 40 minutes from the Kansas City International airport (airport code - MCI).
Click here for directions and interactive mapping to the hotel.

Ground Transportation
Rental car:  Avis Rent A Car is offering discounted weekend rates to attendees.  Please specify the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number of "J098631" when making reservations by phone at 1-800-331-1600 or online.

Shared-ride transfers with Quicksilver:  Specify "Ecological Genomics" meeting when you book online or call 1-800-888-8294.  Reservations are required.

Please share this announcement with colleagues and students who are interested in learning more about the emerging field of Ecological Genomics. 

Symposium Funding
Funded by Kansas NSF EPSCoR, Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation, and Kansas State University.

Featured Speakers:
A complete symposium schedule will be available soon. Please check back!
Speaker Affiliation Title
Toby Bradshaw University of Washington The genetic basis of adaptive evolution in natural plant populations
John Kenneth Colbourne Indiana University Finding genes linked to the ecological success of Daphnia
Edward F. DeLong Massachusetts Institute of Technology Exploring the natural microbial world, from genomes to biomes
Martin E. Feder The University of Chicago Transposition and heat-shock genes: a genomic scan for evolvability of transcription
Jan E. Kammenga Wageningen University Genomical approaches for understanding life-history adaptation to temperature in natural populations of C. elegans
Trudy F. C. Mackay North Carolina State University 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 Adaptive evolution of seasonal timing in Arabidopsis thaliana
Jack Schultz Penn State University Whole-genome microarray analysis reveals species-specific responses by Arabidopsis to insect herbivores
Charles W. Whitfield University of Illinois Genomic dissection of naturally occurring behavioral maturation in the honey bee

     Project Directors:
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

3rd Annual Symposium

November 4 - 6, 2005

in Kansas City

Genes in Ecology, Ecology in Genes Symposium
Please check our website frequently for additional details and registration information to attend the 2005 Fall Symposium!  If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please send an email to ecogen@ksu.edu, or complete our web based form and specify "Symposium" in the message/request field.

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