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Arthropod Genomics Center

Arthropod Genomics Symposium

12th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium

June 12, 2019 to June 14, 2019
K-State Alumni Center, Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66506




Key Dates and Deadlines

Friday, May 10 - Hotel reservation blocks released; see Accommodations for information
Sunday, May 19 - Early Registration at discounted rates deadline
Monday, May 20 - Last day to cancel for refund of registration fee, less a $50 processing fee
Monday, May 20 - Abstracts due for Poster Presentations
Monday, June 3 - General registration deadline at late registration fee cost


The symposium focuses on new insights gleaned from analyzing arthropod genomes and is designed for scientists interested in genomic studies of Arthropods, both model organisms and those of agricultural or health relevance. The program will include a welcome reception, platform presentations and arthropod genomics-related poster sessions. A few poster abstract submissions will be selected for platform presentations. Postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students are also encourage to attend.


Sessions will begin Wednesday evening, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. with an opening keynote presentation and welcome reception. Thursday and Friday will feature talks by featured speakers, abstract presentations and poster sessions. The presentations will conclude Friday at 5:00 p.m. The symposium will wrap up with the event Night at the Konza Prairie that will include an optional hike on Butterfly Hill, dinner, entertainment and socializing at the prairie. The full symposium schedule will be posted under Schedule when it is finalized.


For this year’s Arthropod Genomics Symposium, speakers were selected for the following sessions: i5K/Comparative Genomics, Stress Response, Microbiome, Evo/Devo, Vector Biology and Bioinformatics. Interested in who the Keynote Speaker and Platform Speakers are? They can be found on the Speakers page.


To attend the 2019 Arthropod Genomics Symposium, registration is required. More information on Registration Fees, Online Registration, Cancellation Policy and more can be found under Registration.

Abstract Submission

Interested in presenting a poster at the symposium? A few poster abstract submissions will be selected for platform presentations within the symposium sessions. Abstracts submitted after deadline may be considered for oral presentation depending on availability within sessions. More information on submitting abstracts can be found in Abstract Submission.


The Local AGS Organizing Committee is striving to make your visit to Manhattan, KS smooth and enjoyable. Within Accommodations you will find information on symposium lodging, maps, travel information and area attractions. Enjoy your trip to The Little Apple!

Organizing Committee

Planning for the 2019 Arthropod Genomics Symposium is well underway. The Organizing Committee is looking forward to a great symposium. If you have any questions about the symposium, contact the Symposium Coordinator, Kascha Johnson at kascha@k-state.edu

Previous Announcements

Announcements are sent when new information is added to the website about the symposium. If you would like to join the ArthropodNews listserv to ensure receiving future notices or see previous announcements, visit the Previous Announcements page. 

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  • Pre-Symposium Workshop! Click here for more info.
  • Registration is OPEN! Click here for more info.
  • Accepting abstracts for Poster Session! Click here for more info.