Hi All:

In 2019, the AGS returns to Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

 The meeting begins Wednesday evening, June 12, with a Welcome Reception featuring our Keynote Speaker Denise Montell, Duggan Professor and Distinguished Professor from University of California Santa Barbara.

 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 platform presentations, welcome reception and arthropod genomics-related poster sessions. A few poster abstract submissions will be selected for platform presentations. Postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students are also encouraged to attend. Sessions conclude Friday evening, June 14, with a walk and dinner on Konza Prairie.

Featured Speakers Include:

+ Kerri Coons, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

+ Conor McMeniman, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

+ Shahideh Nouri, Kansas State University, USA

+ Luisa Orsini, University of Birmingham, UK

+ Mark Rebeiz, University of Pittsburgh, USA

+ Stephane Rombauts, Ghent University, Belgium

+ Nick Teets, University of Kentucky, USA

+ Yoshi Tomoyasu, Miami University, USA

+ Jamie Walters, University of Kansas, USA

Additional information about registration and housing for the symposium to follow in late January.


/Sue Brown, Neal Dittmer, Maureen Gorman, Mike Kanost, Berlin Londono, Jocelyn McDonald, Mary Ann McDowell, Kristin Michel, Yoonseong Park, Mike Pfrender, Hugh Robertson, Gene Robinson, Molly Scheel/

Sent on the committee’s behalf by:

/Kascha Johnson, Event Coordinator/

/K-State Arthropod Genomics Center/

/Division of Biology, Kansas State University/

/email: kas...@ksu.edu <mailto:kas...@ksu.edu>

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