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8th Annual Symposium
November 5 - 7, 2010
in Kansas City
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Symposium 2008

download6th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium
November 14 - 16, 2008
InterContinental Hotel, Country Club Plaza,
Kansas City

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The symposium will begin Friday evening with talks and a poster session. Saturday will feature additional talks, a poster session and an optional banquet. Talks will conclude Sunday at noon.

POSTER ABSTRACTS            **Download 2008 Poster Abstracts**
The deadline for submission of poster abstracts has been extended to Tuesday, November 4. Please follow the abstract submission guidelines and submit by e-mail by Tuesday, November 4, 2008. The deadline to have your abstract considered for oral presentation is now past. more info >>

An optional Saturday night banquet will be held at Figlio’s Restaurant overlooking Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza. Cost of the optional banquet is $40.

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza has reserved a block of rooms for symposium participants at the reduced rate of $129/night. The
DEADLINE for reservations has been extended to Tuesday, October 28. After 10/28, reservations will be accepted at the hotel’s prevailing rate (up to $289). The daily self-parking fee is $11/overnight. Call 866-856-9717 before 10/14/08 or book online by clicking here

Air: Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is 35 min from the conference site.
Ground: KC Transportation Group, www.kctg.com, offers options such as Super Shuttle Shared-Ride Van Service, 1-800-258-3826, ~ $31/person round trip or Taxi, ~ $55 one-way. More Info >>

The registration fee of $225 ($150 for graduate and undergraduate students) includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. The Saturday evening dinner is not included in the fee.
After October 14: Registration will be $300 ($200  for students).

REGISTER ONLINE (See QuickLink above.)

Call 1-800-432-8222 or 785-532-5569 and ask for Non- Credit Programs Registration. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CST

or PRINT registration form (See QuickLink above.)

then FAX to: 785-532-2422 Attn: Ecological Genomics Symposium

or MAIL to:
Ecological Genomics Symposium
141 College Court Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-6015

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Kathleen Donohue Duke University, Seeds and seasons: Germination and life-history variation in Arabidopsis thaliana

Michael B. Eisen University of California, Berkeley, Genomes and Genomics of Drosophila

William Jeffery University of Maryland at College Park, Dark Caves and pleiotropy: Evolution of blindness in the Mexican cavefish, Astyanax

Carol Eunmi Lee University of Wisconsin, Madison, Exploring genomics targets of selection during habitat invasions

Bryant F. McAllister University of Iowa, Genome structure and local adaptation

Leonie C. Moyle Indiana University, Salad Speciation: Genetics of adaptation and reproductive isolation in Solanum

Patrick Phillips Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Oregon, Perception and environmental context: The ecological genomics of the response to temperature, chemicals, and food within the nematode C. elegans and its relatives

Ralf J. Sommer Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen, Germany, Tritrophic interactions of Pristionchus nematodes with beetles and bacteria

Stephen M. Welch Kansas State University, Floral gene pathway sensitivity estimation by photothermal modeling

Mark Young Montana State University-Bozeman, Viral population dynamics in Yellowstone’s hot springs

Refund Policy
If you must cancel your registration, do so as soon as possible.  Substitutions are encouraged.  A full refund, minus a $10 administrative fee, will be made if cancellation is received by the Division of Continuing Education by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2008.  After that date, due to guarantees we must give, refunds are not available.  Refunds cannot be given in amounts less than $5.00. 
Registrants who do not cancel their registration through Conference Registration are responsible for the total conference registration fee even if they do not attend the conference and have not paid the registration fee.

Cancellation Policy
The Division of Continuing Education may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.  If a program is canceled or postponed, the Division of Continuing Education will refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Call the Non-Credit Programs Registration Office at 785-532-5569 or 1-800-432-8222 or email registration@k-state.edu for registration information.  Please include the name of the event in the subject line.  For information about the symposium content, contact Doris Merrill at 785-532-3482 or dmerrill@k-state.edu

Special Assistance
A participant in a conference or non-credit program with a disability who needs accommodations or has special dietary requirements should indicate services needed at the time of registration.  If you have further questions please contact Heide Burke at (785) 532-2549or hburke@k-state.edu. Early notification is requested to ensure that accommodations can be provided in a timely manner. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Kansas State University is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, or other nonmerit reasons, in admissions, educational programs, or activities and employment, including employment of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era, as required by applicable laws and regulations. Responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 has been delegated to the director of Affirmative Action, Kansas State University, 214 Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-0124, 785-532-6220 or TTY: 785-532-4807.

The Ecological Genomics Symposium planning committee and Kansas State University accept no sympoisum program resulting from unforeseen events.
All (tour/transportation etc) services offered have been arranged with contracted agencies.  The Ecological Genomics Symposium planning committee and Kansas State University assume no responsibility for any actions taken by these agencies or any accidents, losses, thefts, damages, cancellations or changes which may occur before, during or after the 2008 Ecological Genomics Symposium.