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Symposium 2009

download7th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium
November 13 - 15, 2009
Muehlbach/Marriott Hotel, Downtown
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.

Please follow the abstract submission guidelines and submit by e-mail by Tuesday, October 13, 2009. A limited number of submitted poster abstracts submitted by the October 13 deadline will be selected for oral presentation. more info >>

STUDENT TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS          {Application Guidelines}
Support is available for a limited number of student fellowships. Please follow the instructions and submit the application materials to dmerrill@k-state.edu. Selection criteria include submitting a poster abstract and relevance to ecological genomics. The K-State Ecological Genomics Institute promotes diversity in science, thus members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is Tuesday, September 29, 2009.

An optional Saturday night banquet will be held at BiCE BISTRO Restaurant in the heart of the vibrant, new Power and Light District, the Midwest's premier entertainment epicenter. Cost of the optional banquet is $50.

The historic Muehlebach/Marriott Hotel in downtown Kansas City, has reserved a block of rooms for symposium participants at the low rate of $115/night. The DEADLINE for reservations is Friday, October 23. After 10/23, reservations will be accepted at the hotel's prevailing rate (up to $300), if space is available. The daily self-parking fee is $13 daily. The daily Internet fee is $9.95. Call 1-800-810-0850 on or before October 23 or book online by clicking here>>

Air: Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is 30 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, ~ $29/person round trip or Taxi, ~ $45 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 13: 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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Jonathan F. Wendel Iowa State University, Genes, jeans, and genomes: Exploring the mysteries of polypoidy in cotton


Andres Aguilar University of California, Merced, Genomic differentiation and adaptive divergence in rockfish (genus Sebastes)

May R. Berenbaum University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Cytochrome P450 genes in plant-insect interactions: War and peace?

Jeffrey L. Feder University of Notre Dame, Sympatric speciation in Rhagoletis: Islands of speciation or genomic continents of divergence?

David C. Queller Rice University, The selfish gene at the genetic level: Cooperation and cheating in social amoebas

Matthew Rockman New York University, Causes of heritable variation in C. elegans

Erica Bree Rosenblum University of Idaho, The genetics of adaptation: Investigating the functional basis of phenotypic convergence

Jay F. Storz University of Nebraska, Genetics of high altitude adaptation in vertebrates

Chris Toomajian Kansas State University, Flowering-time genes as genomic targets of selection in Arabidopsis thaliana

Michael J. Wade Indiana University, The evolutionary genetics of spatially and temporally plastic phenotypes

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 in writing by the Division of Continuing Education by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2009.  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 responsibility for accidents, losses, thefts, damages, delays, or any changes in the 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 2009 Ecological Genomics Symposium.