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10th Annual Symposium
October 26-28, 2012
in Kansas City

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Symposium 2012

download10th Anniversary Ecological Genomics Symposium
October 26-28, 2012
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
Kansas City



The symposium begins Friday, October 26th at 7 PM with talks and a poster session. Saturday will feature additional talks and a poster session. Talks will conclude Sunday at noon.


Please follow the abstract submission guidelines and submit by e-mail before 12:00 midnight, September 28th, 2012. A limited number of poster abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.


Support is available for graduate student and postdoc travel. Application instructions are here.

The Marriott Hotel Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main Street, Kansas City MO, 64111

Rooms for symposium participants are $134/night if reserved on or before September 28 online or by calling 1-800-810-3708 (group code “kankana”).

There will be a special Saturday night banquet. Tickets can be purchased for $50 during registration.

The early registration fee of $275 ($180 for graduate and undergraduate students) includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. After Friday, September 28: Registration will be $350 ($230 for students). An optional banquet will be held Saturday night for an additional fee of $50.

PRINT the registration form at the same address and

  • Register online here: KSU Division of Continuing Education
  • PHONE: 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

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 Service,
1-800-258-3826, ~ $34/person round trip or Taxi, ~ $50 one-way.


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The National Science Foundation

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Jenn A. Brisson – University of Nebraska - The genetic basis of wing polymorphism in pea aphids

Bill Cresko – University of Oregon - Exploring evolution genome-wide in the threespine stickleback

Scott V. Edwards – Harvard University - Genomic, geographic and temporal tracking of a rapidly evolving host-pathogen system

Martin E. Feder – University of Chicago &
Jack C. Schult
z – University of Missouri - 10 years of Ecological Genomics: Where have we gone and where are we going?

Loretta Johnson – Kansas State University - Phenotypic and genetic variation of a keystone grass across the Great Plains' precipitation gradient

Jan Kammenga – Wageningen University - Ecological and evolutionary genomics of C. elegans

Thomas Mitchell-Olds – Duke University - A novel gain of function polymorphism controlling complex traits and fitness in nature

Jeanne M. Serb – Iowa State University - Molecular ecology and adaptation of visual photopigments in scallops

Emilie Snell-Rood – University of Minnesota - The transcriptomics of nutritional plasticity in horned beetles

John (Jack) Werren
– University of Rochester - Using Nasonia (and its microbes) to investigate the genomics of adaptation and speciation

Chris Wheat – Stockholm University - Ecological Genomics: Emerging general insights from butterflies

Thomas G. Whitham – Northern Arizona University - The role of community genetics in providing solutions to climate change, conserving biodiversity, and habitat destruction:
Genetic-based ecosystem restoration

Patricia J. Wittkopp
– University of Michigan - Genomic sources of regulatory variation: Mutation, polymorphism, and divergence

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 Friday, October 21, 2011.  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 785-532-2530 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 Ecological Genomics Symposium.

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