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11th Annual Symposium
November 1-3, 2013
in Kansas City

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Symposium 2013

download11th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium
November 1-3, 2013
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
Kansas City



You must be registered to attend the symposium to submit an abstract.
The deadline to submit abstracts for oral presentation consideration is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013. All other submissions are due by Wednesday, October 23.

All abstracts must be submitted electronically
Submit your abstract online.

Please indicate on the submission form whether you want your poster abstract to be considered for a platform/oral presentation.

You should receive confirmation of your submission within 48 hours.

If you experience difficulty sending your abstract electronically, please notify Heide Burke at hburke@k-state.edu, 785-532-2549.
Abstracts will not be accepted via fax or US Postal mail.

All abstracts must include:


Principal presenter (Name, institution or affiliation, email, mailing address, & phone)

Co-presenters (Names, institutions or affiliations)

Abstract Body:
The language of the meeting is English. The abstract is to be 500 words or less.

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You are responsible for spelling and grammar.
We are not responsible for typographical errors or errors that occur during transmission.

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Revisions to Poster Abstract:
Corrections and revisions to abstracts cannot be completed online once submitted and must be sent via e-mail to hburke@k-state.edu no later than Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in order to be included in the meeting program.

Poster Requirements:
Poster topics should be related to the field of Ecological Genomics.
All posters are limited to 48" wide.
All posters are required to have an abstract to be included in the meeting program.

Contact Information



Anne Bronikowski – Iowa State University
Comparative Genomics of Vertebrate Aging and Stress-Response Pathways

Asher Cutter – University of Toronto
Hyperdiversity and hypodiversity in genome evolution of Caenorhabditis nematodes

Ana L. Caicedo – University of Massachusetts Amherst
Convergence and the evolution of weediness: Examining the origins of weedy rice

Rob Knight – University of Colorado
The Earth Microbiome Project

Marcus Kronforst – University of Chicago
Population genomics and ecological speciation in Heliconius butterflies

Bradley J.S.C. Olson – Kansas State University
Peering into the pond for clues to multicellularity

Michael Pfrender – University of Notre Dame
Genetic and regulatory basis of adaptation in stressful environments

Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra – University of California Davis
Evolutionary genetics of highland adaptation in maize and teosinte

Annelie Wendeberg – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Population-targeted metagenomics of anaerobic methane-oxidizing consortia

Andrew Whitehead – University of California Davis
The genomics of evolved resistance and resilience in killifish resident in dynamic and static environments

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