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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



The symposium begins Friday, November 1 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 no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, October 4, 2013 to be considered for oral presentation. The final deadline for submitting all abstracts is Wednesday, October 23, at 11:59 p.m.




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

Rooms for symposium participants are $139/night if reserved on or before Friday, October 11 online or by calling 1-800-810-3708 (group code “EGSEGSA”).

This year's banquet is to be held at The Melting Pot, located on the Plaza, at 7 p.m. on November 2. Tickets can be purchased during registration for $50.

The early registration fee of $275 ($180 for graduate and undergraduate students) includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. After Friday, October 4: Registration will be $350 ($230 for students). An optional banquet will be held Saturday night for an additional fee.

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.


Kansas State University

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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

Refund Policy
If you must cancel your registration, do so as soon as possible.  Substitutions are encouraged.  A full refund, minus a $15 administrative fee, will be made if cancellation is received in writing by the Division of Continuing Education by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, October 18, 2013.  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 Alexandra Boyd at 785-532-0115 or alexboyd@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) 532-5569 or 1-800-432-8222 or Heide Burke at 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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