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12th Annual Symposium
October 31-November 2, 2014
in Kansas City

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Symposium 2014

download12th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium
October 31-November 2, 2014
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
Kansas City



The symposium begins Friday, October 31 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 by 11:59 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2014. 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 $144/night if reserved on or before Friday, October 10 online or by calling 1-800-810-3708 (group code “EGSEGSA”).

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

The early registration fee of $285 ($190 for graduate and undergraduate students) includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. After Friday, October 3: Registration will be $360 ($240 for students). An optional banquet will be held Saturday night for an additional fee.


Pre-registration is now closed. Walk-on registrations will be accepted on October 31 at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza.

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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Zac Cheviron, University of Illinois
Evolutionary and functional genomics of high-altitude adaptation in deer mice

Cassandra Extavour, Harvard University
Using Drosophilid flies to understand how the development of reproductive capacity may be influenced by ecological niche

Felicity Jones, Max Planck Institute, Tübingen, Germany
Molecular mechanisms of adaptive divergence and speciation in threespine sticklebacks.

Ari Jumpponen, Kansas State University
Fungal communities in urban settings - do humans alter their composition and function?

Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky
From mice to mutations: Genetic basis of adaptive coloration in Peromyscus

Michael Lynch, Indiana University
Moving population-genomics forward: 5000 Daphnia pulex genomes

Sean Place, Sonoma State University
Comparative transcriptomics: An alternative approach to conservation in the Southern Ocean

Jesse Poland, Kansas State University
High-throughput genotype and phenotype analysis of agriculture ecosystems

John Stinchcombe, University of Toronto
Ecology and genomics of life history adaptation in introduced Arabidopsis populations

Alex Wilson, University of Miami
Metabolic and developmental integration of the obligate intracellular symbionts of sap feeding insects

Refund/Cancellation Policy
If you must cancel your registration, please do so by Friday, October 17, 2014. Substitutions are accepted. Registration fees, less a $15 processing fee, will be refunded if notice is received in the conference registration office by Friday, October 17, 2014.  To modify or cancel your registration, please send a written request to registration@k-state.edu with the subject line “2014 Ecological Genomics Symposium.” Due to guarantees we must give prior to the conference, refunds are not available after Friday, October 17, 2014. Registered participants who do not cancel their registration in writing by Friday, October 17, 2014 are responsible for the total registration fee even if they do not attend the conference and have not paid the registration fee.

Kansas State University may cancel or postpone this program because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the program is canceled or postponed, registration fees will be refunded but we cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Registration fees will not be canceled and refunds will not be issued if the program is held but the registrant is unable to attend due to travel delays or cancellations caused by inclement weather, or due to other extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of Kansas State University.

Call the Conferences and Noncredit 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 Jennifer Rhoades at 785-532-0115 or jenniferrhodes@ksu.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 the Registration Office at (785) 532-5569 or 1-800-432-8222 or Heide Burke at hburke@ksu.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, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or other non-merit 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 Amendments Act of 2008, has been delegated to the Director of Institutional Equity, Kansas State University, 103 Edwards Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-0124, (Phone) 785-532-6220; (TTY) 785-532-4807.
Revised August 14, 2014.

The Ecological Genomics Symposium planning committee and Kansas State University accept no responsibility for accidents, losses, thefts, damages, delays, or any changes in the symposium 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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