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Registration for the Symposium is closed.

Vector Biology Travel Grants are available. For more information click here.


Tours (Optional, registration required)

Friday, June 13th
5:00pm - 6:30pm

We will offer walking tours of the UIUC campus during the 5:00pm - 6:30pm time slot on Friday, June 13. These are guided tours of the main campus and the adjacent agriculture or engineering campuses, each with a theme depending on the faculty leading the tour.

Each tour is limited to 20 participants. If the tours are filled, there will also be self-guided tours available with more regular campus themes through phone apps. Tours will go ahead in all weather, except an official severe weather warning, so bring an umbrella if rain is forecast. Register for these tours using the registration link above.

Tour 1: Genomics
Led by Gene Robinson, Director of the Institute for Genomic Biology, and leader of the honey bee genome project.

Tour 2: Entomology
Led by May Berenbaum, Head of the Department of Entomology, and author of Buzzwords in American Entomologist.

Tour 3: Lincoln 
Led by Stewart Berlocher, of Rhagoletis pomonella apple maggot sympatric speciation fame, and Lincoln buff.

Tour 4: Computing
Led by Saurabh Sinha, computer science professor studying comparative genomics of gene regulation.

Tour 5: Art
Led by Hugh Robertson, insect genomics enthusiast, and Christina Nordholm, Hugh’s artist wife.

Tour 6. Rare Book Library
Led by Sydney Cameron and James Whitfield, another wife-and-husband team, both insect phylogeneticists.