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Pre-symposium Epigenomics Workshop

Lisa Stubbs
University of Illinois
"DNA-chromatin interactions: Exploring transcription factor binding and the epigenomic landscape"
Karen Kapheim
University of Illinois
"RNA-seq for transcriptomics: data generation, processing and analysis"
Saurabh Sinha
University of Illinois
"Computational Regulatory Genomics: tools to make the most of sequence and expression data"


Thursday Evening
Plenary lecture 
Patricia Wittkopp
University of Michigan
"Evolution of gene regulation among Drosophila species"

Friday Evening
Dinner talk 

Judy Willis
University of Georgia
"Metamorphosis and evolution of arthropod genomics"


i5k Session
Session Chairs - Hugh Robertson and Gene Robinson
Guojie Zhang
"Phylogeny-driven initiative on genomic sequencing"

Dan Hughes
Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine
"Automated Annotation of i5k Genomes"

Monica Poelchau
USDA Maryland
"The i5k Workspace@NAL – enabling genomic data access, visualization and curation for the i5k community"

Toby Fountain - Oral Presentation
University of Helsinki
"The Glanville fritillary butterfly has retained the ancestral lepidopteran karyotype for 140 My"

Fabrice Legeai - Oral Presentation
Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
"Long non-coding RNA in the pea aphid; identification and comparative expression in sexual and asexual embryos"

Vector Biology Session
Session Chair - Barry Pittendrigh
Maria Sharakhova
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
"Chromosome organization and evolution of the yellow fever mosquito genome"

Paul Mireji - Oral Presentation
Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
"Odorant and gustatory receptors in the tsetse fly Glossina morsitans morsitans"

Andrew Nuss - Oral Presentation
Purdue University
"Dopamine receptors as targets in a "Genome-to-Lead" insecticide discovery pipeline"

Catherine Hill
Purdue University
"Genome studies of the Lyme disease tick, Ixodes scapularis: facilitating research on tick and mite vectors of disease"

Social Insects Session
Session Chair - Gene Robinson

Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
"What ants can teach us about epigenetics"

Eirik Søvik - Oral Presentation
Washington University in St. Louis
"Possible involvement of microRNA editing in honey bee division of labour"
Mat Welch - Oral Presentation
University of Western Australia
"Stamping the Royal Seal with DNA Methylation"
Karen Kapheim
Utah State University
"Genomic Signatures of Repeated Eusocial Evolution in Bees"

Population/Ecological Genomics Session
Session Chairs - Stewart Berlocher and May Berenbaum

Jeff Feder
Notre Dame University
"The Genomics of Ecological Divergence in Sympatry: The Apple Maggot Fly, Rhagoletis pomonella"

Roberta Engel - Oral Presentation
University of Notre Dame
"Fine scale mapping of QTL associated with reproductive diapause within the Culex pipiens complex using a RADtag genomic approach"
Raissa Green - Oral Presentation
University of California, Riverside
"Using high-throughput quantitative genomics to identify hybrid incompatibilities between two malaria vectors"

Mathieu Joron
Institut de Systématique, Evolution et Biodiversité
"The genomics and ecology of adaptation at a butterfly supergene"

Comparative Genomics Session
Session Chairs - Hugh Robertson and Saurabh Sinha

Nora Besansky
Notre Dame University
"Evolution of Anopheles in relation to malaria"

Omar Rota-Stabelli - Oral Presentation
Fondazione Edmund Mach
"The genomic basis of ecological adaptation in a Drosophila agricultural pest"
William Palmer - Oral Presentation
University of Cambridge
"Comparative genomics of insect immunity, from whole genomes to individual resequencing"
Saurabh Sinha
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Exporting cis-regulatory information from Drosophila to highly diverged insects"

Microbiome Session
Session Chairs - Allison Hansen

George Dimopoulos
Johns Hopkins University
"Exploring the mosquito gut microbiome for malaria and dengue transmission modulators"

Rebecca Duncan - Oral Presentation
University of Miami
"Dynamic recruitment of amino acid transporters to the insect-symbiont interface"
Cory Gall - Oral Presentation
Washington State University
"Characterization and disruption of Dermacentor andersoni bacterial microbiome"

Nancy Moran
University of Texas at Austin
"Genomics of gut microbial communities in honey bees and bumble bees"