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Thursday, June 13, 2013

5:30-7:00 pm Registration, McKenna Hall (Notre Dame Conference Center)



6:00-7:00 pm Dinner – South Dining Hall

7:30-7:45 pm Opening Remarks – McKenna Hall (Auditorium)

John A. Lynch Lecture Series - Keynote Speaker – McKenna Hall

7:45-8:45 pm Serap Aksoy, Yale University, "Unleashing the tsetse genome: are there magic bullets for trypanosomiasis control?" - McKenna Hall (Auditorium)

Welcome Reception

8:45-10:00 pm – McKenna Hall (Notre Dame Conference Center)

Friday, June 14, 2013


7:30-8:00 am Poster set up (100/104 and 112/114 McKenna Hall) – odd numbered posters

7:30 am Breakfast, McKenna Hall (Notre Dame Conference Center)

I5K Session – Session Chair, Hugh Robertson

8:00-10:00 am

Susan Brown, Kansas State University: “Assembly Validation and Scaffold Extension for Complex Genomes Using Extremely Long Single-Molecule Imaging”

Dan Lawson, European Bioinformatics Institute: "Finding a home for every genome"

Stephen Richards, Baylor College of Medicine: “Progress and lessons learned from the BCM-HGSC i5K pilot”

Terence Murphy, National Center for Biotechnology Information: “How to annotate for 50, 500, 5000 genomes: lessons from the NCBI genome annotation pipeline”

Oral presentation: Monica Munoz-Torres, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, “WebApollo: A Web-based Sequence Annotation Editor for Distributed Community Annotation”

Oral presentation: Harper VanSteenhouse, BioNano Genomics, “Structural Variation Detection and De Novo Assembly in Complex Genomes Using Extremely Long Single-Molecule Imaging”

10:00-10:30 am BREAK

Emerging Genomes – Session Chair, Scott Emrich

10:30-11:00 am Amy Toth, Iowa State University: “The genome of the primitively social wasp Polistes dominula: insights and opportunities for understanding the genomic basis of eusociality”

11:00-11:30 am Dave Denlinger, Ohio State University: “Sequencing the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica: the smallest insect genome”

11:30-11:50 am Oral presentation: Virpi Ahola, University of Helsinki, “Genomic adaptation of Glanville fritillary butterfly in living in fragmented habitats”

11:50-12:10 pm Oral presentation: Abderraham Khila, Institute of Functional Genomics, “Water-walking insects: marrying evo-devo with ecology for a better understanding of morphological evolution”

12:20-2:00 pm LUNCH OUT

POSTER SESSION I and vendor fair – Odd numbered posters - (100/104 and 112/114 McKenna Hall)

2:00-3:30 pm Dessert and Coffee

Epigenomics Session – Session Chair, Susan Brown

3:30-4:00 pm Jennifer Brisson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln: “Linking DNA methylation to alternative phenotypes in the pea aphid”

4:00-4:30 pm Michael Goodisman, Georgia Institute of Technology: “The function of DNA methylation in insects”

4:30-4:50 pm Oral presentation: Greg Hunt, Purdue University, “Parent of Origin Effects on the Gene Expression in the Honey Bee”

4:50-5:10 pm Oral presentation: Susan Weiner, Iowa State University, “DNA methylation in the primitively social wasp, Polistes dominulus”

5:15 pm – Remove posters – odd numbered posters

DINNER  5:30-7:30 pm - South Dining Hall

6:00 pm – Welcome from Dean Crawford – South Dining Hall

8:00 pm – Graduate Student/Postdoc “nightcrawlers” (the group will leave from the South Dining Hall at 8:00 pm and walk to O’Rourkes at Eddy Street Commons, latecomers are welcome to meet at O’Rourkes)

Saturday, June 15, 2013


7:30-8:00 am – Poster set up (100/104 and 112/114 McKenna Hall) – even numbered posters

7:30 am Breakfast - McKenna Hall (Notre Dame Conference Center)

Comparative Genomics – Session Chair, Molly Duman Scheel

8:30-9:00 am Rob Waterhouse, University of Geneva / Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “Orthology-based genome annotation and interpretation”

9:00-9:30 am Chris Winchell, University of California, Berkeley: "The genome and germline of the emerging model crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis"

9:30-9:50 am Oral presentation: Michael Brewer, University of California, Berkeley, “Evolutionary transcriptomics associated with developmental color switching in an adaptive radiation of Hawaiian Tetragnatha spiders (Araneae: Tetragnathidae)”

9:50-10:10 am Oral presentation: Igor Sharakhov, Virginia Tech, “Organization and evolution of piRNA clusters in Anopheles gambiae”

10:30-11:00 am BREAK

Systems Biology/Population Genomics – Session Chair, Nora Besansky

11:00-11:30 am Andy Clark, Cornell University, "Population genomic inference from a global diversity reference panel of Drosophila melanogaster"

11:30-12:00 pm Peter Cherbas, Indiana University, "modENCODE and the potential of Systems Biology in Drosophila"

12:00-12:20 pm Oral presentation: Jeremy Lynch, University of Illinois at Chicago, “Global analysis of the dorsal-ventral patterning regulatory network in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis using quantitative transcriptomics”

12:20-12:40 pm Oral presentation: Sara Mitchell, Harvard School of Public Health, “Genetic pathways induced by mating have a key role in the reproductive biology of Anopheles gambiae”

12:50-2:00 pm LUNCH OUT

POSTER SESSION II – Even numbered posters - (100/104 and 112/114 McKenna Hall)

2:00-3:30 pm Dessert and Coffee

Ecological Genomics – Session Chair, Zainulabeuddin Syed

3:30-4:00 pm Leslie Vosshall, The Rockefeller University: “Dissecting mosquito host-seeking behavior through loss-of-function genetics”

4:00-4:30 pm Brian Lazzaro, Cornell University: “Complexity in the Function and Evolution of Insect Immunity”

4:30-4:50 pm Oral presentation: Shawn O'Neil, Oregon State University, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, “Related insects show extensive but differing localization of transcribed genes in response to climate”

4:50-5:10 pm Oral presentation: Hilary Smith, University of Notre Dame, “Genomic and transcriptomic regions conferring saltwater tolerance in anopheline mosquitoes”

5:15 – Remove Posters – even numbered posters

6:30-8:30 pm Optional Dinner - Jordan Hall of Science