Arthropod Genomics Symposium 2020
13th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium: July 21-23 2020
Location: 100% virtual - join from wherever you are!
Key Dates and Deadlines
Friday, July 17 - Registration Deadline for AGS and Workshops separately
Monday, July 20 - Technical tests for speakers
Tuesday, July 21 - Arthropod Genomics and Chromosome Genomics Sessions
Wednesday, July 22 - China Genomics Session and Eco-Evo Genomics I & II Sessions
Thursday, July 23 - Vector Genomics and Agricultural Genomics Sessions
Friday, July 24 - VectorBase Workshop
Monday, July 27 - Gene manual annotation with Apollo Workshop
The symposium focuses on new insights gleaned from analysing arthropod genomes and is designed for scientists interested in genomic studies of arthropods, including model organisms, those of importance to agriculture or health, and those of ecological or evolutionary interest. The programme will include presentations from speakers covering several major themes with opportunities for online discussions and interactions amongst all participants. AGS has a history of welcoming postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students, who are again particularly encouraged to join.
To attend the 2020 Arthropod Genomics Symposium, registration is required (free). Please use this form to register for the meeting. Registrants will be sent an invitation to join the AGS Slack Workspace approximately two weeks before the meeting starts. The AGS Slack Workspace is restricted to registered participants and all organisational communications including Zoom Webinar invitations will be sent through the Workspace channels . For more information on how to participate, please read this guide.
For this year's Arthropod Genomics Symposium, speakers were selected from an open list of community suggestions. Webinars will span a 3-hour period split into two speaker sessions each day (08-11 PDT [US West Coast] ~ 11-14 EDT [US East Coast] ~ 17-20 CET [Europe]). The China session will precede the webinars on Wednesday (08-10 EDT [US East Coast] ~ 14-16 CET [Europe] ~ 20-22 CST [Beijing]). At the end of each day we plan to hold informal discussions on Slack. We hope that speakers and attendees will join to continue and extend topic discussions in these interactive forums.
Zoom Webinar invitations will be posted on Slack 7-10 minutes prior to the start of each session.
|Session 1: Arthropod Genomics||08-09:20 PDT [US West Coast] ~ 11-12:20 EDT [US East Coast] ~ 17-18:20 CET [Europe]|
|Stephen Richards||i5k & Earth Biogenome Project: update and progress overview|
|Mara Lawniczak & Lyndall Pereira||Darwin Tree of Life: update and progress overview|
|Terence Murphy||Current state of NCBI RefSeq annotation for arthropods|
|Gregg Thomas & Elias Dohmen||Patterns of molecular evolution across arthropods|
|Clement Kent||Genome composition evolution in arthropods|
|Session 2: Chromosome Genomics||09:40-11 PDT [US West Coast] ~ 12:40-14 EDT [US East Coast] ~ 18:40-20 CET [Europe]|
|Sheina Sim||Instant chromosome-scale assemblies, just add DNA!|
|Tom Mathers||Aphids mix it up – the macro evolution of aphid genome structure|
|Igor Sharakhov||Mosquito 3D genomes|
|JJ Emerson||Evolution of genome structure and function in Drosophila|
|Craig Jackson||Chromosome evolution and ecological speciation in Daphnia|
|Yiyuan Li||The aphid X chromosome is a dangerous place for functionally important genes|
|Andrew Mongue||ZZ Top: Faster and more adaptive sex chromosome evolution in two Lepidoptera|
|Session 3: China Arthropod Genomics||08-10 EDT [US East Coast] ~ 14-16 CET [Europe] ~ 20-22 CST [Beijing]|
|Pu Tang & Xuexin Chen||Large-scale genome sequencing and evolutionary analysis of parasitic wasps|
|Wen Xie & Youjun Zhang||Vegetable Pests Genome Progress in China|
|Nianwan Yang & Fanghao Wan||Genomics Reveals Invasiveness-related Features in Insects, Progress in China|
|Gongyin Ye||Genome of tens of parasitoids and their venom functions|
|Cheng Sun||Genus-wide characterization of bumblebee genomes provides insights into their evolution and variation in ecological and behavioral traits|
|Weihua Ma||Exploring the genomes of rice insect pests|
|Feng Jiang||Genome sequencing and the research progresses of Locusts in China|
|Le Kang||Overview of insect genome research in China|
|Session 4: Eco-Evo Genomics I||08-09:20 PDT [US West Coast] ~ 11-12:20 EDT [US East Coast] ~ 17-18:20 CET [Europe]|
|Isabel Almudi||The mayfly Cloeon dipterum: a new platform to study insect evolution and ecological adaptations|
|Peter Holland||Hox gene clusters in Lepidoptera|
|Sushma Krishnan||Understanding the chemical communication between fig and the fig wasps|
|Lars Podsiadlowski||The genome of Sacculina carcini, a parasitic crustacean with extremely simplified adult morphology|
|Julie Dunning Hotopp||Bacterial DNA in Animal Genomes: Genomics and Transcriptomics of Wolbachia LGT in Drosophila ananassae|
|Kim Ferguson||Bracon brevicornis linked read genome & putative complementary sex determiner gene|
|Session 5: Eco-Evo Genomics II||09:40-11 PDT [US West Coast] ~ 12:40-14 EDT [US East Coast] ~ 18:40-20 CET [Europe]|
|Karen Kapheim||Genomic signatures of facultative eusociality in a tropical nocturnal sweat bee|
|Yannick Wurm||Evolution of a social supergene in fire ants|
|David B. Stern||Experimental evolution reveals genomic potential for adaptation in a Baltic Sea copepod|
|Nico Posnien||Multiple loci linked to inversions are associated with eye size variation in species of the Drosophila virilis phylad|
|Sarthok Rahman||Genomic basis of mimetic colour variation in bumble bees|
|Emily Jennings||Multi-omic examination of viviparous reproduction in the Pacific beetle mimic cockroach|
|Session 6: Vector Genomics||08-09:20 PDT [US West Coast] ~ 11-12:20 EDT [US East Coast] ~ 17-18:20 CET [Europe]|
|Gloria Giraldo-Calderon||VEuPathDB: the new home of VectorBase|
|Geoff Attardo||Comparative Genomics of Six Glossina Species Reveals Rapid Evolution of Tsetse Seminal Proteins|
|Mariangela Bonizzoni||Dynamics of viral introgressions into Aedes spp. genomes|
|Ben Matthews||Variability across Aedes aegypti genome assemblies - chemoreceptors and beyond|
|Maria Sharakhova||Phylogeny and chromosome evolution of the Maculipennis group|
|Kennan Oyen||Combined RNA-seq and metabolomics to examine pesticide and repellant responses in the American dog tick|
|Mahul Chakraborty||Hidden features of the malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles stephensi, revealed by a high-quality reference genome|
|Session 7: Agricultural Genomics||09:40-11 PDT [US West Coast] ~ 12:40-14 EDT [US East Coast] ~ 18:40-20 CET [Europe]|
|Scott Geib||Ag100Pest update and progress overview|
|Alice Dennis||Two new genome assemblies from aphid parasitoids with low GC content|
|Arun Sethuraman||Contrasting evolutionary histories and population genomics of two species of lady beetles used in augmentative biological control|
|Rosanna Giordano & Ravikiran Donthu||Genome and world population diversity of the soybean aphid population|
|Saeed Hosseinzadeh||Small-RNAs in the Asian Citrus Psyllid|
|Hongmei Ali-Byarlay||Honeybee epigenomics respond to viral infection with a temporal manner|
|Zachary Cohen||Improved Colorado Potato Beetle Genome Using Trio-Binning Method|
Please use this form for information on and registration for the workshops. Workshops require a separate registration from the AGS symposium registration (the question regarding workshops in the AGS registration was simply included to gauge interest). Workshop registration deadline is Friday, July 17. Please only apply if you plan to attend the workshop(s) in full. The workshop(s) are free. However, to make the most out of them we will have limited seats in order to ensure participants can easily interact with the instructors while solving the exercises.
A virtual meeting requires a few changes to normal conference organisation: participation will be managed through the AGS Slack Workspace and webinars will be broadcast on Zoom. User Guides describing different aspects of how the meeting will be run will be provided to all registered participants once they have joined the AGS Slack Workspace. Until then, simply make sure your Slack and Zoom installations are up-to-date, or sign up for and install them (see Slack and Zoom websites for details).
The online format of this meeting means that all participants may present a 'V-Poster' describing their research project(s). There will be no formal selection process for V-Posters, and due to participants joining from different time zones there will be no dedicated V-Poster sessions. V-Posters act as a graphical advertisement for your project to encourage other attendees to meet with you (online) and discuss further.
To keep up to date with news about this conferece, the i5k webinar series and other i5k activities, please subscribe to the Arthropod News mailing list. Email frequency is typically very low.
This virtual version of the Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium was brought together through the work of the Organising Committee. If you have any questions about the symposium, please use this form to contact the committee members.
- Joshua Benoit
- Susan Brown
- Anna Childers
- Fei Li
- Mary Ann McDowell
- Kristen Panfilio
- Michael Pfrender
- Surya Saha
- Robert Waterhouse
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