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  • Apologies if you have seen this already! Research on pests and vectors with international impact is especially welcome.

    Inviting submissions based on #genome and #transcriptome assemblies with insights about insect biology, physiology and behavior for special issue on Insect Genomics in Insects, MDPI journal
    https://mdpi.com/journal/insects/special_issues/insect_genomics

    The APC is CHF 1400, but there is an option to apply for discounts in certain circumstances https://www.mdpi.com/about/apc#discounts_apc
    Transcriptome studies, meta-analyses or reviews that pertain to insect genomics/ transcriptomics and insect biology are within scope

    Please contact Monica Poelchau or me for questions. Thanks!
  • Arthropod Genomics (i5k) session at Biodiversity Genomics meeting (5-9 Oct, virtual!)


    Dear All,

    Please forward this invite to your members.

    You are all warmly invited to attend this year's Arthropod Genomics (i5k) session in the Biodiversity Genomics meeting, being held in a virtual format from wherever you are! We are inviting talk and virtual poster submissions for all types of insect genomics projects. From 5-9 October, we will have thematic sessions on genomics grouped around “Regional, National and International Projects”, “Taxon-focussed Projects”, “Systems Approaches” and “Technology Advances”. Each will have a dedicated or shared workshop session, and a dedicated poster session and meeting room. The final program will be posted on the website soon.

    Registration is for access to the meeting; there is no fee.

    Full details and the registration link are available at:
    https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/biodiversity-genomics-2020/



    Key Dates and Deadlines

    Meeting registration open: NOW
    Poster and talk abstract submission open: NOW
    Talk abstract submission close: 1 September 2020
    Notification of speaker choices: 10 September 2020
    Poster abstract submission close: 20 September 2020
    Registration to attend closes: 2 October 2020
    Meeting starts: 15:00 BST, 5 October 2020


    Technical

    Each day of the meeting will have a similar flow. We will open an hour in advance (15:00 GMT) with poster and social rooms. We will also organise discussion fora with panels discussing Diversity and Inclusion, Earth Biogenome project in Lower and Middle income Nations, Early Careers issues and Funding. The days’ formal activities will start at 16:00 GMT with a 1 hr plenary session, broadcast to all. This will be followed by two sets of 1 hr themed workshop sessions. The meeting will finish each day with a social and poster session from 19:00 to 20:00 GMT. More information about the web-based tools to use for discussions and video conferencing will be posted on the website soon.


    We already have many registered participants and hope to see you there for lively discussions on the latest advances in arthropod genomics!

    Best wishes,
    Dorith Rotenberg and Surya Saha
    On behalf of the organizing committee
    https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/biodiversity-genomics-2020/
  • Dear fellow entomologists/ insect trivia enthusiasts,
    Here is an opportunity to fill out this quick survey (less than a minute) of just 8 questions and a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. we are conducting market research about a mobile version of an insect trivia quiz bowl. If you would also forward this to other insect trivia enthusiasts, that would be great. #entomology #bugtrivia #insecttrivia
    https://forms.gle/r6FzMTbGjMiD5vtE6
    Thanks in advance.

    BugIQ.trivia Team
    Cheri
    http://linkedin.com/in/cheri-abraham
  • 13th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium (21-23 July, virtual!)

    Dear all,

    You are warmly invited to attend this year's Arthropod Genomics Symposium, being held in a virtual format from wherever you are! Over Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (21-23 July), we will have seven thematic sessions on genomics including current initiatives around the globe, chromosomes, ecology and evolution, and agricultural and vector genomics. Workshops are also planned for that Friday (24th July), on the new VectorBase and manual gene annotation in Apollo: please indicate potential interest when you register. Registration is for access to the meeting; there is no fee.



    Full details and the registration link are available at:
    http://i5k.github.io/ags2020


    Overview

    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.


    Key Dates and Deadlines

    Friday, July 17 - Registration Deadline
    Monday, July 20 - Technical tests for speakers
    Tuesday, July 21 - Arthropod Genomics and Chromosome Genomics Sessions
    Wednesday, July 22 - China Session and Eco-Evo Genomics I & II Sessions
    Thursday, July 23 - Vector Genomics and Agricultural Genomics Sessions
    Friday, July 24 - Workshops (TBA)


    Technical

    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. 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 -- links provide on the AGS meeting page).

    The online format of this meeting also 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.


    We already have over 150 registered participants and hope to see you there for lively discussions on the latest advances in arthropod genomics!

    Best wishes,
    Surya Saha
    On behalf of the organizing committee
    i5K
    Website for the i5k 5,000 insect genome initiative.
  • I have a student who is in Turkey for the summer (personal reasons) and can not collect insects for the collection assignment - it is illegal and considered Bio-smuggling. I am trying to come up with an alternative for him, perhaps taking pictures, but I have also read that it may be illegal to take photographs of insects as well. Does anyone have an insight as to whether or not this is true? Or can suggest a resource?

    Thank you!
    • Hi Jennifer, I have multiple collaborators in Turkey that hold permits and regularly collect mosquitoes and ticks from the field. I cam happy to connect you or your student to them. They might be able to give guidance on the process or help facilitate with the collection.
      If this is something you want to consider, just reach out to me at dabente@utmb.edu
      Best wishes,
      Dennis
    • Hi Jennifer,
      Thank you for sharing this here. It is legal to collect in Turkey, a permission is required.
      So, your student needs permission to collect or take pictures. Since he is not from Turkey, it would be difficult to get around this if he gets caught with no permission. I contacted a fellow Turkish about it...and he may help.
      Good luck to him.
    • Hi Brad,
      Thank you for reaching out to your contact. I think we may be in luck, my student is Turkish! If your contact can help me figure out how to obtain permission to take pictures I would be grateful.
    • Hi Jennifer, I was wondering where you have seen the information about the illegality of taking pictures. I don't think that is true. If you have any text, I can help you translate. That would be a good solution in your case, since you are right about not being able to take biological samples outside of Turkey, unless you have received permits to do so.
    • Hi Bilgenur. I have a booklet that Dr. Erdem Hizal from Istanbul University sent me about collecting etc. I can't read it because it is in Turkish. If I sent it to you would you be able to take a look at it?

      Thanks!

      Jen
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