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  • 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 from graduate and undergraduate students 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
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