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  • Arthropod Genomics (i5k) session at Biodiversity Genomics meeting (5-9 Oct, virtual!)

    Dear All,

    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:

    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


    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
  • I am interested in the virtual career fair but not sure I can join at that time.
    • I would think you wouldn't have to be there for the entire time...
  • AWIS, the Association for Women in Science, is sponsoring a virtual career fair to help match women in science with employers. If you are job hunting or know of someone who is, check out whether this event will help The event will be 26 August 2020 from 1–4 PM EDT (UTC-4). If you decide to register and attend, let us know if you thought the career fair was successful and what you might do again or change. Job hunting is challenging in the best of times. How are people adapting?
    Association for Women in Science Virtual Career Fair
    Save your spot to chat directly with a variety of organizations. Each chat lasts around 10 mins and you can join from your desktop or smartphone at a…
    • Thank you for sharing this! I'm nearing graduation and job hunting has been a daunting task. I had no idea there were events for women in science.
    • Hi Thalia! Although this post was originally from 2020, AWIS (Association of Women in Science) can be an excellent resource, even if access to much of the content requires membership (still, like the Entomological Society of America, there are discounts for students and early career members). Twitter can also be a great place to connect and hear about job openings. Good luck while finishing your degree and be sure to also check out all of the student and early career resources available to EntSoc members!
      Student Resources | Entomological Society of America
    • Someone was listening...this just popped up in my mailbox from AWIS: this year's AWIS Virtual Career Fair will be Sept. 15, 2021 from 1–4 PM EDT (UTC-4) and registration is free. See --if you go, let us know whether you find it useful, what they did right, and what lessons EntSoc and other organizations might take to help those trying to explore possibilities for those seeking jobs.
      AWIS Virtual Career Fair
      Save your spot to chat directly with a variety of organizations. Each chat lasts around 10 mins and you can join from your desktop or smartphone at a…
  • 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
    Thanks in advance.

    BugIQ.trivia Team
  • 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:


    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)


    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
    Website for the i5k 5,000 insect genome initiative.
    • Thank you, Surya. Because you posted this, I was able to participate. It was a wonderful symposium. Thank you for all your hard work.
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Looking for symposium participants: Got Bycatch?

Good afternoon, everyone!As entomologists we know that many of our survey and research activities capture numerous specimens in addition to the insects we are studying… sometimes at ghastly levels. There has been a recent surge of interest in the problem and value of bycatch across entomology, and some of us would like to organize a symposium on this topic for the ESA annual meeting in St. Louis, 17-20 November 2019. We are interested in hearing from colleagues across the entomological…

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ESA Editor-in-Chief Searches

Dear Women in Entomology Network: I wanted to make sure members of this network are aware of two ongoing editor-in-chief searches here at ESA: - Thomas Say Publications is seeking an editor-in-chief to replace current EIC Jim Woolley, who is stepping down after a distinguished term of service. The new editor-in-chief would take office in January 2020. More information about the Thomas Say editor search, including the editor's responsibilities, qualifications, and application requirements, is…

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Careers and Life - 2018 WIE Breakfast and a blog recommendation

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Women In Entomology Breakfast in Vancouver last week (was it only last week?)! The official estimate of attendance is not in yet, but it was close to 300--another record year. The breakfast table topics focus on types of careers and issues with work and balance of family life we might encounter as entomologists. We purposefully avoid discipline-oriented themes  because our Sections and the rest of the meeting focus on these for networking. Included in…

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Call for Editor-In-Chief of ESA's Environmental Entomology

The opportunity to serve as editor-in-chief of one of the Entomological Society of America's flagship journals does not arise every day, but if you think you may be qualified, or know of someone who is, please apply for the newly announced opening for Editor-In-Chief of Environmental Entomology. The deadline for submitting an application is 5 PM EST, 20 December 2018, and the person or persons selected would begin their role(s) in March 2019.  This is a special appeal to encourage more women to…

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