Our Second symposium on the evolutionary Genomics of Adaptation will take place October 11 - 13, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Symposium Overview:
The aims of the symposium are to share advances on genome-to-phenome connections in natural and domesticated systems and the genetic basis of ecologically important traits. The symposium will be interdisciplinary, involving evolutionary geneticists, agricultural and animal scientists, entomologists, conservation biologists, and resource managers, as well as science communicators. In addition to a full scientific program focused on evolutionary genetics and genomics, the symposium will also feature a half-day session highlighting research with applications in conservation, agriculture and animal science, resource management and science communication.

Keynote Speaker:

John Kelly, Univ of Kansas (https://eeb.ku.edu/john-kelly)

Genotype to fitness in natural populations of yellow monkey flower

Featured Speakers:

Sarah Fitzpatrick, Michigan State Univ (http://swfitz.com/)

“Linking evolution and demography through genetic rescue of small populations”

Justin Fay, Univ of Rochester (http://labsites.rochester.edu/faylab/)

Diversification and domestication of yeast

Maurine Neiman, Univ. of Iowa (http://bioweb.biology.uiowa.edu/neiman/index_research.php)

Sex in the wild (and community engagement in Iowa)”

Registration: Registration fees are $100 for PIs and $50 for trainees (students, postdocs and research assistants) includes continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and a reception with heavy appetizers on Saturday evening that will be held in the State Museum at Morrill Hall.

For those wishing to present, in the checkout window you will be able to enter a title, author list and short abstract for the oral or poster session.

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Lodging: Rooms are available at discounted rate at the Graduate Hotel in downtown Lincoln. Reservations can be made here.

Organizers: Kristi Montooth (University of Nebraska), Colin Meiklejohn (University of Nebraska), Jay Storz (University of Nebraska), Zac Cheviron (University of Montana), Lila Fishman (University of Montana), Jeff Good (University of Montana), and Scott Mills (University of Montana).