EMBO Conference on The mighty daphnia past present and future

The Mighty Daphnia: Past, present and future

All are welcome to attend the EMBO Conference “The Mighty Daphnia: past, present and future" and DGC 2014 Meeting held at the University of Birmingham, UK.

When: 19-22 January 2014
Where: Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, UK

Dear colleagues, 

Daphnia has fascinated naturalists and scientists since the 17th century, and now serves as a genomic model species for interdisciplinary research that includes toxicology, ecology, evolution, physiology, development, functional genomics, bioinformatics, quantitative and population genetics. The global efforts of the Daphnia Genomics Consortium (DGC) resulted in Daphnia’s designation as a model species for biomedical research by the US National Institutes of Health – an accomplishment having lasting effects.

Special attention is given to the de-novo assembly and annotation of the Daphnia magna genome –the newest DGC accomplishment. We also celebrate the BGI-UoB Joint Environment and Health Centre and the Daphnia Stock Centre, which are devoted, in part, to facilitating DGC research for Environmental Genomics.

Important dates

Deadline for early bird registration extended to 20 Nov 2013

Deadline for bursary application 1 Nov 2013

Deadline for abstract submission

20 Nov 2013

Deadline for late registration

06 Jan 2014

Welcome Address

John Colbourne, University of Birmingham, UK 

Keynote speakers:

Norman Yan, York University, Canada
Ralph Tollrian, Ruhr University, Germany
Melania Cristescu, McGill University, Canada
Dagmar Frisch, University of Oklahoma
Peter Kille, Cardiff University, UK
Kevin Chipman, University of Birmingham, UK
Mark Viant, University of Birmingham, UK
Nelson Hairston, Cornell University, USA
Ken Spitze, Indiana University, USA


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