Thursday, October 31st
8:00 am- 3:00 pm, GBSF 1005 and LOBBY
8:00-8:45 am Set-up & Registration: Pumpkin Carving, Poster Presenters, and Costume Contestants Morning Coffee Refreshments
8:45 am Opening Remarks and Introduction to the Earth BioGenome Project Dr. Stephen Richards; UC Davis Project Scientist
9 am Dr. Beth Shapiro; Key Note Lecture Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator & Professor Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Genomics Institute UC Santa Cruz âGenomics, Biotechnology, and the Future of Conservationâ
10 am Coffee Break Sponsored by Illumina Poster and Pumpkin Carving viewing and voting
10:20 am The Frightening World of Spider Genomicsâ Dr. Jim Starrett; UC Davis Assistant Project Scientist
10:40 am New Capabilities of the PacBio Sequel II Sequencing System Dr. Meredith Ashby; Pacific Biosciences
11 am âReconstruction of the Mammalian Ancestral Karyotypeâ Dr. Joana Damas; UC Davis Postdoctoral Fellow
11:20 am âBringing Mint Into The Genomic Eraâ Dr. Isabelle Henry; UC Davis Project Scientist
11:40 am âMicrobial communities from the McMurdo Dry Valleys provide insights into microbial ecology, life on early earth, and the evolution of oxygenic photosynthesis"
Dr. Christy Grettenberger; UC Davis Postdoctoral Fellow
12 pm Lunch Break*
Final voting for Poster Presentations and Pumpkin Carving.
Costume Contestants please be available in the lobby & Patio areas for final view & voting.
1:30 pm Dr. Arang Rhie; Keynote Lecture NIH, National Human Genome Research Institute âTowards complete and error-free assemblies of all vertebrate genomes.â
2:30 pm Closing remarks; Announcement of Raffle, Poster & Contest Winners