[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Genomics Workshop with Student Travel Grants

Kristina Cammen kristina.cammen at duke.edu
Wed Aug 14 06:32:27 PDT 2013

A one-day workshop entitled “Marine Mammal Genomics: applications to
evolution, ecology, and conservation” will be held at the University of
Otago on December 8, 2013, immediately prior to the Society for Marine
Mammalogy’s (SMM) Biennial Conference.  The workshop will consist primarily
of invited talks, focusing on both genome sequencing/annotation and the use
of genomics to study speciation, population structure, and adaptation in
marine mammals.  For a more complete description of the workshop, please
see the conference workshop website (

Student Travel Grants: With support from the American Genetic Association,
publishers of the Journal of Heredity (http://www.theaga.org/), we are
pleased to announce the availability of eight awards of $1,000 each to
support graduate student registration and travel to the workshop.  The
award will also support a one-year AGA student membership.  Students who
wish to be considered for the award should submit a CV and 2-3 paragraph
(no more than 250 words) essay describing why they should be supported.  A
small committee of marine mammal scientists using genomic techniques will
review the applications.  Award recipients will be selected based on 1)
demonstrated interest in marine mammal genomics (i.e. publications, ongoing
research projects) and 2) financial need.  We hope to support a diverse
group of students.   Applications must be submitted by September 1 via
email to kristina.cammen at duke.edu.

Registration: With generous support from an American Genetic Association
Special Event Award, we are able to offer reduced registration fees to all
participants.  Registration fees will be $25 for students who are members
of SMM, $60 for all other members of SMM and students who are not members,
and $100 for non-members.  These fees cover the cost of space, audio-visual
equipment, and catering (lunch and coffee breaks). Registration will soon
be available at the above conference workshop website.

For more information about registration or any other questions about the
workshop, please contact kristina.cammen at duke.edu.


Kristina Cammen
Duke University Marine Lab
kristina.cammen at duke.edu
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