Attention Worm researchers! Are you planning to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) in Washington in March? If so, come to the WormBase booth to learn more about the ACKnowledge project and community curation. You will have the chance to win a gift card by completing the ACKnowledge community curation form and filling out a brief survey. To participate in the challenge sign up here. We look forward to seeing you next March!
We are excited to work with the Genetics Society of America to bring the worm community into the Allied Genetics Meeting and would like to announce that abstract submission is open. This will be a great opportunity for us to come together in C. elegans sessions to hear the latest on cell biology, small RNAs, aging, neurobiology, and all of our other favorite topics. We have some great keynote speakers, worm games, and lots of talks from the abstracts, and the best poster prize winners will get registration/domestic travel to the C. elegans appropriate topic meeting. Also, check out this link for info on undergraduate travel awards (open through Nov. 8, 2024), onsite childcare options, and grants for childcare/dependent attendance.
Keynote speakers include:
Oded Rechavi, Tel Aviv Univ
Sui Sylvia Lee, Cornell Univ
Swathi Arur, MD Anderson
David Fay, Univ of Wyoming
Geraldine Seydoux, Johns Hopkins Univ
The intersectional nature of this conference also means we can see what’s going on with the other model systems in shared sessions. Also, we all know the worm community has the best sense of humor! David Fay (@WyomingWormBoy) will lead a comedy show for the entire community. Hope to see you there!
–The Organizing committee: David Katz, Michelle Mondoux, Erin Cram, Aakanksha Singhvi, Amy Walker