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April 11, 2018
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#PEQG18 T-shirt design contest
Show your creative side and inspire the population, evolutionary, and quantitative genetics community by entering the #PEQG18 T-shirt design contest!
» genestogenomes.org
GSA Meetings
Preview the #Dros18 Keynote and Plenary Talks
Check out the topics covered by the fantastic lineup of invited speakers at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Philadelphia this week!
» genestogenomes.org
#PEQG18 hotel reservations due next week
Be sure to book your hotel room for the Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics Conference before the deadline on April 17.
» conferences.genetics-gsa.org
Submit your #Xenopus18 abstracts now
Abstract submission is open for the 17th International Xenopus Conference, which will be held in Seattle, WA, August 12–16. Abstracts are due by May 3.
» conferences.genetics-gsa.org
#Yeast18 abstracts open
Abstract submission is open for the 2018 Yeast Genetics Meeting, which will be held in Stanford, CA, August 22–26. Abstracts are due by May 17.
» conferences.genetics-gsa.org
Don’t forget to register for #Ciliate18
Register now for the 2018 Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference, which will be held July 17–22 in Washington, DC.
» conferences.genetics-gsa.org
Heights and pitfalls in detecting polygenic adaptation
Identifying signatures of polygenic adaptation in humans is getting easier—but a commentary by GENETICS editors John Novembre and Nick Barton calls for caution in drawing conclusions.
» genestogenomes.org
A new role for a signpost on the chromatin landscape
New data suggests monomethylated H3K27 is more than just an intermediate.
» genestogenomes.org
Mathematical matryoshka: unscrambling Russian doll genes in ciliates
Elaborate genome rearrangements in ciliates take gene nesting to the extreme.
» genestogenomes.org
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FlyBook: Functional Imaging and Optogenetics in Drosophila
Sleep-Active Neurons: Conserved Motors of Sleep
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Examination of Signatures of Recent Positive Selection on Genes Involved in Human Sialic Acid Biology
A Survey of Virus Recombination Uncovers Canonical Features of Artificial Chimeras Generated During Deep Sequencing Library Preparation
Students and Postdocs
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Joseph Tolsma
Joseph Tolsma studies variation in estrogen responses using mouse models and wants to inspire kids to fall in love with research.
» genestogenomes.org
Early Career Leader updates
Updates from GSA’s Early Career Leaders: Caitlin McDonough, chair of the Career Development Subcommittee has received a P.E.O. Scholar Award given by the International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Alexandra Erwin, Steering Committee Co-Chair, and Thomas Clements, Policy Subcommittee member, have defended their PhD theses. Congratulations! Learn more about the Early Career Scientist Leadership and Professional Development program at the link.
» genestogenomes.org
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Why Ciliates? Making a video introduction to a model organism
Model organism researchers face shared challenges in communicating the value of their work. We talked to the makers of the 6-minute video “Why Ciliates?” to learn more about how they made the video and the challenges they faced.
» genestogenomes.org
March for Science this weekend
In 2017, more than a million people joined the March for Science. This Saturday April 14, the March for Science will hold a day of action. City organizers around the world have planned everything from expos to festivals, marches to rallies, with the goal of holding elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable evidence-based policies that serve all communities and science for the common good.
» marchforscience.com
Community Announcements
New FlyBase fee
The NHGRI is significantly reducing the funding of FlyBase, normalized to 20% this year and 30% onwards. With these cuts, they will not be able to deliver high quality, essential curation and tools. FlyBase is calling on users to help by implementing a scaled FlyBase website access fee per person / per year.
» flybase.org
A Remembrance: Dr. Kathleen A. Matthews, The Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center and FlyBase
Thom Kaufman (Indiana University) remembers the enormous contributions of Kathy Matthews to two vital institutions in fruit fly research: the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center and FlyBase.
» genestogenomes.org
Fly community data on commercial antibodies
Bing Zhang (University of Missouri) has started a community effort to collect information on commercially-available antibodies used by fruit fly researchers. You can add your own entries to help other fly labs around the world.
» docs.google.com
Members in the News
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution Awards
Congratulations to GSA Board member, GENETICS Associate Editor, and #PEQG18 co-organizer Matthew Hahn (Indiana University) for receiving the 2018 SMBE Margaret Dayhoff Mid-Career Award. Congratulations also to GSA member Melissa Wilson Sayres (Arizona State University) for receiving the 2018 SMBE Allan Wilson Junior Award for Independent research.
» smbe.org
Antonis Rokas awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Congratulations to G3 Associate Editor Antonis Rokas (Vanderbilt University) for receiving one of the 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships. Rokas will be writing a book to introduce fungi and their amazing lifestyles to both biologists and the public.
» gf.org
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