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The  Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network invites you to attend the 18th meeting at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA from Sunday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2017 .

The meeting convenes with dinner at 6 pm on Saturday night, March 11 and concludes  after lunch Tuesday, March 14. For travel advice, to Asilomar please see the Travel Info tab.

This meeting will be held immediately before the 29th Fungal Genetics Conference, also at the same location. This conference begins Tuesday evening, March 14th and ends Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Keynote speaker:

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Jason Stajich. Dr. Stajich is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, and the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, at the University of California Riverside. He obtained a BS in Computer Science and a PhD in Genetics and Genomics from Duke University. At UC-Riverside, his lab focuses on fungal evolutionary genomics using models ranging from plant to animal pathogens. Dr. Stajich has contributed to multiple fungal genome sequencing projects, and is a co-leader for the 1000 fungal genome project with the JGI. He recently received the C. J. Alexopoulos Prize from the Mycological Society for America, and a Kavli Frontiers of Science fellowship from US National Academy of Sciences and The Kavli Foundation.

Organizers for this meeting are:

  • Aurelien Tartar (Department of Biological Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.),
  • Lina Maria Quesada-Ocampo (Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.)