This is to announce that there will be a meeting of the Consortium on July 12-13 in Cambridge Mass. organised by Jim Mallet. Please contact Jim if you would like to attend.
This will be the first meeting since we published the genome paper last year, and the goal is to start the ball rolling for the future – in particular which genomes should we sequence next, how will we deal with databasing and data sharing issues in the era of multiple genomes, and in general to promote discussion about ongoing projects in all the Heliconius labs.
You should contact me if you have not done so already for a place at this meeting. The meeting is at Harvard University.
Heliconius biology and genomics meeting, Cmabridge MA, 12-13 July 2013
Attendance of this meeting is free, except for possible charges for any group lunch/coffee consumption. However, travel and accommodation cost must be covered personally; some help for transatlantic travel may be available from Chris Jiggins’s BBSRC meeting grant. A block of rooms will be reserved at the nearby Sheraton Commander Hotel from the evening of the 11th to the morning of the 14th. Harvard has discount with the Sheraton Commander of $199.00/per night. For more information please visit http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/index.html. If you would like us to add you to the reservation list please include a note to that effect when submitting your registration confirmation. If you do not included that you would like to be added to the reservation list we will assume that you will be making other accommodations for your stay and a room will not be reserved for you.
Some other lodging possibilities include the very conveniently located Irving House at Harvard, http://irvinghouse.com/about/story/ . This offers a range of rooming options with nightly costs upwards from $135.00 a night. If you are looking for something more cost efficient please consider searching for a room in a local shared apartment or house on Airbnb, https://www.airbnb.com/. This is also a good resource if you are traveling with a group that would like to “rent” the entirety of a private residence for the duration of your stay.
For the first day (morning of 12th) at least, there will be a limited number of talk slots available over the course of the meeting. If you would like to present a talk at the meeting please include a working title for your talk and a brief description of the talk with your registration confirmation. Please note talk slots will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis, with some preference given to active or recent work from each group internationally. After the talks we will arrange free periods for discussion of future directions in genomics and other international collaborative ventures.
Please send all attendance confirmations, including if you would like to have a room reserved and your talk information to Nikki Hughes, nhughes(at)fas.harvard.edu, no later than May 30, 2013. If you have any question or concerns, do not hesitate to direct your inquiries to Nikki at the email address above or at 617-495-0508.
Look forward to seeing you all in July.
Nikki Hughes and Jim Mallet