The First Midwest Popgen Conference

The first Midwest Population Genetic Conference was a success! In terms of the numbers: We had approximately 80 attendees, from 20 different off-campus labs and 17 on-campus labs. Attendees drove in from Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. There were 15 posters and 11 talks, 7 by grad-students/postdocs and 4 by assistant professors. Because of the positive response to our inaugural meeting, we plan on making this an annual event with the venues rotating between the different Universities.

We would like to thank the following labs for attending:

Di Rienzo
Kronforst
Long
Abney
Martin
Novembre
Palmer
Przeworski
Ruvinsky
Stephens
Thornton
White
Ruvinsky
Gilad
Long
Novembre
Igic
Mason-Gamer
Casler
Cheverud
Conrad
Fay
Luca
Pique-Regi
Loewe
Payseur
Pool

We would like to thank Dr. Carole Ober from Human Genetics and Dr. Joy Bergelson from Ecology and Evolution for providing generous support for this meeting. We would also like to thank Candice Lewis, Hussein Al-Asadi, Evan Koch, Mo Siddiq, Joel Smith, Shyam Gopalakrishnan, and Irene Gallego Romero for volunteering and making this event possible.

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