From the MGI mailing list this week came this announcement. You can help Galveston Island recover from Hurricane Ike AND learn great stuff! Students/Postdocs should see the scholarship pieces especially:
The Gordon Conference on Quantitative Genetics and Genomics will be held at the Hotel Galvez from February 22-26. 2009. Although Hurricane Ike wreaked havoc on the Texas gulf coast, the Hotel sustained minimal damage and massive repair and restoration efforts are underway across the region.
We have received a letter from the mayor of Galveston
(http://www.grc.org/Files/News/galveston_letter.pdf) urging us to keep the conference on the island. They are trying to quickly restore the tourism industry and are welcoming visitors.
Due to the generous support from many sponsors, we are able to fund several scholarships for graduate students and postdocs to partially defray registration costs for attending the conference. Depending on interest, we are currently expecting to fund at least 10 scholarships of at least $500 each. To apply, please email the following by October 27 to
a) A one page letter stating the reasons why you would like to attend the conference.
b) Your current CV
We already have over 100 applicants for the conference, and space is limited. I urge you to register as early as possible:
See you in Galveston,
Daniel Pomp , Chair
Peter Visscher, Vice-Chair
(emails removed for web post, go to the web page).
Hat tip to David Threadgill for forwarding that along to the MGI mailing list to draw attention to it.