Announcement: International Symposium on Functional Genomic Tools in Honey Bees

Posted: June 28, 2011

Penn State's Department of Entomology and Center for Pollinator Research are hosting the "International Symposium on Functional Genomic Tools in Honey Bees" on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

The symposium will feature 22 speakers from 8 countries, who will discuss recent advances in using genomic tools to study epigenetics, social behavior, disease ecology and polyphenisms in honey bees and other social insects.  For more information, please see the program schedule.

The symposium will be held on Saturday, August 6 in room 112 of the Forest Resources Building at Penn State's University Park campus.  Registration is free, but we ask you to sign up online by July 15th at  Please see the website for more information, or contact Christina Grozinger or Gro Amdam.

The symposium (and the associated short course on RNAi technology) is generously funded by a grant from the Research Council of Norway.