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Workshops and Field Trips

Training Workshops

TreeGenes / CartograPlant
Friday, June 7, 2024
11:00a - 1:00p CST
Instructors: Meghan Myles, Emily Grau,
and Risharde Ramnath
(University of Connecticut)

Hands-on virtual training on how to utilize the CartograPlant & TreeGenes web applications for data query, visualization, and forest tree population genetics (GWAS/EAA) analysis.

Language of Instruction: English


Introduction to
Quantitative Genetics
Monday, June 10, 2024 
9:00a - 5:30p CST
Instructor: Fikret Isik
(North Carolina State University)
Hands-on training focused on estimating variance components and heritability for Gaussian and binomial
distributed traits. Quality control and pedigree
assignment using SNP markers.

Language of Instruction: English
Conservation Genomics:
Intro to 
Variant Detection
Monday, June 10, 2024
1:30p-5:30p CST
Instructors: Jason Holliday (Virginia Tech)
& Karl Fetter (University of Connecticut)

Hands-on training focused on workflows for variant genotyping from high throughput sequence data. Quality control of raw data, alignment/assembly, detection, filtering, and processing of variant files.

Language of Instruction: English

Conservation Genomics:
Intro to 
Genome Assembly
Monday, June 10, 2024
8:30a - 12:00p CST 
Instructors: Cynthia Webster and
Vidya Vuruputoor
(University of Connecticut)
Hands-on training focused on current sequencing strategies and informatic approaches to genome assembly for tree species of conservation concern
Language of Instruction: English
Forest Genetics Training Modules
Monday, June 10, 2024
9:00a-12:30p CST
Multiple Instructors
Training focused on topics related to forest genetics - multiple modules will be offered through the morning.
Intended for an undergraduate/early graduate student audience

Language of Instruction: Spanish

Field Trips

Wednesday Field Trip
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Free to attendees


More Info to Follow

Natural Dye Workshop Field Trip
Friday, June 14, 2024
10:00a - 6:30p CST
Fee: $150 USD


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Hot Springs Field Trip
Friday, June 14, 2024
6:00a - 3:00p CST
Fee: $100 USD


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Folk Art Day Field Trip
Friday, June 14, 2024
10:00a - 5:30p CST
Fee: $100 USD


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2-Day Field Trip to Sierra Juarez
Friday, June 14-15, 2024
8:00a (June 14) - 5:30p (June 15) CST
Fee: $270 USD


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NAFGS 2024 Registration Includes...


Registration for four  training workshops (free!) 


Main scientific meeting with six keynote speakers


Opening mixer, breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks


Poster Session


Mid-meeting field trip (Wed)  and banquet dinner (Thur)

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