13Th DR Havemeyer International Horse Genome Workshop at Cornell University
McConville Barn, Home of Twilight, Baker Institute for Animal Health, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
The Havemeyer Genome Workshop, originally planned for 2020, will be held July 24-28, 2022. The goals of the workshop are to share scientific findings among horse researchers, foster collaboration between international horse scientists, and define goals for the horse genome research community
– Arrival; Opening reception inn the evening at the historic McConville Barn with Twilight and her stablemates
– Full day of meetings at Stocking Hall; explore campus in the evening and visit to the McClintock Shed
– Full day of meetings at Stocking Hall; Free evening for Cayuga Lake excursions or dinner in Ithaca
– Research Interests Groups (RIGs) meet at the Baker Institute followed by late afternoon social events and evening banquet
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We will have four poster sessions during the workshop: two on Monday, and two on Tuesday. More info on your assigned session will come in the coming weeks. Posters can be either portrait or landscape orientation, but please keep the longest dimension under 42 inches (<106 cm). So, if you have a poster in portrait orientation it should not be more than 42” high, and landscape posters should not be more than 42” wide. Finally, Cornell’s Mann Library has a remote poster printing service that allows payment by credit card. Please let me know if you are interested in having your poster printed here so that we can coordinate the details with Mann Library. Pricing seems to be reasonable; Matte finish is $8/linear foot, so a 36” x 42” poster would be $24, and glossy is $13/linear a foot. A 36” x 42” glossy poster would be $39. Mann asks for a 2 day turn around so keep that in mind if you wish to take advantage of the service.
The Baker Institute celebrates its 71st anniversary in
2021 and continues its tradition as a leading research
institute for veterinary medicine.
The Baker Institute is a department within the
College of Veterinary Medicine.
at Cornell but located on a separate campus.
The first two days and the poster session will take place at Stocking Hall, on campus at Cornell.
Stocking Hall has excellent conference rooms, spaces for breakout meetings and posters.
Nestled in the Finger Lakes region of
upstate New York,
Cornell University is diverse,
ever changing University
with notable faculty and students.
Barbara McClintock conducted genetic studies on plants at Cornell University. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of "jumping genes" in corn that caused the multi-colored kernels.
On behalf of the organizing committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Ithaca. This document will provide details on travel to the workshop via local airports or bus service from New York City (NYC).
Flying to Central New York /Ithaca is served directly by our local airport (ITH), and a nearby airport in Syracuse (SYR). Ithaca is a hub for three airlines: American, Delta, and United. Currently, American connects here through Philadelphia (PHL), Delta connects through Detroit (DTW), and United connects through NYC’s Newark airport (EWR). Syracuse’s Hancock Airport is only an hour away from Ithaca by car, and is serviced by eight airlines: Allegiant, American, Breeze, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and United. Hancock airport is larger than Ithaca and can handle larger planes. We expect some of our delegates to arrive in the area via Syracuse, and we can arrange shuttle service to accommodate our guests.
IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR BUSES
In earlier communications I mentioned that Cornell runs a bus service between the Ithaca campus and New York City multiple times a day and suggested that this might be a viable way for some of our guests to travel to Ithaca. Yesterday I received notice that the bus service is being suspended for most of the month of July including the dates flanking our workshop. If you were considering using the service, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) as Cornell transportation has asked how many passengers this has impacted. Finally, please send me your travel itineraries when you have them so we can plan for your arrivals and departures. arriving in NYC can also access the Cornell campus via bus.
Other public bus lines serving Ithaca from Manhattan include Flixbus (flixbus.com), and Megabus (https://us.megabus.com/), among others. Be sure to note the pickup location in Manhattan because not all buses originate from the major public transportation hubs such as the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Conference attendees will stay at the Best Western
University Inn at East Hill Plaza. The hotel is a short
2 minute drive from the Baker Institute and is located
on the edge of a shopping mall with multiple restaurants, a grocery store, laundromat,
liquor store, and pharmacy.