October 1–3, 2014


Awards to support meeting attendance

The  TerraGenome RCN is pleased to offer a limited number of awards to support meeting attendance by early career participants.

To qualify for a Young Scientist Grant the applicant must be:

  • A graduate student or post doc at a US institution.
  • The presenting author on a poster or volunteered oral presentation

The candidate must prepare the following and send these as an attachment in one email (in Subject Line of email put “Argonne Travel Grant”) to david.myrold@oregonstate.edu.

  • Curriculum Vitae (pdf file);
  • A brief description of recent and current research (1-pg max, pdf file);
  • A copy of your submitted abstract;
  • Send one signed letter as pdf from your supervisor with a recommendation and verification that you are a student or post doc (this can be emailed directly from the reference).

The application, vita, and research statement are due by midnight on August 1, 2014.

All inquires about this award program and application process should be directed to Dr. David Myrold (david.myrold@oregonstate.edu).



The meeting will convene at Pheasant Run Resort located in St Charles, Illinois (note the new location!). In addition to the conference center, the hotel hosts a wide range of amenities, including several dining options, a golf course, and pools.

The room rate for meeting participants is $100 per night plus tax when booked by September 14, 2014. Please click here to reserve your room at the group rate.

Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174

Toll free: 800-4-PHEASANT (800-474-3272)
Fax: 630-584-9831

Air travel

The closest airports are O’Hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW).

Ground transport

A-1 Limo offers competitive rates to/from the conference hotel. Please call +1-630-833-3788 with your flight information to make a reservation. Taxis tend to be much more expensive than a prearranged limo.

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