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2007 ISOP Meeting

By Wayne Coats, for the Stentor
Feb 13, 2007, 16:21
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The 2007 Annual Meeting will be held August 5-10 in Providence, Rhode Island at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Providence-Warwick. This is a joint meeting with the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and is being hosted by Dr. Glen Thursby (US EPA). The meeting will kick-off with an opening mixer on the evening of Sunday, 5 August, and the scientific program will be Monday through Thursday, 6-9 August. An Auction and Mixer will be on Monday evening and the Poster Session and Mixer will be on Wednesday evening. The PSA/ISOP banquet will be Thursday evening and there will be an optional intertidal field trip on Friday morning.

The program will include:

JOINT ISOP-PSA SYMPOSIUM ON SYMBIOSIS
ISOP is proud to co-sponsor a standard format symposium on symbiosis with PSA. This is being coordinated by Charles Delwiche (Univeristy of Maryland) for PSA and Wayne Coats (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center) for ISOP. The speakers include:
MARY ALICE COFFROTH (SUNY Buffalo): Symbiosis-cnidarian symbioses: Ontogeny and diversity
CHARLES DELWICHE (Univeristy of Maryland): The distribution of plastids among eukaryotes: past, present, and future.
BAS IBELINGS (Netherlands Institute of Ecology): Asterionella populations struggle with recurrent epidemics of virulent chytrid parasites.
MATTHEW JOHNSON (Rutgers University): Organelle retention in the photosynthetic ciliate Myrionecta rubra: organelle performance and an energy budget for growth.
BRIAN S. LEANDER (University of British Columbia): Convergent evolution in eukaryotic parasites.
GIULIO PETRONI (Università di Pisa): Bacterial symbiosis in protists.

ISOP SYMPOSIUM ON BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLING
ISOP will sponsor a standard format symposium entitled Biogeochemical Cycling: the Protist Connection. Symposium chairs are Joan M. Bernhard (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) and Samuel S. Bowser (Wadsworth Center, NY State Dept Health). Speakers will include:
JOAN M. BERNHARD (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution): “Extremophile” Foraminifera and N, H, C, and S cycling.
PETER FRENZEL (Max Planck Institut für Terrestrische Mikrobiologie): Methane from protists and methane for protists: their contribution to methane production and their effect on methane oxidation.
MARTIN LANGER (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn): Carbonate production in the World’s Ocean: The role of foraminifera.
BENJAMIN S. TWINING (University of South Carolina): The role of protozoa in ocean iron biogeochemistry.

ISOP INVITED LECTURES
HUTNER LECTURE
ISOP VICE-PRESIDENT - IGOR DOVGAL (Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology): Suctorian Ciliates: Diversity, Distribution, Ecology and Evolution.
PAST PRESIDENT ADDRESS - WAYNE COATS (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center): Lost Among the Alveolates.

ISOP SPECIAL PLATFORM SESSIONS
ISOP will sponsor two thematic platform sessions consisting of invited speakers and contributed paper related to the topics. The sessions are:
Protists and the Molecular and Informatics Revolution: from Species Pages to Barcodes
Chair: Linda Amaral Zettler, Brown-MBL Joint Graduate Program, International Census of Marine Microbes
Drug Targets in Parasitic Protists
Chair: Nigel Yarlett, Haskins Laboratories, Pace University

PSA PLENARY – MINI-SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS
PSA will sponsor Plenary talks and associated mini-symposia with participants identified by the Plenary speakers. Contributed papers related to the mini-symposia topics will be solicited and scheduled in “featured contributed talk” sessions immediately following each mini-symposium. The sessions and invited speakers for 2007 are:

PHYLOGENETICS, SYSTEMATICS, AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF MACROALGAE
Plenary:
MAX H. HOMMERSAND (University of North Carolina) Phylogeny, systematics, and biogeography of the red algae.

Mini-symposium speakers:
HEROEN VERBRUGGEN (Ghent University) Evolutionary biogeography of siphonous green algae.
STEFANO DRAISMA (Leiden University) Our current understanding of brown algal evolution.

PHYSIOLOGICAL AND STRUCTURAL ADVANTAGES OF CHLOROPLAST EVOLUTION
Plenary:
ELISABETH GANTT (University of Maryland) Chloroplast evolution: past and present.

Mini-symposium speakers:
WOLFGANG LOEFFELHARDT (University of Vienna) The cyanelle of Cyanophora paradoxa: missing link of plastid evolution.
JARED WORFUL (University of Maine) Whole genome analyses of diatoms: insights into ecology and evolution.

ENERGETIC AND ELEMENTAL STOICHIOMETRIES IN PHYTOPLANKTON: ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
Plenary:
JOHN A. RAVEN (University of Dundee)

Mini-symposium speakers:
ANTONIETTA QUIGG (Texas A&M University, Galveston)
ZOE FINKEL (Mount Allison University)


MEETING REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION will be available via the World Wide Web at the PSA web site: www.psaalgae.org. The abstract submission deadline and the regular registration deadline will be in May 2006 with an additional late fee assessed for registration thereafter.

FOR ISOP STUDENTS AND YOUNG INVESTIGATORS:
THEODORE L. JAHN and EUGENE C. BOVEE AWARD:
This award is made to the ISOP-member, graduate student presenting the best paper or poster at the annual meeting.

GEORGE G. HOLZ and ROBERT L. CONNOR TRAVEL FUND
This fund is used for travel awards to promote participation of students and young investigators at the annual meeting.

For additional information about awards, application forms, and letter of support forms, go to http://www.uga.edu/~protozoa/awards/awards.html, or contact:
Andrew Rogerson (rogersona@marshall.edu)
or
John Clamp (jclamp@nccu.edu)



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