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2008 ISOP/ISEP meeting details announced

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Feb 14, 2008, 12:22
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From the organizers:

The International Society of Protistologists (ISOP) and the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP) cordially invite you to attend PROTIST 2008.The meeting, held jointly by both societies, will take place 21-26 July, 2008, on the campus of Dalhousie University, in the centre of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Halifax is the largest and most culturally rich city in Atlantic Canada, and is located in the centre of the province of Nova Scotia, a noted summer tourism destination. Dalhousie University itself has an international reputation in cell and microbial genome evolution, especially evolutionary protistology.

The scientific sessions will begin on July 22. The meeting will feature sessions on all aspects of protistology, and include symposia on protist phylogenomics and on protist organelles and cell biology.

In order to make the meeting accessible to all scientists and trainees, accommodation will be available both in on-campus dormitory-style rooms and in nearby hotels. Dormitory rooms are available to students at special rates (~$30/night per person) and at slightly higher rates for non-students.

Online registration for PROTIST2008 should be available on or before Feb 25th, on the conference website. 'Early' registration (up to May 15th) will be $225 for students and $300 for everyone else. This price includes lunches and tickets to a social mixer and the Banquet. ISOP students are also invited to a student social one evening.

For more details on the conference, please visit the meeting website at: https://protist2008.dal.ca/.

Finally, PROTIST 2008 will be preceded by an unique satellite event. On the 19-20th July there will a workshop on the TREE OF PROTISTAN EUKARYOTES, run by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and co-sponsored by the Tula foundation. The workshop will be held at the Lord Nelson Hotel, a few minutes walk from Dalhousie University. There is a modest fee for attendance - see the PROTIST 2008 website for a link to the workshop website.

We hope to see you all at PROTIST 2008!

Sina Adl
Alastair Simpson

Student travel funding

Funding for student travel to the ISOP meeting is available. To apply for the Holz-Connor Travel Grant, fill out an application (available at http://www.uga.edu/protozoa/awards/holz_conner_app.doc) and submit by March 31 to the chair of the Awards committee, Andrew Rogerson (direct questions to him at rogersona@marshall.edu.)

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