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Future Protistology Meetings
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January 26-29, 2016Heidelberg (Germany)

A New Age of Discovery for Aquatic Microeukaryotes

New discoveries about the unexpected lifestyles of aquatic microbial eukaryotes (protists) are advancing rapidly through the targeted exploration of cultured isolates and whole communities using molecular sequencing and imaging techniques in concert with evolutionary theory and geochemical analysis. Three major contributions to microeukaryote biology, ecology, and evolution that are catapulting the field forward are the Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP), the Tara Oceans Expeditions, and the Malaspina Expedition. Although these three efforts focused on marine organisms, they have provided an unprecedented wealth of new data to the broader protist ecology, evolution, biogeochemistry, and model system research communities. Moreover, these efforts are enabling development of new concepts about the interactions of protists with viruses, bacteria, and archaea.

The goal of the symposium is to increase the impact of the new knowledge generated from these unique datasets and to foster new collaborations among aquatic microbial ecologists, evolutionary biologists, oceanographers, limnologists, cell and molecular biologists, geneticists, and more. The objective is also to address 'What questions can we now ask because of the completion of the marine field campaigns and with the arrival of new technologies, methods, and concepts from all corners of the biological sciences?'

Key dates

3 December 2015. Registration deadline.

June 6-10, 2016Moscow (Russian Federation)

The 2016 meeting of ISoP will run in conjunction with the 1st International Symposium on Soil Protistology (ISOSP) and 5th Russian Conference on the Ecology of Free-living Protists in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems in Moscow Russia, June 6-10.

Details to be announced soon...

June 14-16, 2016Ostrava (Czech Republic)

Trypanosomatidae Biology, Evolution, Taxonomy, and Phylogeny (TryTax2) Meeting 2016

This meeting is devoted to Trypanosomatidae Biology, Evolution, Taxonomy, and Phylogeny. The first meeting (TryTax1) took place at FioCruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in April, 2015. This time we will meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The scientific program is divided into 6 sessions: 1) Evolution; 2) Biology of Trypanosoma spp.; 3) Biology of Leishmania spp.; 4) Biology of monoxenous trypanosomatids; 5) Metabolism; and 6) Genomics. Each session will include an invited talk by the respective Chairman, followed by 5-7 talks selected by the Scientific Committee. All the details and important deadlines will be posted here and updated regularly. Our capacity is 90 attendants maximum, so please register ASAP. If you have specific questions or requests, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Yurchenko or see conference web page at See you all in Ostrava in June!

The meeting will be held between June 14-16, 2016 at the Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava

Key dates

October 15th 2015. Registration and Abstract submission open.

March 1st 2016. Early birds Registration and Abstract submission close.

May 23rd 2016. Late Registration and Abstract submission close.

May 30th 2016. Abstract/oral presentation notification.