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Future Protistology Meetings
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August 3-8, 2014Banff, Alberta (Canada)


We are pleased to announce the 2014 joint ISOP/ISEP meeting in Banff Canada, August 3-8th. The official conference site, with program details and more, is now available:

Registration inormation is also available at

September 1-3, 2014London, UK

Dimensions of Biodiversity: New Standards for Documenting Biodiversity of Ciliates and Strategies for Accessing and Sharing Data

A workshop entitled Dimensions of Biodiversity: New Standards for Documenting Biodiversity of Ciliates and Strategies for Accessing and Sharing Data will be held at Royal Holloway (a constituent college of the University of London) on September 1-3, 2014. It is sponsored by the International Research Coordination Network for Biodiversity of Ciliates (IRCN–BC), with the assistance of the British Society for Protist Biology.

This workshop will include invited participants from many countries and several scientific disciplines related to biodiversity. Three main themes will be covered: 1) determining new minimum requirements for documenting descriptions of new species and taxonomic revisions, with suggestions for documenting other sorts of biodiversity investigations; 2) a global survey of current studies of biodiversity of ciliates; and 3) storage and accession of biodiversity data—where to put it, how to submit it, and how to find it.

This workshop should be of interest to anyone interested in an integrative approach to investigating biodiversity of ciliates. Also, it should be relevant to workers on other groups of protists as well as persons who focus primarily on prokaryotes or multicellular eukaryotes that interact with ciliates in some way.

Watch for preliminary and final programs as well as a registration form. Lodging and food are available on-site at attractive rates, and there is no additional registration fee. The beautiful campus of Royal Holloway is located in the village of Egham, convenient to Heathrow Airport and near attractions such as Windsor Castle.

A flyer is also available.

September 8-12, 2014Poznan, Poland

International Symposium on Testate Amoebae (ISTA7)

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you for the next International Symposium on Testate Amoebae (ISTA7) that will be organised on 8-12 of September 2014 in Poznan, Poland.

The symposium will be held in the conference auditorium of Poznan Archeological Museum located in the centre of Poznan Old Town. It will consist of two days of scientific sessions, one half-day trip around Poznan and half-day taxonomy workshop.

You will find the First Announcement and detailed information at ISTA7 web site: We are also on Facebook and Twitter

Hope to see you all in Poznan next year!

Best regards,

ISTA Organising Committee

November 13 - 15, 2014Seville, Spain


The 13th International Workshop on Opportunistic Protists is planned for November 13-15, 2014 in Seville, Spain by the organizing committee (Enrique Calderon, Chair; and Louis Weiss, Melanie Cushion, Elizabeth S. Didier, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales, Olga Matos, Tony Sinai, Lihua Xiao, Edna Kaneshiro, members)

We recommend you to do your booking in advance to secure your place at the host hotel, Hotel Sevilla Palmera.




The IWOP-13 organizers will make every effort to fit late submission (and "late-breaking data") into the limited space available in the program after the September 1, 2014 deadline. However, space in the program is not guaranteed after the deadline. To ensure your presentation is scheduled in an appropriate session in the program, and the abstract is printed in the program booklet, you must submit the abstract before the deadline.