Past Protistology Meetings
includes links to meeting reports when available
- A New Age of Discovery for Aquatic Microeukaryotes January 26-29, 2016
- EMBO Eukaryotes 2015 October 17-22, 2015
- Current Trends, Collaborations, and Future Directions in Biodiversity Studies of Ciliates October 19-21, 2015
- ISOP/ECOP September 5-10, 2015
- ISOP/ISEP August 3-8, 2014
- Dimensions of Biodiversity: New Standards for Documenting Biodiversity of Ciliates and Strategies for Accessing and Sharing Data 1-3 September, 2014
- International Symposium on Testate Amoebae (ISTA7) 8-12 September, 2014
- International Workshop on Opportunistic Protists (IWOP13) 13-15 November, 2014
- The British Society for Parasitology Spring Meeting 2014 and Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis symposium 6-9 April, 2014
- International Symposium on Foraminifera (FORAMS 2014) 19-24 January, 2014
- ICOP XIV July 28-August 3, 2013
- FASEB Ciliate Molecular Biology July 7-12, 2013
- XXIX Congress of the Italian Society of Protistology onlus October 1-4, 2012
- 3rd North American Section Meeting September 22-23, 2012
- Integrating the 3 Dimensions of Biodiversity September 19-22, 2012
- 8th International Chrysophyte Symposium August 12-17, 2012
- IWOP-12 August 5-8, 2012
- Protist2012 July 29-August 3, 2012
- IUBS 31st General Assembly July 5-9, 2012
- International School on Foraminifera June 10-20, 2012
- Lynn Margulis Symposium-A Life in Science: in Memory and Celebration March 23-25, 2012
- Comparative genomics of eukaryotic microorganisms October 15-20, 2011
- Free Living Amoebae Meeting 2011 October 10-15, 2011
- Cushman Foundation session at GSA October 9-12, 2011
- 1st Asian Congress of Protistology & 8th Asian Conference of Ciliate Biology October 3-6, 2011
- BioMicroWorld2011 September 14-16, 2011
- VI European Congress of Protistology July 25-29, 2011
- 4th International School on Foraminifera July 13-22, 2011
- 2011 PSA-ISOP Annual Meeting July 13-16, 2011
- 4th Congress of the European Microbiologists (FEMS 2011) June 26-30, 2011
- Kinetoplastid Molecular Cell Biology Meeting April 8-12, 2011
- FORAMS 2010 September 5-10, 2010
- ICOPA XII August 15-20, 2010
- IWOP-11 August 1-5, 2010
- 2010 ISOP-BSPB MEETING July 18-24, 2010
- ISEP XVIII July 2-7, 2010
- Field Microbial Ecology course June 28-July 12, 2010
- Second North American Section Meeting June 5-6, 2010
- Working with Parasite Database Resources April 17-21, 2010
- International School on Foraminifera (3rd Course) April 7-16, 2010
- Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Seminar March 29-April 1 2010
- 5th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae (ISTA-5) September 14-17, 2009
- ICOP XIII August 23-28, 2009
- First North American Section ISOP Meeting June 11-13, 2009
- 4th World Congress on Leishmaniasis (WL4) February 3-7, 2009
- 2008 ISOP/ISEP, July 21-26, 2008
- 3rd Gordon Research Conference on Marine Microbes (Diversity and Interactions) July 13-18, 2008
- Seventh International Chrysophyte Symposium June 23-27, 2008
- First Spanish-French Meeting on Protistology June 4-6, 2008
- X International Workshop on Opportunistic Protists (IWOP-10) May 28-31, 2008
- Fourth International Conference on Anaerobic Protists (ICAP IV) May 12-16, 2008
- 10th Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology (SAME10), September 2-7, 2007
- 2007 ISOP/PSA, August 5-9, 2007
- V European Congress of Protistology and XI European Conference of Ciliate Biology, July 23-27, 2007
- FASEB Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference July 21-26, 2007
- International Congress of Toxicology July 15-19, 2007
- SMBE 2007 June 24-28, 2007
- International Symposium on Ectoparasites of Pets/Livestock Insect Workers Conference June 10-14, 2007
- Small Matters: Microbes and their Role in Conservation April 26-27, 2007
- International Symposium on Ciliate Biology February 6-7, 2007
- Forams 2006 September 10-15, 2006
- Fifth International Symbiosis Society Congress, August 4-10, 2006
- Congress of Parasitology, ICOPA XI, August, 2006
- International Society for Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP XVI), August 1-5, 2006
- 2006 Gordon Conference on Marine Microbes, July 23-28, 2006
- Joint Meeting: ISOP and IWOP-9 (International Workshop on Opportunistic Protists), June 20-24, 2006
- 13th East Coast Protozoology Meeting June 6-8, 2006
- Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006 March 11-19, 2006
- ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting February 20-24, 2006
- Third Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S, October 2-7, 2005
- XI International Meeting on Biology and Pathogenicity of Free-Living Amoebae, September 5-9, 2005
- Ciliate Molecular Biology, August 3-8, 2005
- 6th International Crustacean Congress (ICC6), July 18th - 22nd, 2005
- ICOP XII International Congress of Protozoology, July 10-15, 2005
- 12th East Coast Conference on Protozoology, June 3-5, 2005
- WorldLeish III [3rd International Congress on Leishmania and Leishmaniosis (=Leishmaniasis)}, April 10 to 15, 2005
- GEOHAB Open Science Meeting on HABs and Eutrophication, March 7-10, 2005
- ISEP XV - International Society of Evolutionary Protistology, 30 January 3 February, 2005
- Evolution of
Protozoa and Other Protists, September 13, 2004
- 2004 Annual Meeting of the Society of Protozoologists, June 2-6, 2004
- 36th Annual Midwest Protozoology Meeting, April 24, 2004
- XVI Congreso Latinoamericano de Parasitologia FLAP 2003, October 1-3, 2003
- 4th European Congress of Protistology together with the 10th European Conference on Ciliate Biology, August 31-Sept 5th 2003
- 11th East Coast Conference on Protozoology, June 6-8, 2003
- 10th East Coast Conference on Protozoology, June 8-9, 2002
- The 55th annual meeting for the Society of Protozoologists, June 14-19, 2003
Congress on Toxoplasma Biology, Clinical Practice and Public Health, June 23 - 25, 2003
- International Congress of Parasitology, July 4-6, 2003
- II International Workshops On Opportunistic Protists (IWOP-8) and International Conference On Anaerobic Protists (ICAP), July 25-29, 2003
- 9th East Coast Protozoology Conference, June 9-10, 2001
- ICOP XI, June 9-10, 2001
January 26-29, 2016Heidelberg (Germany)
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?'
3 December 2015. Registration deadline.
October 17-22, 2015San Feliu de Guíxols (Spain)
Unicellular eukaryotes comprise the overwhelming majority of eukaryotic diversity, pervading all branches of the eukaryotic tree of life. Recent sequencing efforts have significantly increased the number and diversity of unicellular eukaryotes for which genomic/cellular/proteomic data is available. Metagenomics, transcriptomics, single- cell genomics, and other 'omics' approaches are being applied to unravel the ecology, physiology, diversity and evolution of microbial eukaryotes and are shedding light on fundamental questions such as the origin of the eukaryotic cell, endosymbiosis, the origin of multicellularity and the evolution of major cellular processes in eukaryotes.
This EMBO Conference will gather researchers focused on the diversity and evolution of different groups of microbial eukaryotes. They will present their latest results and discuss them in an informal environment where new ideas are likely to emerge from scientific interactions.
The EMBO Conference will be held at Hotel Eden Roc, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols from 17 October to 22 October. Sant Feliu is a small picturesque town situated on the northern Mediterranean coast of Spain, 120 km from Barcelona and 30 km from Girona. The hotel overlooks the sea and is located 1.5 km from the centre of Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
15 August 2015. Registration deadline.
15 July 2015. Abstract submission deadline.
31 August 2015. Payment deadline.
October 19-21, 2015Ocean University of China, Institute of Evolution & Marine Biodiversity Qingdao (China)
'Current Trends, Collabrations and Future Directions in Biodiversity Studies of Ciliates' will bring together participants from Chinese institutions with those from other countries. The workshop will focus on integrative research into biodiversity of ciliates, especially projects involving international collaboration.
A Workshop Presented By the International Research Coordination Network for Biodiversity of Ciliates with Support from the National Science Foundation (US) andthe Natural Science Foundation of China
More information about the workshop, including support for travel of participants, can be found on our website at www.IRCN-BC.org.
Please contact Dr. Feng Gao or Dr. John Clamp if you have any specific questions or need a letter of invitation.
September 5-10, 2015Seville (Spain)
ISOP/ECOP 2015 (VII ECOP Congress) > Registration and Abstract submission are open now!
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the next VII European Congress of Protistology, VII ECOP, which will be held on September 5 to 10, 2015 in Seville (Spain) hosted by the Specialized Group of Protistology (Grupo Especializado de Protistología, GEP) of Spanish Society of Microbiology (SEM). The Congress will be organized by the Federation of European Protistological Societies(FEPS) for the first time in partnership with the International Society of Protistologists (ISOP). Venues of the VII ECOP-ISOP Joint Meeting will be the Hotel-Conference Center Silken Al-Andalus Palace and the Scientific Campus Reina Mercedes of the University of Seville. We are very much looking forward to hosting this major scientific event.
ECOP congresses take place every four years (last ones at Berlin 2011, Germany, and St. Petersburg 2007, Russia) and cover all aspects of the Protistology field. We expect that this first ECOP-ISOP joint congress will be an outstanding meeting point for protistologists worldwide to present their work and discuss their scientific achievements.
The format of the VII ECOP-ISOP Joint Meeting includes plenary lectures, parallel symposia and workshops lectures and poster presentations. The Congress has been designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in different Protistological fields, from the molecular to the ecological ones. ISOP organized and generously supported two symposia and two plenary lectures. It is our pleasure to announce that Ross Waller, University of Cambridge (UK), will give the 2015 Hutner Award Lecture at the VII ECOP-ISOP Joint Meeting.
Details of the meeting venues, speakers, registration fees, abstracts submission and hotel accommodation are posted on the Congress website www.viiecop.com
A special group rate at the Hotel-Conference Center Silken Al-Andalus Palace has been negotiated for VII ECOP-ISOP Joint Meeting delegates. Further information on hotel room rates and how to book your accommodation is available on the Congress website.
We invite you to check the website regularly for updates. Notices in affiliated journals (European Journal of Protistology and Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology) and Societies websites will also be posted over the coming weeks.
Congress registration and Abstracts submission are now open!
10th July 2015. Early registration and Abstracts submission deadline.
1th September 2015. Late (increased) registration deadline.
We are looking forward to meeting you and your colleagues in Seville!
Aurelio Serrano, President of the Local Organizing Committee
Eduardo Villalobo, Secretary of the Local Organizing Committee
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: http://www.ualberta.ca/~cklinger/Protist2014/MainPage.html.
Registration inormation is also available at http://www.banffcentre.ca/conferences/2013/UOA1408/
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 www.ircn-bc.org 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)
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 http://www.muzarp.poznan.pl/en/ 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: http://www.ista.climpeat.pl/ We are also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/istapoland?fref=ts and Twitter https://twitter.com/ISTA_7.
Hope to see you all in Poznan next year!
ISTA Organising Committee
November 13 - 15, 2014Seville, Spain
XIII INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON OPPORTUNISTIC PROTISTS (IWOP13)
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.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 1ST SEPTEMBER
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.
6-9 April, 2014Cambridge, UK
The British Society for Parasitology Spring Meeting 2014 and Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis symposium
A major annual international meeting organised by the BSP, uniting all aspects of parasitology, spanning identification of new
therapeutic modalities, genomics, disease mechanisms, control strategies, basic organismal biology, evolution and more. The meeting aims to provide opportunities for leading scientists, postdoctoral researchers and students from all disciplines that impact parasitology and to exchange ideas, to cross disiplines and to network.
Sessions will include drug design and approaches, genomics, control mechasnisms, cell biology, virulence, work in the field and more.
Each session will feature an invited speaker, and all remaining oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. There will be ample scope for poster presentations, ad hoc workshops and roundtable discussions.
Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is the seventh oldest university in the world, maintaining a global reputation for excellence in education and research. Located in the Fenlands to the east of England, the University boasts some of the finest medieval architecture in the world, and a rich cultural heritage with global impact.
Organisers:: Mark C. Field (University of Dundee and BSP), Owain Millington (University of Strathclyde and BSP)
Suggestions for session topics and workshops welcome. Further details will be announced on the BSP website (http://www.bspuk.org).
19-24 January, 2014Concepcion, Chile
International Symposium on Foraminifera (FORAMS 2014)
The International Symposium on Foraminifera (FORAMS 2014) was held at the Main Campus of the University of Concepcion, in Concepcion, Chile on 19-24 January, 2014.
Papers covering a wide range of research topics were presented, including all aspects of foraminiferal biology, biostratiography, biogeography, ecology and paleoecology, paleoceanography, molecular evolution and systematics, and paleoclimatology.
The website is available at www.udec.cl/forams2014. This website will be permanently updated. A facebook site is available at http://www.facebook.com/Forams2014.
July 28-August 3, 2013Vancouver, BC (Canada)
The International Congress of Protistology XIV (ICOP XIV) was held July 28-August 3, 2013, in Vancouver, Canada, and covered all aspects of the biology of eukaryotic algae, protozoa, and other microbial eukaryotes.
Meeting information can be found on the conference website: http://www.icoprotist.com/showcontent.aspx?MenuID=1237
July 7-12, 2013Steamboat Springs, CO (USA)
FASEB Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference
The 2013 FASEB Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference was be held July 7-12, 2013 at the Steamboat Grand Resort (Steamboat Springs, Colorado). Details and a full schedule are available at https://secure.faseb.org/FASEB/meetings/summrconf/Programs/11512.pdf.
October 1-4, 2012Rome, Italy
XXIX Congress of the Italian Society of Protistology onlus
The Italian Society of Protistology held its XXIX Congress 1-4 October, 2012. A program is available.
September 22-23, 2012Durham, NC (USA)
3rd Annual Meeting, North American Section
The International Society of Protistologists North American Section held its 3rd Annual Meeting 22-23 September, 2012, at North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC. The host and organizer was John Clamp, of NCCU.
September 19-22, 2012Durham, NC (USA)
Integrating the 3 Dimensions of Biodiversity: New Directions for Investigating Biodiversity of Ciliates
A workshop at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and North Carolina Central University, was held at Durham, NC on September 19-22, 2012. The workshop is sponsored by the International Research Coordination Network for Biodiversity of Ciliates, a partnership between U.S. and Chinese researchers, and will include participants from many countries and all scientific disciplines related to biodiversity.
The International Research Coordination Network for Biodiversity of Ciliates (IRCN–BC) is a joint project between U.S. and Chinese researchers that promotes multidisciplinary, integrative research on biodiversity of ciliated protists and fosters international cooperation in studies of biodiversity. It welcomes participation by ANY researcher investigating ANY facet of biodiversity of ciliates or other protists as well as prokaryotes or multicellular eukaryotes that interact with ciliates in some way.
Our goal is to attract a broad input of expertise, outlooks, and technical skills into collaborative research projects. The IRCN–BC sponsors one major workshop or symposium each year and funds travel by researchers to participating laboratories for specialized training or research collaborations, to workshops, or to professional meetings.
August 12-17, 2012Prague, Czech Republic
8th International Chrysophyte Symposium
The Eighth International Chrysophyte
Symposium was held on August 12 - 17, at Charles University of
Prague, Czech Republic. Meeting Website: http://botany.natur.cuni.cz/ics/
August 5-8, 2012Tarrytown, NY (USA)
The 12th International Workshops on Opportunistic Protists was held August 5th to 9th 2012 in Tarrytown New York, USA.
The venue was Tarrytown House Estate (http://www.tarrytownhouseestate.com, just outside of New York City).
June 10-20, 2012Urbino, Italy
International School on Foraminifera
The International School on Foraminifera 5th Course was be held in Urbino, Italy on June 10-20, 2012.
This ten-day intensive course is specifically designed to provide an overview of the Taxonomy, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Geological History of Foraminifera. The course is intended for students interested in Micropalaeontology, Paleoceanography, Paleoecology, Climate History, and industrial applications. The course structure consists of morning lectures and afternoon microscope sessions.
For more information please contact:
Dr. Frontalini Fabrizio
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, della Vita e dell'Ambiente (DiSTeVA)
Facoltà di Scienze e Tecnologie
Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo"
Campus Scientifico, Località Crocicchia, 61029 Urbino (Italy)
Tel: (+39) 0722 304309 Fax: (+39) 0722 304220
Mobile phone: (+39) 3928457666
March 23-25, 2012Amherst, Massachusetts (USA)
Lynn Margulis Symposium-A Life in Science: in Memory and Celebration
The University of Massachusetts, in collaboration with the family and
friends of Lynn Margulis (1938-2011), held a
Symposium, March 23-25, 2012, celebrating her life and work. More information is available at www.geo.umass.edu/margulis_symposium.html
October 15-20, 2011Sant Feliux, Spain
Comparative genomics of eukaryotic microorganisms: understanding the complexity of diversity
The EMBO conference on Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms was held in San Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 15-22 October 2011 (see Website: http://events.embo.org/11-comparative-genomics/).
This conference addressed the big evolutionary questions of what makes a eukaryote, how multicellularity arose, the evolution of reproduction, pathogenesis, and so on. Lineages of the Eukaryotic Tree of Life (TOL) that until now received only moderate attention, such as the Excavates, Archaeoplastids, Amoebozoa and Choanozoa, were discussed, together with the better studied Chromalveolates and Fungi.
The conference was organized by Teun Boekhout (firstname.lastname@example.org), Amparo Querol and Ed Louis
October 10-15, 2011Rose Hall Beach, Jamaica
Free Living Amoebae Meeting 2011
The University of the West Indies organized the XIVth International Meeting on the Biology and Pathogenicity of Free Living Amoebae (called FLAM 2011) in Montego Bay at the Iberostar from 10th-15th October 2011. Meeting information is available at http://ocs.mona.uwi.edu/index.php/flam/flam2011.
October 9-12, 2011Minneapolis, MN (USA)
GSA 2011: Cushman Session
The Cushman Foundation sponsored a Topical Session at the 2011 Geological Society of America Annual meeting. The session, entitled "Frontiers in Foraminiferal Research: Implications for Interpreting the Past, Understanding the Present, and Predicting the Future", was co-convened by Pamela Hallock (University of South Florida, email@example.com) and Susan T. Goldstein (University of Georgia, firstname.lastname@example.org). A full announcement of the session is available.
October 3-6, 2011Jeju Island, Korea
1st Asian Congress of Protistology & 8th Asian Conference of Ciliate Biology
The 1st Asian Congress of Protistology (ACOP) & 8th Asian Conference of Ciliate Biology was held in the picturesque Jeju Island, Korea from October 3 to October 6, 2011.
The discipline of protistology is becoming increasingly active in Asia, but before now the only conferences in this area have focused on ciliate biology. ACOP 2011 covered all areas of protistology including molecular biology, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, systematics, phylogeny, parasitology, and informatics.
Programme details, abstract submission and registration are on the congress website http://www.ksop.org/acop2011
September 14-16, 2011Torremolinos-Malaga, Spain
BioMicroWorld2011 was a multi-disciplinary forum that will bring together active researches involved in environmental, industrial and applied microbiology with the aim of communicating current research priorities and progress in the field, and identifying new approaches and research opportunities in applied microbiology.
Information about the meeting is available at http://www.formatex.org/biomicroworld2011/index.html.
July 25-29, 2011Berlin, Germany
VI European Congress of Protistology
The VI European Congress of Protistology (ECOP) was held in Berlin, Germany from July 25 - 29, 2011. Programs, photos and the like can be found at http://www.ecop2011.org/
July 13-22, 2011Urbino, Italy
The International School on Foraminifera, 4th Course, was held on July 13-22, 2011 in Urbino (Italy). This ten-day intensive course is specifically designed to provide an overview of the Taxonomy, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Geological History of Foraminifera. The course is intended for students interested in Micropalaeontology, Palaeoceanography, Palaeoecology, Climate History, and industrial applications. The course structure consists of morning lectures and afternoon microscope sessions.
For more information about the course, please contact:
Dr. Frontalini Fabrizio
Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Uomo, dell'Ambiente e della Natura
Facoltà di Scienze e Tecnologie
Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo"
Campus Scientifico, Località Crocicchia, 61029 Urbino (Italy)
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (+39) 0722 304254 Fax: (+39) 0722 304220
Mobile phone: (+39) 3928457666
July 13-16, 2011Seattle, Washington (USA)
2011 PSA-ISOP Annual Meeting
The international Society of Protistologists met jointly with the Phycological Society of America in on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Tim Nelson of Seattle Pacific University served as the local host.
April 8-12, 2011Woods Hole, Massachusetts (USA)
Kinetoplastid Molecular Cell Biology Meeting
Meeting site: http://www.mbl.edu/kmcb/2011/index.php
The biennial KMCB Meeting provides a forum for discussion of the Molecular Cell Biology of Trypanosomes, Leishmania, and related model organisms, without restrictions on attendance. Researchers whose primary focus is on pathogenesis and drug development are also welcome.
September 5-10, 2010Bonn, Germany
FORAMS 2010 - International Symposium on Foraminifera
In about two years, the next International Symposium on Foraminifera, FORAMS 2010 will be held in the city of Bonn, Germany. The meeting is a follow-up to the very successful meetings previously held in Halifax (Benthos'75), Pau (Benthos'81), Geneva (Benthos'86), Sendai (Benthos'90), Berkeley (Forams'94), Monterrey (Forams'98), Perth (Forams 2002), and Natal (FORAMS 2006).
Presentations on any aspect of foraminiferal biology, paleontology, biostratigraphy, systematics, biogeography, ecology and paleoecology, oceanography and paleoceanography, molecular evolution, climatology and paleoclimatology, and macro/micro evolutionary studies are welcome.
If you wish to participate in FORAMS 2010 and present a paper or if you need more information and want to receive future updates, please use our Pre-registration Form on the Website to pre-register for the International Symposium on Foraminifera, FORAMS 2010. While pre-registration is not required, it will help meeting organizers anticipate attendance. Pre-registration will also assure that you're kept up-to-date about logistical details as more information becomes available. It will help us in planning better the symposium. Please visit the main website periodically for any further information about FORAMS 2010.
Main Building of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, Germany.
Details and preliminary information for the meeting will be available at the FORAMS 2010 website: http://www.forams2010.uni-bonn.de
Please bookmark this site and include the event on your Calendars. The Website will be regularly updated.
The FORAMS 2010 Flyer can be downloaded directly from our website, http://www.forams2010.uni-bonn.de/flyer/Flyer_FORAMS_2010.pdf
Please use it to advertise the event in your institution!
Important dates to Remember:
Deadline for abstracts: April 30, 2010 (submissions will be open online early on 2009)
Registration: from July 2009 to April 30, 2010 (all contributors have to be registered by this date).
August 15-20, 2010Melbourne, Australia
The website is at www.icopaxii.org.
For more information, please contact Terry Spithill (Program Coordinator- ICOPA XII Organising Committee)
August 1-5, 2010Hilo, Hawaii (USA)
IWOP-11 (International Workshops on Opportunistic Protists) was held Aug 1-5, 2010, at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in Hilo, Hawaii. Abstracts
for the meeting are available.
July 18-24, 2010Canterbury, UK
2010 ISOP-BSPB MEETING
The 60th annual meeting of the International Society of Protistologists was held jointly with the British Society of Protist Biology 18-23 July 2010, in Canterbury, England. The conference Website, including an abstract book, is available. Winners of the student presentation awards have been announced.
July 2-7, 2010Kanazawa City, Japan
The 18th Meeting of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP XVIII), was held on 2-7 July in 2010 at the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art in Kanazawa City, Japan.
June 28-July 12, 2010Appledore Island, Maine (USA)
FIELD MICROBIAL ECOLOGY
The microbial world dominates the biosphere in terms of biomass, diversity, and metabolic flexibility. This course is designed to introduce students to collecting,observing, and identifying live representatives of these fascinating microbial organisms including bacteria, protists, fungi, and microscopic animals. Students will be instructed in the taxonomy and ecology of the basic groups of micro-organisms while learning to collect them in the field for observation, experimentation and culturing. Field observations will be emphasized along with the proper use of light microscopes. Modern molecular methods including Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization will also be taught. SML is an ideal location for a course of this type due to the many habitats available including marine coastal
environments, intertidal environments, and hundreds of small ponds of varying salinity, nutrient status, and oxygenation.
For complete details, please see the course announcement.
June 5-6, 2010Lexington, VA (USA)
Second North American Section Meeting
The North American Section meeting was held at the Virginia Military Institute in historic Lexington, VA on Saturday June 5 from 9:00 to 5:00, and on Sunday June 6 from 9:00 - noon.
April 17-21, 2010Cambridge, UK
Working with Parasite Database Resources
This workshop was taught as part of a collaboration between the Pathogen Genomics Group (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK), the Eukaryotic Pathogen Bioinformatics Resource Center (University of Georgia and University of Pennsylvania, US), and the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (US). This residential workshop aims to provide experimental biologists with hands-on experience in genomic-scale data analysis, including genome browsers and comparison tools, methods for data integration, and resources for sophisticated data mining.
For registration and additional information (including scholarships) please visit http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Education-resources/Courses-and-conferences/Advanced-Courses/Courses/WTX057366.htm
April 7-16, 2010Urbino, Italy
International School on Foraminifera
The 3rd Course on Foraminifera is designed to provide an overview of the Taxonomy, Ecology, Biodiversity and Geological History of Benthic and Planktonic Foraminifera. This intensive course is intended for students interested in Micropalaeontology, Palaeoceanography, Palaecology, and Climate History. The aim is to provide a primer on the study foraminifera and examples of how foraminifera can be used as palaeoenvironmental and palaeoceanographical proxies. We review the current classification schemes of the foraminifera, discuss Ecology and Life History, review their usefulness for Biostratigraphical applications, and use case studies to investigate the geological history of the group with lab sessions.
Two distinct courses were held: Benthic Foraminiferal Course (7-11 April) and Planktonic Foraminiferal Course (12-16 April).
For complete meeting details, please see the course announcement.
March 29-April 1, 2010Cardiff, UK
Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Seminar
A conference organised by the British Society for Parasitology
Convenors: Graham Coombs (Strathclyde), Karen Grant (Lancaster). For further information visit the British Society for Parasitology website: http://www.bsp.uk.net.
September 14-17, 2009Montbéliard, France
5th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae (ISTA-5)
Research on testate amoebae has been increasing exponentially in recent years. This is due largely to the fact that the analysis of testate amoebae is now a common tool in palaeoecological studies where they provide information on past changes in hydrology and other environmental conditions.Recent research has also shown that testate amoebae also play a very important role in the cycling of elements in terrestrial ecosystems and potentially interact closely with vascular plants in the rhizophere. Molecular methods are finally becoming available to study the phylogeny and taxonomy of testate amoebae, and help resolve long-standing debates on their diversity and biogeography.
More information about the meeting is available at http://www.ot-pays-de-montbeliard.fr/index.php?id=403&no_cache=1&L=0
August 23-28, 2009Armação dos Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This meeting featured symposia on Pneumocystis, the ecology of free-living protists, anaerobic protists, biodiversity and molecular phylogeny, signaling and behavior/cell-cell interaction/developmental biology, secretion/endocytosis, genomics/proteomics/ metabolomics, symbiosis and evolution, structure and function of organelles, free-living relatives of parasitic protozoa (an ISOP-sponsored symposium), opportunistic protists, and zoonotic protozoa at the human-wildlife-domestic interface.
Meeting details are being posted at the conference Website, http://www.sbpz.org.br/icop
- Walter Colli, Brazil
- Thomas Cavalier-Smith, UK
- Jean François Dubremetz, France
- Jan Tachezy, Czech Republic
- Sina M. Adl, Canada: The Central Role of Protists in terrestrial nutrient cycling.
A list of scheduled symposia (Microsoft Word file), a preliminary schedule (Microsoft Excel file), and the schedule of the Special Symposium on Trypanosoma cruzi (Word file) are available.
June 11-13, 2009Bristol, Rhode Island (USA)
First North American Section ISOP Meeting
The ISOP- North American Section held its first meeting at Roger Williams University (RWU), Bristol, Rhode Island, June 11-13, 2009. The meeting was sponsored by the International Society of Protistologists and Roger Williams University.
A full program with abstracts is available.
Congratulations to the student award winners:
Tie for first
Matthew Browne, University of Arkansas
The phylogeny of the “forgotten” slime mold Fonticula alba reveals a key evolutionary position within Opisthokonta
Donald Schoener, University of Conneticut
Turnover of photosynthetic pigments in a mixotrophic ciliate
Daniel Lahr, University of Massachusetts
Evolution of the actin gene family in lobose testate amoebae
Justin Schumacher and Stephanie Canton, University of Rhode Island
An orthologue of the protozoan vaccine candidate phosphoprotein p0 in Tetrahymena thermophila
Mark Byrne, Salve Regina University
Efficient use of real-time PCR to determine Ld LIP3 transcript copy number in Leishmania promastigotes
Sheila A. Kitchen, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
An electrophysiological investigation of Karenia brevis
February 3-7, 2009Lucknow, India
4th World Congress on Leishmaniasis (WL4)
Lucknow (India) hosted the IVth World Congress on Leishmaniasis. The previous Congresses were been held in Istanbul, Crete & Sicily.
Kindly go online at www.worldleish4.org to look for details about the conference.
July 21-26, 2008Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)
2008 ISOP/ISEP Meeting
The 2008 annual meeting of the International Society of
Protistologists was held jointly with the International Society
for Evolutionary Protistology in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Visit http://myweb.dal.ca/asimpso2/Protist2008.htm for
information about the meeting, including conference photos.
July 13-18, 2008Il Ciocco, Italy
3rd Gordon Research Conference on Marine Microbes (Diversity and
The conference included plenary lectures, discussions and poster
sessions. A preliminary program
for the conference is available, including an outline for the plenary
lectures and discussions.
June 23-27, 2008New London, Connecticut (USA)
Seventh International Chrysophyte Symposium
The Seventh International Chrysophyte
Symposium was held during the week of June 23, 2008 at Connecticut
College, New London, Connecticut, U.S.A. The three to four day symposium brought together experts from around the world representing a broad
spectrum of disciplines. Although the overriding theme of the symposium will
focus on chrysophytes in a broad sense, there were also significant
contributions representing allied heterokont groups and an infusion of ideas
from other fields.
For more details, please visit the meeting Website at http://www.conncoll.edu/academics/departments/botany/ICS.
June 4-6, 2008Seville, Spain
First Spanish-French Meeting on Protistology
On behalf of Grupo Especializado de Protistologia, Sociedad Española de Microbiologia and Groupment de Protistologues de Langue Française, we have the pleasure to announce you the conjoint celebration in 2008 of their respective meetings. The gathering, tentatively called First Spanish-French Meeting on Protistology, was held in Seville (South of Spain), from 4th to 6th June. The aim of this meeting was to promote Protistology in Europe through scientific exchange.
For further information, please visit www.congreso.us.es/hfprotis.
Hope to see you in Sevilla,
Eduardo Villalobo, President of the Organizing Committee
May 12-16, 2008Taoyuan, Taiwan
Fourth International Conference on Anaerobic Protists (ICAP IV)
Dear colleagues and friends:
The Fourth International Conference on Anaerobic Protists (ICAP IV) in 2008 was on the theme "Systems Biology of Anaerobic Protists". The conference was held at Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, from 12 to 16 May 2008. Further details are available on the ICAP IV website: http://bioinfo.cgu.edu.tw/ICAP2008/.
Conference Chair, ICAP IV
Associate Director, Bioinformatics Center, Chang Gung University.
259 Wen-hwa 1st Rd., Kweishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
September 2-7, 2007Faro, Portugal
10th Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology (SAME10)
The 10th Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology (SAME10) was held from 2nd to 7th September 2007 at Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal.
All information including program as well as registration and abstract submission
is available on the official same10 website: http://www.ualg.pt/fcma/same10/
August 5-9, 2007Providence, RI, USA
2007 ISOP/PSA Meeting
The 2007 annual meeting of the International Society of Protistologists was held jointly with the Phycological Society of America at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island.
The program included a Joint ISOP-PSA symposium on symbiosis, an ISOP symposium entitled Biogeochemical Cycling: the Protist Connection, the invited ISOP Hutner lecture by Per Juel Hansen, a Past President's address, and two platform sessions
(Protists and the Molecular and Informatics Revolution, and Drug Targets in Parasitic Protists.)
Information about the scientific program is also available on the PSA Website (http://www.psaalgae.org/ops/psa2007.shtm).
For questions about the meeting, contact local organizer Glen Thursby (Thursby.Glen@epamail.epa.gov).
July 23-27, 2007St.
V European Congress of Protistology and XI European Conference of Ciliate Biology
Meeting Website: http://ecp2007.ifmo.ru/
July 21-26, 2007Tucson, AZ, USA
FASEB Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference
Meeting Website at http://src.faseb.org/
July 15-19, 2007Montreal, Canada
11th International Congress of Toxicology
Meeting Website at http://www.ict2007.org/
June 24-28, 2007Halifax, NS (Canada)
The 2007 annual meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE), co-hosted by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, was held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
More information about the conference is available online at the SMBE website (http://www.smbe.org/) or directly via Dalhousie University (https://smbe2007.dal.ca).
June 10-14, 2007Lexington, Kentucky (USA)
International Symposium on Ectoparasites of Pets / Livestock Insect Workers Conference
A combined meeting of the International Symposium on Ectoparasites of Pets and the Livestock Insect Workers Conference was held in Lexington, Kentucky (USA), June 10-14, 2007.
This meeting offered a unique opportunity for parasitologists, entomologists, veterinarians, clinicians, researchers, industry representatives, and others interested in arthropods affecting companion animals (dogs, cats, horses, etc.) and domestic animals (beef, dairy, poultry, sheep, etc.). Research presentations will span basic biology, ecology, host-parasite interactions, disease transmission, zoonoses, medications, insecticides, etc.
For further information, go to the ISEP/LIWC conference website at http://www.pestmanagement.info/ISEP_LIWC/ or contact Dr. Fred Knapp, Dept. of Entomology, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington,
KY 40546-0091, phone 859-257-8989 (fax 859-323-1120), or email@example.com.
April 26-27, 2007New York, NY, USA
Small Matters: Microbes and their Role in Conservation
The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation's Twelfth Annual Symposium, American Museum of Natural History
Meeting Website at http://cbc.amnh.org/symposia/microbes/
Symposium Theme: Microscopic organisms comprise the majority of life on Earth--and we are
discovering more all the time. They play a multitude of roles in every ecosystem. While recent attention has focused on microbial involvement in spreading disease, many microorganisms are beneficial or even crucial to the sustainability of life; and yet they may be threatened by human-induced environmental change. This symposium brings together microbiologists and conservationists to raise the profile of these unseen organisms and stress the critical need to include microbes in conservation research and resource planning.
Speakers will address the broad questions of how much microbial diversity exists on the planet; how this diversity affects other organisms, both positively and negatively; and how conservation practices take microbial life into account?
Podcasts and other information from the conference are available on the Symposium Website.
February 6-7, 2007Delhi, India
International Symposium on Ciliate Biology
An International Symposium on Ciliate Biology was hosted by Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, a constituent college of University of Delhi, Delhi, India, on 06-07 Feb, 2007. It was being supported by various Indian government agencies.
Visit the symposium website at http://iscb2007.com
for further details. Abstracts
For more information contact the conference secretariat:
Dr. Komal Kamra
Organizing Secretary, ISCB, 2007
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
September 10-15, 2006Natal, Brazil
FORAMS 2006 was held in the city of Natal on 10 - 15 September 2006. and included presentations on foraminiferal systematics, biology, paleontology, stratigraphy, biogeography, ecology and paleoecology, oceanography and paleoceanography, climatology and paleoclimatology, and evolutionary studies.
August 4-10 2006Vienna, Austria
Fifth International Symbiosis Society Congress
The Fifth International Symbiosis Society Congress was held for the University
of Vienna, Vienna, Austria from August 4 - 10, 2006. Featured
keynote speakers included Margaret McFall-Ngai, Lynn Margulis, Colleen
Cavanaugh, Todd Lajeunesse, Luis Villareal, et al. The meeting Website
is at http://www.isscongress2006.com.
August 2006Glasgow, Scotland
Congress of Parasitology, ICOPA XI
International Congress of Parasitology, ICOPA XI was held in Glasgow,
Scotland in August 2006. The meeting Website is at http://www.icopa-xi.org.
Congress of Parasitology, ICOPA XI Flyer
August 1-5, 2006Wroclaw, Poland
Meeting Website at http://www.isep16.biol.uni.wroc.pl/
The 16th Meeting of the Society for Evolutionary Protistology
(ISEP 16) took place in Wroclaw, Poland, August 1-5, 2006.
June 20-24, 2006Hotel Villa Rica, Lisbon, Portugal
ISOP and IWOP-9 (International Workshop on Opportunistic Protists)
Minutes of the Executive
Committee and Business
meetings of the Society, held at this meeting, are available (Microsoft
Word documents). An open letter to the membership from the Society President,
Wilhelm Foissner, can be found here.
June 6-8 2006Troy,
13th East Coast Protozoology Meeting
The 13th meeting of the East Coast Section of the International Society
of Protistologists was held June 6-8, 2006 at Russell Sage College in
October 2-7, 2005Monterey, California, USA
Third Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S.
The Third Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S. took place at the Asilomar conference grounds
in California, October 2-7, 2005. The main symposium webpage is at http://www.whoi.edu/redtide/3rdsymposium/
Supported by FASEB and European Science
For further information, please contact Judy Kleindinst,
August 3-8, 2005Il Ciocco, Lucca, Italy
Ciliate Molecular Biology
Supported by FASEB and European Science
July 18th - 22nd 2005Scotland UK
6th International Crustacean Congress (ICC6)
Dr Douglas M. Neil (firstname.lastname@example.org)
organized the meeting.
Web site of the 6th International Crustacean Congress (ICC6)
June 3-5, 2005Richmond, Virginia
12th East Coast Conference on Protozoology
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
the meeting report
Minutes of the Executive Committee
meeting are available.
FEATURE: SYMPOSIUM ON CRYPTOSPORIDIUM
The organism, the genome, the environment and the host response
SPEAKERS: DR. RON FAYER, DR. JOAO AlVES, and Dr. JAN MEAD
April 10-15, 2005Terrasini,
3rd International Congress on Leishmania and Leishmaniosis (=Leishmaniasis)
was held at Palermo - Terrasini, Sicily (Italy) from April 10 to 15,
2005. See websites: www.worleish.org
September 13th 2004 London, United Kingdom
Evolution of Protozoa and Other Protists
Joint Meeting of Linnean Society, British Section of the Society of Protozoologists,
and the Systematics Association
June 2-6, 2004Rhode Island
2004 Annual Meeting of the Society of Protozoologists
Download the Minutes-business meeting MSWord document.
Download 56th annual meeting MSWord
April 24 2004University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
36th Annual Midwest Protozoology Meeting
Suzanne McCutcheon (312-413-9027) and Howard Buhse organized the meeting.
Octubre 1-3 2003La Paz Bolivia
XVI Congreso Latinoamericano de Parasitologia FLAP 2003
La Paz Bolivia - Sede Hotel Radisson. Place: at The Hotel Radisson.
Pagina Web www.flap.org.bo
Website of Secretariot www.flap.org.bo
Casilla 446 La Paz Bolivia, Postal address 446 La Paz Bolivia, Telefono
/ Fax (591-2)2227184
Dr. Rene Angles Presidente FLAP
August 31-Sept 5th 2003Italy, San Benedetto del Tronto
European Congress of Protistology together with the 10th European Conference
on Ciliate Biology
4th European Congress of Protistology together with the 10th
European Conference on Ciliate Biology took place in Italy August 31-Sept 5th 2003, San Benedetto del Tronto, (AP), Hotel Calabresi Congress Center
(On the Adriatic coast of Italy - nearest airport Ancona). Information at the site: http://protistology.unicam.it/
June 6-8 2003University of Maryland Baltimore
11th East Coast Protozoology Conference
(also available in PDF
June 23 - 25 2003Copenhagen
International Congress on Toxoplasma
Biology, Clinical Practice and Public Health
The Congress can be accessed at www.toxo2003.ics.dk
Website of Secretariot flap.org.bo
Casilla 446 La Paz Bolivia, Postal address 446 La Paz Bolivia, Telefono
/ Fax (591-2)2227184
Dr. Rene Angles Presidente FLAP
International Congress of Parasitology
In memoriam Professor Dr. Ernest M. Ungureanu will be held in
Iasi Romania. Secretariat of the Congress can be contacted at: 2AOastei
Str,sc.A, apt 6,Iasi 6600, Romania. Tel: 0040.232.213.593 Fax:00.40.232.260.650
July 25-29 2003Hilo, Hawaii, USA
III International Workshops On Opportunistic Protists (IWOP-8) and International Conference On Anaerobic Protists (ICAP)
June 9-10 2001Bryant College, Smithfield, Rhode Island USA
9th East Coast Protozoology Conference
Read the Summary Report, 9th East Coast Protozoology Conference.