In Memory of Tom Cavalier-Smith

Our society is saddened to have learned that Tom Cavalier-Smith, one of the most influential scientists in the field of evolutionary protistology over the past decades, has passed away last week.


Professor Thomas Cavalier-Smith, ICOP XV, 2017

To honour him:

  • We will re-start our ISEP seminar series again this spring and plan a symposium in collaboration with ISOP dedicated to Tom (details to come soon).

  • We made available a ‘memory board’ here. Tom has influenced a lot of people and we would like to provide a space for everybody to share thoughts, photos, memories, and anecdotes.

  • There will be an obituary posted on the website when it is ready.


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Contact: isep.protists@gmail.com or isepsociety@gmail.com

Background image: Nannochloropsis sp., CSIRO

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