Dear ISEP Members, my colleagues, my friends,
This morning I was supposed to be standing in front of you, greeting you in welcoming remarks for our bi-annual ISEP meeting. Instead we find ourselves sheltering-in-place in our countries, in our homes; physically separated, but socially very much together.
I have been so encouraged by how our discipline has reacted to these extraordinary circumstances. Virtual meetings and seminar series have begun connecting our community with a reach and frequency that will give us momentum to take us through the pandemic, and I hope well beyond.
In the coming weeks, the ISEP Executive Committee will be discussing how to hold the elections that normally take place at our bi-annual meeting and transition to a new committee. This information will be sent out to the membership as soon as we are able.
I look forward to seeing you all again in person at the next ISEP meeting. In the meantime, I hope that you are all safe, taking care of your mental and physical health, caring for your friends, your family, (your protists), and yourselves.
Joel B. Dacks, ISEP President 2018-2020