ISEP Online Seminar Series on Protist Genomics, Diversity, and Evolution 

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We are organizing the second, online ISEP seminar series. Last year's seminar was a great way to bring the community together in a world where we all fell apart. This year, we want to build on that success.

 

Starting date: May 6th 2021.

 

When? Every other Thursday, with an alternative time slot at 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. Central European Summer Time (GMT+2). Two talks will be given at each session (20 min talk + 10 min for questions each).

 

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Hoping to see you all soon online,

 

The ISEP seminars organizing committee:
Laura Eme, Laura Utz, Courtney Stairs, Sergio Munoz-Gomez

Watch selected previous seminars on ISEP YouTube.

 

Next Seminars:

Thursday, June 17, 3:00 pm CEST​ (Paris time)

  • Thiago da Silva Paiva: "The role of morphology in hypotrich systematics: combining efforts towards a common goal"

Thursday, July 1, 11:00 pm CEST​ (Paris time)

  • Heda Agic (@palaeoheda): "Insights into palaeoecology of Neoproterozoic eukaryotes from single-fossil carbon isotope measurements"

  • Jolien van Hooff (@JvHooff): "Exploring lateral gene transfers in the Rhizaria tree of life"

Previous Seminars:

 

Thursday, June 3, 11:00 pm CEST​ (Paris time)

  • Gillian Gile: "Diversity and evolution of termite hindgut symbiotic Parabasalia"

  • Christopher Toret (@CPToret): "A novel distinct multicellularity in the fungi/animal branch of eukaryotes drives collective invasion of Fonticula alba"

Thursday, May 20, 3:00 pm CEST​ (Paris time)

  • Yuji Inagaki: "Draft nucleomorph genome of a green-colored dinoflagellate"

  • Dayana Elizabeth Salas-Leiva (@dsaleiva): "A free-living protist that lacks canonical eukaryotic DNA replication and segregation systems"

 

Thursday, May 6, 11:00 pm CEST​ (Paris time)

  • Richard Dorrell (@RMicroscopist): "Rhythm, function and biogeography of the pan-algal HGT landscape"

  • Noemi Fernandes: "Hidden ciliate diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest"

 

Series 1 in 2020:

ISEP is very pleased to announce the official "ISEP Protist Genomics, Diversity, and Evolution" virtual seminar series. We look forward to this being a venue for sharing new discoveries in the field of Evolutionary Protistology and a way to bring the community closer together on an on-going basis.

- Joel B. Dacks, ISEP President (May 25th, 2020) 

 

Organizers: Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, Andrew J. Roger

Thursday, July 16, 11:00 pm CEST

  • Lael Barlow: "AMOEBAE: A systematic workflow for finding gene homologues"

Thursday, July 2, 3:00 pm CEST​ (guest hosted by Michelle Leger)

  • Daniel Richter (Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo lab): "Microbial eukaryote biogeography and gene expression in the open ocean"

  • John Burns (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences): "Lineage specific patterns of bacterial gene transfer across eukaryotic metabolism”

Thursday, June 11, 11:00 pm CEST

  • Sergio Munoz-Gomez (Hess Lab): "A purple-green eukaryote with two photosynthetic endosymbionts"

  • Hassan Hashimi: "What does a reassessment of crista diversity in eukaryotes say about human mitochondria?" (Watch on YouTube)

Thursday, May 28, 3:00 pm CEST

  • Jon Jerlström-Hultqvist: "Symbiosis – perspectives from Anaeramoeba" (Watch on YouTube)

  • Iker Irisarri: "Phylogenomic insights into the origin of primary plastids"

Thursday, May 14, 11:00 pm CEST

  • Matt Brown: "PhyloFisher, a phylogenomic package" (Watch on YouTube)

  • Luis Javier Galindo: "Phylogenomic analysis of the nucleariid amoebae, the earliest-diverging lineage of Holomycota"

Thursday, April 23, 3:00 pm CEST

  • Dandan Zhao (Roger lab): "Investigating the role of the Anaerobic Protist Blastocystis in the gut microbiome by metagenomic analysis"

  • Aleksandra Kozyczkowska (Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo lab): "Corallochytrium limacisporum, a newly emerging model system for comparative cell biology among unicellular Holozoa to address questions of animal origin"

Thursday, April 9, 11:00 pm CEST

  • John Archibald: "Paramoeba species and their kinetoplastid endosymbionts"

  • Martin Kolisko: "Comparative genomics and transcriptomics of secondarily free-living diplomonads"

Thursday, March 26, 3:00 pm CET

  • Johana Rotterova (Cepicka lab): "Deep lineages (classes) of anaerobic ciliates, their mitochondria and symbionts"

  • Lucia Tomeckova (Hampl lab): "Lipid analysis of Euglena gracilis cells, organelles and plastid subfractions suggests endosymbiotic origin of the middle plastid envelope"

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Sphaeroforma arctica (Ichthyosporea) confocal microscopy, stained with DAPI and tubulin. 3D projection. Multicellgenome Lab