We invite all members of the choanoflagellate research community and those interested in learning more about choanoflagellates to pre-register for the 2017 International Choanoflagellate Workshop. The goal of this meeting will be to build the choanoflagellate research community by fostering collaborations, disseminating new techniques and resources, and providing a forum for presenting cutting-edge research on choanoflagellate biology.
To defray the cost of attendance, we have received generous contributions from the Agouron Institute (http://agi.org/), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (https://www.moore.org/), and The Company of Biologists (http://www.biologists.com/).
The workshop will be held at the University of California, Berkeley beginning the evening of Wednesday, May 31 and finishing the afternoon of Saturday, June 3.
Wednesday, May 31: 7 PM - 10 PM
Thursday, June 1: 9 AM - 9 PM
Session 1: Choanoflagellates and the Evolution of Animals, Chair: Pawel Burkhardt, The Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK
Session 2: Genomics and Genetics of Choanoflagellates, Chair: Nicole King, HHMI/University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Collection Techniques (using local sampling sites)
- Establishing and Maintaining Choanoflagellate Cultures Part I
- Molecular Genetic Tools for Choanoflagellates
Friday, June 2: 9 AM - 9 PM
Session 3: Physical Biology of Choanoflagellates, Chair: Mimi Koehl, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Session 4: The Ecology of Choanoflagellates, Chair: Frank Nitsche, University of Cologne, Germany
- Genomic Resources for Choanoflagellates
- Imaging Choanoflagellates: Basic and Advanced Microscopy
- Establishing and Maintaining Choanoflagellate Cultures Part II
Field Trip: UC Botanical Gardens
Saturday, June 3: 9 AM - 12 PM
Session 5: Interkingdom Interactions Between Choanoflagellates and Bacteria, Chair: Rosie Alegado, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Session 6: The Future of Choanoflagellate Biology, Chairs: Ella Ireland and David Booth, University of California, Berkeley, USA
If you have any questions about the meeting, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you!
Ella Ireland and David Booth, co-organizers