Announcing the 5th International Chrysophyte Symposium

Jim Wee wee at loyno.edu
Thu Nov 5 08:02:35 EST 1998



				FIRST CIRCULAR


				ANNOUNCING  THE


		FIFTH INTERNATIONAL  CHRYSOPHYTE  SYMPOSIUM


				July 27-31, 1999


		Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

			Edwardsville, Illinois, USA



Organizing Committee
James L. Wee, chair
Peter A. Siver, associate chair
Beth E. F. Wee
Susan Watson
Dick Brugam (local representative)


Symposia Organizers
Robert A. Andersen
Rose Ann Cattolico
Peter  A. Siver


Homepage:  http://www.loyno.edu/~wee/homepage.html


Location. The Fifth International Chrysophyte Symposium will take place on
the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE). The SIUE
campus is just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri in
Edwardsville, Illinois.  By car, the campus is about 20 minutes from the
St. Louis business district and about 40 minutes from the airport. We have
reserved 125 spaces at the SIUE campus.

Dates.  The Fifth International Chrysophyte Symposium meeting occurs on
July 27-31, 1999.

Coordination with the IBC.  Please note that the Fifth International
Chrysophyte Symposium occurs the week before the XVIth International
Botanical Congress (IBC), which will take place on August 1-7, 1999 in St.
Louis. Participants attending the Fifth International Chrysophyte Symposium
also may want to stay the following week to attend the IBC in St. Louis.
For your information, the IBC web page is   http://www.ibc99.org. The
previous international chrysophyte symposia have attracted from about
30-100 scientists.  In contrast,  as many as 10,000 botanists may attend
the 1999 IBC.  Thus, participation in both the Fifth International
Chyrsophyte Symposium and the IBC can provide an international meeting in
the atmosphere of both a small and large meeting, respectively.

Background.  Robert Andersen organized The first International Chrysophyte
Symposium in 1983 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA, following the national
meeting of the Associated Institutes of the Biological Sciences (AIBS).
Since then, the "Chrysophyte Symposium" has been held every four years
(1987 in Berlin, Germany; 1991 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and 1995 in
Hosterkob, Denmark).  The broad international scope of  the attendees has
been characteristic of all previous meetings.  A proceedings of scientific
papers ranging from  about 250-400 pages has been published following each
meeting.  Basic and applied research on chrysophytes has lead to a
diversity of approaches including studies of taxonomy, molecular genetics,
systems ecology, paleolimnology, physiology,  evolutionary biology,
biochemistry, community ecology, and cellular ultrastructure as well as
problems associated with toxicity and taste and odor production in water.

Goals of the Meeting. We seek to stimulate student interest in a broad
array of subjects on chrysophyte biology  and to facilitate the exchange of
ideas on these poorly understood organisms among an international gathering
of scientists.  We welcome proposals for additional Round Table Discussions
or similar interactions.

Paper Presentation Formats.  Contributed papers will be either oral or
poster presentations. Contributed oral papers will be either 20 or 30
minutes, including time for questions.  Sessions dedicated to poster
presentations are planned. No concurrent sessions are expected.  The length
of the symposia talks is at the discretion of the symposium organizer but
usually will be 30 or 40 minutes in length.

Publication of the Proceedings:  Arrangements already have been made to
publish manuscripts from the meetings as a symposium proceedings in Nova
Hedwigia Beiheft. Manuscripts considered for publication will be submitted
upon arrival at the meetings.

Transportation to and from the Meeting Site. Air transportation is easily
accessible to the St. Louis International Airport. Bus and rail service to
St. Louis also are available.  Van or bus service from the airport to the
SIUE campus on July 27th and from the SIUE campus to the airport and hotels
associated with the IBC on August 1st are planned but will not be included
in the registrations costs.

Meeting Site.   The meeting will be held on the campus of Southern Illinois
University at Edwardsville. The meeting rooms are in the student center and
are a 5 minute walk from on-campus housing in  a very nice, new dormitory.
We have reserved space for about 125 attendees. Paths through wooded
areas, several nearby ponds and university recreational facilities with
indoor and outdoor swimming pools are available. Microscopes for examining
algal samples will be accessible in the Biological Sciences Department,
only a 5 minute walk from the student center. The Mississippi River is
about 5 miles from the SIUE campus.  Meals will be available in the student
center.  Other options are available locally but will not be convenient
except by motorized transportation.

Target Dates

December 1, 1999	Preferred date for return of "Request for the 2nd
Circular"
Meeting information is available upon request via mail or email or from the
web site.

January  15, 1999  	The 2nd Circular with abstract and registration
forms will be mailed.

March 15, 1999	Abstracts and Registration forms will be due.

July 27, 1999	Manuscripts for the published proceedings should be
submitted upon arrival.


Additional information for the Fifth International Chrysophyte Symposium is
available from

Dr. James L. Wee
Department of Biological Sciences
Loyola University
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-6195

telephone/voicemail: 504-865-2548
FAX :  504-865-2920
email :  wee at loyno.edu
http://www.loyno.edu/~wee/homepage.html



PRELIMINARY PROGRAM


Tuesday,   	July 27		arrival and evening social


Wednesday,  	July 28

9:00			Welcome

9:20
Opening Keynote Address - "Chrysophyte Diversity"
Prof. Hans Preisig, Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zürich

10:00  - 12:30
Symposium - "The Systematics of the Chrysophyta"
Dr. Robert Andersen, organizer
Director, Provasali-Guillard National Center for Culture of Marine
Phytoplankton, Bigelow Labs for Ocean Science

12:30 - 2:00 		lunch

2:00 - 4:00		Contributed Papers - Biochemistry and Physiology

Evening
Round Table Discussion -  "Role and Maintenance of Living and Archival
Collections"

Dr. Pat Kociolek, discussion leader
Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences
and
	Dr. Robert Andersen, discussion participant
Director, Provasali-Guillard National Center for Culture of Marine
Phytoplankton, Bigelow Labs for Ocean Science


Thursday,	July 29

9:00 - 11:30
Symposium
"From Sea Ice to Landscapes: Ecological Uses and Considerations of
Chrysophytes"
Dr.  Peter Siver, organizer, Department of Botany, Connecticut College

11:30 - 1:30 		lunch

1:30 - 4:00		Contributed Papers -	Systematics

Evening -
Lecture - "Natural History of the Greater St. Louis Area"
Dr. Richard B. Brugam, Department of Biological Sciences Southern Illinois
University at Edwardsville


Friday, 	July 30

Day Trips:

The Mississippi River Environment ending with St. Louis Cardinals baseball
game.

or

A Day in St. Louis including the Cahokia Indian Mounds, Historic St. Louis,
The Arch and associated museums, St. Louis Cardinals baseball game


Saturday, 	July 31

9:00 - 11:30
Symposium - "From Gene to Gene Product: Model Systems for  Analysis of
Algal Cell Function"
 Dr.  Rose Ann Cattolico, organizer, Department of Botany, University of
Washington

11:30 - 1:30 		lunch

1:30 - 3:30		contributed papers - Ecology

4:00 - 5:00		Discussion for the future

6:30			evening banquet


Sunday, 	August 1

organized transportation to airport and to hotels for  IBC Congress in St.
Louis



REQUEST FOR THE 2ND CIRCULAR


In order to facilitate our planning, please return the information
requested below to Jim Wee at:

Dr. James L. Wee
Chair, 5th ICS Organizing Committee
Department of Biological Sciences
Loyola University
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA  70118-6195
USA

	We prefer to have the  Request for the 2nd Circular returned by
December 1, 1998 so that we may finalize plans for the meeting.  The Second
Circular will contain registration and abstract materials as well as an
updated meeting program.  We will be happy to  respond to information
requests until the deadlines have passed.  Also, we welcome proposals
included in the Request for the Second Circular for additional Round Table
Discussions or other organized small groups.


FIFTH INTERNATIONAL  CHRYSOPHYTE  SYMPOSIUM
July 27-31, 1999
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois, USA

If possible, please return the following information to Jim Wee by Dec. 1,
1998.

Please Print the following information legibly.


Title ______________________	Surname ___________________________

Other Names _______________________________________________________

Mailing Address ____________________________________________________

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telephone _______________________      FAX ___________________________

email __________________________


Do you think you will be making a presentation? 		yes ____
	no ____

If making a presentation please select your preferred format:

Poster ____	     20 min. oral presentation ____	30 min. oral
presentation ____

Tentative Title of the presentation ______________________________________

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James L. Wee
Department of Biological Sciences
Loyola University
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA  70118-6195
USA

office/voicemail: 504-865-2548
lab:504-865-2086
dept: 504-865-2288
FAX:  504-865-2920
email: wee at loyno.edu
Homepage:  http://www.loyno.edu/~wee/homepage.html


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