Conference announcement

Georg van der Staay gvdstaay at sci.kun.nl
Tue Jul 9 07:36:33 EST 2002


International Conference on the Molecular Biology and 
Biotechnology of
Ciliates and Anaerobic Protozoa

March 4-6, 2003, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Topics:
Comparative genomics, evolution of metabolic pathways
Genome structure, gene - organisation and codon usage
Evolution and metabolism of anaerobic protozoa
The Tetrahymena genome project
Biotechnological applications, state-of-the-art
Rumen ciliates
Protozoa in invertebrate guts (termites, cockroaches)
Biodiversity of ciliates and anaerobic protozoa
Phylogeny of photosynthetic protists
Molecular biology and mass culture of ciliates

Key-note speakers:
Martijn Huynen, Nijmegen
Laura Landweber, Princeton
Miklos M=FCller, New York
Eduardo Orias, Santa Barbara
Thomas Kiy, Celanese, Frankfurt

Invited speakers include:
Andreas Brune (Konstanz), Jean Cohen (Paris); Wilhelm Foissner
(Salzburg); Jean-Pierre Jouany (Clermond-Ferrand); Hans Lipps
(Witten-Herdeke): Pierangelo Luporini (Camerino); Michael Melkonian
(K=F6ln); Eric Meyer (Paris); James Newbold (Aberdeen); Helmut Plattner
(Konstanz); Joachim Schultz (T=FCbingen): Aaron Turkewitz (Chicago)

Organisers:
Dept. Evolutionary Microbiology, University of Nijmegen
ERCULE (www.ercule.com)
Deutsche Gesellschaft f=FCr Protozoologie (DGP)
Supported by FEMS

Local committee:
Johannes Hackstein, Seung Yeo Moon-van der Staay, Georg van der Staay,
Theo van Alen, Rob de Graaf, Arno Tiedtke

International commitee:
Johannes Hackstein, Arno Tiedtke, Hans-Dieter G=F6rtz, James Newbold,
Jean-Pierre Jouany, Martin Schlegel, Wilhelm Foissner

For further information, contact Dr. JHP Hackstein (hack at sci.kun.nl).

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