Moscow Forum «PROTIST–2016»

June 06 – 10, 2016


Please follow the LINK to see the programme.


The conference will cover a range of fundamental and applied topics in Protistology.

Major focus:

Evolution and phylogeny
Taxonomy, systematics and DNA barcoding
Genomics and molecular biology
Cell biology
Organismal biology
Diversity and biogeography
Ecology of soil protists
Ecology of aquatic protists
Bioindicators and Palaeoecology

Invited speakers:

Frederick Speigel, University of Arkansas, United States of America
“Finding a Place for Protistology in Biology, in General”
Julius Lukeš, Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, and Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
“Diplonemids – new kids on the block”
Alexey Smirnov, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
“Phylogeny, diversity, and evolution of Amoebozoa: new findings and new problems”
Sandra Baldauf, Uppsala University, Sweden
“The search for the eukaryote root, now you see it now you don't “
Alan Warren, Natural History Museum, United Kingdom
“Protist-based methods for assessing marine water quality”

Two symposia are announced!
1. Integrative co-evolution between mitochondria and their hosts. Organizers: Sergio A. Muñoz-Gómez, Claudio H. Slamovits, and Andrew J. Roger.
2. Protists of Marine Sediments: Organizers: Jun Gong and Virginia Edgcomb.