Volvox 2017 – save the date


The Fourth International Volvox Conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri August 16-19, 2017, with Jim Umen organizing.

Starting in 2011, we have had a Volvox meeting every other year (every year there’s not a Chlamydomonas meeting, that is). The first meeting was at Biosphere 2 outside of Tucson, Arizona, the second at the University of New Brunswick, and the third at Cambridge University.

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2, the site of the First International Volvox Meeting in 2011.

You don’t have to study Volvox to join us; the meeting is open to anyone with an interest in the evolution of multicellularity (last year’s invited speaker was Professor Pauline Schapp, who studies cellular slime molds).

Dr. Hisayoshi Nozaki catching a quick nap during the Second International Volvox Meeting.

Dr. Hisayoshi Nozaki catching a quick nap during the Second International Volvox Meeting.

 

Hunting the wild Volvox at the third Volvox meeting.

Hunting the wild Volvox at the Third International Volvox meeting.

That’s about all I know right now, but I will keep you posted.

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