Courses & Workshops


NHM course on Freshwater Ecology (tangencial diatom knowledge)
NHM course on Quaternary Palaeoecology (tangencial diatom knowledge)
Time uncertain data analysis (age-depth models) - GeoChronR Project (paleolimnology diatom knowledge) August 16-18, 2017 Northern Arizona University. Apply here


Eukaryotic Reference Database of 18S RNA (November 5th to 9th) from the page

  • What: Workshop to produce curated 18S rDNA reference database.
  • When: November 5th – 9th, 2018.
  • Where: Roscoff, France at the Station Biologique de Roscoff.
  • How much: We will cover the cost of housing, breakfast, and lunch, and reimburse for the cost of flights up to $400 for participants within Europe and $1500 for those from the rest of the world. Thanks to the generous contribution of the Moore Foundation.
We would like you to join us this fall in our third workshop that will take place in Roscoff, France from November 5 to 9. This effort brings together taxonomists with expertise in individual lineages that span the eukaryotic tree of life to curate reference 18S rDNA sequences of these lineages by incorporating knowledge of phylogenetic, morphological, and/or environmental contextual data. During the workshop, the working group will integrate the curation efforts on individual eukaryotic groups into a biological data warehouse consisting of curated sequences, flexible taxonomy, and phylogenetic trees and their underlying sequence alignments. We will further use this 18S rDNA reference database to investigate the environmental distribution of eukaryotic microbes from large-scale HTES datasets. Each curator is encouraged to use their curated data to address research questions of interest. We will discuss how to tackle such projects and encourage participants to publish their results. If you are a PhD student or a Postdoc we encourage you to apply before September 1st.
Application deadline: September 1st 2018 


August 6-10th 2018, Iowa Lake Lab at Milton, Iowa (USA).

6th Polar Marine Diatom Workshop

As Beth Cassie states in her email: "The Polar Marine Diatom Workshop is an interactive workshop that combines longer, microscope-based taxonomy and morphology sessions with shorter research talks and posters. We aim to have an integrated, participatory group of highly-experienced senior-level, mid-career, and early career scientists combined with graduate and undergraduate students. The workshop is focused on diatom taxonomy and paleoceanographic applications of diatoms from both polar regions."

If you are interested in it, you can find more information here, or state your interest by filling out this form by April 15th 2018.


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