International Volvox meeting, from Stephen Miller

Please join us for the 1st International Volvox Conference (focused on the green alga Volvox and its close relatives) to be held December 1-4, 2011 at the Biosphere 2, in Arizona, USA ( This is the first of what we hope to be a long series of Volvox meetings to be held every other year, … Continued

Workshop Announcement

from Maria Mittag Chlamydomonas and Phaeodactylum Workshop within the frame of DFG Research Group “Specific Light Driven Reactions in Unicellular Model Algae” Jena (Germany), March 27-28, 2011 We invite PhD students and postdocs to apply for participation in a workshop on selected methods established for C. reinhardtii and P. tricornutum (program, see under Workshop March … Continued

New annotation tool and EST mapping

from Sabeeha Merchant and Matteo Pellegrini We have developed a functional annotation tool for Chlamydomonas, which is a resource to visualize pathway maps, identify enriched biological terms or convert Chlamydomonas reinhardtii gene identifiers. Please visit to use this tool. We have also mapped the ~ 5 million-plus EST reads from JGI-UCLA and Genoscope (see … Continued

To all my friends in the Chlamy community

from Elizabeth Harris Last week I received a wonderful package, including an album containing photographs and messages from many of you, a framed copy of the cover of the Chlamydomonas montage that appeared on the cover of Genetics in 2008, a Chlamy pin, a very generous check that I’ll use to buy something special for … Continued

Chlamydomonas Transcriptome

from Sabeeha Merchant We are pleased to report the availability of 2 Gigabases of 454 reads from the JGI that describe the Chlamydomonas transcriptome under various conditions. The work conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. … Continued

Genomics updates

Dear Chlamydomnas Researcher, In order to make effective use of the growing amount of Chlamydomonas sequence data, stronger ties are needed between the genomics groups and the experimental researchers. The genomics groups propose regular updates on our progress and how data is being made available (you are currently reading the first such update). Secondly, there … Continued

Genome acknowledgement

If you find the Chlamydomonas genome useful in your work, please consider acknowledging the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute by including this statement in your manuscripts and posters: “The work conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under … Continued

Bill Ebersold

We have learned from Paul Levine that Bill Ebersold, one of the pioneers of genetics in C. reinhardtii, died on July 25. The following notice was posted on the UCLA web site: 07/28/2009 – PROFESSOR WILBUR T. EBERSOLD PASSES AWAY Former friend and colleague “Bill” Wilbur T. Ebersold passed away Saturday 25 July after an … Continued