The CRC is pleased to announce the availability of the Modular Cloning Kit (“MoClo Kit”) from Crozet et al. (2018)

Crozet et al. (2018) Birth of a Photosynthetic Chassis: A MoClo Toolkit Enabling Synthetic Biology in the Microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. ACS Synthetic Biology 7:2074–2086 From the paper: “… we have developed a Modular Cloning toolkit for the green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. It is based on Golden Gate cloning with standard syntax, and comprises 119 openly … Continued

Available PhD student position on Microalgal Carbon and Lipid Metabolism

Topic: Manipulating redox balance to increase carbon reserve formation in microalgae Host lab: The lab is located at Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology of Aix Marseille (, which is part of The French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission (CEA), and part of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and University of Aix Marseille … Continued

Scientific Meeting —Volvox 2019 and Travel Fellowship Opportunities

  Dates: July 26-29, 2019, University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus   The Fifth International Volvox Conference in Tokyo, Japan, will bring together international scientists working with Volvox and its relatives. We cordially invite experimentalists and theorists interested in these fascinating organisms. The volvocine algae grow in various freshwater environments worldwide and have important … Continued

Postdoctoral Position – Metacaspases in Model Green Algae: Mechanisms and Functions

Position Announcement – printable PDF   This position is a part of recruitment campaign to launch 5-year project supported by Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation and aimed to advance our mechanistic understanding of metacaspase family proteases. The project will develop through a close cooperation between five research groups located in Uppsala BioCenter, SLU and in … Continued

Scientific Meeting – Unity and Diversity of Ciliary Systems in Locomotion and Transport

Meeting Website   Date March 18-19, 2019 Location Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ View map Venue information Overview Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Gáspár Jékely, Professor Raymond Goldstein FRS and Dr Kirsty Wan. Scanning electron microscope image of a ciliated planula larva of the cnidarian Nematostella … Continued

Physics and Physiology of Motile Cilia conference

27 Jan – 30 Jan 2019 Where: Physikzentrum Bad Honnef Scientific organizers: Benjamin Friedrich, TU Dresden; Veikko Geyer, TU Dresden; Timo Strünker, UKM Münster Across the animal and plant kingdom, motile cilia and flagella serve many important biological functions, including cellular propulsion, fluid transport, and sensory signaling – to name only a few. Unraveling the … Continued

Evolution of Multicellularity and Germ-Soma Specialization Postdoc position available in the Umen lab

The Umen laboratory at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for an NSF-funded project to work on the mechanism and evolution of germ and somatic cell differentiation in the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri. Candidates with training in molecular genetics and bioinformatics/genomics, including use of R and other script-based programming … Continued