32nd Western Photosynthesis Conference will take place January 5-8th, 2023 in Bodega Bay, CA

Dear colleagues, We are excited to inform you that the 32nd Western Photosynthesis Conference will take place January 5-8, 2023 in Bodega Bay, CA! We will have a great line-up of invited speakers and themed sessions (see below). For more, please visit, https://ces-apps.ucdavis.edu/confreg/index.cfm?confid=1220&webid=5948 Hope to see you there! Co-chairs Patrick Shih (UC Berkeley) and Setsuko … Continued

Postdoc position available in the Xenie Johnson lab, BiAM, Cadarache (Provence, France)

Comparative Physiology of Acclimation of Photosynthesis to the Environment in 3 Model Organisms: Chlamydomonas, Synechococcus and Arabidopsis In the team of Xenie Johnson, Photosynthesis and Environment Team, BiAM, Cadarache (Provence, France) Applications are invited for a postdoc position to compare and characterize light acclimation mechanisms in model plants, algae and cyanobacteria. Our group has a … Continued

Shipping increases for strains and plasmids

Unfortunately we need to increase our flat rate shipping charges. This increase reflects updated charges for FedEx Standard Overnight and FedEx International Priority. The new rate within the United States is $35.00, Canada is $65.00 and $85.00 worldwide. These prices reflect a significant discount that the U of MN receives from FedEx. We do not make … Continued

Version 6 of the Chlamydomonas reference genome is released!

We are pleased to announce the sixth version of the Chlamydomonas reference genome. Based on PacBio long-read sequencing, the first update in 10 years sees major improvements in assembly quality and structural annotations. Expert functional annotations have also been extensively updated, with particular focus on gene symbols. This release sees a departure from the cell … Continued

Ph.D. position on algal-bacterial interactions

The Sasso lab at Leipzig University in Germany offers a Ph.D. position starting from 1 September 2022. Activities and responsibilities: While microalgae are key contributors to global carbon fixation, their molecular interactions with other microbes in various ecosystems are poorly understood. In the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre ChemBioSys (www.chembiosys.de), we have discovered that the … Continued

Postdoctoral position available in the Mittag lab, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Scientific staff member (100% Postdoctoral position) Albeit microalgae are key contributors to global carbon fixation, their molecular interactions with other microbes in various ecosystems are still little known. In the framework of the CRC ChemBioSys (www.chembiosys.de), we have investigated the interplay of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with other microorganisms and found that Pseudomonas protegens … Continued

Post-doctoral opportunities in the Merchant Lab

INTERESTED IN A GREAT POST-PH.D. EXPERIENCE WITH MENTORING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT? The Merchant Lab in the University of California Berkeley’s Institute for Quantitative Biosciences seeks to hire a post-doctoral researcher. Mechanism of nutritional Cu signalling. The successful candidate will use reverse genetics, comparative genomics, metal sensors and reporters and biochemistry to understand how Chlamydomonas measures … Continued

Fully-funded postdoctoral position in chloroplast quality control and signaling

We are offering a fully-funded postdoctoral position with a flexible starting date. We are looking for creative, self-motivated candidates who possess • one or more first-author research manuscripts (preprints are accepted); • strong problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills; • a genuine drive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace. Experience in one or more of … Continued

Chlamy2023 will be held June 4-9, 2023, in Princeton, NJ!

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that The 20th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas will be held June 4-9, 2023, in Princeton, NJ! Please mark your calendars and help spread the word! https://chlamy2023.princeton.edu/ We look forward to seeing you there! Co-Chairs: Martin Jonikas, HHMI & Princeton University James Umen, Donald … Continued