The Chlamydomonas pan-genome needs you!

A Chlamydomonas Pan-Genome initiative has been launched under the auspices of the Joint Genome Initiative Community Science Project ((JGI-CSP). The PIs are O. Vallon, S Dutcher, F. Aylward, D. Baurain, C.Blaby-Haas, A. Burlacot, R. Bock, P. Cardol, T. Druet, M. Hanikenne, P. Lefebvre, S. Merchant, R. Ness, K. Niyogi, M. Schroda, C. Silflow and A. … Continued

Eleven post-doctoral positions in Paris

In the framework of a Cofund project funded by the EU and the French labex DYNAMO, the IBPC in Paris is offering 11 two-year post-doctoral positions on i) genetics, genomes and RNA, ii) membrane protein complexes and iii) membrane system dynamics. Two of these positions entail work on microalgae, incl. Chlamydomonas, using molecular biology or … Continued

Celebrating the life of Paul Levine

Robert Paul Levine died from natural causes at the age of 95 on January 25, 2022 at home in West Tisbury, Massachusetts. Levine was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926 and grew up in Los Angeles, California. After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Levine received his doctorate in Plant Science from the … Continued

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in systems biology of photosynthesis

The newly opened Burlacot labat the Carnegie Institution for Science (Stanford) is looking for one postdoc to study the response of Chlamydomonas to light fluctuations. Our lab aims to understand the acclimation of photosynthesis to environmental fluctuations and the dynamics of the molecular mechanisms involved. The questions that our lab aims to address are: How … Continued

Two postdoc positions available in the Jonikas lab

From Martin Jonikas: Dear colleagues, I hope you are well. I’m recruiting 2 postdocs on grant-funded positions to study the pyrenoid, a mysterious phase-separated organelle that mediates a third of global CO2 fixation and that we aim to engineer into crops to dramatically increase yields. We have spearheaded the molecular characterization of the pyrenoid, defined its … Continued

Rational promoter engineering for robust transgene expression in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is an established model for microalgal synthetic biology as well as genetic engineering and has already been used to successfully produce various bioproducts. Nevertheless, limited nuclear transgene expression due the lack of strong expression elements and sparse comparative evaluation of these prevent further development of C. reinhardtii towards a biotechnological host for industrial-relevant … Continued

Passing of Bob Togasaki, long-time Chlamydomonas researcher

Long-time Chlamydomonas researcher and educator, Robert (Bob) K. Togasaki, who was born in San Francisco, California, on July 24, 1932, passed away in Bloomington, Indiana on November 19, 2019. He was a familiar presence at Chlamydomonas meetings over the years where he had many friends and collaborators. Bob’s research career began in the lab of Martin … Continued

PhD student opportunity in “microalgae lipid droplet”

PhD student opportunity on “microalgae lipid droplet” Funding: CEA (CEA offers a competitive stipend plus all healthy benefits included) Laboratory: The team of “Microalgae and Bioenergies”, CEA, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, France Director of the PhD thesis: Yonghua Li-Beisson ( For her research work: Team website: BIAM – Equipe Bioénergies et Microalgues ( The project … Continued