Chromochloris zofingiensis data now available on Phytozome

Chromochloris zofingiensis is a unicellular green alga in the class Chlorophyceae, and is closely related to the model alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Interest in C. zofingiensis derives in part from its ability to accumulate large amounts of triacylglycerols in cytoplasmic lipid bodies, which gives it promising commercial potential as a biofuel feedstock. Additionally, C. zofingiensis is … Continued

Postdoctoral position in Vinyard Lab at LSU

A postdoctoral research position is available for studying molecular mechanisms in photosynthesis in the laboratory of David Vinyard at Louisiana State University. Current areas of research emphasis include protein-protein interactions in photosynthetic reaction centers and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) characterization of bioinorganic systems. Duties: 90% Conduct rigorous research toward understanding molecular mechanisms in photosynthesis using … Continued

4th International Volvox Conference in St. Louis, USA

The Fourth International Volvox Conference will take place at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri, August 16-19, 2017. The goal of the International Volvox Conference is to bring together international scientists working with Volvoxand its relatives (aka Volvocales or volvocine algae). We cordially invite experimentalists and theorists interested in these fascinating … Continued

Genetic Engineer for Corporate Strategic Research – Job Posting Post date: Feb 1, 2017 Location: Clinton, NJ, US Company: ExxonMobil Job Role Summary ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company has an immediate opening for a Member of Technical Staff at its Corporate Strategic Research laboratory located in Annandale, NJ. We are seeking a candidate in genetic engineering to join a team executing programs aimed at … Continued

More mutants and new information on the confidence level of insertions are available at since 11/22/2016

We have now released ~16,000 additional mutants. At this time, ~54,000 mutants are available, containing ~80,000 insertions, covering 80% of the Chlamydomonas genome! In addition, we have categorized the insertion junctions that we mapped into three confidence levels and determined the probability of correct mapping for each level. The probability (95%, 73%, or 58%) is now included in the “feature” … Continued

Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conference on Cilia & Centrosomes

Cilia & Centrosomes Suzhou, China April 24-28, 2017 We are pleased to announce the 1st Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Cilia & Centrosomes which will be held in Suzhou, China. The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session. Many talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts on the basis of … Continued