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 roles in the water ecosystems. Furthermore these organisms have become an important model system for investigating the evolution of sex and multicellularity, development and cellular differentiation, and have also yielded important insights in fields as diverse as genomics, biological physics, hydrodynamics, and social evolution. We hope that this meeting will foster exchange of ideas and expertise, and will initiate new collaborations to expand and strengthen the Volvocales and volvocine algal community.
Hisayoshi Nozaki, Organizer
Scientific Organizing Committee:
James Umen, Bradley Olson, Aurora Nedelcu, Stephanie Hoehn, Matthew Herron, Stephen Miller
Travel Fellowship Opportunities for Volvox 2019—First Deadline Feb. 20
Travel Fellowships Sponsored by the Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation to attend the 5th International Volvox Meeting are available with an application deadline of Feb. 20, 2019.
An application form with instructions is downloadable directly from the Volvox 2019 web page http://www.bs.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~tayousei/Volvox2019/index.html
Additional fellowship opportunities are also listed on the meeting web page.