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Sep 02

Genome analysis exposes hidden sex secrets

Comment on “Conserved meiotic machinery in Glomus spp., a putatively ancient asexual fungal lineage” by S. Halary et al. 2011. The origin and significance of sex remains one of the most intriguing topics in evolutionary biology. Sexual reproduction requires a big deal of complexity and energy expense at all levels, from the intricate molecular gymnastics …

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Aug 25

Graduate Student Position in Algal Evolutionary Genomics

Biology Department, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada One graduate student (Ph.D.) position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Adrian Reyes-Prieto in the Biology Department of the University of New Brunswick at Fredericton. Dr Reyes-Prieto is seeking an enthusiastic graduate student interested in genomic sciences, evolutionary biology and microbial diversity. The candidate should have …

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Aug 18

Halary et al. accepted – On meiosis in mycorrhizal fungi

Just accepted in Genome Biology and Evolution: “Conserved meiotic machinery in Glomus spp., a putatively ancient asexual fungal lineage” by Sebastien Halary, Shehre-Banoo Malik, Levannia Lildhar, Claudio H. Slamovits, Mohamed Hijri and Nicolas Corradi.

Jul 20

Dalhousie #4 TheScientist's "Best Places to Work"

Dalhousie University came out in the 4th place in this year’s “Best Places to Work in Academia” survey by

Jun 30

Gile and Slamovits 2011, Protist

Just accepted: Gile and Slamovits – Phylogenetic position of Lophomonas striata Butschli (Parabasalia) from the hindgut of the cockroach Periplaneta americana. Protist, in press. Link to the article What’s the paper about? Parabasalid protists are a very diverse but poorly known type of microbes. They include Trichomonas vaginalis, probably the only parabasalid known to non-specialists …

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Jun 14


Claudio is attending EuPathDB Workshop 2011 at University of Georgia in Athens, GA

Jun 05

Renny attends summer course on NGS

Renny Lee is leaving for two weeks to the Kellog Biological Station, Michigan State University to attend the Bioinformatics Summer Course 2011 on “Analysing Next-Generation Sequencing Data”. Course’s description: This intensive two week summer course will introduce attendees with a strong biology background to the practice of analyzing short-read sequencing data from Roche 454, Illumina …

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Jun 05

Welcome Sarah

We have a new member: Sarah Dowler joined the lab as a Co-Op student (Biochemistry). She will be helping us with exciting projects.

May 13

New server!

This site is now hosted on a dedicated server running Apache2 on Ubuntu Linux. The computer running the server is a (roughly) 5 years old second-hand HP-Compaq Intel Core Duo 1.8GHz with 2GB RAM.

Apr 27

Renny is now a PhD. Candidate

Renny Lee has successfully passed his PhD. candidacy exam. Congratulations!