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 …
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 …
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.
Dalhousie University came out in the 4th place in this year’s “Best Places to Work in Academia” survey by TheScientist.com http://the-scientist.com/2011/07/01/best-places-to-work-academia-2011/
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 …
Claudio is attending EuPathDB Workshop 2011 at University of Georgia in Athens, GA
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 …
We have a new member: Sarah Dowler joined the lab as a Co-Op student (Biochemistry). She will be helping us with exciting projects.
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.
Renny Lee has successfully passed his PhD. candidacy exam. Congratulations!