Category: News

Feb 29

International Course in Automated Functional Annotation and Data Mining

Blast2Go is organizing courses on automated functional annotation – Go here for info and registration Cost reduction in sequencing technologies is resulting in a growing number of laboratories getting involved in genome sequencing projects where a large amount of sequencing data is generated. After assembly, a large amount of unique sequences are obtained which need …

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Feb 15

What's up with microbes?

Read about microbes and our work in the Winter issue of REACH, CIFAR’s publication about the exciting research being done by Program members.   

Jan 18

Two PhD-studentships in Exeter, UK

A competition for two PhD studentships opened in the lab of Dr Mark van der Giezen, Exeter. 1- Modelling early eukaryotic evolution using biogeochemical data – a systems approach Supervisors: Dr. Mark van der Giezen (Biosciences) & Prof. Tim Lenton (Geography) Information and application – click here 2- An evolutionary fluke resulting in novel and safe drugs …

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Jan 17

Postdoctoral and Short-Term Research Training Scholarships in Argentina

The Department of Human Development, Education and Culture (DHDEC) presents its compliments to the Permanent Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) and has the honor to inform about the scholarships opportunities offered by the OAS and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), in a joint effort to promote the education in …

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Jan 16

Research Summer School for Undergrads – Apply now!

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School provides a unique opportunity for 25 undergraduate students to work side by side with leading researchers in a dynamic scientific environment. This program aims to attract talented students from around the world, creating a vibrant and diverse atmosphere. It is the perfect preparation for those students who are interested in …

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Oct 30

Faculty Position in Marine Eukaryotic Microbial Ecology at UBC

The Departments of Botany and Zoology at the University of British Columbia invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Marine Eukaryotic Microbial Ecology. This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2012. We seek an outstanding …

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Sep 30

Seeing biosphere's dark matter

We are organizing a symposium within 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which will take placein the City of Vancouver, Canada in February 2012. Our symposium will be part of a special, day-long seminar “Unlocking Biology’s Potential and will verse on the exploration of uncultured microbial diversity, its …

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Sep 26

Teach evolution not creationism

Are you in the UK? Sign the Creationism In Schools Isn’t Science petition!

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 TheScientist.com http://the-scientist.com/2011/07/01/best-places-to-work-academia-2011/