2024 CGUE Conference on Unicellular Eukaryotes

2024 CGUE Conference on Unicellular Eukaryotes

Comparative genomics of unicellular eukaryotes: Interactions and symbioses

September 30 – October 5, 2024 | Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 2, 2024
Selected abstracts/Participants Will Be Notified By: March 1, 2024
Registration Deadline: March 8, 2024
Payment Deadline: March 8, 2024

About the Workshop
Microbial (single-celled) eukaryotes – or represent 70% of eukaryotic diversity, and while there is massive amount of knowledge for groups such as fungi, many others remain mysterious due to challenges in studying them and their staggering diversity. These organisms play key roles in regulating the biosphere and ecosystem function, as well as disease, and ecology of the organisms with which they interact. Major progress is underway in understanding their genomes, relationships and diversity, and relevant model systems are being developed for multiple lineages. These scientific endeavors are leading to major advances on functional biology, mechanisms of interaction with other cells, and processes that not only underpin a broad spectrum of symbioses but extend to overall planetary biology.

This conference is designed to facilitate interactions between researchers who study comparative genomics, molecular mechanisms, and cell biology for a diversity of microbial eukaryotes. These range from fungi to uncultured protists in aquatic, terrestrial, and host environments. The overarching aim of the meeting is to highlight the latest research and approaches for understanding the world from the perspective of a unicellular eukaryotes, specifically through the lens of the genomic underpinnings of their activities and evolution – and interactions with other cells. Such interactions range from ephemeral to permanent physical associations with other biological entities, including bacteria, archaea, and viruses, and the evolutionary processes that support them. These topics will be addressed alongside the latest developments in model and non-traditional eukaryotic model organisms and knowledge of their cellular biology - especially in connection to interactions with the external world.

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This conference stems from the prior EMBO Workshop on Comparative Genomics of Unicellular Eukaryotes, which has been held on a two-year cycle over the last decade. The meeting is of excellent scientific quality and provides strong networking activities for all participants, with specific activities for early career scientists (ECS) and welcomes a breadth of speakers.

Don't miss the Comparative Genomics of Unicellular Eukaryotes Conference!
30 Sept-5 Oct 2024


Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology.
Visiting Scholar, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.
Prof. Adjunct, University of California Santa Cruz.

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