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Dinophyte Seminars


 International seminar series on dinophytes

Because of the current pandemic, we have been unable to meet each other. This is a shame because such meetings are crucial to keep our community connected.
To overcome this, in line with the DINO/ICHA-conferences, we invite you to participate in: 

Our biweekly 20 minute seminars + 10 minute questions via ZOOM, starting in May 2021 (We'll try to choose timeslots that are convenient with your time zone) please note that the scheduled time is Central European Summer Time (GMT+2).

This can be about anything related to dinophytes / dinocysts (for example about taxonomy, phylogeny, evolution, life-history, toxins, pigments, transcriptomics, (paleo)ecology, stratigraphy, functional traits, ...).

If you would like to attend these seminars or present such a seminar, please contact, and we'll provide you the necessary information.
We specifically ask postdocs, PhD students, MSc students to propose seminars.

This is a good way to showcase your research to a group of specialists.

The organizing committee (Kenneth Mertens, Vera Pospelova and Marc Gottschling).


Day and timeSpeakerTitleLink to AbstractZoom link1
Thursday 1 July at 5pm (CEST, GMT+2) Dr. Natalia Annenkova, Limnological Institute, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk. Dinoflagellates, which live or probably live in the ancient Lake Baikal: single cell and DNA metabarcoding studies. Abstract Join Zoom meeting
Tuesday 15 June 5pm (CEST, GMT+2) Francesc Rubió Garrido, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.  Ostreopsis cf. ovata: A friendly dinoflagellate who likes to attach to different macroalgae and to a bryozoan. Abstract Join Zoom meeting
Tuesday 1 June 4pm (CEST, GMT+2) Prof. Linda Medlin, Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth, UK.  Recent advances in biosensors for the detection of toxic algae. Abstract Join Zoom meeting
Wednesday 19 May 4pm (CEST, GMT+2) Dr. Coralie Zorzi, Université de Bordeaux, France. Paleoceanographical changes of the Plio-Pleistocene based on marine palynological approach at ODP Sites 882 and 887, western and eastern North Pacific. Abstract Join Zoom meeting
Thursday 6 May 12:30pm (CEST, GMT+2) Prof. Shauna Murray, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Ciguatera and Gambierdiscus species in Australia and the Pacific. Abstract Join Zoom meeting

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