The 44th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
NORTHEAST ALGAL SOCIETY
April 15-17, 2005
Rockport, Maine, U.S.A.
The Northeast Algal Society will convene its annual meeting on the
weekend of April 15-17, 2005, at the Samoset Resort in Rockport,
Maine, U.S.A. (http://www.bigelow.org/neas2005/).
Dr. Debashish Bhattacharya (University of Iowa) is our distinguished
speaker, speaking on: "A phylogenetic and genomic perspective on the
origins of photosynthetic eukaryotes within the tree of life." This
year's symposium is titled "The Algal Genomic Revolution." The
speakers are Dr. Gabrielle Rocap (University of Washington) - Marine
picocyanobacteria: Genomic insights into ecotypic diversity; Dr.
Franz Lang (University of Montreal) - How many genes are enough to
infer deep phylogenetic trees - on the necessity of phylogenomics;
Dr. Gertraud Berger (University of Montreal) - The Protist EST
database: automated annotation and data representation; Dr. David
Patterson (Marine Biological Laboratory) - Managing traditional
information to complement molecular descriptions of the algal world;
Dr. David Mann (University of Edinbourgh) - The largest group of
algae begins to make sense: the contribution of genome studies to
understanding diatom biodiversity.
For further information, see the NEAS web site
(http://www.bigelow.org/neas2005/) or contact the organizers (Robert
A. Andersen <[log in to unmask]> and Charles J. O'Kelly
<[log in to unmask]>.