News & Announcements

March 18, 2019

Five Awardees have been determined! (Travel Awards for Oversee Young Scientists from Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation)

The Committee members have reviewed the travel grant applications, and the following five awardees have been determined. They all replied us that they will accept the award.
- Rani Saggere, Supervisor: Aurora Nedelcu (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
- Alexandra DeShaw, Supervisor: Adrian Reyes-Priesto (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
- Pedram Samani, Supervisor: Max Reuter (University College London, UK)
- Dinah Davison, Supervisor: Richard Michod (University of Arizona, USA)
- Leticia Berenice Jiménez Marín, Supervisor: Brad Olson (Kansas State University, USA)


March 01, 2019

For details, see Registration in this web.

SANJŌ CONFERENCE HALL TATSUOKAMON ANNEX are available for Volvox2019 participants (26-29 July nights) via only our application form, although only a limited number of rooms are available. If you want to use the room, please fill in the application form (download here) and send it to Hiroko Kawai-Toyooka, (hiro_toyo(at)bs.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp). A reservation will be first come first served basis. But, if your payment for early bird registration (not later than June 1, 2019) to Volvox 2019 may not be completed until June 10, 2019, your reservation will be automatically canceled.

February 07, 2018

Funding from the Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation https://www.katokinen.or.jp/ for five travel awards for overseas (i.e. non-Japanese) students (PhD, Masters, undergraduates) and postdocs for Volvox 2019, 26-29 July, Tokyo is now available. Travel awards are 50,000 yen per person (~$500 US) and will be distributed at the Volvox 2019 registration desk by the local organizers, on 26 July 2019.
Applicants are required to submit a pdf file of the completed application form (download here) to Volvox2019 Office (E-mail: volvox2019 (at) gmail.com) by February 20, 2019. Five awardees will be chosen based on their abstract and need for financial support. The successful applicants will be informed by March 1, 2019. Travel receipts must be submitted to the local organizers at the conference to be eligible for reimbursement.

February 4, 2018

Dr. Ryo Matsuzaki of National Institute for Environmental Studies agreed to become a new member of Local Organizing Committee of Volvox2019

December 12, 2018

Dr. Mitsunori Iwataki of the University of Tokyo agreed to become a new member of Local Organizing Committee of Volvox2019

November 06, 2018

Funding opportunities to attend conferences
About the funding that students can apply on their own, we have some information below:
Society for Experimental Biology/Compay of Biologists
Royal Society of Biology
International Phycological Society
British Phycological Society

October 30, 2018

Financial help by Communications Biology (Nature Research) to sponsor a Welcoming Reception of Volvox2019 has been confirmed.

August 01, 2018

Financial help provided by Kurita Water Environment Foundation (KWEF), Japan, has been determined.

April 29, 2018

Volvox 2019 : 26-29 July – the University of Tokyo Hongo campus

Registration will begin in March 2019.
 >>First Circular[pdf file]
The Fifth International Volvox Conference in Tokyo, Japan, will bring together international scientists working with Volvox and its relatives. We cordially invite experimentalists and theorists interested in these fascinating organisms. The volvocine algae grow in various freshwater environments worldwide and have important roles in the water ecosystems. Furthermore these organisms have become an important model system for investigating the evolution of sex and multicellularity, development and cellular differentiation, and have also yielded important insights in fields as diverse as genomics, biological physics, hydrodynamics, and social evolution. We hope that this meeting will foster exchange of ideas and expertise, and will initiate new collaborations to expand and strengthen the Volvocales and volvocine algal community.