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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.