Program & Schedule

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Monday 8.8.2022

9:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:15 Jens Boenigk: Welcome and opening remarks
10:30 – 11:30 The spectrum of mixotrophic strategies as demonstrated within the Chrysophyceae
  Keynote: Sarah DeVaul Princiotta
11:30 Impact of tire abrasion on microeukaryotic communities – analysed using nanoplastic and zinc as proxies Guido Sieber

12:00      Lunch

13:00 Field trip


18:00 Barbecue at the campus


Tuesday 9.8.2022

9:00 – 10:00  Old Rocks Do Talk: Evolutionary history of chrysophytes revealed from the fossil record
  Keynote: Peter Siver
10:00 Silica scale morphology of the genus Synura Iva Jadrná

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee break

11:00 Phylogeny and ecophysiology of golden-brown snow algae (Chrysophyceae) from Svalbard and the European Alps Lenka Procházková
11:30 Phylogenetic and functional diversity of Chrysophyceae in inland waters Christina Bock
12:00 Elucidating the phylogeny and taxonomic position of the genus Spiniferomonas Takahashi (Chrysophyceae) Martin Pusztai

12:30 – 13:30      Lunch

13:30 CCAC special session
  Key note: Sabina Marks
14:30 Digital light microscopic approaches to investigating diatoms (and other microscopic organisms) Bank Beszteri

15:00 Coffee break


Biodiversity of Freshwater Microalgae: polyphasic taxonomy, maintenance of frozen germplasm bank and applications Biodiversity of Freshwater Microalgae: polyphasic taxonomy, maintenance of frozen germplasm bank and applications

Thais Garcia da Silva

16:30 Poster session


Wednesday 10.8.2022

Excursions and guided tours to the CCAC collection

9:30-11:30 Guided tours to the CCAC collection
13:00-15:00 Guided tours

Zollverein: UNESCO World Heritage Site

18:00 Conference dinner

Thursday 11.8.2022

9:00 – 10:00 Speciation and population differentiation of chrysophytes – interplay of climatic, habitat, and geographical factors
  Keynote: Pavel Škaloud
10:00 Effect of Stressors on competition between Ochromonadales strains belonging to different sub-clades Lisa Boden

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee break

11:00 The effect of ornamentation on the mechanical properties of silica scales Petr Knotek
11:30 Morphology, life cycle and molecular phylogeny of a species of the Chrysophyte Ochromonas-like genus from the tropical Mexican Pacific  David U. Hernández-Becerril
12:00 Relevance of climate and geography for the distribution of protists Jens Boenigk

12:30 – 13:30     Lunch

13:30-14:30 Recapitulation of plastid origin: insight from Paulinella micropora genome analysis
  Keynote: Hwan Su Yoon
14:30 Possible adaptive roles of the siliceous covering; may the scale nanopattern be effective in UV shielding? Yvonne Němcová
15:00 Comparative genomics and transcriptomics of chrysomonad flagellates sheds light on the evolution of nutritional strategies Daniela Beisser

15:30                     Closing of the symposium