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Meeting of the Society of Protozoologists

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2004 Annual Meeting of the Society of Protozoologists

             Second Announcement

                 24 February 2004

The 56th Annual Meeting of the Society of Protozoologists will
be held at Bryant College, Smithfield Rhode Island, June 2-6,
2004.  The outstanding symposia, invited lectures, and special
sessions for this meeting will have broad appeal to
protistologists, whether they have an organismal or molecular
approach.  Talks will encompass heterotrophic and phototrophic
taxa exhibiting parasitic to free-living life-styles.
Sessions and lectures currently on the program include:

     Genome Evolution in Microbial Eukaryotes (an all day

          Speakers: Paddy Patterson; Jessica Kissinger; Andrew
Roger; Kenneth Stuart; Laura Katz; Uwe Maier; Debashish
    Bhattacharya; Jane Carlton; Amy Driskell

     Bacterial Endosymbionts or Pathogens of Free-Living
Amoebae (symposium)

          Speakers: Kwang Jeon; Matthias Horn; Matthias
Leippe; Angela Fritzinger

     Do single celled organisms really exist? (Past
President=C3=A2=E2=82=AC=E2=84=A2s Address): Lynn Rothschild

     What have we learned from sequencing the Entamoeba
histolytica genome? (Vice-President=C3=A2=E2=82=AC=E2=84=A2s Address): Gra=

     Anaerobic eukaryotes (Keynote Lecture): Martin Embley

     Protistan Biodiversity (special platform session)

          Chair: John Clamp

     Rhizopod Protists: Getting to the "Roots" of the Matter
(special platform session)

          Chair: Sam Bowser

     Dino vs. Ciliate, a Match in Eight Rounds (special
platform session)

          Chair: David Montagnes

The Local Organizing Committee has taken every measure to keep
meeting costs low, while providing quality housing, meals, and
meeting activities.  Registration cost is only $180 for
regular members and $80 for students.  In addition, on-campus
rooms are available for $30/night and attendees can register
for an inexpensive on-campus meal plan.  Social activities
include an opening reception, wine and cheese poster session,
Rhode Island Picnic with seafood, chicken, chowder, etc, and a
field trip to historic Newport.

Meeting details, including program highlights, registration,
travel, housing, and student award information can be found on
the SOP website
On-line registration will open in March, with deadline for
early registration and abstract submittal being 15 May.

D. Wayne Coats, SOP 2004 Program Chair

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

P.O. Box 28

Edgewater, MD 21037

Ph:  443-482-2271

Fax: 443-482-2380

coats at serc.si.edu


Gaytha A. Langlois, SOP Local Organizer

Professor of Environmental Policy

Bryant College

1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917

Tel. 1-401-232-6145 or 1-401-232-6163

Fax. 1-401-232-6492

langlois at bryant.edu or

gaytha5 at yahoo.com

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