PhD Position: Acclimation of photosynthetic organisms to solar and extrasolar radiation – France

From the description of this PhD position in Université Grenoble Alpes, France:

“How are photoperception and photosynthesis mechanistically interconnected? And how would photosynthetic organisms adapt to a stellar radiation with a spectral energy distribution different than this of earth? To address these questions, we will study the acclimation of the model photosynthetic organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, ancestor of higher plants, to stellar radiation of low and high intensities. We will assess the consequences of the exposure to this peculiar radiation at the level of genome-wide gene expression, photosynthetic activity, growth and cellular ultrastructure, using white visible light, blue and red illumination as reference conditions. Based on our results we are expecting to identify genes or gene-networks that are essential for the successful acclimation to the radiation of different light qualities. Using genome editing tools we will modify genes of interest to potentially generate mutants that will be adapted to type M radiation. The illumination with different light qualities will be achieved by use of LED panels. The expertise of IPAG will be valuable for the construction of a LED- panel mimicking the spectrum to type M radiation.”

Details of this PhD position can be found in the Euraxess page.

ICHA2018: Sessions announced (Nantes, October 2018)

The 18th edition of the International Conference on Harmful Algae (ICHA2018) will take place on 21-26 October 2018 in Nantes, France. The session topics of ICHA2018 were recently announced; they cover all aspects of marine and freshwater HABs.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 April 2018.


ICHA2018 – Abstract submission is open !

The 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae – ICHA2018 will be held on 21-26 October in Nantes, France. The Chair (Philipp Hess – Ifremer) and Scientific Committee of the conference have issued call for abstract submission that is now open.

A Preliminary Agenda of the Conference is also available in ICHA2018 website. The agenda includes keynote, plenary and parallel presentations, poster exhibitions and related activities, and it is complemented by a social program and cultural tours in and around the beautiful city of Nantes.

ICHA2018 is an excellent opportunity for interactions between freshwater and marine-HAB experts from all over the world. We expect that many CYANOCOST members will participate, so we are looking forward to meet again in Nantes!

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 April 2018.