Workshop Roscoff 2018

Our third workshop took place at the Station Biologique Roscoff in Roscoff, France from November 5 to 9 2018. This effort brought together taxonomists with expertise in individual lineages that span the eukaryotic tree of life to curate reference 18S rDNA sequences of these lineages by incorporating knowledge of phylogenetic, morphological, and/or environmental contextual data. This third edition was particularly (but not exclusively) focused on Diatoms, Dinoflagellates, and Green Algae. During the workshop, the working group integrated the curation efforts on individual eukaryotic groups into a biological data warehouse consisting of curated sequences, flexible taxonomy, and phylogenetic trees and their underlying sequence alignments. We will further use this 18S rDNA reference database to investigate the environmental distribution of eukaryotic microbes from large-scale HTES datasets. Each curator was encouraged to use their curated data to address research questions of interest. We discussed how to tackle such projects and encourage participants to publish their results. The workshop was made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Moore Foundation, and it has been endorsed by GlobalHAB.


Participants Affiliation
Charles Bachy Station Biologique Roscoff - CNRS
Vincent Billy University of British Columbia
Tatyana Darienko University of Göttingen
Andrea de Oliveira da Rocha Franco Federal University of Rio Grande
Évelyne Derelle Station Biologique Roscoff - CNRS
Hiroshi Funaki Ehime University
María García Portela Spanish Institute of Oceanography
Clara Maria Hereu Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada
Katarina Kajan Ruđer Bošković Institute
Alexander Kudryavtsev Saint Petersburg University
Becca Lensing University of Hawaiʻi
Inga Martinek Institute of Parasitology Biology Centre - ASCR
Sebastian Metz Universidad Nacional de San Martín
Luis Demetrio Mora Hernandez Freie Universität Berlin
Thomas Proeschold University of Innsbruck
Teng Sing Tung Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Denis Tikhonenkov Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters - RAS
Guifré Torruella Université Paris-Sud
Anh Tu Van Universität Rostock
Vasily Zlatogursky Saint Petersburg University

Scientific Advisors

Adviser Affiliation
Cedric Berney Station Biologique Roscoff - CNRS
Javier del Campo Institut de Ciències del Mar - CSIC
Frederik Leliaert Botanic Garden Meise
David G. Mann Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Marina Montresor Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Solenn Mordret Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Raffaele Siano Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer
Daniel Vaulot Station Biologique Roscoff - CNRS

Technical Advisors

Adviser Affiliation
Martin Kolisko Institute of Parasitology Biology Centre - ASCR
Evan Morien University of British Columbia
Serafim Nenarokov Institute of Parasitology Biology Centre - ASCR
Javier del Campo
Institute of Evolutionary Biology UPF-CSIC

Focusing on coral microbial ecology.