Professor emeritus at the Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) and Parasitological Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. His main group of interest are Microsporidia.
Senior Scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (USA). Her major interest is marine microbial ecology (www.mbari.org/worden-alexandra-z).
Professor at the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (University of Barcelona, Spain). His major interest is the evolution of multicellularity in Metazoa (www.multicellgenome.com).
Professor at the Heinrich Heine University (Düsseldorf, Germany). His major interest is the evolution of eukaryotes and their organelles, and the origin of life (www.molevol.hhu.de/prof-dr-w-f-martin.html).
Professor at the Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada). His major interest is the eukaryotic phylogeny, genomics, and the evolution of organelles (www.rogerlab.biochemistryandmolecularbiology.dal.ca/).
Professor at the University of Melbourne (Australia). His major interest is the relict plastid in Apicomplexa, and malaria parasites in general (www.fad.macmate.me/McFadden_Lab/Geoff_McFadden.html).
Professor emeritus at the University of Oxford (UK). His major interest is the eukaryotic phylogeny and cellular evolution (www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/people/view/cavaliersmith_t.htm).
Professor at the Columbia University (USA). Her major interest is the genomics and molecular genetics of cilliates (biology.columbia.edu/people/landweber) .
Senior scientist at the Research Institute for Limnology (University of Innsbruck, Austria). His major interest is the microbial diversity and ecology of aquatic ecosystems (www.uibk.ac.at/limno/personnel/weisse/).
ICOP keynote and symposia speakers
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA, past president of ISOP
University of Rhode Island, USA, 2015 Hutner awardee
University of Alberta, Canada, 2016 Hutner awardee
Symposium: 70 years of protistology
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
University of Georgia, Athens, USA
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, USA
University of Southern California Dornsife, Los Angeles, USA
Symposium: Deciphering the activity and function of protists in the environment using single-cell ecophysiology approaches
Organizers/Chairs: Johan Decelle and Fabrice Not
CNRS, UPMC Station Biologique de Roscoff, France
Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research,
Department of Isotope Bioeochemistry, Leipzig, Germany
Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Science, USA
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Evolution and Systematics Laboratory ESE, University Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France
Symposium: The eukaryome, bringing protists into the spotlight of microbiome research
Organizers/Chairs: Javier del Campo (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada & Institut de Ciències del Mar -CSIC-, Barcelona, Spain) and Laura Parfrey.
University College Cork, Ireland
Institute of Parasitology - Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Laura W. Pafrey
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA