On July 9th I gave a short presentation in the MBL awardee brown bag seminar series on “Exploration of invasion patterns of a harmful algal bloom species using RAD-tag sequencing and population genomics”. I am spending seven weeks this summer working at the MBL on a Whitman summer investigator research grant.
Successful sampling in Maine. With the help of Dr. Ramunas Stepanauskas at Bigelow Laboratory, I found Gonyostomum in a humic lake in Nobleboro, Maine. For the next weeks I will be busy isolating and attempting to culture cells from this population.
Natalia Annenkova won the first place award for “the well done and impressively reported oral presentation” entitled “Case of protist recent divergence resolved using phylogenomic approach”. This was at the 7th International Young Scientists School “Systems Biology and Bioinformatics” (SBB-2015), which was held in Federal Research Center Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia, June 22-25. Congratulations!
On June 29th I gave a talk on “Speciation, dispersal, and invasion patterns in microalgae” at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine. I was impressed by the modern new laboratory and the amazing view. I was especially interested in the single cell genomics center led by Ramunas Stepanaukas.