Showing posts with label evolutionary biology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label evolutionary biology. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Special Issue in Microorganisms "Evolution and Genetic Diversity of Gut Protozoan Parasites"

Hi everyone,

Please consider the new Special Issue (SI) in Microorganisms (section on Parasitology) 'Evolution and Genetic Diversity of Gut Protozoan Parasites' if you wish to publish data on these topics and you're looking for target journals. We use the term 'protozoan' broadly so that it also comprises Blastocystis.

This SI will be co-edited by Anastasios Tsaousis (yes, our next Blastocystis conference organiser!) and myself.

We welcome articles (original articles and reviews) that significantly contribute data on the genetic diversity and evolution of gut protozoan parasites. We are particularly interested in articles that use or introduce novel technologies and/or approaches to investigate these matters. We are also interested in research investigating the host specificity and geographical distribution of these parasites. Research dealing with how the extent of genetic diversity reflects host adaptation will receive special priority. Moreover, we specifically call for research that deals with gut parasites in a gut microbiome context.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021

Please go here for more information.

Thanks for your consideration.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Joining forces across Europe - and beyond...

It's such a pleasure to have Dr Anastasios Tsaousis visiting these days. We are collaborating on various efforts to ensure the connection of Blastocystis research initiatives and harmonisation of wet and dry laboratory methods for detection and differentiation of Blastocystis across Europe and beyond. We started preparing a proposal for a COST action and are also thinking ahead towards the 3rd International Blastocystis Conference in Crete in 2021! We hope to help increase and further develop the International Blastocystis Network!