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40th annual Meeting of the German Society for Protozoology

The upcoming 40th annual meeting of the DGP, hosted by the Eukaryotic Microbiology group at the University of Duisburg-Essen, will take place at the end of next February; this change in dates was necessitated because of overlap with the German Society for Biological Systematics. Our DGP meeting will also take place online, because of the Covid-19 pandemic; nevertheless, the Audimax in Essen has been reserved in the event of changes to this situation. Live talks will be on Zoom. Posters will be hosted by the society’s website, with a format for written questions and answers. To provide support and expand our protist community, all contributed talks will be given by either students or early postdocs. Posters can be contributed by students, postdocs, and senior researchers. On Monday, 22 February, there will be an online practical course for students.

Registration deadline: 15.02.2021

Abstract submission deadline: 15.01.2021


Einzeller des Jahres 2021: Physarum polycephalum

Physarum polycephalum hat sich im Guinness Buch der Rekorde einen Platz als größter Einzeller der Welt erobert!

Physarum polycephalum ist der bekannteste und in den Labors von Zellbiologen meistkultivierte Vertreter der Schleimpilze (Myxomyce-ten), von denen es etwa 900 Arten gibt. Schleimpilze vereinigen in sich Merkmale von Pilzen und von Tieren, sind aber mit beiden nicht direkt verwandt. Die Netzwerke der Schleimpilze weisen besondere Leistungen auf. Dies betrifft besonders die Fähigkeit, „intelligente“ Lösungen für eine optimale Wegfindung zu entwickeln, wie der Umgehung von Hindernissen, dem Finden ei-ner Nahrungsquelle auf kürzestem Weg oder einer Gefahrenvermeidung.


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