P-UK Spring meeting 2021: Exploring the Eukaryotic Tree of Life

P-UK and the Eukaryotic Division of the MS are organising the  symposium Exploring the Eukaryotic Tree of Life on Wednesday 28th of April 2021 in the afternoon, taking place during the Microbiology Society's Annual Conference 2021 (online).

In the scope of the new UK initiative “Darwin Tree of Life Project”, which is part of the “Earth BioGenome Project”, this session will explore protist and fungi diversity, discuss which branches of the eukaryotic tree of life have been over- or underestimated based on recent metagenomics data, and which regions have been undersampled to explore and discover potentially new branches of the eukaryotic tree.

Confirmed invited speakers are:

Neil Hall (Earlham Institute, UK)

Patrick Keeling (UBC, Canada)

Sarah Hu (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA)

P-UK's symposium also includes 4 offered oral presentations and a poster session on the Eukaryotic Tree of Life.


Deadline for abstract submissions:15th of February 2021.

Details regarding registration, abstract submission and full programme can be found here