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Program of the 52nd Jírovec’s Protozoological days (24-28 April 2023)
Monday 24th
16:00-18:30 Arrival
18:30-20:00 Welcome drink & dinner
Tuesday 25th
7:00-8:45 Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Hehenberger Anzhelika Butenko Mitochondrial genome evolution: views and news
9:15-9:30 Eliška Klapuchová* Exploring the mitochondrial genetic code diversity
9:30-9:45 Kacper Maciszewski In the spotlight, losing IR region: the complexity and convergence in genome evolution of algal secondary plastids
9:45-10:00 Jacek Patryn Bio-Rad: microworld secrets at close hand
10:00-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:00 Kolísko Shun-Min Yang* Mitochondria targeting histone in Chromera velia
11:00-11:15 Vít Dohnálek* Taming of mitochondria with LYRM proteins
11:15-11:30 Martin Benda The role of late ISC pathway in the formation of cytosolic 4Fe–4S clusters in Giardia intestinalis
11:30-11:45 Vladimír Hampl FeS cluster machinery in the amitochondriate eukaryote Monocercomonoides exilis composes of a single large complex
11:45-12:00 Ján Blažek Empowering your research: Overview of GeneTiCA NGS portfolio
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Kolísko Michelle Leger The first filasterean parasite illustrates holozoan protist diversity
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-15:45 Leger Jonathan Wong* The ancestral shape of the access proton path of mitochondrial ATP synthases revealed by a split subunit-a
15:45-16:00 Prashant Chauhan* Assembly factor mtSAF24 in the biogenesis of small mitoribosomal subunit in trypanosomes
16:00-16:15 Vladimíra Najdrová The guided entry of Tail-anchored proteins pathway in Giardia intestinalis
16:15-16:30 Jiří Pergner Deciphering modification of 3´termini in secondary plastids of euglenids
16:30-16:45 Ansgar Gruber Evolutionary and physiological insights gained from the N- and C- terminal prediction of intracellular protein locations in cells with complex plastids
16:45-17:00 Group photography
17:00-18:30 Poster session (see the list of posters for details)
18:30-20:00 Dinner
Wednesday 26th
7:00-8:45 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Lukeš Alastair Simpson The enduring mystery of ‘excavates’
10:00-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:00 Hampl Jan Michálek The early evolution of dinoflagellates in the light of transcriptome data from Eudubosquella and Ichthyodinium
11:00-11:15 Daryna Zavadska* On the relationship between protist metabarcoding and protist metagenome-assembled genomes
11:15-11:30 Aleš Horák Intra-genomic diversity of the V9 hypervariable region of the 18S rRNA gene in eukaryotes and its impact on metabarcoding
11:30-11:45 Vladislava Majnušová* A surprisingly diverse population of dsDNA viruses colonizes a bicosoecid with a non-standard genetic code
11:45-12:00 Zuzana Škopková Product update: Welcome Q20+ chemistry and farewell to previous kits!
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:15 Doležal Corinna Benz Role of MICOS in mitochondrial maturation during Trypanosoma brucei differentiation
14:15-14:30 Michael Hammond Comprehensive sub-mitochondrial protein map of the parasitic protist Trypanosoma brucei reveals novel aspects of organellar biology
14:30-14:45 Ignacio Durante Extensive identification of novel kinetoplast associated proteins in Trypanosoma brucei
14:45-15:00 Lawrence Rudy Cadena* Cutting the cord: Identification of a vital protein involved in the segregation of kinetoplast DNA
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Oxford Nanopore Q&A
15:30-16:30 Demonstration of protists
Free time (optional: Lyer brewery tour)
18:30 Conference reception followed by a party (at the conference hall)
Thursday 27th
7:00-8:45 Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Horák Nadine Zimmann Trichomonas vaginalis and the vaginal microbiome: Interactions in the early steps of infection
9:15-9:30 Kateřina Poláková* Syntrophic symbioses in anoxia: Studying freshwater metopid ciliates and their methanogenic endosymbionts
9:30-9:45 Daniel Méndez-Sánchez* Unveiling the diversity of the anaerobic class Odontostomatea
9:45-10:00 Šimon Zeman* Wanted: Alive – Using citizen science to explore the diversity of trypanosomatids in invasive true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
10:00-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:00 Gruber Jitka Richtová Circadian rhythms and circadian clock gene homologs of secondary alga Chromera velia
11:00-11:15 Julie Kovářová Queuosine-tRNA modification as a means for gene expression regulation in Leishmania mexicana
11:15-11:30 Geetha Gonepogu* Dynamics and isolation of guanine crystals from Chromera velia
11:30-11:45 Dorsaf Ennaceur* Candidate transport proteins for guanine in Chromera velia
11:45-12:00 Tamas Dobai* Production and 3D structure prediction of SmolCathL, a cysteine protease of the ancient endoparasite Sphaerospora molnari
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:15 Simpson Daria Tashyreva First whole-cell three-dimensional reconstruction of diplonemid ultrastructure and cell division
14:15-14:30 Ravikumar Narayanasamy Implementation of live-cell imaging tool to visualize Trichomonas vaginalis
14:30-14:45 Yi-Kai Fang Preliminary studies of striated fibres and assemblins in Preaxostylans
14:45-15:00 Tien Le Peroxisomes in anaerobic fungi Neocallimastigomycota
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-15:45 Best student talk & poster awards, concluding remarks
15:45 Meeting of the Czech Society for Parasitology
Free time
18:30-20:00 Dinner
Friday 28th
7:00-8:45 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Departure
* student talks