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  • 04 Jun 2019 10:17 PM | Dr. Manju M. Gupta (Administrator)

    Two position openings, a postdoc and a senior research specialist in  P. Stock's laboratory University of Arizona.  Detailed job descriptions is available at links below.

    post doc

    senior research specialist

  • 23 May 2019 8:02 AM | Dr. Manju M. Gupta (Administrator)

    The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation recently announced a nine-year, $140M effort – Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative - focused on advancing knowledge of how symbiotic associations function and participate in ecology and evolution. The initiative is interested in symbioses where at least one partner is a microbe and where the symbiosis takes place in a marine or freshwater environment. The initiative currently has an open call for investigator awards with pre-applications due June 3, 2019. Two additional funding opportunities will be announced later in 2019. The first will focus on advancing experimental model systems in aquatic symbiosis. The second, in partnership with the Simons Foundation, will be centered on the origin of the eukaryotic cell.


    If you are interested in receiving the latest information on funding opportunities, please sign up here:


    For specific questions about the initiative, please email 

     or contact  Sara J. Bender, Ph.D. | Program Officer, Science | Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation | O 650-213-3123

  • 03 Jul 2018 2:10 AM | Dr. Manju M. Gupta (Administrator)

     in project entitled “Candidatus Endoriftia persephone response to host-associated and free-living life style” 

    click here for details 

  • 12 Aug 2017 12:29 PM | Dr. Manju M. Gupta (Administrator)
    A new book on microbial symbionts by Marc-André SELOSSE was published on June 14th, by the French publisher Actes Sud entitled: ‘Never alone. These microbes that are building plants, animals and civilizations.’ For details click here for English  or French version.
  • 03 Feb 2017 12:01 PM | Dr. Manju M. Gupta (Administrator)
    52nd European Marine Biology Symposium with Session on Marine Symbiosis with Monika Bright  as Co organiser and Ute Hentschel Humeida keynote speaker. Can also to be found in face book under - 52nd European Marine Biology Symposium.
  • 15 Nov 2016 9:11 AM | Dr. Manju M. Gupta (Administrator)

    52th European Marine Biology Symposium with a special session on Marine Symbiosis in Piran, Slovenia between September 25 - 29, 2017. 52_EMBS_flyer.pdf

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