IRCN-BC Annual Workshop 2016

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Hotel Information

Collecting Blitz

July 26 - 29, 2016

Tamuning, Guam

If you would like to apply for support please see our Opportunities tab.




Red Sea Summer Program

Opportunity for faculty, post-doc and post-graduate level taxonomists and ecologists. A one-week introductory course about molecular phylogenetic analyses.

Application deadline: December 1, 2016


Research Assistant Position

RA will work on biodiversity of marine ciliates within the Biological Science Dept. at Smith College, USA


SPRINGER book on "Biocommunication of Ciliates"

Call to Contribute

Please see application details or contact Dr. Guenther Witzany ( for more information.

Welcome to our network

Welcome to the International Research Coordination Network for Biodiversity of Ciliates (IRCN-BC). We are a collaboration between U.S and Chinese laboratories that works to build a global network of researchers interested in all aspects of biodiversity of ciliated protists.

We focus on a variety of disciplines that can be integrated into studies of biodiversity of ciliates--functional ecology, taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography and phylogeography, genomics, genetics, proteomics, cellular metabolism, and population biology, and more. We strive to promote integrative and multidisciplinary research and foster international cooperation.

IRCN-BC is a project funded jointly by the U.S. National Science Foundation (Dimensions of Biodiversity) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.


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