We are happy to announce the publication of two papers, now available at:
Iker Irisarri, Jürgen F H Strassert, Fabien Burki, Phylogenomic Insights into the Origin of Primary Plastids, Systematic Biology, 2021;, syab036, https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syab036
Zlatogursky, V.V., Shɨshkin, Y., Drachko, D. and Burki, F. (2021), The Long-time Orphan Protist Meringosphaera mediterranea Lohmann, 1902  is a Centrohelid Heliozoan. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. Accepted Author Manuscript e12860, https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12860
A molecular timescale for eukaryote evolution with implications for the origin of red algal-derived plastids
Extremely happy to present our new study with a phylogenomic timescale for the broad evolution of eukaryotes. Link to the OA paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-22044-z
Heidi Ottesen has joined the lab for a few months, she will do a project work with us on assembling a bunch of parasite genomes. Welcome Heidi!
A book chapter in Methods in Molecular Biology on how to use PREQUAL, a tool to remove non-homologous residues in phylogenomic datasets: https://link.springer.com/protocol/10.1007/978-1-0716-1036-7_10
We 'recently' welcomed three new members in the lab: Megan Sorensen (post-doc, in collaboration with the lab of main PI Rachel Foster at Stockholm University), Charlie Biwer (MSc student), and Miguel Mendez Sandin (postdoc). We're very excited to have them joined the lab!
Two good news in the lab recently, Fabien was appointed Associate Professor with tenure (Senior Lecturer) and received his docent in biodiversity informatics.
We think that this is a really cool paper, describing a method to use PacBio sequencing to look at microbial eukaryotic diversity.
See for yourself here: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1755-0998.13117
Together with Alastair Simpson and Andrew Roger (Dalhousie University), and Matt Brown (Mississippi State University), Fabien has just published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution a review paper on the tree of eukaryotes. Check it out here: www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/fulltext/S0169-5347(19)30257-5
Postdoctoral Fellow in Marine Microbiology with Emphasis on Endosymbiosis
This is a joint position with the lab of Dr. Rachel Foster at Stockholm University, to work on a poorly known, yet exciting endosymbiosis in the protistan genus Meringosphaera.
Deadline for applying is November 5, 2019.
Full description and how to apply: www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/jobs?rmpage=job&rmjob=10173&rmlang=UK