Important Dates

22-Feb-2018: Registration Open
18-May-2018: Author Assignments

Meeting Organizers

Chad Pearson
University of Colorado, Denver

Martin Simon
Saarland University, Germany

Naomi Stover
Bradley University

2018 Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference

July 17 - July 22, 2018 | Washington, DC

The Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference (#Ciliate18) will be held July 17-22, 2018 in Washington, DC at American University. The conference brings together a diverse group of laboratories from multiple disciplines including evolutionary biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology. The preliminary schedule is designed to encourage interaction and discussion, promote trainee and junior faculty mentoring, present interdisciplinary research and learn about technical and community resources that are available. Interactions at the meeting have resulted in fruitful efforts to match advanced technologies and expertise with researchers from different institutions that would not normally have access to these resources.

We are pleased to announce that Boris Striepen, University of Pennsylvania, will present the Keynote Address.

Join GSA, or renew your membership, to take advantage of registration savings and to sign up for news alerts about the conference.


Be sure to submit your abstract for review by April 4, 2018 to help us create an exciting scientific program with the latest research. We are looking forward to your participation and welcoming you to Washington, DC.

Meeting Organizers

Chad Pearson - University of Colorado, Denver
Martin Simon - Wuppertal University 
Naomi Stover - Bradley University


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Anterior end of a Tetrahymena thermophila cell. Basal bodies (centrin) and kinetodesmal fibers (5D8) labeled and pseudocolored. The oral apparatus or feeding structure is outlined by the cortical basal bodies that organize cilia for cellular motility. Image credit: Nick Galati and Chad Pearson