Welcome to Protistology-UK!
Our Learned Society (formerly the British Society for Protist Biology) is a membership organisation for scientists and amateurs interested in all areas of protistology; from ecological to medical and from sub-cellular to population studies. The Society primarily exists to support and promote protistan research and teaching in the UK but a key aim is to encourage the development of young scientists. We host one scientific meeting a year and provide bursaries for student attendance together with prizes for student presentations.
Who We Are
Who we are
This is the website of the Protistology-UK, formerly known as the British Society for Protist Biology. P-UK exists:
- To promote the study, teaching and dissemination of all aspects of protistology.
- To provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of results obtained from original research and for an exchange of information on experimental design and techniques.
- To encourage developing and novel aspects of protistology.
- To represent the interests of protistology on other professional bodies.
- To assist young scientists researching in protistology to attend professional meetings.
News & Announcements
News & Announcements
Denis H Lynn (deceased)
Denis Lynn died on 26 June 2018, apparently while conducting fieldwork on the coast of British Columbia in his native Canada. At the time of writing no further details are available. This truly is a hammer blow for the world of protistology in general, and for ciliatology in particular, especially following so soon after the loss in February 2018 of John Clamp, another giant in the field of protistology/ciliatology. The passing of Denis is especially hard to take because he was seemingly in excellent health, having participated with great enthusiasm at the ISEP/P-UK joint meeting in Cyprus less than a month before his death.
Denis was THE world authority in the field of ciliatology. Of his huge bibliography, his seminal work was without doubt the 3rdedition of ‘The Ciliated Protozoa’, published by Springer in 2008, and the ultimate source of reference for all matters ciliate. But Denis’s influence went well beyond the field of ciliatology having served for many years on the Executive Committee of the International Society of Protistologists (ISOP) including a term as President (1993-94). At the time of his passing he was ISOP Treasurer. In addition, Denis served at least 10 years as editor of the Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology.
To say that Denis will be missed is an understatement of gigantic proportions, as the numerous tributes and messages of condolences circulating on the internet are already showing.
John C Clamp (1949 – 2018)
John Clamp passed away on 6 February 2018 following a long period of ill-health. Like Denis, John’s influence went way beyond the field of ciliatology and, also like Denis, he was a Past President of ISOP (2012 – 2013). The loss of John is keenly felt by everybody who knew him.
Further details about John need not be rehearsed here because one of the final works to emerge from the pen of Denis Lynn was the obituary of John that he co-authored with John’s widow, Susan. The obituary is unimprovable and can be downloaded free from the Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology website: https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12635
The Protistology-UK society would like to invite you to the XXII meeting of the International Society of Evolutionary Protistology, co-organised by both ISEP and P-UK.
ISEP XXII is taking place in the scenic and historical Droushia village in Cyprus, from the 27th of May to the 1st of June 2018.
Register before the 30th of January 2018 and benefit from the Early Bird registration fees!
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to the 28 February 2018. To submit your abstract, please click here.
More information about the meeting and abstract submission can be found here.
Students and Postdoc fellows that are members of P-UK and/or ISEP are eligible to apply for travel awards. Applications can be submitted until the 21/02/2018.
For full details, please refer to ISEP XXII awards page.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Cyprus in May 2018!
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Joining the Society is easy. Simply complete the membership form and post to the Membership Secretary.
Prof. Genoveva Esteban
Christchurch House C238c
Subscription fees are paid on an annual basis and can be paid by direct debit/standing order, or by cheque, payable to The British Society of Protist Biology.
Current Subscription Fees
Full and Corresponding Membership: £25
Student Membership: £15
Protistology-UK is an affiliated society of the International Society of Protistologists (ISOP). As such, P-UK members are entitled to reduced ISOP membership.
The Society has a limited number of bursaries for our annual Spring Meetings. The bursary covers a registration fee waiver for the Meeting, but does not cover any travel or accommodation costs.
Bursaries are restricted to members and are available, on a first-come-first-served basis, for students who are presenting either a talk or a poster at the Spring Meeting. Applications for bursaries will be considered only with a completed registration form for the Spring Meeting. Applicants must state in their registration that they wish to be considered for a bursary. Unsuccessful applicants will be told immediately that all bursaries have been allocated for that meeting.