Report from Yamagata
by Sarah Spaulding |
The first day of the 26th International Diatom Symposium was filled with a Keynote presentation by Michael Kloster, oral sessions on 1. Computer Vision, 2.Technology & Applications, a special session sponsored by the Japanese Society of Diatomology 3. Invasive Diatoms, and a poster session.
Gloria Bueno, Gabriel Cristobal, Lucia Sanchez Vargas, and Oscar Deniz. AI-based system for automatic detection and classification of diatoms on microscopic images.
Motohisa Fukuna and Rick Jordan. A digital morphology of Actinoptychus via deep learning.
Izabela Zglobicka, Ewa Borucinska, Przemyslaw Dabek, Jakub Augustyniak, Ping-Hung Yey, Andraej Witkowski, and K.J. Kurzydlowski. Insight into biological structures using various imaging and image analysis techniques.
Thomas Kiran Marella. Beyond photosynthesis: unleashing the biomolecule and biofuel potential of non-photosynthetic diatoms.
Matthew Julius, Andrew Reid, Patricia Marr, and Pamela Walsh. Bioderived applications of the thalassiosiroid diatoms: research partnerhships supported by a history of diatom discovery.
Taisuke Ohtsuka, Takeshi Negoro, Hiroki Izumino, Shinya Sato, and Akihiro Tuji. Diatoms presumed to have recently invaded Lake Biwa Basin in Central Japan.
Robert Pillsbury, S.R. Mueller-Spitz, Mark Edlund, H. Rantala, D. Burge, and J. Campell. The distribution of recent Didymosphenia geminata blooms and theire associated bacterial communities along the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Nuphar Rimer. Nutrient enrichment, canopy coverage, and ultraviolet radiation on stalk production of Didymosphenia geminata in the St. Mary’s River, Michigan.
Yoko Kato-Unoki, Tamie Suzawa, Akira Kurihara, Yuta Takahashi, Toshifumi Minamoto, Yoshitsugu Masuda, Jun-ichi Tsuboi, Satoquo Seino, Sheigeki Mayama. The nuisance invasive species Cymbella janischii in Japan: knowldege from studies and monitoring.
Shinya Sato. Dissecting the nuisance mat of the invasive diatom Cymbella janischii: insight into its biology and ecology.
Daichi Mikami, Eldrin DLR Arguelles, and Shinya Sato. Towards utilization of Cymbella janischii biomass: exploring the potential of mucilaginous stalks and cells.
Andrea Burfeid-Castellanos and Rosa Trobajo announce the new ECR grant opportunities. Applications are due in September
David Williams announces an online discussion series – A Series of Short Talks on Certain Subjects. This online series will be an opportunity for our international community to hold discussions to “question the orthodoxy” of any manner of topics. Stay tuned!