Meeting Schedule

If you are interested in giving a talk, please contact us or stay tuned to our announcement in the Slack Channel

Our meetings take place every last Wednesday of the Month at 1:00 PM EST

February 24th, 2021

Hosts: Michiyah Collins (UPenn) and Mohd Farid Abdul Halim (University of Minnesota)


Talk 1 - Jonathan Rodríguez (University of Florida)

“Novel strategies for functional characterization of archaeal nitrifiers”

Talk 2 - Arthur Charles-Orszag (University of California San Francisco)

“High-temperature live-cell imaging of cytokinesis, cell motility and cell-cell adhesion in the thermoacidophilic crenarchaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius”


Talk 3 - Anne Dekas (Stanford University)

“Constraining organic matter use in MGI Thaumarchaeota”

March 31st, 2021

Hosts: Ricardo Couto-Rodriguez (University of Florida) and Connor Hines (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)


  • Using the Slack Channel

  • Talk 1 - Mayel Silva-Flores (Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez)
    "Pursuing new methanogenic substrates in Methanosarcina acetivorans"


  • Breakout Networking (Building the Community)

  • Talk 2 - Jeffery Tarp (Yale University)
    "Genetic encoding of three distinct noncanonical amino acids using mutually orthogonal aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase and tRNA pairs"


  • Talk 3 - Parkson Chong (Temple University)
    "A strategy to make stable yet smart archaeosomes"


  • Breakout Networking (Building the Community)

Photo by Arthur Charles-Orszag