9th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae - a view from Twitter
Posted on September 21, 2018 by Kaisa Berg
The 9th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae Focused Meeting took place at Riddel Hall, Belfast, UK, between 10–14 September. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the meeting.
Andrew Macumber from the organising committee wished the delegates welcome on Twitter.
#ISTA9 Starts today!— Andrew L Macumber (@AndrewLMacumber) September 10, 2018
Welcome to Belfast and I look forward to hearing all about the latest and greatest news in the #testateamoebae research world.
Registration at Riddel Hall starts at 16h. This followed by a social event at Cutter's Wharf Bar at 19h.
The team at Riddel Hall shared some photos of the venue.
The delegates are starting to arrive for the International Symposium of Testate Amoebae #ISTA9 at @QUBRiddelHall. Follow @MicrobioSoc for regular updates from this fascinating event. https://t.co/PB3YVwhLuW pic.twitter.com/dic8bLsgJc— Riddel Hall (@QUBRiddelHall) September 10, 2018
Organiser Helen Roe opened the first day of sessions.
Alex Whittle, @ExeterGeography and @BAS_News PhD student, delivers his talk on testate amoebae in sub-Antarctic peatlands during the @QuaternaryRA_UK sponsored session of #ISTA9 pic.twitter.com/FnQQiozaLc— Tom Roland (@ThomasPRoland) September 11, 2018
The second day included an outreach event at the Ulster Museum.
The third day included sessions on ecology and bioindication, diversity and functioning of testate amoebae and allied microbial groups, and phylogeny and biogeography.
Excited to be talking at #ISTA9 and to learn about interesting topics in ecology and bioindication starting with Tim Patterson explaining the future of Arcellinida in applied Paleolimnology @ProtistologyUK @MicrobioSoc— Fiona Henriquez (@FionaHenriquez) September 12, 2018
Kasia Marcisz @marciszowna is presenting new results on testate amoebae functional traits in palaeoecology of peatlands during the International Symposium on Testate Amoebae in Belfast #ISTA9 #peatlands @MicrobioSoc pic.twitter.com/73IG2JWTlP— Mariusz Lamentowicz (@utriculator) September 13, 2018
The end of the scientific sessions was marked by an evening of traditional Irish music and dancing with the Alastair Scott Ceilidh Band.
What a way to end a conference! Traditional Ceilidh dancing at the @MicrobioSoc International Symposium of Testate Amoebae #ISTA9 conference courtesy of @AlastairScottCB #LoveQUB pic.twitter.com/1969Ui6In2— Riddel Hall (@QUBRiddelHall) September 14, 2018
An optional field trip took place on the Friday, where delegates visited bog sites in the Bann Valley, the Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Distillery.
We were happy to receive positive feedback from delegates after the meeting.
Had a lot of fun at the #ISTA9 meeting last week in Belfast! Thanks to organising team: Helen Roe, @GraemeSwindles @AndrewLMacumber & Stephen Prentice for a great meeting, you did an awesome job! pic.twitter.com/hJEOG8FOzS— Katarzyna Marcisz (@marciszowna) September 17, 2018
Congratulations to Dominika Łuców who won the poster prize!
Thank you for the great conference.#ISTA9 with @marciszowna @utriculator and our poster about Testate amoebae response to the catastrophic deforestation by tornado in Tuchola Pinewoods in Poland @calliergon pic.twitter.com/2OCfcgREMh— Dominika Łuców (@lucow_d) September 17, 2018
Thank you to the organisers and all the delegates who helped make the meeting a success.
We hope you enjoyed the day and hope to see you at another Society event soon.