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XVI International Symposium on Tardigrada - the First Announcement!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As announced two years ago in Kraków, the 16th International Symposium on Tardigrada is planned to be held in Tsuruoka, Japan, from the 23rd to the 27th of June 2025, at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University. So please mark your calendars!

A dedicated website with detailed information on the Symposium is planned to be launched in a few months, and in the meantime all Symposium announcements will be communicated via the Tardigrada Newsletter Mailing List and they will also be published in the 'News' section of the Tardigrada Newsletter.

Here is the PR video of Tsuruoka city shown in the last meeting:
and the list of tourist attractions, to inspire your trip:

The Symposium Proceedings are planned to be published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

We will be very much grateful for spreading this announcement to your friends and colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you all in Tsuruoka!

On behalf of the Organising Committee,
Chairs of
XVI International Symposium on Tardigrada,
Atsushi Suzuki & Kazu Arakawa


A PhD position in tardigrade and sex evolution in Kraków, Poland (Michalczyk Lab) in collaboration with Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK (Blaxter Lab)

A fully funded position which is a part of a recently awarded research grant titled "Can you really make it alone? Phylogenomic deciphering of evolution of asexual reproduction."

More information on the project, university, our team and the application procedure for the 4-year PhD studentship is available at

Deadline for applications: 06.06.2024.

We will be also employing a PostDoc for this project soon, so stay tuned.

Please forward this ad to your colleagues and students.

Thank you in advance,

Łukasz Michalczyk


A PhD position in tardigrade physiology in Paris

I'm starting a non-profit organization in America, with the mission to provide grants for quick and meaningful projects:

I would like to call all Tardigrade researchers and enthusiasts to fill the pre-application form,
and we will give our best effort to find interested Maecenas who would like to support their work.
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A PhD position in tardigrade research in Plymouth

The University of Plymouth (UK) is pleased to announce a newly funded opportunity for a PhD programme including Tardigrada, Rotifera and other meiofauna.

Further details are available at

We look forward to receiving your applications.

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