Cnidofest Zoom Seminars

We have organized a series of virtual seminars to help keep our community vibrant during this time of limited interaction.

If you would like to join in, please email or DM @cnidofest on Twitter for the link.

Seminars will occur at 12 pm US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 

unless otherwise noted.

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April 21, 2021 12pm EST


"Vitellogenesis in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis:

Transporting lipids without a circulatory system."
Marion Lebouvier
Sars Centre (UiB, Bergen) (Steinmetz Lab)

"New self-identities evolve via point mutation

in an invertebrate allorecognition gene"

Aidan Huene

University of Pittsburgh, USA (Nicotra Lab)

May 19, 2021 12pm EST

"Creating little monsters by turning molecular switches"

Dr. Laura Iglesias Ollé
University of Geneva, Switzerland (Galliot Lab)



"Mechanics of Hydra mouth opening"
Tapan Goel
UCSD/ Swarthmore College (Collins Lab)



June 16, 2021 12pm EST


"Chromatin regulation underlying neurogenesis in Nematostella vectensis"
Dr. James Gahan
Sars Centre (UiB, Bergen) (Rentzsch Lab)


Topic: Cellular mechanisms of intracellular maintenance in Aiptasia
Title: "TBD"
Marie Jacobovitz
COS Heidelberg (Guse Lab)



July 21, 2021 12pm EST


Topic: Morphogens, symbiosis in Hydractinia
Title: "TBD"
Dr. Christine Beemelmanns
Hans-Knöll Institute (Beemelmanns Lab)


Topic: Eyes in jellyfish
Title: "TBD"
Natasha Picciani
UC Santa Barbara (Oakley Lab)