Jahn-Bovee Award


The Jahn-Bovee Award was established to honor Theodore Jahn and Eugene Bovee. The Society provides awards (up to $500) to student members who make the best presentations at the annual Society meeting. Students should indicate their eligibility for this award when registering for the annual meeting.

Best Presentations:

Ondřej Pomahač. “Rediscovery of remarkably rare anaerobic tentaculiferous ciliate genera Legendrea and Dactylochlamys (Ciliophora: Litostomatea)” (Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic). Co-Authors: Poláková, Kateřina; Méndez-Sánchez, Daniel; Müller, Michael; Solito, Michel-Marie; Bourland, William A.; Čepička, Ivan

Hazel Farthing. “A Comparative Analysis of Two Tintinnids: Addressing the Species Problem With ‘Omics’ ” (University of Connecticut, USA)
Farthing has now completed her MBiolSci, from the University of Liverpool in July 2019.

Susan A. Smith. “A Comparative Analysis of Two Tintinnids: Addressing the Species Problem With ‘Omics’ ” (University of Connecticut, USA)
Other publications by Smith include the following:
Smith, S.A., Song, W., Gavrilova, N.A., Kurilov, A.V., Liu, W., McManus, G.B. and Santoferrara, L.F. (2018), Dartintinnus alderae n. g., n. sp., a Brackish Water Tintinnid (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea) with Dual‐ended Lorica Collapsibility. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol., 65: 400-411. doi:10.1111/jeu.12485

Christopher Kahlich “Shattered Glass: The Specialized Predator Phryganella paradoxa (Arcellinida, Amoebozoa) Ruptures Frustules of Diatoms By Force” (University of Cologne, Germany)
As a co-author, other work of Kahlich includes:
Dumack, K., Kahlich, C., Lahr, D.J.G. and Bonkowski, M. (2019), Reinvestigation of Phryganella paradoxa (Arcellinida, Amoebozoa) Penard 1902. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol., 66: 232-243. doi:10.1111/jeu.12665

Best Poster:

Mathias Penot-Raquin. “Characterisation of a novel pan-microalgal chloroplast ATP-binding protein” (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology section, Institut de Biologie de l’ENS, Paris, France). Co-Authors: Novák Vanclová, Anna; Powell, Victoria; Bowler, Chris; Dorrell, Richard

Natalia Guminska “Exception Within Exceptions–Unusual Organization of rRNA Genes in Euglena longa” – Co-Authors Pawel Halakuc, Anna Karnkowska and Rafal Milanowski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Publications include the following:
Gumińska N, Płecha M, Zakryś B, Milanowski R (2018) Order of removal of conventional and nonconventional introns from nuclear transcripts of Euglena gracilis. PLoS Genet 14(10): e1007761. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pgen.1007761

Mireya Ramirez-Ballesteros “Effect of Epibiont Ciliates (Ciliophora: Peritrichia) On Metabolic Rate of the Crayfish Cambarellus montezumae (Crustacea: Decapoda)” (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
Publications include the following:
Ramírez-Ballesteros M, Fernandez-Leborans G, Mayén-Estrada R. New record of Epistylishentscheli (Ciliophora, Peritrichia) as an epibiont of Procambarus (Austrocambarus) sp. (Crustacea, Decapoda) in Chiapas, Mexico. Zookeys. 2018;(782):1–9. Published 2018 Aug 16. doi:10.3897/zookeys.782.26417

Photo by David J. Patterson


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