International Society for Evolutionary Protistology
At the recent Protist 2016 meeting in Moscow Dr. Joel Dacks was elected President of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology. This is a scientific society founded in 1973 and has an international scope and membership. Dr. Dacks will now serve as President-Elect and then as President for the term of 2018-2020. The society was founded by notables such as Dr. Lynn Margulis and was central in the early debates about the endosymbiotic origins of mitochondria and plastids.