Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Another paper!

We just had the following paper accepted in the journal Marine Biology as a feature article!

Desmond Ong Chin Wei, James D. Reimer, Peter A. Todd. Morphologically plastic responses to shading in the zoanthids Zoanthus sansibaricus and Palythoa tuberculosa. Marine Biology

Monday, December 17, 2012

New papers and news links

Some new papers:

Two new species of Neozoanthus (Cnidaria, Hexacorallia, Zoantharia) from the Pacific. James Davis Reimer, Yuka Irei, Takuma Fujii. ZooKeys 246: 69-87.

Taku Ohara, Takuma Fujii, Iori Kawamura, Masaru Mizuyama, Javier Montenegro, Haruka Shikiba, Kristine White, James D. Reimer. First record of mesophotic Pachyseris foliosa reefs in Japan. Marine Biodiversity (in press).

And some news links to the first one:



Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lab. Meeting 2012/11/28

  • The labs meetings will continue as normal will Jame is gone. 
  • Please if you can help the new members of the lab to start their research.
  • A Member from  Academia Sinica is coming to the lab on December 10th-14th. 
  • We have to plan together with Taku the coral survey by December 10th.
  • Rising Start symposium is on December 20th.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

21th lab. meeting

Tax free alcohol arrived @354
About the grant of JASSO, more details @5th floor office

[Jamies schedule]
11/30-12/07 Amakusa
12/09-12/14  Palau
12/14-12/17or18  Ishigaki Is
12/22-12/24  Canada

For last year of undergraduate and master students, please submit your thesis by e-mail.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lab. Meeting 2012/11/14
- Those students interested in part-time job as TA and/or RA, please tell James as soon as possible since dead line for registrations is Nov. 19th.
- The Nov. 16th, Friday, is the dead line for the abstracts for RS symposium.
- Since Nov, 15th James will be in Taiwan for research.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

MISE Lab. Meeting 07/11/2012

  • The practice for JCRS poster presentations will be on Nov. 14th at RS-building. 
  • There will be presentations about the last year Summer Course on Nov . 16th.
  • RS symposium will be on December 20th.
    • Nov. 16th is the deadline for abstracts. 
  • Please check for the PADI scholarships in the Web. 
  • Let Jame know if you need to buy something for your research.
  • If there is anything big to throw away, please tell Jame.  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

MISE Lab. Meeting 10/31/2012

- JCRS practice will be done on November 14th.
-Jame will be in Taiwan from November 15th-20th.
- Let know Jame if you need to order something for your experiments.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

MISE Lab. Meeting 10/24/2012

- If there is problem with the RS-1F air-cont contact Jame.
- Fast-Mac address will change since November 1th:

株式会社 ファスマック
バイオ研究支援事業部 ※事業部名が11月1日より変更となります。
シーケンス解析サービス( 相原、大崎、小松、松平 )
〒243-0021 神奈川県厚木市岡田3088 A棟4階
Tel  ; 046-281-9902 
Fax  ; 046-281-9931
Email; seq@fasmac.co.jp (解析ご依頼用)
    seqsupport@fasmac.co.jp (お問い合わせ用)

- October 30th Security inspection in Science Building.
- There will be new personal in Biology office since November 1th.
- If you need very fine tweezers, please contact Hatsuko-san.
- If you need to order material for you research, please contact Jame.
- We still looking for the lost SCUBA regulator and BC.
- Students with research works applicable to Palau please show your proposal to Jame.
- Seminar schedule is changing on December 5th.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New deep sea coral paper

Hi all, one more paper coming out soon in PLoS One.

A. M. Addamo, J. D. Reimer, M. Taviani, A. Friewald, A. Machordom. Critical review of diagnostic features in scleractinian systematics. Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) in the scleractinian phylogeny and its intraspecific diversity. PLoS One (in press).



Thursday, October 18, 2012

MISE Lab. Meeting 10/17/2012

1- If somebody have a RS building card that is not been using so often, please let Jame sensee know.
2- Class registration dead line is tomorrrow 10/19/2012.
3- The MISE seminars will start Wensday next week.
4- Please do not modify the settings of the air-cond in RS building first flour, and empty the dehumidifier water tanks when ever you can. If you find the air-cond off please let Jame Sensee know.
5- Wireless network is already available in the new student room 335. the name of the Network is MISE0335 Common Network, for the password please contact Masaru-san. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New paper!

Another new paper, taxonomic in nature:

Martyn E.Y. Low, James Davis Reimer. Isaura Lamouroux, in Audouin et al., 1826, an available name and objective synonym of Isaurus Gray, 1828: reversal of precedence (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia). Zootaxa (accepted).


Monday, October 15, 2012

Some new papers

Sorry, looks like we had a summer holiday! We will have a new blogger from next week. In the meantime, here are some new papers for you to enjoy:

  1. James Davis Reimer, Colin Foord, Yuka Irei. 2012. Species diversity of shallow water zoanthids (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) in Florida. Journal of Marine Biology 2012: Article ID 856079. doi:10.1155/2012/856079
  2. Tohru Naruse, Tin-Yam Chan, Heok Hui Tan, Shane T. Ahyong & James Davis Reimer. 2012. Scientific Results of the Kumejima Marine Biodiversity Expedition—KUMEJIMA 2009—Editorial*. Zootaxa 3367: 1-4.
  3. Todd C. LaJeunesse, John Parkinson, James Davis Reimer. 2012. A genetics-based description of Symbiodinium minutum sp. nov. and S. psygmophilum sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), two dinoflagellates symbiotic with Cnidaria. Journal of Phycology (in press).
  4. Kristine N. White, James Davis Reimer. 2012. DNA phylogeny of Ryukyus Leucothoidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Contributions to Zoology 81: 159-165.
  5. Mark John Costello, James Reimer, Zoltan Szabo, Iria Fernandez-Silva, Kee Alfian Abdul Adzis, Gert Wörheide, John Beardall, Joelle C. Y. Lai, Wong Ching Lee, Alexei Orlov, Gray A. Williams. 2012. Fostering international collaboration in marine biodiversity sciences in the Asia-Pacific region. Pacific Science (in press).
  6. Dhugal J Lindsay, H Yoshida, K Uemura, H Yamamoto, S Ishibashi, J Nishikawa, JD Reimer, R Fitzpatrick. 2012. The unthered remotely-operated vehicle PICASSO-1 and its deployment from chartered dive vessels for deep-sea surveys off Okinawa, Japan, and Osprey Reef, Coral Sea, Australia. Marine Technology Society Journal 46: 20-32.
  7. Masanori Nonaka, Masaru Nakamura, Makoto Tsukahara, James Davis Reimer. 2012. Histological examination of precious corals from the Ryukyu Archipelago. Journal of Marine Biology Article ID 519091. doi: 10.1155/2012/519091
  8. James Davis Reimer, Shoichiro Suda. 2012. Towards a cooperative research future in the East China Sea - selected research from the 8th International Workshop on Oceanography and Fisheries Science (editorial). Journal of Oceanography. doi: 10.1007/s10872-012-0138-4.
  9. Martyn E.Y. Low, James Davis Reimer. 2012. Zoanthid housekeeping: some nomenclatural issues in the Zoantharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia). Zootaxa 3485: 83-88.
  10. W. Appletans + others (including J. Reimer). 2012. The magnitude of global marine biodiversity. Current Biology (in press).

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

27th June lab meeting

1. Wireless internet was fixed. We can use it again.

2. Mac PC at student room has been crushed.

 When you drive to RS through Engineer building, please close the gate which is front of  the  building after you through it. An engineer prof. feel uncomfortable that someone drive through it.
If you face some trouble, send e-mail to Jamie soon.

4. Jamie got a lot of Zoanthids PDF from Leiden museum. If you need, please ask him.

5. Jamie's schedule.
7th July - 16th July ; goes to Australia(ICRS)
27th July - 4th August ; goes to Singapore
15th - 17th August  ; goes to Ishigakijima
6. Sequencing
Kris is thinking to send sequences on this Friday.

7. Microscope cleaning
3rd July, common dissection microscope will be cleaned.
Don't use that day.

8. Lab. member's schedules
Carey will be absent from 4th July to 25th July (ICRS)
Kris will be absent from 8th July to 17th July (Symposium)
Haruka will be absent from 5th July to 16th August (ICRS and research)
And, Takuma, Javier and Masaru will be absent from 5th July to end of July (ICRS).

9. A second year student will become our lab member among one month.
If you want to be her mentor, please tell Jamie until 2rd July.
It is like part time job.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

20th June lab meeting

Almost no announcement.
Doris is thinking to send sequences. If you want, please tell her.
Today, Taku-san came to lab meeting.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

13th lab. meeting

1. If you start a lot of PCR, please make sure the rest of Hot start taq in advance.
2. We order total 2 box of DNeasy kit.
3. Please hand your Kaichu-douro data to Kris ASAP.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

6th June lab meeting

1. The yellow tips, which are different type from what we used originally, arrived.
    We ordered two boxes. Let's make sure if these fit to our micropipet.
2. EtBr arrived. Takuma and Haruka made new diluted one.
3. We will buy new dissection microscope and camera.
    The camera considered to buy is set until 7th June for test.
4. Please make sure of switching off a light microscope after you use.
5. In our DNA room, a space in the shelves is almost full.
    So, let's put each person's bottle of TAE Buffer and DW together and make common one.
6. At RS, let's separate the places of Ethanol bottle and Formalin bottle.
7. We have only one PCR machine.
    We can use the common one at 5th floor.
    If you want to start to use them, it is better to ask someone who know the methods of using.
8. This Friday, Haruka, Kris and Doris send sequences. They have complete 2 plates.
    Next week, Haruka and Yuka will send sequences. If you join, please tell them.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

30th May lab. meeting

1. Kris, Carey and Nate will be go to Miyako from 4th to 6th June.
2. Takuma will be absent from 8th to 20th June.
3. 8th June, Haruka, Kris and Doris will be send the sequences.
    If you want to join, let Haruka know.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

23th May lab. meeting

1. Nozaki-sensei suggested to clean the refrigerator at RS, second floor.
    date; 30th May 15:40 - 16:40
    If you use this, please join it.
2. Meeting organizer while Jamie is in Europe.
      May 30th; Kris
      June 6th; Takuma
      June 13th; Doris
      June 20th; Sung-yin
3.  Let's use RS budget.
     If you want something, ask Takuma, Sung-yin or Haruka.
4. Doris has Jamie room key.
5. Mid. term presentation will be held in October.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

16th May lab. meeting

1. Jamie will be absent from 26th May to 26th July.
    Takuma-san and Sung-yin take charge of our budget. If you want to buy something, please ask them.
    About primer order, Takuma-san, Sung-yin and Haruka can do it.
2. Micropipet for yellow tips is out of work sometimes.
    We will try other company's yellow tips. If it doesn't work too, we will buy new micropipet.
3. We will buy new dissecting microscope. Now, Masaru organizes it.
    If you have some question or request, please talk with him.

Monday, May 14, 2012

11th May lab. meeting

1. desk. Toru will use the desk which Megumi-san was using.
2. Yuka-san comes back from Hawaii on 27th May
3. Jamie will be at the Netherlands from 26th May to 26th June.
    During these days, let's have a meeting once every two weeks
    Contact pointers to Rising Star office are Takuma and Sung-yin.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2th May lab. meeting by email

1. The HOBO water temp loggers and HotStarTaq Plus Master Mix will arrive very soon (I checked with the office).
2. We can now order things on line, please tell me, Takuma, or Sung-yin.
3. The lab money is for emergency items. For Makeman shopping etc., we can use my budget, just let me know BEFORE you go shopping!
4. Jamie is gone May 8-10 on Ishigaki.
5. Haruka & Javier, can you do Kaichu Garbage survey soon?
6. Javier, Carey, Yuka: when do you want the next deadline for your thesis?

Friday, April 27, 2012

18th April lab. meeting

1. check the scholarships from Ryukyu Univ.
2. about DNA pipettes.
3. Jamie will be on the boat from 20th to 27th April
4. part time job.
5. Doris want to go Diving.
6. Takuma will be absent from 2th to 8th May.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

11th April lab. meeting

1.    More responsibility for all.
a.    Make sure you are reading emails, communication.
2.    Jobs this year.
a.    ordering online – Jamie, Takuma, Sung-yin
b.    ordering primers – Jamie, Takuma, Sung-yin – teach Doris
c.     DNA – Carey, Kris, Takuma
d.    Lab money - Masaru
e.    Lab blog - Haruka
3.    Grad students – seminar plans – start in May.
4.    Sung-yin/Carey and others, funding opportunities.
5.    Lab TA jobs, dates, plan.
6.    Ordering things  list anything you want.
7.    RS Building situation. Any problems let Jamie know.
8.    Money for JAMBIO. Pay Jamie!
9.    Survey with Taku next week, who can join?
10. Jobs – Kaichu work. Kris, and also Megumi backup person.
11. New members may come to seminars/lab meetings.
12. Peter Todd visit, seminar, and izakaya Friday in Uruma.
13. Paperwork for Kaichu.
14. Oku money. Calculating now. Sorry for the delay!
15. April 25th is a Monday!
16.  Summer course in Taiwan.