Gertraud Burger | publications and lectures

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Refereed papers, published, in press, or accepted

    2014

    Lang BF, Jakubkova M, Hegedusova E, Daoud R, Forget F, Brejova B, Vinar T, Kosa P, Fricova D, Nebohacova M, Griac P, Tomaska L, Burger G, Nosek J (2014)
    "Massive programmed translational jumping in mitochondria."
    Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111(16):5926-5931 Abstract

    2013

    Suga H, Torruella G, Burger G, Brown MW, Ruiz-Trillo I (2013)
    "Earliest holozoan expansion of phosphotyrosine signaling."
    Molec Biol Evol 31:517-528 Abstract

    Valach M, Moreira S, Kiethega G, Burger G (2013)
    "Trans-splicing and RNA-editing of LSU rRNA in Diplonema mitochondria."
    Nucleic Acids Res (Epub ahead of print) Abstract

    Hafez M, Burger G, Steinberg SV, Lang BF (2013)
    "Mitochondrial tmRNAs in oomycetes: in silico identification and experimental confirmation."
    RNA Biology 10:1117-1124 Abstract

    Burger G, Gray MW, Forget L, Lang BF (2013)
    "A strinkingly bacteria-like and gene-rich mitochondrial genome is a hallmark of jakobid protists."
    Genome Biol Evol 5:418-438 Abstract

    Kiethega G, Yan Y, Turcotte M, Burger G (2013)
    "RNA-level unscrambling of fragmented genes in Diplonema mitochondria".
    RNA Biology 10:301-313 Abstract

    2012

    Price DC, et al, Burger G, et al, Bhattacharya D (2012)
    "Cyanophora paradoxa genome elucidates origin of photosynthesis in algae and plants."
    Science 335:843-847 Abstract

    Moreira S, Breton S, Burger G (2012)
    "Unscrambling genetic information at the RNA level." (invited review)
    Wiley Interdiscip Rev RNA 3:213-228 Abstract

    2011

    Flegontov P, Gray MW, Burger G, Lukes J (2011)
    Gene fragmentation: a key to mitochondrial genome evolution in Euglenozoa?"
    Curr Genet 57(4):225-232 Abstract

    Kiethega G, Turcotte M, Burger G (2011)
    "Evolutionary conserved trans-splicing without cis-motifs."
    Mol Biol Evol 28(9):2425-2428 Abstract

    Vlcek C, Marande M, Teijeiro S, Lukes J, Burger G (2011)
    "Systematically fragmented genes in a multi-partite mitochondrial genome."
    Nucleic Acids Res 39(3):979-988 Abstract

    see also Book chapters

    2010

    Shen YQ, Burger G (2010)
    "TESTLoc: protein subcellular localization prediction from EST data."
    BCM Bioinformatics 11:563 Abstract

    Baurain D, Brinkmann H, Petersen J, Rodriguez-Ezpeleta N, Stechmann A, Demoulin V, Roger A, Burger G, Philippe H, Lang BF (2010)
    "Phylogenomic evidence for separate acquisition of plastids in cryptophytes, haptophytes, and stramenopiles."
    Molec Biol Evol 27(7):1698-1709 Abstract

    Bullerwell CE, Burger G, Gott JM, Kourennaia O, Schnare MN, Gray MW (2010)
    "Abundant 5S rRNA-like Transcripts Encoded by the Mitochondrial Genome in Amoebozoa."
    Eukaryotic Cell 9(5):762-773 Abstract

    2009

    Burger G, Yan YF, Javadi P, Lang BF (2009)
    "Group I-intron trans-splicing and mRNA editing in the mitochondria of placozoan animals"
    Trends Genet 25(9):381-386 Abstract

    Shen YQ, Lang BF, Burger G (2009)
    "Diversity and dispersal of a ubiquitous protein family: acyl-CoA dehydrogenases."
    Nucleic Acids Res 37(17):5619-5631 Abstract

    Ma LJ, Ibrahim AS, Skory C, Grabherr MG, Idnurm A, Corrochano LM, Elias M, Burger G, et al, Shen YQ, et al (2009)
    "Genomic analysis of the basal lineage fungus Rhizopus oryzae reveals a whole-genome duplication."
    PLoS Genetics 5(7):e1000459 Abstract

    Gile GH, Faktorova D, Castlejohn CA, Burger G, Lang BF, Farmer MA, Lukes J, Keeling PJ (2009)
    "Distribution and phylogeny of EFL and EF-1 in Euglenozoa suggest ancestral co-occurrence followed by differential loss."
    PLoS One 4(4):e5162 Abstract

    O'Brien E, Zhang Y, Wang E, Marie V, Badejoko W, Lang BF, Burger G (2009)
    "GOBASE: an organelle genome database."
    Nucleic Acids Res 37:D946-950 Abstract

    Shen, YQ, Burger G (2009)
    "Plasticity of a key metabolic pathway in fungi."
    Funct Integrat Genomics 9:145-151 Abstract

    2008

    Kannan S, Burger G (2008)
    "Unassigned MURF1 of kinetoplastids codes for NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2."
    BMC Genomics 9:455
    Paper

    Kannan S, Hauth A, Burger G (2008)
    "Function prediction of hypothetical proteins without sequence similarity to proteins of known function."
    Pept Lett 15(10):1107-1116
    Abstract

    Tadepally HD, Burger G, Aubry M (2008)
    "Evolution of C2H2-zinc finger genes and subfamilies in mammals: Species-specific duplication and loss of clusters, genes and effector domains."
    BMC Evol Biol 8:176-182 Abstract

    Hauth AM, Burger G (2008)
    "Methodology for constructing problem definitions in bioinformatics."
    Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 2:239-244
    Abstract

    Burger G, Roy J, Teijeiro S (2008)
    "Quand les gènes s'éclatent: les génomes des diplonemidés (When genes break up: the mitochondrial genomes of diplonemids)."
    Médecine Science 24:703-705 Abstract

    Ruiz-Trillo I, Roger A, Burger G, Gray MW, Lang BF (2008)
    "A phylogenomic investigation into the origin of Metazoa."
    Mol Biol Evol 25:664-672 Abstract

    2007

    Marande W and Burger G (2007)
    "Mitochondrial DNA as a genomic jigsaw puzzle."
    Science 318:415 Abstract
    Perspectives: L.Landweber (2007) Science 318:405; Commentary: D.Speijer (2008) Science 319:901.

    Shen, YQ and Burger G (2007)
    "Unite and conquer: enhanced prediction of protein subcellular localization by integrating multiple specialized tools."
    BMC Bioinformatics 8:420-430 Abstract

    Rodriguez-Epeleta N, Brinkmann H, Burger G, Roger Andrew J, Gray MW, Philippe H, Lang BF (2007)
    "Toward resolving the eukaryotic tree: the phylogenetic positions of jakobids and cercozoans."
    Current Biol 17:1420-1425 Abstract

    Roy J, Faktorova D, Lukes J and Burger G (2007)
    "Unusual mitochondrial genome structures throughout Euglenozoa."
    Protist 158:385-396 Abstract

    Lang BF and Burger G (2007)
    "Purification of mitochondrial and plastid DNA."
    Nat Protoc 2:652-660 Abstract

    Burger G, Lavrov DV, Forget L and Lang BF (2007)
    "Sequencing complete mitochondrial and plastid genomes."
    Nat Protoc 2:603-614 Abstract

    Ruiz-Trillo I, Burger G, Holland WH, King N, Lang BF, Roger AJ and Gray MW (2007)
    "The origins of multicellularity: a multi-taxon genome initiative."
    Trends Genet 23:113-118 Abstract

    Lang BF, Laforest M-J and Burger G (2007)
    "Mitochondrial introns - a critical view."
    Trends Genet 23:119-125 Abstract

    Roy, J, Faktorova D, Benada O, Lukes J and Burger G (2007)
    "Rhynchopus euleeides n. sp. (Diplonemea), a free-living, marine euglenozoan."
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 54:137-145 Abstract

    O'Brien E, Koski L, Zhang Y, Yang L, Wang E, Gray MW, Burger G and Lang BF (2007)
    "TBestDB: a taxonomically broad database of expressed sequence tags (ESTs)."
    Nucleic Acids Res 35:D445-451 Abstract

    2006

    Breton S, Burger G, Stewart DT, Blier PU (2006)
    "Comparative Analysis of Gender-Associated, Complete Mitochondrial Genomes in Marine Mussels (Mytilus spp.)."
    Genetics 172:1107-1119 Abstract

    O'Brien E, Zhang Y, Yang L, Wang E, Marie V, Lang BF and Burger G (2006)
    "GOBASE - a database of organelle and bacterial genome information."
    Nucleic Acids Res 34:D697-699 Abstract

    2005

    Iwatani K, Dora H, Lang BF, Burger G, Hori M and Fujishima M (2005)
    "Translocation of an 89-kDa periplasmic protein is associated with Holospora infection."
    Biochem Biophys Res Comm 337:1198-1205 Abstract

    Keeling PJ, Burger G, Durnford DG, Lang BF, Lee RW, Pearlman RE, Roger AJ and Gray MW (2005)
    "The Tree of Eukaryotes."
    Trends in Ecology & Evolution 20(12):670-676 Abstract

    Hauth A, Maier U, Lang BF and Burger G (2005)
    "The Rhodomonas salina mitochondrial genome: bacteria-like operons, compact gene arrangement and complex repeat region."
    Nucleic Acids Res 33(14):4433-4442 Abstract

    Rodriguez-Ezpeleta, Brinkmann H, Burey S, Roure B, Burger G, Loeffelhardt W, Bohnert HJ, Philippe H and Lang BF (2005)
    "Monophyly of primary photosynthetic eukaryotes: green plants, red algae and glaucophytes."
    Curr Biol 15:1325-1330 Abstract

    Koski LB, Gray MW, Lang BF and Burger G (2005)
    "AutoFACT: An Automatic Functional Annotation and Classification Tool."
    BMC Bioinformatics 6:151 Abstract

    Marande W, Lukes J and Burger G (2005)
    "Unique mitochondrial genome structure in diplonemids, the sister group of kinetoplastids"
    Eukaryot Cell 4(6):1137-1146 Abstract

    2004

    Gray MW, Lang BF and Burger G (2004)
    "Mitochondria of protists." (invited review)
    Annu Rev Genet 38:477-524 Abstract

    Badidi E, Lang BF and Burger G (2004)
    "FLOSYS - a web-accessible workflow system for protocol-driven biomolecular sequence analysis."
    Cell Mol Biol 50(7):785-793 Abstract

    2003

    Badidi E, De Sousa C, Lang BF and Burger G (2003)
    "AnaBench: a Web/CORBA-based workbench for biomolecular sequence analysis"
    BMC Bionformatics 4:63
    Abstract

    Burger G, MW Gray and Lang BF (2003)
    "Mitochondrial genomes, anything goes." (invited review)
    Trends in Genetics 19(12):709-716 Abstract

    Burger G and Lang BF (2003)
    "Parellels in genome evolution in mitochondria and bacterial symbionts." (invited review)
    IUBMB Life 55(4-5):205-212 Abstract

    Burger G, Lang BF, Braun HP and Marx S (2003)
    "The enigmatic mitochondrial ORF ymf39 codes for ATP synthase chain b."
    Nucl Acids Res 31 (9):2353-2360 Abstract

    Linka N, Hurka H, Lang BF, Burger G, Winkler HH, Stamme C, Urbany C, Seil I, Kusch J and Neuhaus E (2003)
    "Phylogenetic relationship of non-mitochondrial nucleotide transport proteins in bacteria and eukaryotes."
    Gene 306:27-35 Abstract

    Burger G, Forget L, Gray MW and Lang BF (2003)
    "Unique mitochondrial genome architecture in unicellular relatives of animals."
    Proc Natl Acad USA 100:892-897 Abstract

    O'Brien, E, Badidi E, Barbasiewicz A, deSousa C, Lang BF and Burger G (2003)
    "GOBASE: a database of mitochondrial and chloroplast information."
    Nucl Acids Res 1:176-178 Abstract

    Marx S, Baumgaertner M, Kannan S, Braun HP, Lang BF and Burger G (2003)
    "Structure of the bc1 complex from Seculamonas ecuadoriensis, a jakobid flagellate with in ancestral mitochondrial genome."
    Mol Biol Evol 20:145-153 Abstract

    2002

    Lang BF, O'Kelly C, Nerad T, Gray MW, and Burger G (2002)
    "The closest unicellular relatives of animals."
    Current Biology 12:1773-1778 Abstract

    Barbasiewicz A, Liu L, Lang BF and Burger G (2002)
    "Building a genome database using an object-oriented approach."
    In: In silico Biology 2 (3):213-217 Abstract

    2001

    Gray MW, Burger G and Lang BF (2001)
    "The origin and early evolution of mitochondria." (invited review)
    Genome Biology 2(6), reviews 1018.1-1018.5 Abstract

    Shimko N, Liu L, Lang BF and Burger G (2001)
    "GOBASE: the Organelle Genome Database."
    Nucl Acids Res 29(1):128-132 Abstract

    2000

    Sankoff D, Bryant D, Deneault M, Lang BF and Burger G (2000)
    "Early eukaryote evolution based on mitochondrial gene order breakpoints."
    J Comput Biol 7(3):521-535 Abstract

    Bullerwell CE, Burger G and Lang BF (2000)
    "A novel motif for identifying Rps3 homologs in fungal mitochondrial genomes."
    TIBS 25:363-365. No abstract available.

    Chesnick JM, Goff M, Graham J, Ocampo C, Lang BF, Seif E and Burger G (2000)
    "The mitochondrial genome of the stramenopile alga Chrysodidymus synuroideus. Complete sequence, gene content and genome organization."
    Nucleic Acids Res 28:2512-2518 Abstract

    Nedelcu A, Lee RW, Lemieux C, Gray MW and Burger G (2000)
    "The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of Scenedesmus obliquus reflects an intermediate stage in the evolution of the green algal mitochondrial genome."
    Genome Research 10:819-831 Abstract

    Burger G, Zhu Y, Littlejohn TG, Greenwood SJ, Schnare MN, Lang BF and Gray MW (2000)
    "Complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome of Tetrahymena pyriformis and comparison with Paramecium aurelia mitochondrial DNA."
    J Mol Biol 297:365-380 Abstract

    Edqvist J, Burger G and Gray MW (2000)
    "Expression of mitochondrial protein-coding genes in Tetrahymena pyriformis."
    J Mol Biol 297:381-393 Abstract

    Lang BF, Paquin B and Burger G (2000)
    "L'évolution moléculaire et la révolution génomique." (invited review)
    Medecine Science 16:212-218

    Sankoff D, Bryant D, Deneault M, Lang BF and Burger G (2000)
    "Early eukaryote evolution based on mitochondrial gene order breakpoints."
    Proceeedings of the Fourth Annual International Conference on Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2000)
    (R.Shamir, S.Miyano, S. Istrail, P.Pevzner and M.S.Waterman, eds.) New York:ACM Press, Press 2000, pp. 254-262

    1999

    Zuccarello GC, Burger G, West JA and King RJ (1999)
    "A mitochondrial marker for red algal intraspecific relationships. Variable within populations and maternally inherited in Bostrychia."
    Mol Ecology 8:1443-1447 Abstract

    Lang BF, Gray MW and Burger G (1999)
    "Mitochondrial genome evolution and the origin of eukaryotes." (invited review)
    Annu Rev Genet 33:351-397 Abstract

    Lang BF, Seif E, Gray MW, O'Kelly CJ and Burger G (1999)
    "A comparative genomics approach to the evolution of eukaryotes and their mitochondria." (invited review)
    J Euk Microbiol 46:320-326 Abstract

    Burger G, Saint-Louis D, Gray MW and Lang BF (1999)
    "Complete sequences of the mitochondrial DNA of the red alga Porphyra purpurea: Cyanobacterial introns and shared ancestry of red and green algae."
    Plant Cell 11:1675-1694 Abstract

    Turmel M, Lemieux C, Burger G, Lang BF, Otis C, Plante I and Gray MW (1999)
    "The complete mitochondrial DNA sequences of Nephroselmis olivacea and Pedinomonas minor: Two radically different evolutionary patterns within green algae."
    Plant Cell 11:1717-1729 Abstract

    Gray MW, Burger G and Lang BF (1999)
    "Mitochondrial evolution." (invited review)
    Science 283:1476-1481 Abstract

    1998

    Lang BF, O'Kelly CJ and Burger G (1998)
    "Mitochondrial genomics in protists, an approach to probing eukaryotic evolution." (invited review)
    Protist 149:313-322

    Korab-Laskowska M, Rioux P, Brossard N, Littlejohn TG, Gray MW, Lang BF and Burger G (1998)
    "The Organelle Genome Database Project (GOBASE)."
    Nucleic Acids Res 26:139-144 Abstract

    Gray MW, Lang BF, Cedergren R, Golding B, Lemieux C, Sankoff D, Turmel M, Brossard N, Delage E, Littlejohn TG, Plante I, Rioux P, Saint-Louis D, Zhy Y and Burger G (1998)
    "Genome Structure and gene content in protist mitochondrial DNAs."
    Nucleic Acids Res 26:865-887 Abstract

    1997

    Lang BF, Burger G, O'Kelly CJ, Cedergren RJ, Golding B, Lemieux C, Sankoff S, Turmel M and Gray MW (1997)
    "An ancestral mitochondrial DNA resembling a eubacterial genome in miniature."
    Nature 387:493-497 Abstract

    1996

    Chesnick JM, Tuxbury K, Coleman A, Burger G and Lang BF (1996)
    "Utility of the mitochondrial nad4L gene for algal and protistan phylogenetic analysis."
    J Phycol 32:452-456 Abstract

    Burger G, Lang BF, Reith M and Gray MW (1996)
    "Genes encoding the same three subunits of respiratory complex II are present in the mitochondrial DNA of two phylogenetically distant eukaryotes."
    Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 93:2328-2332 Abstract

    1995

    Burger G, Plante I, Lonergan KM, Gray MW (1995)
    "The mitochondrial DNA of the amoeboid protozoon, Acanthamoeba castellanii. Complete sequence, gene content and genome organization."
    J Mol Biol 245:522-537 Abstract

    1994

    Wolff G, Plante I, Lang BF, Kuck U and Burger G (1994)
    "Complete sequence of the mitochondrial DNA of the chlorophyte alga Prototheca wickerhamii. Gene content and genome organization."
    J Mol Biol 237:74-86 Abstract

    Jabaji-Hare SH, Burger G, Forget L and Lang BF (1994)
    "Extrachromosomal plasmids in the plant pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani."
    Curr Genetics 25:423-431 Abstract

    1993

    Wolff G, Burger G, Lang BF and Kuck U (1993)
    "Mitochondrial genes in the colorless alga Prototheca wickerhamii resemble plant genes in their exons but fungal genes in their introns."
    Nucleic Acids Res 21:719-726 Abstract

    1991

    Burger G, Strauss J, Scazzocchio C and Lang BF (1991)
    "nirA, the pathway-specific regulatory gene of nitrate assimilation in Aspergillus nidulans encodes a putative GAL4-type zinc-finger protein and contains 4 introns in highly conserved regions."
    Mol Cell Biol 11:5746-5755 Abstract

    Daboussi M-J, Langin T, Deschamps F, Brygoo Y, Scazzocchio C and Burger G (1991)
    "Heterologous expression of the Aspergillus nidulans regulatory gene nirA in Fusarium oxysporum."
    Gene 109:155-160 Abstract

    Burger G, Tilburn J and Scazzocchio C (1991)
    "Molecular cloning and functional characterization of the pathway specific regulatory gene nirA, controlling nitrate assimilation in Aspergillus nidulans."
    Mol Cell Biol 11:795-802 Abstract

    1990 and before

    Lang BF and Burger G (1990)
    "A rapid, high resolution DNA sequencing gel system."
    Anal Biochem 188:176-180 Abstract

    Lang BF and Burger G (1986)
    "A collection of programs for nucleic acid and protein analysis, written in FORTRAN 77 for IBM-PC compatible microcomputers."
    Nucleic Acids Res 14:455-65 Abstract

    Del Giudice L, Wolf K, Seitz G, Burger G, Lang BF and Kaudewitz F (1977)
    "Extrachromosomal inheritance in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. III. Isolation and characterization of paromomycin-resistant mutants."
    Mol Gen Genet 152:319-24. Abstract

    Burger G and Werner S (1986)
    "Mitochondrial gene URFN gene of Neurospora crassa codes for a long polypeptide witha highly repetitive structure."
    J Mol Biol 191:589-599. Abstract

    Lang BF and Burger G (1986)
    "A collection of programs for nucleic acid and protein analysis, written in Fortran 77 for IBM compatible microcomputers."
    Nucl Acids Res 14:455-465. Abstract

    Burger G and Werner S (1985)
    "The mitochondrial URF1 gene in Neurospora crassa has a novel type of intronic URF."
    J Mol Biol 186:231-242. Abstract

    Burger G, Helmer-Citterich M, Nelson MA, Werner S and Macino G (1985)
    "Processing in Neurospora crassa mitochondria: Transfer RNAs punctuate a large precursor transcript."
    EMBO J 4:197-204. Abstract

    Burger G and Hofner E (1984)
    "Cytochrome b of cob revertants in yeast. 2. Bioenergetic characterization of revertants with reduced content and shifted maximum absorption wavelength of cytochrome b."
    Eur J Biochem 141:299-304. Abstract

    Burger G (1984)
    "Cytochrome b of cob revertants in yeast. 1. Isolation and characterization of revertants derived from cob exon mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae."
    Molec Gen Genet 196:158-166. Abstract

    Burger G, Scriven C, Machleidt W and Werner S (1982)
    "Subunit 1 of cytochrome oxidase from Neurospora crassa: Nucleotide sequence of the coding gene and partial amino acid sequence of the protein."
    EMBO J 1:1385-139. Abstract

    Lang BF, Burger G, Doxiadis I, Thomas DY, Bandlow and Kaudewitz F (1977)
    "A simple method for the large-scale preparation of mitochondria from microorganisms."
    Anal Biochem 77:110-121. Abstract

    Burger G, Lang BF, Bandlow W, Schweyen R, Backhaus B and Kaudewitz F (1976)
    "Antimycin resistance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: a new mutation on the mitDNA conferring antimycin resistance on the mitochondrial respiratory chain."
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 72:1201-1208. Abstract

    Wolf K, Lang BF, Burger G. and Kaudewitz F (1976)
    "Extrachromosomal inheritance in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. II. Evidence for extrakaryotically inherited respiratory deficient mutants."
    Mol Gen Genet 144:75-81. Abstract

    Wolf K, Burger G, Lang BF and Kaudewitz F (1976)
    "Extrachromosomal inheritance in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. I. Evidence for an extrakaryotically inherited mutation conferring resistance to antimycin."
    Mol Gen Genet 144:67-73. Abstract

    Lang, Burger G, Wolf K, Bandlow W and Kaudewitz F (1975)
    "Studies on the mechanism of electron trasport in the bc1-segment of the respiratory chain in yeast. III. Isolation and characterization of an antimycin resistant mutant ANT 8 in Schizosaccharomyces pombe."
    Mol Gen Genet 137:353-63. Abstract

    Burger G, Lang BF, Bandlow W and Kaudewitz F (1975)
    "Studies on the mechanism of electron transport in the bc1-segment of the respiratory chain in yeast. II. The binding of antimycin to mitochondrial particles and the function of two different binding sites."
    Biochim Biophys Acta 396:187-201. Abstract

    Lang BF, Burger G and Bandlow W (1974)
    "Activity of reduced ubiquinone: cytochrome c oxidoreductase with various ubiquinol-isoprenologues as substrate and corresponding inhibitory effect of antimycin in yeast."
    Biochim Biophys Acta 368:71-85. Abstract


Invited book chapters

    Burger G, Lang BL (2012)
    "Mitochondrial and eukaryotic origins: a critical review".
    In: Advances in Botanical Research. (L. Marechal-Drouard, ed.). Academic Press, Elsevier, Amsterdam. pp.1-20

    Nedelcu A, Burger G (2012)
    "Mitochondrial genomes of algae."
    In: Genomics of chloroplasts and mitochondria, Series: Advances in photosynthesis and respiration (R. Bock, V. Knoop, eds), Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, Germany. pp.127-157

    Burger G, Jackson CJ, Waller RF (2011)
    "Unusual mitochondrial genomes and genes."
    In: Organelle Genetics 2012, Part 2: evolution of organelle genomes and gene expression (C. Bullerwell, ed), Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, Germany, p. 41-77, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-22380-8_3

    Rodríguez-Ezpeleta N, Teijeiro S, Forget L, Burger G and Lang BF (2009)
    "Construction of cDNA libraries from Protists and Fungi."
    In: Expressed sequence tags - generation and analysis, Methods in Molecular Biology Vol. 533 (J. Parkinson, ed.), Humana Press, Totowa, USA, pp.33-47 Abstract

    Shen YQ, O'Brien E, Koski L, Lang BF and Burger G (2009)
    "EST databases and Web tools for EST projects."
    In: Expressed sequence tags - generation and analysis, Methods in Molecular Biology Vol. 533 (J. Parkinson, ed.), Humana Press, Totowa, USA, pp.241-256 Abstract

    Lang BF, Brinkmann H, Koski LB, Fujishima M, Gortz HD, and Burger G (2005)
    "On the origin of mitochondria and Rickettsia-related eukaryotic endosymbionts."
    In: Jpn J Protozool 38(2):171-183

    Lang BF, Lavrov D and Burger G (2003)
    "Mitochondrial Genome Evolution."
    In: Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, Vol.3 (WJ. Lennarz, MD. Lande, eds), Academic Press/Elsevier Science, San Diego, Calif., pp.703-707 (refereed)

    Nip A, Liu L, Seif C, Lang BF and Burger G (2000)
    "MAPIT - a semi-automated approach to the representation of genetic maps."
    In: Comparative genomics: Empirical and analytical approaches to gene order dynamics, map alignment and the evolution of gene families (D.Sankoff and J.H. Nadeau, eds.), Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, pp.149-161 (refereed)

    Gray MW, Lemieux C, Burger G, Lang BF, Otis C, Plante I and Turmel M (1998)
    "Mitochondrial genome organization and evolution within the green algae and land plants."
    In: Plant Mitochondria: From Gene to Function. Moeller IM, Gardestroem P, Glmelius K, Glaser E (eds), Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp.1-8

    Wolff G, Lang BF, Kuck U and Burger G (1993)
    "The mitochondrial genome of Prototheca wickerhamii."
    In: Genetic Maps 1993. Brian SJ (ed), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, pp. 2.172

    Burger G (1985)
    "Unassigned reading frames in the mitochondrial DNA of N. crassa."
    In: Biogenesis, Achievements and perspectives of mitochondrial research. Volume II. E. Quagliariello et al. (eds), Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., pp. 305-316

    Burger G and Werner S (1983)
    "Nucleotide sequence and transcript mapping of a mtDNA segment comprising CO1, tRNA(arg) and several unidentified open reading frames in N. crassa."
    In: Mitochondria 83, Nucleo-cytoplasmic interactions. Schweyen RJ, Wolf K and Kaudewitz F, (eds), Walther de Gruyter, Berlin, New York, pp. 331-341

    Burger G, Lang BF, Backhaus B, Wolf K, Bandlow W and Kaudewitz F (1977)
    "Mutations to drug-resistance in the cob region of the mitochondrial genome."
    In: Mitochondria 1977, Genetics and Biogenesis of Mitochondria, W. Bandlow et al., (eds), Walter de Gruyter Berlin-New York, pp. 205-212

    Lang BF, Burger G, Bandlow W, Kaudewitz F and Schweyen RJ (1976)
    "Antimycin- and Funiculosin-resistant mutants in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: new markers on the mitochondrial DNA."
    In: Genetics and Biogenesis of Chloroplast and Mitochondria, TH Bücher et al. (eds), Elsevier/North Holland biomedical Press, Amsterdam, 461-465

    Wolf K, Seitz G, Lückemann G, Lang BF, Burger G, Bandlow W and Kaudewitz F (1976)
    "Extrachromosomal inheritance in a petite-negative yeast - Schizosaccharomyces pombe."
    In: Genetics and biogenesis of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria, Th Bücher et al. (eds), Elsevier/North Holland Biomedical Press, Amsterdam, 497-801

    Wolf K, Seitz G, Lang BF, Burger G and Kaudewitz F (1976)
    "Extrachromosomal inheritance of drug resistance and respiratory deficiency in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe."
    In: Genetics, Biogenesis and Bioenergetics of Mitochondria, W Bandlow et al. (eds), Walter de Gruyter Berlin-New York, pp. 23-27

    Lang BF, Burger G, Wolf K, Bandlow W and Kaudewitz F (1976)
    "Characterization of respiratory-deficient and Antimycin resistant mutants of Schizsaccharomyces pombe with extrachromosomal inheritance."
    In: Genetics, Biogenesis and Bioenergetics of Mitochondria. Bandlow W, Schweyen RJ, Wolf K, Kaudewitz F, (eds), Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New-York, pp. 379-387

    Burger G, Lang BF, Wolf K and Kaudewitz F (1976)
    "The inhibitory effect of HQNO compared with extrareduction and binding in the wild-type and in an Antimycin resistant mutant, ANT 8, Schizosaccharomyces pombe."
    In: Genetics, Biogenesis and Bioenergetics of Mitochondria. Bandlow W, Schweyen RJ, Wolf K, Kaudewitz F, (eds), Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New-York, pp. 399-407


Conference and workshop presentations (The presenter's name is marked by an asterisk).

    2014

    18th Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles (EBM).
    Marseilles, France, September 16-19, 2014.
    Abstract: "Gene camouflage by fragmentation, RNA editing and accelerated evolution in mitochondria of diplonemids."
    ( Moreira S, Valach M, Burger G*).

    Recoding: Reprogramming genetic decoding. EMBO workshop.
    Killarney, Ireland, May 13-18, 2014.
    Invited talk: "Massive programmed translational jumping in mitochondria."
    (Lang BF, et al., Burger G, Nosek J*).
    Poster 1: "Comparative analysis of translational bypassing elements in yeast mitochondria."
    (Jakubkova et al., Burger G, Nosek J*).
    Poster 2: "Recoding at the RNA level."
    (Valach M, Moreira S, Burger G*).

    2013

    International Congress of Protistology (ICOP XIV).
    Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 28-Aug 02, 2013.
    Poster: "Extremely derived ribosomal RNA in the mitochondrial genome of Diplonema."
    (Valach M*, Moreira S, Kiethega GN, Burger G).

    8th International Conference for Plant Mitochondrial Biology (ICPMB2013).
    Rosario, Argentina, May 12-16, 2013.
    Invited talk: "The most bacteria-like mitochondrial genomes."
    (Burger G*, Gray MW, Lang BF).

    2012

    9th International Phytotechnology Society (IPS) Conference
    Diepenbeek, Belgium, Sep 11-14, 2012
    Invited talk: "Environmental genomics of willows and microorganisms applied to the decontamination of abandoned industrial sites."
    (Labrecque M*, Lang BF, Hijri M, Almeida-Rodriquez A, Andre P, Bourdel G, Burger G, et al)

    Computational methods for RNA analysis, 2012.
    Benasque, Spain, Jul 21-Aug 04, 2012

    Annual meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution (SMBE 2012).
    Dublin, Ireland, June 23-26, 2012.
    Poster: "Identification of an elusive trans-splicing machinery".
    (Moreira S, Breton S, Valach M, Kiethega GN, Aoulad Aissa M, Turcotte M, Burger G*)

    2011

    EMBO/FEMS Conference, Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms, 2011.
    San Feliu de Guixols, Spain, Oct 15-20, 2011.
    Invited talk: "Discontinous genes encoding contiguous proteins".
    (Burger G*, Kiethega GN, Yan Y)

    Joint conference of Poplar Council of Canada, IPC Environmental Applications Working Party, and Poplar Council of the United States, 2011.
    Edmonton Alberta, Canada, Sep 18-24, 2011.
    Invited talk: "Improving bioremediation of polluted soils through environmental genomics".
    (Labrecque M*, Pitre F, Joly M, St-Arnaud M, Hiri M, Lang BF, Burger G, Courchesne F, Jabajii S, Konstantinos A, Greer C, Yergau E)

    Journees Ouvertes en Bioinformatique et Mathematique (JOBIM 2011).
    Paris, France, Institute Pasteur, Jun 28 - 1 Jul, 2011.
    Talk: "NGS: Neglected Genome Sequencing. Assembly and annotation challenges in a highly divergent protozoan genome".
    (Moreira S*, Turcotte M, Burger G).

    International Conference for Plant Mitochondrial Biology (ICPMB 2011).
    Hohenroda, Germany, May 14-19, 2011.
    Poster: "Novel trans-splicing and RNA editing".
    (Yan Y, Kiethega GN, Malekpour A, Turcotte M, Burger G*)

    Gordon Research Conference, RNA editing, 2011.
    Galveston, TX, USA, Jan 9-14, 2011.
    Poster: "Novel RNA editing - process associated with trans-splicing."
    (Yan Y, Kiethega GN, Malekpour A, Turcotte M, Burger G*)

    2010

    Conference Piotr Slonimski - from mitochondria to genomes.
    Gif s/Yvette, France, July 8, 2010.
    Invited talk: "Eccentric mitochondrial genomes".
    (Burger G*)

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE 2010).
    Lyon, France, July 4-8, 2010.
    Poster: "Unscrambling modularized genetic information".
    (Burger G*, Kiethega GN, Yan Y, Teijeiro S)

    Portugaliae Genetica, 2010.
    Porto, Portugal, March 18-19, 2010.
    Invited talk: "Experimental and in silico analysis of post-transcriptional processes in mitochondria".
    (Burger G*)

    2009

    EMBO Conference, Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms, 2009.
    San Feliu de Guixols, Spain, Oct 18-22, 2009.
    Invited talk: "Unconventional gene structure and gene expression discovered in mitochondria".
    (Burger G*)

    Computational methods for RNA analysis, 2009.
    Benasque, Spain, Jul 26-Aug 08, 2009
    Chalk talk: "Modeling RNA motifs involved in RNA editing and trans-splicing of diplonemids."
    (Burger G*)

    Gordon Research Conference, RNA editing, 2009.
    Galveston, TX, USA, January 11-16, 2009.
    Invited talk: "Coupling RNA editing with trans-splicing".
    (Burger G*)
    Poster: "RNA editing and trans-splicing in the mitochondrial genome of diplonemids."
    (Kiethega GN, Yan Y, Teijeiro S, Burger G*)

    2008

    International Forum Science et Société 2008.
    Montreal, QC, November 14-16, 2008.
    Invited talk in Workshop "Émergence de la vie."
    (Burger G*)

    Protist 2008 (ISOP 59; ISEP XVII).
    Halifax, NC, July 21-26, 2008.
    Poster: "Mitochondrial genome organization in diplonemids."
    (Kiethega GN*, Teijeiro S, Roy J, Burger G)

    Mitochondria, Ribosomes and Cells: Symposium in Honor of Mike Gray.
    Halifax, NC, July 3-4, 2008.
    Invited talk: "Evolution of U-indel RNA editing in mitochondria - testable hypotheses."
    (Burger G*)

    Annual meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE08).
    Barcelona, Spain, June 5-8, 2008.
    Poster: "Complex genome and gene organization in Euglenozoa."
    (Burger G*, Kiethega GN, Teijeiro S)

    CIFAR Integrated Microbial Biodiversity General Program Meeting.
    Lac Carling, QC, May 6 - 10, 2008.
    Invited talk: "Warum einfach wenns auch kompliziert geht - unconventional gene expression in diplonemid mitochondria."
    (Burger G*)

    2007

    EST-EMBO Symposium on Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms: Eukaryotic Genome Evolution.
    San Feliu de Guixols, Spain, October 20-25, 2007.
    Talk: "Novel genome architecture and gene structure in mitochondria of unicellular eukaryotes."
    (Burger G*)

    Gordon Conference on Structural, Functional & Evolutionary Genomics.
    Hixton, Cambridge UK, July 29 - Aug 3, 2007.
    Poster: "Novel gene expression in Diplonema mtDNA."
    (Marande W, Teijeiro S, Burger G*)

    Annual meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE07).
    Halifax, NS, June 24-28, 2007.
    Poster: "A genomic jigsaw puzzle:gene pieces scattered over hundred chromosomes in diplonemid mitochondria."
    (Marande W, Teijeiro S, Burger G*)

    Human Genome Meeting HGM2007.
    Montreal, May 21-24, 2007.
    Talk: "Unorthodox genome and gene structures in mitochondria of trypanosome pathogens and their relatives."
    (Burger G*)

    2nd ASM conference on Integrating Metabolism and Genomics (IMAGE2).
    Montreal, April 30 - May 3, 2007.
    Poster 1: "TBestDB: a taxonomically-broad EST database."
    (Lang, BF*, O'Brien, EM, Marie, V, Wang, S, Zhang, Y, Burger G).
    Poster 2: "In silico identification of the mitochondrial proteome reveals dual localization of beta oxidation in Rhizopus oryzae."
    (Shen Y*, Burger G)

    FEBS Advanced Course on the Origin and Evolution of Mitochondria and Chloroplasts.
    Acquafreddo-di-Mare, Italy, April 24-29, 2007.
    Invited talk: "Novel mitochondrial gene structures."
    (Burger G*, Marande W, Roy J, Teijeiro S)

    Society for integrative and comparative biology (SICB) meeting 2007.
    Phoenix, AZ, USA, Jan 3-7, 2007.
    Invited talk: "The evolutionary transition from protists to metazoa."
    (Liu Y, Stennkamp E, Darmon D, Burger G, Lang BF*)

    2006

    EMBO Conference on Protein Transport Systems: Protein Targeting and Translocation.
    Gdansk, Poland, Sept 30 - Oct 5, 2006.
    Poster 1: "In silico identification of nucleus-encoded mitochondrial proteins using EST data."
    (Shen Y*, Burger G)
    Poster 2: "Improving the prediction of mitochondrial proteins via the integration of available tools for subcellular localization."
    (Shen Y*, Burger G)

    Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2006).
    Fortaleza, Brazil, Aug 6-10, 2006.
    Poster: "Evaluation of ORF function predictions using domain-specific knowledge."
    (Kannan S*, Burger G)

    16th Meeting of the International Society of Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP XVI).
    Wroclaw, Poland, August 1-5, 2006.
    Invited talk: "Jigsaw genes in mitochondria of kinetoplastids' sistergroup."
    (Burger G)

    56th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists/49th annual meeting of the Genetics Society of Canada.
    London, Ont, June 18-21, 2006.
    Invited talk: "The Protist EST Program: An exploration of genetic diversity and evolution within the world of eukaryotic microbes."
    (Gray MW*, Burger G, Durnford, DG, Keeling PJ, Lang BF, Lee RW, Pearlman RE, Roger AJ)

    COST B-22 Expert Meeting 2006.
    Prag, Czech Republic, June 5-7, 2006
    Invited Talk: "An update on kinetoplast DNA structure and replication and the evolution of mitochondrial genome in Euglenozoa."
    (Lukes J*, Roy J, Faktorova D, Marande W, Burger G)

    Congres de la Societé canadienne d'Écologie et d'Évolution.
    Montreal, QC, April 3-4, 2006.
    Poster 1: "Comparative analysis of gender-associated, complete mitochondrial genomes in marine mussles (Mytilus ssp.).
    (Breton S*, Burger G, Stewart DT, and Blier PU)
    Poster 2: "New insights into the evolution of mitochondrial genome structure in Euglenozoa."
    (Roy J*, Marande W, Faktorova D*, Lukes J, Burger G)

    2005

    EST-EMBO symposium on Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms (2005).
    Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, November 12-17, 2005.
    Poster:"Evolution of mitochondrial genome structure in Euglenozoa: New insights."
    (Roy J, Marande W, Faktorova D, Lukes J, Burger G*)

    WorldCongress of Cellular and Molecular Biology (2005).
    Poitiers, France, October 9-12, 2005.
    Invited talk: "Specialized biological databases, value and challenges."
    (Burger G*)

    19th Annual Meeting of the CIAR Evolutionary Biology Program.
    Tgh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville BC, Canada, September 15-19, 2005.
    Poster:"Evolution of mitochondrial genome and gene structure in Euglenozoa."
    (Roy J, Marande W, Lukes J, Burger G*)

    European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB 2005).
    Madrid, Spain, September 28 - October 1, 2005.
    Poster:"In silico identification of nucleus-encoded mitochondrial proteins using EST data."
    (Shen Y*, Burger G)

    Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2005).
    Michigan, USA, June 25-29, 2005.
    Poster:"Data rich but information poor: Applying data mining for protein function annotation."
    (Kannan S*, Burger G)

    International Congress on Plant Mitochondrial Biology (ICPM 2005).
    Obernai, France, May 28-2 June, 2005.
    Invited Talk:"How many genes are required to infer deep phylogenies - the call for phylogenomics."
    (Lang, BF*, Rodriguez-Espeleta N, Burger G, Brinkmann H, Philippe H).
    Poster:"Monophyly of primary photosynthetic eukaryotes: green plants, red algae and glaucophytes."
    (Rodriguez-Ezpeleta N, Brinkmann H, Burey SC, Roure B, Burger G*, Loeffelhardt W, Bohnert H, Philippe H, Lang BF)

    Annual Meeting of Northeast Algal Society.
    Rockport, Maine, April 15-17, 2005.
    Invited Talk:"Protist EST database: automated annotation and data representation."
    (Burger G*, Lang, BF, Koski L, O'Brien E).
    Poster:"Mitochondrial genome diversity across Euglenozoa."
    (Roy J*, Burger G)

    Workshop on Computational Biology in the Post-genomic Era.
    Montreal, QC, Canada, Mars 19-20, 2005.
    Invited Talk:" Bioinformatics challenges in comparative genomics research."
    (Burger G*).

    15th Meeting of the International Society of Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP XV).
    Melbourne, Australia, January 30 - February 3, 2005.
    Invited Talk:"Novel mitochondrial genome structure in diplonemids, the siter group of kinetoplastids."
    Marande W*, Burger G)

    2004

    Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Protozoology.
    Yamaguchi, JP, November 19-21, 2004.
    Invited Talk: "On the origin of mitochondria: From endosymbiont to organelle."
    (Burger G*).

    Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2004).
    Glasgow, UK, July 30 - Aug 4, 2004.
    Poster 1:"In silico approach to RNA editing."
    (Kleinman C*, Burger G)
    Poster 2: "The PEPdb database."
    (O'Brien E*, Zhang Y, Yang LS, Wang E ,Lang BF, Burger G)
    Poster 3: "Analysis of structure and history of complex repetitive genome regions."
    (Hauth A*, Burger G, Lang, BF)
    Poster 4: "Automated functional annotation of protist ESTs."
    (Koski L*,Lang, BF, Burger G)

    Colloque bioinformatique.
    Aurillac, France, June 14-15, 2004.
    Invited Talk:"Biological databases in the genomics era."
    (Burger G*)

    2003

    MITACS Quebec Interchange. The Mathematics of Data Mining.
    Montreal, November 13-14, 2003.
    Invited Talk:"Bioinformatics at the Université de Montréal."
    (Burger G*)
    Poster:"Gene function annotation: A predictive data mining approach."
    (Kannan S*, Burger G)

    HUPO 2nd annual & IUBMB XIX Joint World Congress.
    Montreal, October 8-11, 2003.
    Invited Talk:"Diversity and evolution of mitochondrial genome architecture and information content."
    (Burger G*, Gray, MW, Lang BF)
    Poster 1: "AnaBench: A Web-Corba-based workbench for biomolecular sequence analysis and annotation."
    (Badidi E, Lang BF, Burger G*)
    Poster 2: "Gene function annotation: Predictive data mining approach." (Kannan S, Burger G*)

    National Genomics and Proteomics Symposium.
    Toronto, September 25-26, 2003.
    Invited Talk:"The Protist EST Program." (Burger G*, MW. Gray)

    FEBS Advanced Course on the Origin and Evolution of Mitochondria and Chloroplasts.
    Hvar, Croatia, April 5-10, 2003.
    Invited Talk:"Genome Evolution in Mitochondria and Bacterial Symbionts."
    (Burger G*, Marx, S, Lang BF)
    Poster:"Identification of ORFs from organelle genomes using a data mining approach."
    (Kannan S*, Burger G)

    11th International Conference on Microbial Genomes.
    Durham, NC, USA, September 28 - October 2, 2003.
    Invited Talk:"Evolution of the mitochondrial genome: A study in extraordinary sturctural variation."
    (Gray MW*, Burger G, Lang BF)

    2002

    European Conference for Computational Biology (ECCB 2002).
    Saarbruecken. Germany, October 6-9, 2002.
    Poster:"Identification of ORFs from organelle genomes: A data mining approach using C4.5 machine learning algorithm."
    (Kannan S*, Burger G)

    16th Annual Meeting of the CIAR Evolutionary Biology Program.
    Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada, September 28-October 2, 2002.
    Talk:"Phylogenetic position of jakobids based on complete mtDNA sequence data."
    (Lang BF*, Burger G, Gray MW)

    Annual Graduate Research Conference. Concordia University.
    Montreal, QC, Canada, September 27-28, 2002.
    Poster:"Identification of ORFs from organelle genomes: A data mining approach."
    (Kannan S*, Boucher G, Burger G)

    Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2002).
    Edmonton, Al, Canada, August 3-7, 2002.
    Poster:"Identification of ORFs from organelle genomes: A data mining approach."
    (Kannan S*, Boucher G, Burger G)

    14th Meeting of the International Society of Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP XIV).
    Vancouver, BC Canada, June 19-22, 2002.
    Invited talk:"Phylogeny of primitive mitochondriate eukaryotes: The jakobid flagellates."
    (Lang BF*, Burger G, Gray, MW)
    Poster:"Characterization of the mitochondrial DNA of Diplonema papillatum."
    (Marande W*, Tremblay D, Lukes J, Burger G)

    The Sixth Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (Recomb 2002).
    Washington DC, USA, April 18-21, 2002.
    Poster:"Building a genome database using an object-oriented approach."
    Barbasiewicz A*, Liu L, Lang BF and Burger G)

    Gordon Research Conference on Molecular Evolution (2002).
    Ventura CA, USA, January 13-18, 2002.
    Invited talk:"Primitive eukaryotes from a mitochondrial genomics perspective."
    (Burger G*, Gray MW and Lang BF)

    2001

    Prospects for Protist Genomics.The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR).
    Washington DC, USA, December 11-13, 2001.
    Invited talk: "PEP, the Protist EST Program."
    (Lang BF*, Gray MW, Burger G)

    15th Annual Meeting of the CIAR Evolutionary Biology Program.
    Val_David, QC, Canada, October 10-14, 2001.
    Talk:"Did DRIPs diverge before, simultaneouly, or after the animal/fungi split"?
    (Burger G*, Lang BF, Gray MW)

    German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB 2001).
    Braunschweig, Germany, October 7-10, 2001.
    Poster:"Building genome databases using an object-oriented approach."
    (Barbasiewicz A*, Liu L, Lang BF, N Shimko and Burger G)

    7th International Phycological Congress (IPC 2001).
    Thessaloniki, Greece, August 18-25, 2001.
    Invited talk:"Organelle genomes and the evolutionary history of the stramenopiles."
    (Burger G*, Gray MW, Lang BF)

    5th Annual Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2001).
    Montreal, Que, Canada, April 19-21, 2001.
    Invited talk:"Comparative analysis of organelle genomes, a biologist's view of computational challenges."
    (Lang BF*, Burger G)

    44th Annual meeting, Canadian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology (CSBMCB).
    Alliston, Ont, Canada, May 31 - June 2, 2001.
    Invited talk:"Lessons from the comparative analysis of mitochondrial genomes."
    (Lang BF*, Gray MW, Burger G)

    FEBS Advanced Course on the Origin and Evolution of Mitochondria and Chloroplasts.
    Hvar, Croatia, March 31 - April 4, 2001.
    Invited talk:"Origin and evolution of mitochondria."
    (Burger G*, Lang BF, Lemieux C, Turmel M, Gray MW)

    2000

    Conference of Gene Order Dynamics, Comparative Maps and Multigene Families (DCAF).
    Laurentian Mountains, Que, Canada, September 22-25, 2000.
    Invited talk:"MAPIT - A semi-automated approach to the representation of genetic maps."
    (Nip A*, Liu L, Seif C, Lang BF, Burger G)

    14th Annual Meeting of the CIAR Evolutionary Biology Program.
    Digby, NS, Canada, October 11-15, 2000.
    Talk:"Cyanophora paradoxa and its relationship to red and green algae: Insights from complete mitochondrial DNA sequences."
    (Burger G*, Lang BF, Gray MW)

    13th Meeting of the International Society of Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP).
    Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, July 31 - August 4, 2000.
    Invited alk:"Unusual structures of mitochondrial genomes in protists."
    (Burger G*, Gray MW, Lang BF)

    6th International Congres of Plant Molecular Biology (ISPMB).
    Quebec, Que, Canada, June 18-24, 2000.
    Invited talk:"The sisterhood of red and green algae: A mitochondrial perspective."
    (Gray MW*, Lang BF and Burger G)
    Invited talk:"Gene nomenclature in comparative genomics databases."
    (Burger G*)

    50th Annual Meeting of the Genetics Society Canada (GSC).
    Winnipeg, Man, Canada, June 11-14, 2000.
    Invited talk:"A future for Canadian microbial genomics?"
    (Lang BF*, Burger G, Gray MW)

    68th Annual Meeting of the French-Canadian Association for the Advancement of Science (ACFAS)
    Montreal, Que, Canada, May 15-19, 2000.
    Talk:"A semi-automated approach to the representation of genetic maps."
    (Nip A*, Liu L, Seif C, Brossard N, Lang BF, Burger G)

    1999

    Dechema Workshop on Functional Genome Research on Microorganisms.
    Frankfurt a.M., Germany, November 4-5,1999.
    Poster:"Genomics of Holospora obtusa: key to host - pathogen interactions."
    (Nickel M*, Jakob Y, Forget L, Lang BF, Burger G, Goertz, D)

    13th Annual Meeting of the CIAR Evolutionary Biology Program.
    Banff, BC, Canada, October 21-24, 1999.
    Talk:"The 1001 chromosomes of Amoebidium parasiticum."
    (Burger G*, Lang BF, Gray MW)

    16th International Botanical Congress.
    St. Louis, MS, USA, August 1-7, 1999.
    Invited talk:"Early evolution of eukaryotes from a mitochondrial genomic perspective."
    (Burger G*, Lang BF, Lemieux C, Turmel M, Gray MW)

    7th Annual conference of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution.
    Brisbane, Australia, July 11-14, 1999.
    Invited talk:"A comparative genomics approach to the evolution of mitochondria"
    (Lang BF*, Gray MW, O'Kelly CJ, Burger G)

    1998

    Symposium on Origins of Mitochondria and Chloroplasts.
    Joint symposium of the International Society of Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP), the Society of Protozoology (SOP) and the Phycological Society of America (PSA).
    Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, August 4, 1998.
    Invited talk:"A comparative genomics approach to the evolution of mitochondria."
    (Lang BF*, Gray MW,O'Kelly CJ, Burger G)

    12th Annual Meeting of the CIAR Evolutionary Biology Program.
    Val Morin, Que, Canada, July 25-29, 1998.
    Talk:"How ancestral are heterolobosean protists?"
    (Burger G*, Nerad T, Lang BF, Gray MW)

    1997

    11th Annual Meeting of the CIAR Evolutionary Biology Program.
    Elgin, Ont, Canada, September, 1997.
    Talk:"Ancestral mitochondrial DNAs in jakobid protozoa."
    (Burger G*, Gray MW, Lang BF)

    General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.
    Miami Beach, FL, USA. 1997.
    Invited talk:"Comparative genomics approach to the evolution of mitochondria."
    (Lang BF*, Burger G, Gray MW)

    Second International Congress of Symbiosis.
    Woods Hole, MA, USA, April 13-18, 1997.
    Invited talk:"Early evolution of protist mitochondria."
    (Burger G*, Lang BF, Gray MW)

    1996

    10th Annual Meeting of the CIAR Evolutionary Biology Program.
    Sidney, BC, Canada, August 28-September 1, 1996.
    Talk 1:"The Organelle Genome Database Project (GOBASE)."
    (Burger G*, Gray MW, Lang BF, Korab-Laskowska M, Littlejohn TG, Rioux P).
    Talk 2:"The quest for the earliest mitochondriate protists, and for bacteria most related to mitochondria."
    (Lang BF*, Burger G, Cedergren RC, Golding B, Gray MW, Lemieux C, Sankoff D, Turmel M).

    Annual Meeting of the Genetics Society Canada (GSC).
    Winnipeg, Man, Canada, June 12-15, 1996.
    Invited talk:"Bioinformatics projects of the Organelle Genome and Database Program."
    (Burger G, Cedergren RC, Golding B, Gray MW, Korab-Laskowska M, Lang BF, Lemieux C, Littlejohn TG, Rioux P*, Sankoff D, Turmel M).

    11th International Meeting of the International Society of Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP-11).
    Koeln, Germany, August 8-13, 1996.
    Invited talk:"Phylogenetic relationship of red, green and cryptophyte algae, investigated by complete mitochondrial DNA sequencing."
    (Burger G*, Cedergren RC, Golding B, Gray MW, Lang BF, Lemieux C, Sankoff D, Turmel M).

    Genome Canada 96.
    Ottawa, Ont, Canada, June 11-16, 1996.
    Invited talk 1:"Mitochondria as a unique window to resolve the phylogeny of the eukaryotes.."
    (Lang BF*, Burger G, Cedergren RC, Golding B, Gray MW*, Lemieux C, Sankoff D, Turmel M).
    Invited talk 2:"The organelle genome database project (GOBASE)."
    (Burger G*, Korab-Laskowska M, Rioux P, Lang BF, Gray MW, Littlejohn TG).

    1995

    EMBO workshop 1995. Evolution of Archael, Bacterial and Organelle Genomes.
    Stockholm, Sweden, October 6-9, 1995.
    Invited talk:"Mitochondria as a unique window on the evolutionary history of the lower eukaryotes."
    (Burger G*, Cedergren RC, Golding B, Gray MW*, Lang BF*, Lemieux C, Littlejohn T, Sankoff D, Turmel M)

    9th Annual Meeting of the CIAR Evolutionary Biology Program.
    Val Morin, Que, Canada, August 22-27, 1995.
    Talk:"The Organelle Genome Sequencing Program, progress report."
    (Burger G*, Cedergren RC, Golding B, Gray MW, Lang BF, Lemieux C, Littlejohn T, Sankoff D, Turmel M)

    45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists.
    Kingston, Ont, Canada, June 11-15, 1995.
    Invited talk:"Organelle genomics."
    (Burger G, Cedergren RC, Golding B, Gray MW, Lang BF*, Lemieux C, Littlejohn T, Sankoff D, Turmel M)

    Plant Mitochondria: From Gene to Function.
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, April 7-12. 1995
    Invited talk:"Complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome of the rhodophyte Porphyra purpurea: a mitochondrial perspective on the evolution of red and green algae."
    (Burger G, Gray MW*, Reith M, Lang BF)

    Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: Eukaryotic Microorganisms, recent evolutionary studies.
    Washington, DC, USA, May, 21-25 1995).
    Invited talk:"Mitochondria as a unique window on the evolutionary history of the lower eukaryotes."
    (Burger G, Littlejohn T, Gray MW, Lang BF*)

    4th Colloque de Biotechnologie de l'Universite de Quebec, Canada.
    Montreal, Que, Canada, April 28-29, 1995.
    Talk:"Megasequencage de microgenomes."
    (Burger G, Littlejohn T, Gray MW, Lang BF*)

    1994

    5th International Mycology Congress.
    Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 14-21, 1994.
    Invited talk:"Fungal phylogeny based on complete mtDNA sequences."
    (Paquin B, Forget L, Burger G, Coleman A, Lang BF*)

    8th Annual Meeting of the CIAR Evolutionary Biology Program.
    Halifax, NC, Canada, August 10-14, 1994.
    Talk:"Megasequencing of microgenomes (OGMP)."
    (Burger G*, O'Kelly CJ, Gray MW*, Lang BF)

    10th International Meeting of the International Society of Evolutionary Protistology.
    Halifax, NC, Canada, August 4-10 1994.
    Talk:"The diversification of mitochondrial in protists: megasequencing of microgenomes."
    (Burger G, O'Kelly CJ*, Gray MW, Cedergren RC, Turmel M, Lemieux C, Sankoff D, Golding B, Lang BF*)

    4th International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology.
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 19-24, 1994.
    Invited talk:"Mitochondrial genomes in unicellular algae and other protists."
    (Gray MW*, Burger G, Lang BF).

    1993

    Course on Molecular Methods in Algal Research.
    University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratory, USA, July 1-17, 1993.
    (Organizers L. Goff and A. Coleman)
    Lectures, computer and wet lab teaching on PCR, cloning, sequencing and phylogenetic analysis.
    (Burger G*)

    Annual Meeting of the Genetics Society of Canada.
    LacDelage, Que, Canada, June 12-15, 1993.
    Invited talk:"Molecular evolution of mitochondrial genomes."
    (Lang BF*, Gray, MW, Burger G*)

    1992

    6th Annual Meeting of the CIAR Evolutionary Biology Program.
    Lunenburg, NC, Canada, September 12-15, 1992.
    Poster 1:"The mitochondrial genome of Prototheca wickerhamii.
    (Wolff G, Kuck U, Lang BF, Burger G*).
    Poster 2:"The mitochondrial genome of Acanthamoeba castellanii."
    (Plante I, Denis S, Zhu Y, Wang Z, Burger G*)

    Course on Molecular Biology of Marine Algae.
    University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratory, USA, August 1-22, 1992.
    (Organizers L. Goff and A. Coleman)
    Invited lectures:"The mitochondrial genome.""Cloning and sequencing techniques."
    (Burger G*)

    Molecular Evolution Workshop.
    Woods Hole, Ma, USA, August 2-14, 1992.
    (Organizer M. Sogin)
    Invited lecture:"Genes, gene organization and expression of the mitochondrial genome."
    (Burger G*)

    9th Conference of the International Society of Evolutionary Protistology.
    Orsay, Cedex, France, July 3-7, 1992.
    Invited talk:"Complete sequence of the mitochondrial genomes of three protists : Phylogenetic implications."
    Burger G*, Cedergren RC, Golding B, Gray MW, Turmel M, Lemieux C, Sankoff D, Lang BF)

    1991

    3rd International Congress of the International Society for Plant Molecular Biology.
    Tucson, Arizona, USA, October 6-11, 1991.
    Poster 1:"Phylogeny of the mitochondrial genomes of fungi and algae"
    (Paquin B, Forget L, Plante I, Zhu Y, Wolff G, Burger G, Lang BF*).
    Poster 2:"The chondriome of the alga Prototheca wickerhamii is closely related to plant mitochondria"
    (Wolff G, Burger G*, Lang BF, Kück U)

    5th Annual Meeting of the CIAR Evolutionary Biology Program.
    Lac Delage, Que, Canada, August 10-14, 1991.
    Poster:"Do mitochondria from chlorococcal algae and land plants share a common ancestor?"
    (Wolff G, Plante I, Lang BF*, Burger G)
     
     


Conference and workshop participations

    2012

    Ciliates as Natural Reservoir of potentially pathogenic bacteria: an ecological, functional and evolutionary genomic investigation (IRSES CINAR-pathobacter 2012).
    University of Stuttgart, Germany, August 5-8, 2012.

    Bioinformatics workshop on Next-Generation Sequencing.
    Genome Quebec & McGill University Innovation Centre, May 11, 2012.

    11th European Conference on Fugal Genetics.
    Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, March 30 - April 2, 2012.

    2011

    Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar. Editing and modification of RNA and DNA.
    Galveston, TX, USA, Jan 8-9, 2011.

    2002

    20*20 Vision, CIAR's 20th Anniversary
    Victoria, BC, Canada, June 14-17, 2002.

    Frühjahrsakademie 2002 der Gesellschaft für Genetik. "Evolution of the eukaryotic genome."
    Wittenberg, Germany, April 8-9, 2002.

    2000

    2nd Congress of the Federazione Italiana Scienze della Vita (FISV).
    Riva del Garda, Italy, September 30-October 4, 2000.

    1999

    7th International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology.
    Heidelberg, Germany, August 6-10, 1999.


Invited seminars (incomplete)

    2013

    Research seminar, Dalhousie University, Biochemistry Department, Halifax, June 6, 2013.
    "From the most bacteria-like to the most derived mitochondrial genomes known today."

    2008

    Research seminar, University of Ottawa, Biology Department, Ottawa, April 24, 2008.
    "You break it, you fix it: how to express fragmented genes."

    2007

    Research seminar, Biotechnology Research Institute, NRCC, Montreal, October 9, 2007.
    "A new way of encoding and expressing genes."

    2004

    Research seminar, Shaanxi Normal University, Xian, China, November 15, 2004.
    "Structure and evolution of eukaryotic genomes."

    2003

    Seminar series on Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics, McGill, Montreal, November 4, 2003.
    "Deciphering and documenting eukaryotic genomes."

    2002

    Research seminar, University of Halle, Halle Germany, April 9, 2002.
    Mitochondrial genomics, a window to the evolution of eukaryotes."

    2001

    Seminar series, Biocentrum, Vienna, Austria, March 30, 2001.
    "The diversity of mitochondrial genomes."


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