Sunday, March 5

opening lecture

Chair: Miguel Penalva (Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, CSIC, Madrid, Spain), Karl Kuchler (Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Medical University Vienna, Austria) 
Location: Congress Innsbruck
Time: 20:00 - 21:00


Opening Lecture Frank Madeo Institute of Molecular Biosciences, University of Graz, Austria


Monday, March 6

plenary session 1 - fungal interactions

 supported by ORTNER

Chairs: Hubertus Haas (Medical University  of Innsbruck, Austria), Gerhard Braus (Center for Molecular Biosciences, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany)
Location: Congress Innsbruck
Time: 09:00 - 12:45


Key Note 1 Alga Zuccaro University of Cologne, Institute for Plant Sciences, Germany
PS1.1 Teresa Pawlowska School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, USA
PS1.2 Armin Djamei Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES), University of Bonn, Germany
PS1.3 Chengshu Wang CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences/ Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
PS1.4 Karl Kuchler Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Medical University Vienna, Austria
PS1.5 Christine Beemelmanns Medizinische Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes Helmholtz-Institut für Pharmazeutische Forschung Saarland (HIPS), Germany



Tuesday, March 7

Plenary session 2 - Genomics, Evolution & Biodiversity

supported by BISY

Chairs: Irina Druzhinina (Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, London, UK), Scott Baker (DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute and Functional and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
Location: Congress Innsbruck
Time: 09:00 - 12:45


Key Note 2 Eva Stukenbrock Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Environmental Genomics Group,  Germany
PS2.1 Matthew Fisher MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, Imperial College School of Public Health, London, UK
PS2.2 Ronald de Vries Fungal Physiology, Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute & Fungal Molecular Physiology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
PS2.3 Fabienne Malagnac Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell, Université Paris Saclay, France
PS2.4 Toni Gabaldon Barcelona Supercomputing Centre and Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain
PS2.5 Nina Gunde-Cimerman Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana,  Slovenia



Wednesday, March 8

Plenary session 3 - Metabolism & Development

 supported by Fungal Biology and Biotechnology (Springer Nature)

Chairs: Joseph Strauss (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria), David Canovas (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
Location: Congress Innsbruck
Time: 09:00 - 12:45


The EMBO Keynote Lecture George Diallinas Department of Biology National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , Greece; Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion, Greece
PS3.1 Özgür Bayram Chromatin-controlled regulation of fungal development and mycotoxin biosynthesis
PS3.2 Vera Meyer Institute of Biotechnology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
PS3.3 Joseph Heitman Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University, USA 
PS3.4 Meritxell Riquelme Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico
PS3.5 Chris Koon Ho Wong Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, China




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