Sunday, March 5

opening Session

Chair: Miguel A. Peñalva (Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Científicas, Spain), Karl Kuchler (Medical University of Vienna, Campus Vienna
Biocenter, Austria) 
Location: Congress Innsbruck
Time: 20:15 - 21:00



Frank Madeo

From regulated cell death in yeast to anti-aging and anti-fungal treatments Karl-Franzens Universität Graz, Austria



Monday, March 6

plenary session 1 - fungal interactions

 supported by ORTNER

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


09.00-09.05 Gregor Weihs WELCOMING REMARKS Vice Rector for Research, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
09:05-09:45 Alga Zuccaro KEY NOTE 1: Root cap cell corpse clearance limits microbial colonization University of Cologne, Institute for Plant Sciences, Germany
09:45-10:15 Teresa Pawlowska PS1.1 Regulated cell death in innate immunity of fungi School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, USA
10:15-10:45 Armin Djamei PS1.2 Lessons to learn from a gall-inducing fungus Excellence University of Bonn, Germany
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break    
11:15-11:45 Chengshu Wang PS1.3 Fight on surfaces prior to the onset of fungal pathogenesis in insects Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
11:45-12:15 Karl Kuchler PS1.4 A master bZIP transcriptional regulator in the C. auris fungal pathogen links metabolism, tissue tropism, morphogenesis and antifungal resistance Medical University of Vienna, Campus Vienna Biocenter, Vienna, Austria
12:15-12:45 Christine Beemelmanns PS1.5 Genomic and metabolic adaptation mechanisms of symbiotic fungi from insects  Helmholtz-Institut für Pharmazeutische Forschung Saarland (HIPS), Germany



Tuesday, March 7

Plenary session 2 - Genomics, Evolution & Biodiversity

supported by BISY

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


09:00-09:45 Eva Stukenbrock Key Note 2: Fungal interactions and co-adaptation in the plant phyllosphere  Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany
09:45- 10:15 Matthew Fisher PS2.1 The global emergence of antifungal resistance: the calm before the storm? Imperial College School of Public Health, United Kingdom
10:15-10:45 Ronald de Vries PS2.2 Genomic and post-genomic diversity in fungal plant biomass utilization Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, The Netherlands
10:45-11:15 Coffee break    
11:15-11:45 Fabienne Malagnac PS2.3 Repeat Induced Point mutations, variations on a theme Université Paris Saclay, France
11:45-12:15 Toni Gabaldon PS2.4 Crossroads in drug resistance and host adaptation in Candida opportunistic pathogens Barcelona Supercomputing Centre and Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain
12:15-12:45 Nina Gunde-Cimerman PS2.5 Fungi in Glacial and Hypersaline Environments - what can we learn from their genomes?  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 (BOKU-University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria), David Canovas (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
Location: Congress Innsbruck
Time: 09:00 - 12:45


09:00-09:45 George Diallinas KEY NOTE 3: EMBO Lecture
Dissecting the mechanism of function of a fungal transporter: a long persistent trip from genetics to structure
Department of Biology, National and
Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
09:45- 10:15 Özgür Bayram PS3.1 Chromatin-controlled regulation of fungal development and mycotoxin biosynthesis Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland
10:15-10:45 Vera Meyer PS3.2 Fungal metabolism that contributes to a new socio-economic development? Anything goes! Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
10:45-11:15 Coffee break    
11:15-11:45 Joseph Heitman PS3.3 RNAi-dependent epimutations evoke transient antifungal drug resistance Duke University, USA
11:45-12:15 Meritxell Riquelme PS3.4 Cellular sorting of chitin synthases in Neurospora crassa Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Ensenada, Mexico
12:15-12:45 Chris Koon Ho Wong PS3.5 Conidial transcription before dormancy matters University of Macau, China




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