supported by ÖGMM

Chairs: Ulrike Binder, Joe Heitman, Victoriano Garre, Luis Corrochano
Location: SoWi University of Innsbruck, Hörsaal 2


08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:45 Session "phylogeny and evolution"
Chairs: Maribel Navarro-Mendoza and Victoriano Garre
  Grit Walther Molecular phylogeny and character evolution in Mucor and relatives Leibniz Institute For Natural Product Research And Infection Biology—hans Knöll Institute
  Joey Spatafora Basidiobolus: the herptile gut microbiome life-style of an enigmatic member of Basal Kingdom Fungi Oregon State University
  Luis Javier Galindo Phylogenomics Supports the Monophyly of Aphelids and Fungi and Identifies New Molecular Synapomorphies University Of Oxford
  Gabriel Giger Expanding the Host Range for a Fungal Endosymbiont Through Implantation by FluidFM ETH Zürich
  Alicja Okrasińska Ecology and interkingdom relationships of Umbelopsis spp. University Of Warsaw
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break  
11:15 - 12:45 Session "pathogenesis and antifungal resistance"
Chairs: Teresa Pawlowska and Joe Heitman
  Dimitrios Kontoyiannis Future directions in translational research and management of mucormycosis UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
  Ghizlane Tahiri Long non-coding RNAs in the interaction between Mucorales causing mucormycosis and host defense cells Murcia University
  Maribel Navarro-Mendoza Host brain environment triggers MAPK RNAi-based epimutation in the human pathogen Mucor circinelloides Duke University School of Medicine
  Kerstin Voigt Siderophore utilisation by Lichtheimia corymbifera (Mucorales), a causative agent of mucormycosis University of Jena
  Ulrike Binder Strain optimization of Mucor circinelloides reporter strains allows for monitoring of and drug efficacy testing against mucormycosis Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch Break   
14:00 - 15:30 Session "gene regulation, pathways and metabolism"
Chairs: Nina Gunde-Cimerman and Carlos Perez-Arques
  Carlos Lax The DNA N6-Adenine Methyltransferase Complex of Mucorales and its role on gene expression and chromatin structure University Of Murcia
  José Alberto Patiño-Medina Big1 controls Arf2 activation during Mucor lusitanicus yeast development through the PKA pathway Universidad Michoacana De San Nicolás De Hidalgo
  José Tomás Cánovas-Márquez The Dicer/R3B2 complex: a novel interaction in the center of the RNAi-related mechanisms of Mucor lusitanicus University Of Murcia
  Jolanda van Munster Distinct effects of anaerobe and aerobe fungal activity on lignocellulose composition and structure during its degradation. Scotland's Rural College
  Anna Muszewska Distribution of lipid metabolism enzymes in Mucoromycota shows repeated loss of ergosterol synthesis genes in plant-associated fungi Institute Of Biochemistry And Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  Markus Gressler Regulation of the secondary metabolism in early diverging fungi:
Mortierella alpina as a model organism
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
15:50 - 16:15 Coffee Break  
16:15 - 17:30 Session "pathogenesis and antifungal resistance"
Chairs: Ulli Binder and Tamas Papp
  Carlos Perez-Arques A small RNA signature confers inheritable, epigenetic antifungal drug resistance in the human pathogen Mucor circinelloides Duke University School Of Medicine
  Michaela Lackner Characterizing the sterol biosynthesis pathway and azole drug efflux transporters in mucormycetes to elucidate their role in intrinsic azole resistance Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
  Soo Chan Lee Elucidation of Intrinsic Micafungin Drug Resistance Mechanisms in Mucor University Of Texas At San Antonio
  farewell / open discussion  

 *every oral presentation is 18min (13 min +5 min discussion)


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