Join us at Asilomar Conference Grounds for the 30th Fungal Genetics Conference! The conference brings together researchers working on all aspects
of fungal genetics and encourages communication and collaboration between those interested in genomics, gene regulation, cell biology and
development, evolutionary biology, fungal-host interactions, and biotechnology.
The conference will open on Tuesday evening, March 12 with a Welcome Reception from 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. and ends on Sunday, March 17.
Be sure to submit an abstract by December 5, 2018 to be included in the concurrent and poster sessions at this important meeting. You will
have the opportunity to present your research and get feedback from a broad audience of scientists working at the cutting edge of fungal
Chairs of the Scientific Program
Luis M. Corrochano, Universidad de Sevilla Xiaorong Lin, University of Georgia
Fungal Genetics Policy Committee
Joseph Heitman, Duke University, Chair, 2017-2019 Deborah Bell-Pedersen, Texas A&M University, (2017-2023) Antonio di Pietro, University of Cordoba, (2015-2021) Amy Gladfelter, University of North Carolina, (2017-2023) Erika Kothe, Institute of Microbiology, (2017-2023) Natalia Requena, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT, (2015-2021) Meritxell Riquelme, CICESE, (2013-2019) Jason Stajich, University of California, (2013-2019) Gero Steinberg, University of Exeter, (2015-2021)
John Leslie, Director, Fungal Genetics Stock Center Kevin McCluskey, Curator, Fungal Genetics Stock Center Marc Orbach, (FGC Grant Coordinator), University of Arizona
About the background art from the slider above Scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image of Trichophyton sp. conidia and a spiraling coiled hyphae, which in related fungi can be an early step in sexual reproduction. Genomic and population genetic analyses reported by Persinoti et al. reveal the extreme clonality of global Trichophyton rubrum isolates and suggest that this species may be asexual or cryptically sexual. Image courtesy of Wenjun Li, Ci Fu, Michael J. Hoy, Zanetta Chang, and Joseph Heitman, Duke University and Valerie Lapham, North Carolina State University Center for Electron Microscopy.