Important Dates

2018
October 29
Abstract Submission
Registration Open
November 15
Tshirt Design Submissions
December 5
Abstract Submission Deadline
Early Registration Deadline
Housing Reservation Deadline
December 6
Abstract Revision Deadline

Meeting Organizers

Luis M. Corrochano,
Universidad de Sevilla

Xiaorong Lin,
University of Georgia

Fungal Home      PROGRAM: Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Monday, March 11
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm Asperfest 16 Merrill Hall
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Ustilago-Smut Convergence Workshop Welcome Reception Chapel
Tuesday, March 12
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Asperfest 16 Merrill Hall
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Rust Workshop Kiln
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Ustilago/Smut Convergence Workshop Chapel
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Fusarium Workshop Fred Farr Forum
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Dothideomycetes Comparative Genomics Workshop Heather
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm GENETICS Peer Review Training Workshop Scripps
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm Registration Surf and Sand
6:0 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner Crocker Hall
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Gene Action 2019: Honoring Charley Yanofsky Chapel
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Opening Mixer Merrill Hall
Wednesday, March 13
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast Crocker Hall
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Surf and Sand
9:00 am - 12:00 noon Plenary Session I:
From model organisms to applied science


Chairs
Hailing Jin, University of California Riverside, CA
Aaron Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University, PA

Speakers
Arturo Casadevall, John Hopkins University, MD
Yi Liu, UT South Western, TX
Vera Meyer, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Yong-Sun Bahn, Yonsei University, Korea 
Chair's Choice
Merrill Hall and Chapel
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Crocker Hall
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Workshops 
Grant Workshop, Part 1  
Working with JGI and EMSL: How to access cutting edge capabilities at DOE User Facilities
Locations tbd
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Concurrent Session

Human pathogenic fungi
Chairs:Andy Alspaugh and Stephanie Diezmann

Primary metabolism and metabolic engineering
Chairs:Al Brown and Ronald De Vries

Intracellular mobility, traffic and secretion
Chairs:Xin Xiang and Miguel Peñalva

Fungal dimorphism
Chairs:Chad Rappleye and Leah Cowen

The fungal genome: structure, stability, and evolution
Chairs:Michael Freitag and Christina Cuomo

Fungal diversity, ecology and evolution
Chairs:Jana U'Ren and Joseph Spatafora

Circadian rhythms and photobiology
Chairs:Jennifer Hurley and Monika Schmoll
Multiple locations
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner Crocker Hall
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Poster Session 1 and Exhibits
Evening Social sponsored by Ginkgo Logo
Fireside Pavilion
Thursday, March 14
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast Crocker Hall
8:30 am - 1:00 pm Registration Surf and Sand
9:00 am - 12:00 noon Plenary Session II:
Fungal Communities and interactions with other organisms


Chairs
Deborah Hogan, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, NH
Bart Thomma, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Speakers
Sarah Gurr, University of Exeter, UK
Toby Spribille, University of Alberta, Canada
David Underhill, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA
Nina Gunde-Cimerman, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 
Chair's Choice
Merrill Hall and Chapel
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch Crocker Hall
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Workshops
Grant Workshop, Part 2  
Locations tbd
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Concurrent Session

Plant pathogenic fungi
Chairs:Yong-Hwan Lee and Julia Schumacher

Secondary metabolism and production of useful metabolites
Chairs:Corby Kistler and Nancy Keller

Cell walls and polysaccharides
Chairs:Vincent Bulone and Jessica Brown

Multicellular development
Chairs:Florian Hennicke and Stefanie Pöggeler  

RNA biology
Chairs:Francisco Nicolás and Guilhem Janbon

Early diverging fungi
Chairs:Kerstin Voigt and Nicolas Corradi

Fungal stress
Chairs:Robert Cramer and Jesús Aguirre
Multiple locations
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner Crocker Hall
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Poster Session 2 and Exhibits
Evening Social sponsored by Zymergen Logo
Fireside Pavilion
Friday, March 15
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast Crocker Hall
8:30 am - 1:00 pm Registration Surf and Sand
9:00 am - 12:00 noon Plenary Session III:
Fungal development and signalling


Chairs
Kirsten Nielsen, University of Minnesota, MN
Luis Larrondo, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile

Speakers
Lilian Fritz-Laylin, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
Brian D, Shaw, Texas A&M University, TX
Gerhard Braus, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany
Anita Sil, University of California, San Francisco, CA 
Chair's Choice
Merrill Hall and Chapel
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch Crocker Hall
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Workshops Locations tbd
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Concurrent Session

Fungal pathogens of organisms other than plants and humans
Chairs:Chengshu Wang and Yen-Ping Hsueh 

Biofuels and bioenergy
Chairs:Louise Glass and Dawn Thompson

Fungal cell biology and hyphal growth
Chairs:Greg Jedd and Rosa Mouriño-Pérez

Mating and sexual reproduction
Chairs:Sheng Sun and Ting-Fang Wang

Cool tools for fungal biology
Chairs:Minou Nowrousian and Amy Gladfelter

Fungal-bacterial interactions and the microbiome
Chairs:Patrick Van Dijck and Teresa Pawlowska

Mechanisms of fungal communication: effectors and volatiles
Chairs:Joan Bennett and Chang-Hyun Khang
Multiple locations
6:00 am - 7:00 pm Dinner Crocker Hall
7:30 am - 10:30 pm Poster Session 3 and Exhibits Fireside Pavilion
Saturday, March 16
8:45 am - 10:00 am Registration Surf and Sand
8:45 am - 9:00 am Community Meeting, Joe Heitman, Fungal Policy Committee Chair Merrill Hall and Chapel
9:00 am - 12:00 noon Plenary Session IV:
Genomes and evolution


Chairs
Hanna Johannesson, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Toni Gabaldón, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain

Speakers
Li Jun Ma, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
Judith Berman, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Eugene Gladyshev, Pasteur Institute, France
Tim James, University of Michigan, MI
Chair's Choice
Merrill Hall and Chapel
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch Crocker Hall
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Fungal Policy Committee Meeting Surf and Sand
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Session

Host evasion or symbiosis during fungal colonization or pathogenesis
Chairs: Angie Gelli and Alga Zuccaro

System biology and biotechnology
Chairs:Michelle O'Malley and Miia Mäkelä

Fungicides, antifungals, and antifungal resistance
Chairs:Scott Moye-Rowley and Ted White

The fungal spore: development, dormancy, and germination
Chairs:Christina Hull and Anne Pringle

Epigenetics and post-transcriptional regulation
Chairs:Zack Lewis and John Panepinto 

Fungal genetics updated: genome sequences, mutant screens and recombination analysis
Chairs:Alex Idnurm and Michael Bromley

Sensory perception and signal transduction
Chairs:Katherine Borkovich and Gustavo Goldman
Multiple locations
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Fungal Meeting and GSA Poster Award Presentations  
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm Perkins/Metzenberg Lecture
John Taylor, University of California Berkeley, CA
Introduced by Louise Glass, University of California Berkeley, CA
Merrill Hall and Chapel
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Dinner Crocker Hall
8:30 pm - 12:05 am Closing Party featuring the Amplified DNA Band Merrill Hall
Sunday, March 17
Depart    

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