The conference brought 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.
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 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.