Important Dates

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: Invited Speakers

Invited Speaker and Chair’s Choice Talks

Fungal Conference Perkins/Metzenberg Lecture

The Perkins/Metzenberg Lecture is provoking perspective given by a leader in the field of fungal genetics that often includes an historical perspective, thoughts for the future, and some humor. We are pleased to announce the 2019 Perkins/Metzenberg Lecture will be given by John Taylor, University of California, Berkeley.

Previous Lectures:
2017 – Jay Dunlap, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth University
2015 – Michael J. Hynes, University of Melbourne
2013 – Regine Kahmann, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
2011 – Salomon Barnicki-Garcia, Cicese
2009 – Claudio Scazzocchio, University of Paris
2007 – June Kwon Chung, National Institutes of Health
2005 – Joan Bennett, Tulane University
2003 – Han VanEtten, University of Arizona
2001 – Ronald Morris, Rutgers University
1999 – Rowland Davis, University of CA, Irvine
1997 – Lorna Casselton, University of Oxford
1995 – Robert Metzenberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1993 – Cardy Raper, University of Vermont
1991 – David Perkins, Stanford University
1989 – Charles Yanofsky, Stanford University

Chairs' Choice Plenary Talks

Nomination Deadline: December 5, 2018
Speakers announced: January 21, 2019

The Chairs’ Choice Talks are an opportunity for high impact work published after the program is set to be highlighted in a plenary session.

Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for Chair’s Choice Talks to be presented in the last spot of each plenary session. Nominators can self-define “high impact.”

To be considered, the work must be published or in press for 2018 or early 2019, and the nominee must agree to attend the entire meeting. Those invited to present talks in concurrent sessions are still eligible to be considered for a Chair’s Choice Plenary Talk. Meeting scientific co-chairs and plenary session chairs will choose among the nominations. Note: as is the case for all talks, no registration/housing waivers or travel funds will be awarded.  In addition, if you would like the abstract to be programmed as a poster, if you are not selected to present in a plenary session, then it must be submitted through the abstract submission process. Abstracts, not selected, will not be scheduled if they are not submitted online.

To submit a nomination send the following:

  1. Speaker name, affiliation, email address and link to lab website (if available).
  2. Brief abstract of the work highlighting its importance (500 word maximum).
  3. A PDF of the publication or link to website.

To the chairs of the scientific session in which you would like to be considered by December 5:

Plenary Session 1. From model organisms to applied science 

Hailing Jin.
Aaron Mitchell.

Plenary Session 2. Fungal Communities and interactions with other organisms 

Deborah Hogan.
Bart Thomma.

Plenary Session 3. Fungal development and signalling 

Kirsten Nielsen.
Luis Larrondo.

Plenary Session 4. Genomes and evolution 

Hanna Johannesson.
Toni Gabaldón.