About Conference

An International conference on Fungal genetics, biology, host pathogen interaction & evolutionary ecology.

It is a great pleasure to invite you to Rome, from 17 to 20 February, for an exciting meeting, with an outstanding scientific program!

The aim of ECFG15 is to showcase recent advances in fungal genetics and molecular biology, including cellular biology, omics technologies, host-pathogen interactions, evolutionary genomics, molecular ecology.

WHERE

Sapienza Main Campus
Frentani Center

Rome, Italy

WHEN

Monday to Thursday
February 17 to 20, 2020

From 9:00 to 20:00

Conference Schedule

The Conference includes four keynote lectures, three plenary sessions, thirteen concurrent sessions, and poster sessions for more informal discussions.

08:00 - 09:00Satellite Workshops Registration
and Welcome Coffee
Sapienza Main Campus
Building: CU003 - Side: Classical Art Museum - Room: Gipsoteca
09:00 - 17:30SATELLITE WORKSHOP 1
ASPERFEST View More
Sapienza Main Campus
Building: CU022 - Side: Genetica - Room: Montalenti
SATELLITE WORKSHOP 2
FUSARIUM View More
Sapienza Main Campus
Building: CU022 - Side: Botanica - Room: Giacomini
SATELLITE WORKSHOP 3
TRICHODERMA View More
Sapienza Main Campus
Building: CU022 - Side: Botanica - Room: Marini Bettolo
SATELLITE WORKSHOP 4
COLLETOTRICHUM View More
Sapienza Main Campus
Building: CU022 - Side: Botanica - Room: C
SATELLITE WORKSHOP 5
NEUROSPORA View More
Sapienza Main Campus
Building: CU022 - Side: Botanica - Room: D
SATELLITE WORKSHOP 6
MAGNAFEST View More
Sapienza Main Campus
Building: CU022 - Side: Botanica - Room: E
12:45 - 14:00Lunch BreakSapienza Main Campus
Building: CU003 - Side: Classical Art Museum - Room: Gipsoteca
14:00 - 18:00ECFG15 Conference RegistrationSapienza Main Campus
Building: CU003 - Side: Classical Art Museum - Room: Gipsoteca
18:00 - 19:30Welcome ReceptionFaculty of Economics - Laurenziano
Building: RM019
Room:Tarantelli
19:30 - 20:00CONFERENCE OPENING SESSION
Massimo Reverberi & Matteo Lorito| Congress chairs
Marc-Henri Lebrun | President of ISC
Faculty of Economics - Laurenziano
Building: RM019
Room:Tarantelli
20:00 - 20:45KEYNOTE 1
Control of gene expression
CHAIRS:
Claudio Scazzocchio | Imperial College
SPEAKER:
Giuseppe Macino | Sapienza University of Rome
Faculty of Economics - Laurenziano
Building: RM019
Room:Tarantelli
09:00 - 09:45KEYNOTE 2
Language and Neighborhood Arrangements of BFFs (Bacterial-Fungal Frenemies)
SPEAKER:
Nancy Keller | University of Wisconsin
Frentani Convention Center
09:45 - 12:45PLENARY SESSION 1 View More
Cell biology & Genetic
CHAIRS:
Andrea Genre | Università di Torino
Nancy Keller | University of Wisconsin
Frentani Convention Center
Room: Auditorium
10:45 - 11:15Coffee BreakFrentani Convention Center
12:45 - 14:00Lunch BreakFrentani Convention Center
14:00 - 18:00CS1.1 Development and Morphogenesis
CS1.2 Cell regulation and signaling
Frentani Convention Center
Room: Latini
CS2.1 Animal - Fungi Interactions
CS2.2 Plant - Fungi Interactions
Frentani Convention Center
Room: Auditorium
CS3.1 Evolution
CS3.2 Molecular Taxonomy & Phylogenomics
Frentani Convention Center
Room: Accademia
15:45 - 16:15Coffee BreakFrentani Convention Center
18:00 - 19:30POSTER SESSION 1 & FLASH TALKS
CHAIR: Michelina Ruocco | CNR-IPSP, Italy
Check program and posters location
Drinks And Appetizers
Frentani Convention Center
09:00 - 09:45KEYNOTE 3 EMBO Lecture
Investigating the cell biology of invasive
growth by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe
oryzae

SPEAKER:
Nick Talbot | The Sainsbury Laboratory
Frentani Convention Center
09:45 - 12:45PLENARY SESSION 2 View More
Fungal Host Interactions
Chairs:
Matteo Lorito | University Federico II di Napoli
Antonio Di Pietro | University of Córdoba
Frentani Convention Center
Room: Auditorium
10:45 - 11:15Coffee BreakFrentani Convention Center
12:45 - 14:00Lunch BreakFrentani Convention Center
14:00 - 18:00CS1.3 Primary and secondary metabolism
CS1.4 Genome, chromatin and epigenetics
Frentani Convention Center
Room: Auditorium
14:00 - 15:45CS1.5 Omics & bioinformaticFrentani Convention Center
Room: Accademia
15:45 - 16:15Coffee BreakFrentani Convention Center
16:15 - 18:00CS2.3 Antifungal and fungicidesFrentani Convention Center
Room: Accademia
14:00 - 18:00CS3.3 Applied and Environmental Microbiology
CS3.4 Synthetic biology and biotechnology
Frentani Convention Center
Room: Latini
18:00 - 19:30POSTER SESSION 2 & FLASH TALKS
CHAIR: Sabrina Sarrocco | Università di Pisa, Italy
Check program and posters location
Drinks And Appetizers
Frentani Convention Center
09:00 - 09:45KEYNOTE 4

Michael Travisano | University of Minnesota
Frentani Convention Center
09:45 - 12:45PLENARY SESSION 3 View More
Evolution and molecular ecology
Chairs:
Eva H Stukenbrock | Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Silvano Onofri | University of Tuscia
Frentani Convention Center
Room: Auditorium
12:45 - 12:50Julius Netzer | aquila biolabs GmbH pitchFrentani Convention Center
10:45 - 11:15Coffee BreakFrentani Convention Center
12:50 - 14:00Lunch BreakFrentani Convention Center
14:00 - 15:30POSTER SESSION 3 & FLASH TALKS
CHAIR: Riccardo Baroncelli | Università di Salamanca, Spain
Check program and posters location
Frentani Convention Center
15.30 - 17.45WORKSHOP
Perspectives and Potentialities of the JGI Doe Fungal - Omics Resource View More
Frentani Convention Center
15:45 - 16:15Coffee BreakFrentani Convention Center
17.45 - 19.00Poster Prizes
Concluding Remarks
Announcement of the next meeting:
Susanne Zeilinger
Frentani Convention Center
Room: Main Hall
19:30Conference DinnerFrentani Convention Center
Room: Gipsoteca

Our Sponsor

Expand your visibility and connect with current and future customers in a collegial atmosphere at the the European Conference on Fungal Genetics will be held in Roma from 17 to 20 February 2020.

15th European Conference
on Fungal Genetics

ROME – 17/20 February 2020