Concurrent Session

Tuesday, February 18

Concurrent Session 1.1

Main Topic: Development & Cell Biology
Location: Centro Congressi Frentani – Room: Latini
Chairs: Monika Schmoll, Daniela Uccelletti

Time
Speaker
Title
Institution
14:00-14:15Alexander DemoorAppressorium: the Breakthrough in DikaryaUniversité de Paris
14:15-14:30Miguel A. Basante-BedoyaA Toxic The phosphatidylserine flippase Drs2 has a unique role during Candida albicans invasive growthUniversity Côte d'Azur
14:30-14:45Torda VargaRevealing tissue-specific developmental trajectories in fruiting bodies of Coprinopsis cinerea by single-cell RNA sequencingBiological Research Center Institute of Biochemistry
14:45-15:00Carolina Sardinha FranciscoThe phosphatase ZtVh1 is required for the growth transition to a stress response morphotype in a fungal plant pathogenSwiss Federal Institute of Technology
15:00-15:15Ines TeichertA-to-I mRNA editing: Diversification of the fungal proteome during sexual propagationRuhr University Bochum General and Molecular Botany
15:15-15:30Inbal HeroldGUL-1 mediates cell wall remodeling via the COT-1 pathway in Neurospora crassaThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem
15:30-15:45Julia SchumacherMany-sided DHN melanin – spotlight on its function in microcolonial black fungiBundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
15:45-16:15COFFEE BREAK

Concurrent Session 1.2

Main Topic: Cell regulation and signaling
Location: Centro Congressi Frentani – Room: Latini
Chairs: David Turrà, Nicolas Minc

Time
Speaker
Title
Institution
16:15-16:30Stephanie DiezmannWho regulates the regulator? Kinase mediated regulation of the molecular chaperone Hps90 and its role infungal virulenceUniversity of Bristol
16:30-16:45Lucas WellThe MAK-1 and MAK-2 MAP kinase modules have related but different functions in cell-cell fusion in Neurospora crassaTU Braunschweig Institute for genetics
16:45-17:00Michelle MomanySeptins coordinate cell wall integrity and lipid metabolismUniversity of Georgia
17:00-17:15Sofia DimouNutrient transporter translocation to the plasma membrane via Golgi bypass in Aspergillus nidulansUniversity of Athens
17:15-17:30José Tomás Cánovas-MárquezFunctional characterization of an atypical RNase III involved in a RNAi-related mechanism of RNA degradation in Mucor circinelloidesUniversity of Murcia
17:30-17:45Giuseppe IaniriHorizontal gene transfer in the human and skin commensal Malassezia: a bacterially-derived flavohemoglobin is required for NO resistanceUniversità di Campobasso
17:45-18:00Miriam Oses-RuizA hierarchical transcriptional network controls appressorium development in the rice blast fungus in response to surface hydrophobicityThe Sainsbury Laboratory

Concurrent Session 2.1

Main Topic: Animal – fungi interactions
Location: Centro Congressi Frentani – Room: Auditorium
Chairs: Andrea Peano, Patrick Van Dijck

Time
Speaker
Title
Institution
14:00-14:15Matthew BlangoAspergillus fumigatus elicits host-derived extracellular vesicles upon infectionLeibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology
14:15-14:30Lenka MachovaDifferential gene expression of species from Trichophyton benhamiae cladeCharles University Department of Botany
14:30-14:45A. Pedro GonçalvesUnraveling the developmental program underlying trap morphogenesis and nematophagy during a fungal-nematode predator-prey interactionAcademia Sinica Institute of Molecular Biology Taipei
14:45-15:00Can ZhaoIn vivo competitive fitness profiling reveals protein kinases required for adaptation of Aspergillus fumigatus to het murine host environmentUniversity of Manchester
15:00-15:15Bea TimmermansSignaling through the Candida glabrata cAMP-PKA pathway affects the major virulence factor: adhesion KU Leuven Center for Microbiology
15:15-15:30Victoria ReingoldThe factors affecing intra- and inter-species diversity in fungi from the Metarhizium complex infecting Myzus persicae aphidsARO The Volcani Center / The Faculty of Agriculture, Jerusalem
15:30-15:45Mudassir IqbalGenome-wide association identifies genomic regions in fungu clonostachys rosea that influences antagonismSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences
15:45-16:15COFFEE BREAK

Concurrent Session 2.2

Main Topic: Plant – fungi interactions
Location: Centro Congressi Frentani – Room: Auditorium
Chairs: Ivan Baccelli, Valeria Scala

Time
Speaker
Title
Institution
16:15-16:30Andrea Sánchez Vallet Chromatin remodeling contributes to the spatio-temporal expression pattern of virulence genes in a fungal plant pathogenETH Zürich USYS
16:30-16:45Ely Oliveira GarciaClathrin-mediated endocytosis facilitates internalization of Magnaporthe oryzae effectors into rice cellsLouisiana State University
16:45-17:00Sylvain RaffaeleTranscriptional plasticity underpins generalist and host-specific infection mechanisms in the plant pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorumINRA Plant-microbe interactions
17:00-17:15Sabina BerneVerticillium-specific pore-forming effector VnaSSP4.2 targets host plant plasma membrane through interaction with phosphoinositide phosphatesUniversity of Ljubljana
17:15-17:30Marzia BeccaccioliThe Crz1 transcription factor regulates lipid metabolism and fumonisin production in Fusarium verticillioidesUniversità La Sapienza di Roma
17:30-17:45Neftaly Cruz-MirelesUnderstanding the Pmk1 MAP kinase signalling pathway during plant colonisation by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzaeThe Sainsbury Laboratory
17:45-18:00Nicole Ludwig A protein complex essential for virulence in a fungal plant pathogenMax Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

Concurrent Session 3.1

Main Topic: Evolution
Location: Centro Congressi Frentani – Room: Accademia
Chairs: Sabrina sarrocco, Magnus Karlsson

Time
Speaker
Title
Institution
14:00-14:15Carla GonçalvesA mosaic thiamine biosynthetic pathway in yeasts reconstructed by multiple horizontal gene transfers Universidade Nova de Lisboa
14:15-14:30Elisabeth FournierInfluence of cultivated biodiversity on the evolution of pathogen populations: the rice/blast interaction in the traditional YuanYang terracesINRA BGPI
14:30-14:45Anna BazzicalupoIncipient local adaptation to heavy metal pollution in a mycorrhizal fungusMontana State University
14:45-15:00Andreia LoureiroExpression profiling of candidate genes under positive selection among different pathotypes of the coffee obligate pathogen, Hemileia vastatrixUniversidade de Lisboa
15:00-15:15Lea StauberEmergence and diversification of a highly invasive tree pathogen lineageSwiss Federal Institute for Forest
15:15-15:30Inger SkredeNiche differentiation underlies evolution of the wood decay machinery in the invasive fungus Serpula lacrymansHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Soil Ecology
15:30-15:45Feng CaiNever shall those born to crawl, learn to fly: Evolutionary compromises between spore hydrophobicity and fitness in TrichodermaNanjing Agricultural University Fungal Genomics Group
15:45-16:15COFFEE BREAK

Concurrent Session 3.2

Main Topic: Molecular taxonomy & phylogenomics
Location: Centro Congressi Frentani – Room: Accademia
Chairs: Quirico Migheli, Michael Thon

Time
Speaker
Title
Institution
16:15-16:30Inês DinizDiversity of the Botryosphaeriaceae family in Guinea-Bissau (West Africa): the beginning of a tale in cashewUniversidade de Lisboa
16:30-16:45Michael ThonPopulation structure, genetic diversity and evidence for recombination in populations of the maize anthracnose fungus, Colletotrichum graminicola.University of Salamanca
16:45-17:00Michaela ŠvarcováElucidating species boundaries between agents of superficial mycoses Trichophyton interdigitale and T. mentagrophytesCzech Academy of Sciences Instute of microbiology
17:00-17:15Maria Teresa SenatoreGenetic diversity and mycotoxin production among Fusarium head blight isolates belonging to the Fusarium tricinctum species complex from ItalyUniversity of Bologna
17:15-17:30Balázs Brankovics Mitochondrial genomes as phylogenetic backboneWageningen University & Research BU Biointeractions & Plant Health
17:30-17:45Alessandra VillaniVariation in secondary metabolite production potential in the Fusarium incarnatum-equiseti species complex revealed by comparative analysis of 13 genomesInstitute of Sciences of Food Production, National Research Council
17:45-18:00Sylwia SalamonThe endophytic mycobiome of spring and winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) forms cultivated in ecological, conventional and control conditionsPolish Academy of Sciences
Wednesday, February 19

Concurrent Session 1.3

Main Topic: Primary and secondary metabolism
Location: Centro Congressi Frentani – Room: Auditorium
Chairs: Corrado Fanelli, Carmen Limon

Time
Speaker
Title
Institution
14:00-14:15Berl OakleyHow McrA regulates secondary metabolismUniversity of Kansas
14:15-14:30Slavica JanevskaThe fumonisin cluster gene FUM18 encodes a functional ceramide synthase that confers self-protection against the produced sphingolipid inhibitorLeibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute
14:30-14:45Marike BoenischFunctional subregions of the endoplasmic reticulum of Fusarium graminearum upon induced secondary metabolismUniversity of Minnesota
14:45-15:00Yu-Zhong ZhangEnhancing peptaibols production in the biocontrol fungus Trichoderma longibrachiatum SMF2 by elimination of a putative glucose sensorShandong University State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology
15:00-15:15Susanne ZeilingerThe lipoxygenase gene lox1 is involved in light- and injury-response as well as volatile secondary metabolite production in Trichoderma atrovirideUniversity of innsbruck
15:15-15:30Irene Tomico CuencaFusion transcription factors as a tool for controlled gene overexpression in Trichoderma reeseiVienna University of Technology
15:30-15:45Valeria ScalaSignals in pathogen and host sensing: free fatty acid and oxylipinsCREA DC
15:45-16:15COFFEE BREAK

Concurrent Session 1.4

Main Topic: Genome, chromatin and epigenetics
Location: Centro Congressi Frentani – Room: Auditorium
Chairs: Riccardo Baroncelli, Schwessinger Benjamin

Time
Speaker
Title
Institution
16:15-16:30Ioannis PapaioannouExtensive genome reshuffling during the parasexual cycle in the asexual plant-pathogenic fungus Verticillium dahliaeUniversity of Heidelberg
16:30-16:45Marc Henry LebrunInsertional mutagenesis using TC1-mariner transposon impala in the wheat fungal pathogen Zymoseptoria triticiINRA / UMR BIOGER
16:45-17:00Leen AbrahamGenome-wide expression analysis to map regulatory polymorphisms in a major fungal pathogenUniversity of Neuchatel
17:00-17:15Benjamin SchwessingerDistinct life histories impact dikaryotic genome evolution in the wheat stripe rust fungus Puccinia striiformis f. sp. triticiAustralian National University
17:15-17:30Tinh-Suong NguyenMeiotic silencing by unpaired DNA (MSUD) in Neurospora crassa: a new approach to studying recombinationInstitut Pasteur / Department of Mycology
17:30-17:45Riccardo BaroncelliGenome analyses reveal evolution and adaptation of carbohydrate utilization in the genus ColletotrichumUniversidad de Salamanca
17:45-18:00Fabienne MalagnacEpigenetics, RIP and sexual development in filamentous ascomycetesUniversité Paris‐Sud

Concurrent Session 1.5

Main Topic: Omics & bioinformatic
Location: Centro Congressi Frentani – Room: Accademia
Chairs: Walter Sanseverino, Igor Grigoriev

Time
Speaker
Title
Institution
14:00-14:15Michael BromleyCOFUN: An update on the construction of the genome wide-knockout library in A. fumigatusUniversity of Manchester
14:15-14:30Claudia FeursteinA quantitative image analysis pipeline for the characterization of filamentous fungal morphologies to uncover targets for morphology engineeringTechnische Universität Berlin, Chair of Applied and Molecular Microbiology
14:30-14:45Markus HiltunenChromosome-level genome assembly of fungi: A case study of the fairy-ring mushroomUppsala University Organismal Biology
14:45-15:00Alessandro GrottoliSupernumerary chromosomes in Italian Fusarium verticillioides strainsSARA EnviMob s.r.l.
15:00-15:15Paul SchäpeHarnessing transcriptomic data to predict the function of proteins in the microbial cell factory Aspergillus nigerTechnische Universität Berlin, Chair of Applied and Molecular Microbiology
15:15-15:30Evelina BasenkoFungiDB: integrating genomic data for pathogens and model organisms and providing advanced search capabilities and large-scale data analysisThe University of Liverpool
15:30-15:45Jesus Castano UruenaA secretome tailored to endure oxidative stress in wood decomposer Postia placentaUniversity of Minnesota Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering
15:45-16:15COFFEE BREAK

Concurrent Session 2.3

Main Topic: Antifungal and fungicides
Location: Centro Congressi Frentani – Room: Accademia
Chairs: Marina Collina, Gabriel Scalliet

Time
Speaker
Title
Institution
16:15-16:30Sascha JungSpecies-specific differences in the susceptibility of fungi towards the antifungal protein AFP depend on C3 saturation of glycosylceramidesTechnische Universität Berlin, Chair of Applied and Molecular Microbiology
16:30-16:45Lorena Rangel Melvin BoltonThe use of genome-wide association to identify mutations associated with DMI resistance in Cercospora beticolaUniUSA-Fargo North Dakota
16:45-17:00Matthias HahnCRISPR/Cas9 with ribonucleoprotein complexes allows highly efficient marker-free editing approaches in Botrytis cinerea and other fungiUniGermany- Kaiserslauern + Syngenta
17:00-17:15Jeanett Holzknecht PAFC is one of three small, cysteine-rich proteins in Penicillium chrysogenum and exhibits strong antifungal efficacy against Candida albicansUniInnsbruck
17:15-17:30Irene Maja NanniDimethomorph: an interdisciplinary approach through different plants and animal pathogenic oomycetesUniBologna
17:30-17:45Wesley Mair Parallel evolution of fungicide resistance in the barley net blotches and emergence of a resistant clonal population by interspecific hybridisationUniPerth
17:45-18:00Remco Stam Whole genome sequencing elucidates the genomic background of fungicide resistant- and susceptible Alternaria solani strainsUniMunich

Concurrent Session 3.4

Main Topic: Synthetic biology and biotechnology
Location: Centro Congressi Frentani – Room: Latini
Chairs: Cristina Mazzoni , Saloheimo Markku

Time
Speaker
Title
Institution
14:00-14:15Yangxiaolu CaoBiology by DesignGingko Bioworks Design
14:15-14:30Marco ZaccariaQuantum Mechanics Modeling of Aflatoxin degradation by Trametes versicolor’s LaccaseBoston College Biology
14:30-14:45Charlotte SteinigerTailored engineering of fungal nonribosomal peptide synthetases to obtain artificial cyclodepsipeptidesTechnische Universität Berlin, Chair of Applied and Molecular Microbiology
14:45-15:00Stefan SchmidederOn the three-dimensional morphology and substrate-diffusion in filamentous fungal pelletsUniversity of Munich
15:00-15:15Laure Leynoud-KeifferDevelopment of a high throughputBioEnergy Institute
15:15-15:30Zhihua ZhouBuilding Trichoderma reesei as an ideal chassis to produce valuable productsInstitute of Plant Physiology and Ecology
15:30-15:45 Anne HuuskonenDevelopment of the filamentous fungus Myceliophthora thermophila C1 into a next-generation therapeutic protein production systemAcademy of Sciences
15:45-16:15COFFEE BREAK

Concurrent Session 3.3

Main Topic: Applied and environmental microbiology
Location: Centro Congressi Frentani – Room: Latini
Chairs: Anna Maria Persiani, Suzanne Zeilinger

Time
Speaker
Title
Institution
16:15-16:30Maria StroeTargeted induction of a silent fungal gene cluster encoding the bacteria-specific germination inhibitor fumigermin Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology Hans
16:30-16:45Anna HuberThe antifungal protein PAFB from Penicillium chrysogenum is highly expressed under nutrient excess conditionsMedical University of Innsbruck Institute of Molecular Biology
16:45-17:00Taina LundellSustainable carbon solutions by the aid of wood decay fungi: lignocellulose waste bioconversions opened University of Helsinki Department of Microbiology
17:00-17:15Mukesh DubeyLysM effectors regulate fungal development and required for hyphal protection and biocontrol traits inSwedish University of Agricultural
17:15-17:30Geromy MooreA metagenomics study involving two corn microbiomes following infection with aflatoxigenic and/orAgricultural Research Service United States Department of Agriculture
17:30-17:45Scott E. BakerFungal highway and bacterial tollPacific Northwest
17:45-18:00Marco Alexandre GuerreiroCombined meta’omics reveal links among fungal community composition, gene expression, and chemical changes in decomposing leaf litterRuhr-University Bochum AG Geobotany Bochum