Plenary Session

Tuesday, February 18

Plenary Session 1

Main Topic: Cell Biology & Genetic
Chairs: Andrea Genre, Nancy Keller

Title
Speaker
Institution
The genetics of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal FungiNicolas CorradiDept of Biology, University of Ottawa
A Toxic Arrangement: Subcellular Compartmentalization of Sesquiterpene Mycotoxin SynthesisCorby Kistler(USA) University of Minnesota
Insights in Calcium Signaling in Response to Azole Antifungal Stress in Aspergillus fumigatusLing LuSchool of Life Sciences;
Nanjing Normal University
Kind recognition regulates social behavior in fungiLouise GlassDepartment of Plant & Microbial  Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California, US
Cell Wall dynamics in the control of cell growth and morphogenesisNicolas MincInstitut Jacques Monod, CNRS UMR7592, Paris, France
Wednesday, February 19

Plenary Session 2

Main Topic: Fungal-Host Interaction
Chairs: Matteo Lorito, Antonio di Pietro

Title
Speaker:
Institution
400 million years of co-evolution with plants shaped the genome of mycorrhizal fungiFrancis MartinINRA
Pathogen-secreted effectors: host subversion and …. what elseBart P.H.J. ThommaWUR
Rhizosphere interactions:
the plant, the pathogen .... and the hitchhiker
David TurràUniversità di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Cross kingdom small RNA trafficking between plants and fungal pathogensHailing JinUniversity of California, Riverside, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Predator-prey interactions between the nematode-trapping fungi and nematodeYen-Ping HsuehInstitute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Thursday, February 20

Plenary Session 3

Main Topic: Evolution & Molecular Ecology
Chairs:  Eva H Stukenbrock, Silvano Onofri

Title
Speaker:
Institution
Pioneering work on genome evolution of fungiAntonis RokasDept. of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt Univ.
The link between sexual and vegetative (in)compatibility in fungal speciationHanna JohannessonUppsala University
Evolution of mycorrhizal transcriptomesAnnegret KohlerINRA- Nancy
Evolution of secondary metabolite diversity in fungiRobert ProctorUSDA-ARS
Soil fungal responses to global changeMatthias C. RilligFreie Universität Berlin, DE