Monday the 17th February 2020

Location: Sapienza University of Rome
Building: CU022 – Side: Botanica – Floor: Ground – Room: Giacomini

Session I. Fusarium-host interaction (plants/animals/humans)
Chair: Claire Kanja & Pravin Khambalkar

08:45 - 09:00Introduction and welcome
09:00 - 09:15Martijn Rep - University of Amsterdam
Fusarium oxysporum effectoromes
09:15 - 09:30Cristina López-Diaz - Universidad de Córdoba
DNA transposons drive adaptive evolution in the fungal cross-kingdom pathogen Fusarium oxysporum
09:30 - 09:45Claire Kanja - Rothamsted Research
Functional characterisation of candidate Fusarium graminearum effectors
09:45 - 10:00Pravin Khambalkar - The Australian National University
SIX6: A route to plant cell death
10:00 - 10:15Ana Wood - Rothamsted Research
Exploring the role of plant vesicle trafficking during Fusarium graminearum infection.
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break

Session II. Evolution, taxonomy and genome dynamics
Chair: Antonia Susca & Edoardo Piombo

10:45 - 11:00Nadia Ponts - INRA
Deciphering the effect of ambient pH on enniatins production by Fusarium tricinctum.
11:00 - 11:15Antonio Moretti - CNR-ISPA
Unveiling the Fusarium graminearum species complex: Global database of species and chemotypes.
11:15 - 11:30Balazs Brankovics - WUR Biointeractions & Plant Health
Mitochondrial genomes as phylogenetic backbone
11:30 - 11:45Edoardo Piombo - University of Turin
Using comparative genomics to identify genes involved in Fusarium fujikuroi pathogenicity
11:45 - 12:00Antonella Susca - CNR-ISPA
Variation in secondary metabolite production potential in the Fusarium incarnatum-equiseti species complex revealed by comparative analysis of 13 genomes
12:00 - 12:45
Speed pitches (5 min) to posters
1. Anne van Diepeningen - WUR Biointeractions & Plant Health
Topographically triggered mycelial bundles in Fusarium species

2. Achchuthan Shanmugasundram - University of Liverpool
FungiDB: integrating genomic data for pathogens and model organisms and providing advanced search capabilities and large-scale data analysis

3. Sabina Moser Tralamazza - University of Neuchâtel
The specialized metabolite gene clusters of Fusarium graminearum species complex and their response during the cell-to-cell invasion of wheat

4. Florence Richard-Forget - INRA Bordeaux
Deciphering the effect of ambient pH on enniatins production by Fusarium avenaceum

5. Maria Teresa Senatore - University of Bologna
Genetic diversity and mycotoxin production among Fusarium head blight isolates belonging to the Fusarium tricinctum species complex from Italy

6. David Torres Sanchez - Wageningen University
Understanding the origin, diversity and evolution of the Panama Disease pathogen
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch Break and poster viewing

Session III. Regulation, signal detection and secondary metabolism
Chair: Janevska Slavica & Sabine Tralamazza

14:00 - 14:15Corby H. Kistler - University of Minnesota
Subcellular Compartmentalization of Sesquiterpene Mycotoxin Synthesis in Fusarium
14:15 - 14:30M. Beccaccioli - Sapienza University of Rome
The Crz1 transcription factor regulates lipid metabolism and fumonisin production in Fusarium verticillioides
14:30 - 14:45Slavica Janevska - Hans Knöll Institute
The fumonisin cluster gene FUM18 encodes a functional ceramide synthase that confers self-protection against the produced sphingolipid inhibitor
14:45 - 15:00Carmen M Limón - University of Seville
Functional studies of the role of the RING-Finger protein CarS in Fusarium fujikuroi
15:00 - 15:15Marike Boenisch - University of Minnesota
Functional subregions of the endoplasmic reticulum of Fusarium graminearum upon induced Secondary Metabolism
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break and poster viewing

Session IV. Genetic exploitation in applied and industrial mycology
Chair: Trine Sørensen & Linda Brain

15:45 - 16:00Daren W. Brown - USDA Peoria
Genus-wide analysis of Fusarium polyketide synthases uncovers broad natural product potential
16:00 - 16:15Linda Brain - La Trobe University and University of Adelaide
Characterisation of Fusarium graminearum chitin synthases
16:15 - 16:30Teis E. Søndergaard - Aalborg University
Novel nonribosomal peptides from Fusarium graminearum
16:30 - 16:45MR Nielsen - Aalborg University
Solving the polyketide pigmentation puzzle in Fusarium solani
16:45 - 17:00Ulrich Terpitz - Julius Maximilian University
Expansion of fungi enables high resolution in fluorescence microscopy
17:00 Other business and Closing