Monday the 17th February 2020

Trichoderma, Clonostachys and other biocontrol fungi

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

09:45 - 10:15Welcome coffee
10:15 - 10:30Matteo LORITO - University of Naples Federico II
Welcome address and opening of the workshop
Invited talks: research results and industries point of view
Chair: Matteo LORITO -University of Naples Federico II
10:30 - 11:00Enrique MONTE - University of Salamanca
Trichoderma and heritable plant responses.
11:00 - 11:30Irina DRUZHININA - Nanjing Agricultural University
Whole-genus ecological genomics of Trichoderma: the first steps towards understanding the origin of environmental opportunism.
11:30 - 12:00Magnus KARLSSON - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Exploring genetic variation in Clonostachys to understand biological control mechanisms.
12:00 - 12:30Ralph OELMÜLLER - Schleiden Institute Biology
How root-colonizing endophytes promote plant performance and influence ecosystems.
12:30 - 13:00Edith LADURNER - CBC Europe S.r.l, BIOGARD Division
Effect of plant species, pathogen, environmental factors and their interactions on Trichoderma harzianum strain INAT11.
13:00-13:30Riccardo LIGUORI - Isagro S.p.A. Novara Research Center
Present and future of Trichoderma asperellum and Trichoderma gamsii as biocontrol agents in the Isagro portfolio
13:30 - 14:30Light Lunch
Offered talks
Chair: Sabrina SARROCCO - University of Pisa
14:30 - 14:40Susanne ZEILINGER - University of Innsbruck
Trichoderma atroviride mycoparasitism and its regulation by the TOR signaling pathway.
14:40 - 14:50 Lisa KAPPEL - University of Innsbruck
Uncovering essential mechanisms of chitin and chitosan remodeling in the cell wall of the mycoparasite Trichoderma atroviride.
14:50 - 15:00Benjamin HORWITZ - Technion, Haifa
Testing the role of the transcription factor TvSom1 in adhesion of Trichoderma virens germlings.
15:00 - 15:10Yu-Zhong ZHANG - Shandong University
Enhancing peptaibols production in the biocontrol fungus Trichoderma longibrachiatum SMF2 by elimination of a putative glucose sensor.
15:10 - 15:20Jian ZHANG - Nanjing Agricultural University
Azaphilones biosynthesis in Trichoderma harzianum benefits fungal survival to oxidative stress.
15:20 - 15:30Ting-Fang WANG - Academia Sinica
Complete genome sequences reveals novel insights into chromosomal organization and evolution of different Trichoderma species.
15:30 - 15:40Roberta MARRA - University of Naples Federico II
Effects of Trichoderma strains and metabolites on the growth, disease resistance, leaf transcriptome and metabolome of olive plants.
15:40 - 16:30Coffee break
Offered talks
Chair: Magnus KARLSSON - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
16:30 - 16:40Isabel VICENTE MUÑOZ - University of Pisa
Terpene synthases in Trichoderma gamsii T6085.
16:40 - 16:50Wolfgang HINTERDOBLER - Austrian Institute of Technology
Austrian Trichoderma spp. impact mycotoxin production of the plant pathogen Fusarium graminearum.
16:50 - 17:00Nadia LOMBARDI - University of Naples Federico II
Trichoderma applications affect the physiological processes that improve strawberry production and quality.
17:00 - 17:10Laura GIOIA - University of Naples Federico II
Valorization of by-products from oleaginous crops production using Trichoderma spp.
17:10 - 17:20Mukesh DUBEY - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
LysM effectors regulate fungal development and required for hyphal protection and biocontrol traits in Clonostachys rosea.
17:20 - 17:30Anastasia LAGOPODI - Aristotle University Thessaloniki School of Agriculture
Pseudomonas chlororaphis ToZa7 and Clonostachys rosea IK726, a successful biocontrol pair against Fusarium crown and root rot of tomato.