Plenary Speakers



p-bonfante blank-space Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Paola Bonfante, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy.
Presentation Title: Fungi, plants, bacteria: a network of dialogues and interactions
a-chowdhary   Pathology Theme
Dr. Anuradha Chowdhary, Univ. of Delhi, India
Presentation Title: Fungal human pathogens: from obscure significance to impending disasters
r-cox Applications Theme
Prof. Dr. Russell Cox, Leibniz Univeristät, Hannover, Germany, and University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Presentation Title: Heterologous Expression of Secondary Metabolite
Biosynthetic Gene Clusters as a Tool for Understanding and Engineering
Fungal Natural Products
c-wang Genomics Theme
Prof. Dr. Chengshu Wang, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, Shanghai, China
Presentation Title: From one to many: fungal genomics and the future of population genetics
j-aguirre Cell Biology Theme
Dr. Jesús Aguirre, UNAM, Mexico
Presentation Title: ROS Signaling and Fungal Development
t-bruns Ecology Theme
Dr. Thomas Bruns, University of California, Berkeley
Presentation Title: Experimental Fungal Communities: tools for testing theory
and determining mechanisms
Evolution Theme
Dr. Priscila Chaverri, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA and
University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.
Presentation Title: Evolution of protective mutualism in plant-fungal endosymbiosis
m-fisher Environment Theme
Dr. Matthew Fisher, Imperial College, London,
Presentation Title: Big Data approaches to addressing Big Fungal Problems