Applications Theme

  • Food Mycology in the 21 century: impacts on food security and safety
  • Home life: the mycobiomes of built environments
  • Fungi and Fungal enzymes for a more sustainable world
  • Challenges in the exploitation of beneficial fungal secondary metabolites
  • Applications and molecular aspects of mycoparasitic fungi
  • Fungi as biocontrol agents for sustainable agriculture

Cell Biology Theme

  • Membrane dynamics in fungal cells
  • Morphogenesis and invasion (Fungal-host interactions)
  • Light sensing in fungi
  • Fungal Sexual Development and Exploitation
  • Biology of the fungal pigmentation: advances and perspectives of the study of melanin in fungi

Ecology Theme

  • Bringing the dark taxa into the light – prospects and challenges
  • Hot fungi in hot spots in a hot region
  • Resolving uncharacterized symbiotic relationships: The delicate balance from mutualist to parasite
  • A big puzzle to assemble: using taxonomy to unravel ecology and biogeography of ectomycorrhizal symbiosis in the tropics
  • Fungal-bacterial interactions and functions of the fungal metaorganism
  • Fungal communities and the functioning of forest ecosystems
  • Marine Mycology
  • Experimental Approaches to the Conservation of Rare Fungi

Education Theme

  • Teaching mycology around the world: examples from South America, North America, Europe, Japan and Australia
  • Bringing awareness to fungi – for teachers and the general public
  • Oral History for Mycology
  • Boosting Diversity in Mycology

Environment Theme

  • Rhizobiomes – their interactions with the hosts and function in a changing environment
  • Fungi in a changing environment
  • Polyextremotolerant fungi in natural and urban extreme environments
  • Evolution and diversity of lichenization in the Basidiomycota
  • Ethnomycology: Scientists and Shaman on Historic and Current Uses of Fungi

Evolution Theme

  • Evolutionary genomics
  • Gondwana reunited! Fungal biogeography in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Early fungi that changed the world: Phylogenomic and fossil evidence.
  • Lichens on Islands: Evolution, Endemism, and Conservation
  • Species limits in the age of genomics.
  • Integrative approaches to understanding the diversity and function of the Boletales

Genomics Theme

  • Integrative approaches to understand the ecology and evolution of fungi
  • Fungal pan-genomes
  • Metagenomics: whole fungal genomes from complex samples
  • Fusarium: The genomics of functional and ecological diversity
  • Expanding the taxonomic context of genome sampled fungi

Pathology Theme

  • Threatening fungal plant pathogens for tropical countries – Acting before the foes arrive
  • Deciphering fungi-archaea/bacteria interactions for biocontrol of soil-borne pathogens
  • Fungal extracellular vesicles
  • Molecular mechanisms of human fungal pathogenesis
  • Breeding for resistance to fungal pathogens of crops
  • IMC/ISHAM Symposium: Human pathogenic fungi, taxonomy and global emergence