EMBL Conference: Frontiers in Fungal Systems Biology (FUN14-01)
|Event Date/Time: Sep 28, 2014||End Date/Time: Sep 30, 2014|
|Registration Date: Aug 14, 2014|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jul 03, 2014|
Yeast and filamentous fungi are widely used as model eukaryotic organisms and as cell factories for biochemical and protein production. Moreover, various fungal species are leading cause of pathogenic infections in both animals and plants. The main objective of the proposed meeting is to bring together leading experts in various aspects of fungal molecular biology and review the recent progresses driven by the current “OMICS“ technologies. The meeting will facilitate interactions between cell biology, structural biology, systems biology and mathematical modelling communities. The meeting will address new strategies to maximize the impact of “OMICS” approaches on the holistic understanding and system-level modelling of fungal systems and processes. This includes cellular architecture (incl. macro-molecular assemblies, compartmentalisation and localisation of proteins and pathways), metabolism (incl. secondary metabolism, protein-metabolite interactions and metabolic engineering), pathogenicity (incl. regulation of virulence and effect of environmental factors), adaptation to extreme environment (esp. thermophily) and genetic engineering.