IXth International Fungal Biology Conference and 16th New Phytologist Symposium: Impact of genomics  (IXth IFBC / 16th NPS)

Venue: The Congress Hall of Nancy

Location: Nancy, 54053 Nancy CEDEX, France

Event Date/Time: Sep 18, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 20, 2006
Early Registration Date: Jul 14, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 01, 2006
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Whole genome sequencing and functional genomics are revolutionizing our understanding of biological mechanisms in fungi. To date, the genomes of 40 fungal species (both ascomycetous and basidiomycetous) have been released and a further 50 genome-sequencing projects are underway, and include pathogens and symbiotic fungi as well as those that serve as basic models for molecular and cellular biology. The overall purpose of these initiatives is to build on available resources and to provide a comprehensive understanding of fungal biology, ecology and biotechnology. Remarkable progress has been made already and through the combination of comparative genomics of saprobic, pathogenic and symbiotic fungi and new experimental approaches (such as transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and imaging of living cells) a conceptual framework is being generated for understanding the development, physiology and ecology of fungi, in which model predictions can now be tested at the molecular level. This symposium will bring together relevant parties involved in fundamental and practical aspects of this exciting and multidisciplinary subject area in order to provide a timely discussion forum for a better appreciation of fungal genomics and its impact on the biology of these organisms.

Symposium format

Three days of invited talks, posters, and discussion in the city of Nancy (France), world-famous for its beautiful Golden Gates of Stanislas Square and ‘Art Nouveau’ houses and museum. The meeting will be divided into the following themes: 1) Fungal structure and development, 2) Fungal genomics - from sequence to application, 3) Secretion and transport systems, and 4) Metabolomics. We hope that this will stimulate discussion and the exchange of ideas at what will be a relatively small (around 100–120 delegates) and informal meeting.


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Additional Information

Registration fees Before 14 July After 14 July Regular 250 Euros 300 Euros Student 170 Euros 220 Euros The registration fee covers attendance to all sessions and also includes all lunches and refreshment breaks, a reception on the Monday evening (18 Sep) and the conference dinner on Tuesday evening (19 Sep), which will take place at the Hotel de Ville, Stanislas Square, Nancy. A number of travel grants are available for students and early-stage career scientists wishing to attend the meeting. All participants are invited to present a poster on their research - please submit your abstract by 1 July 2006. All abstracts will be published in the symposium program and will be made available on the symposium website