Posts Tagged ‘conference’


August 20th, 2012

Planning is in full swing for the next International Mycological Congress, IMC10 in Bangkok, Thailand, August 3-8, 2014.

Point your web browser to:

Now, just 24 months to Bangkok 2014, is the time for you to suggest topics for Sessions and Symposia using the form on the website or right here:

Submit your ideas now, the committee will begin choosing topics in just 90 days, on November 1, 2012.

Leka Manoch and Morakot Tanticharoen
Co-Chairs, IMC10 Organizing Committee


8th JGI Users Meeting

August 2nd, 2012

Plant Science For Future Needs

June 11th, 2012

The Linnean Centre invites plant scientists to Uppsala for a two-day conference October 11th and 12th, 2012. The conference aims to tackle upcoming challenges like climate change and food security by setting a foundation for future collaborations between different sub-disciplines of plant science. Eight scientific sessions with plenary presentations, short talks and posters will highlight prevailing directions and novel findings.

NOTE: Registration deadline 31st of August, 2012.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Vincent Colot, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris
  • Thomas Kraft, Syngenta Seeds
  • Cris Kuhlemeier, Bern University
  • Gary Loake, University of Edinburgh
  • Francis Martin, INRA, Nancy
  • John McKay, Colorado State University
  • Kalien A. Mooney, UC Irvine
  • Michele Morgante, University of Udine

More information about the plenary speakers can be found here.


European Nitrogen Fixation Conference 2012

May 12th, 2012

The 10th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference (ENFC) will be held at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Biozentrum in Martinsried near Munich, Germany, on 2-5 September 2012. This biennial congress series is always a big event for scientists working on nitrogen-fixing bacteria and the rhizobium-legume symbiosis. In addition, there will be sessions on the biochemistry of nitrogenase.

The 10th ENFC will start with a satellite meeting on “Genomics of Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria”. In addition, two satellite events will be organized for 6th/7th September: the “13th Symposium on Biological Nitrogen Fixation with Non-Legumes, focussing on the interaction of diazotrophic bacteria with practically most relevant Gramineae and the 1st “Molecular Mycorrhiza Meeting” (MMM).

Registration has recently opened on the conference web site: , where you will also find an outline of the session topics and a list of confirmed speakers.

Plant Biology Congress Freiburg 2012

January 13th, 2012

The Earth’s Vast Symbiosphere

December 11th, 2011


September 22nd, 2011


Upcoming New Phytologist Symposia

March 26th, 2011

26th NPS: Bioenergy trees

INRA Nancy, France: 17–19 May 2011

• Organisers: Francis Martin, Andrea Polle, Gerald Tuskan, Gail Taylor, Michele Morgante

27th NPS: Stoichiometric flexibility in terrestrial ecosystems under global change

Biosphere 2, Arizona, USA: 25—28 September 2011

• Organisers: Rich Norby, Amy Austin, Gaius Shaver, Yiqi Luo, Jeff Dukes, Travis Huxman

28th NPS: Functions and ecology of the plant microbiome

Hotel Aldemar, Rhodes, Greece: 18–21 May 2012

• Organisers: Paul Schulze‐Lefert, Jeff Dangl

29th NPS: Stomata

Manchester, UK, July 2012

• Organisers: Alistair Hetherington and Ian Woodward

30th NPS: Immunomodulation by plant‐associated organisms

California, USA, 17—19 September 2012

• Organisers: Sophien Kamoun, Brian Staskawicz


Genomics of Energy & Environment

February 15th, 2011

6jgiJust a reminder…that the deadline for poster/abstract submission for the 6th Annual DOE Joint Genome Institute Genomics of Energy & Environment meeting ( is rapidly approaching: February 21.

The meeting brings together, in JGI’s hometown of Walnut Creek, California, an international network of researchers interest in: Synthetic Biology, Ecogenomics and Ecoresilience of the Gulf Oil Spill, Hardware and Software Trends in Genomics Supercomputing, Computational Approaches to Massive Short Read Metagenomic Data Sets, Genomics of Biofuel Crops, Behavioral Genetics of Pollinating Bees, Microbiome Analyses from Humans to Shipworms, Metatranscriptomics of Marine Microbial Communities, Successful Transposable Elements Secrets, and Great Prairie Soil Metagenomics.

Confirmed speakers: Peer Bork, (European Molecular Biology Laboratory), Ed Buckler, Cornell University, Dan Distel, Ocean Genome Legacy, Dusko Ehrlich, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Terry Hazen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Scott Hodges, University of California, Santa Barbara, Tom Juenger, University of Texas at Austin, Rob Knight, University of Colorado, Ruth Ley, Cornell University, Mary Ann Moran, University of Georgia, Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute, Gene Robinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Christopher Scholin, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Stephan Schuster, Penn State University, Pam Silver, Harvard, Jim Tiedje, Michigan State University, Mike Thomashow, Michigan State University, Jerry Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/DOE JGI and Katherine Yelick, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).

Workshops include:

  • Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG)/Metagenomes data analysis systems
  • Mycocosm fungal genomics portal provides data access, visualization, and analysis tools for comparative genomics of fungi programs/fungi/index.jsf
  • Phytozome provides data access and visualization tools for comparative plant genomics
  • RNA Technologies & Analysis: a comprehensive suite for transcriptome interrogation, including RNA-Seq for expression profiling, etc.

26th Fungal Genetics Conference

September 22nd, 2010


The preliminary program for the  Twenty Sixth Fungal Genetics Conference (FGC) is now online. The conference will be held on March 15- 20, 2011, at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California. It will include four plenary sessions, twenty-four concurrent sessions and extensive poster viewing time. I am glad to chair the ‘Symbiosis‘ plenary session.

Several jamborees and workshops dealing with the on-going fungal genome sequencing projects  will take place during the conference. Igor Grigoriev and I would like to organize a workshop aiming to bridge fungal genomics and soil metagenomics between the FGC and the 6th JGI Users meeting (March 22 – 24, 2011, at Walnut Creek, California). I would like to hear your ideas about the best way to run this workshop.

The FGC Website is here:

IMC9: The Biology of Fungi

December 24th, 2009


With the surge of fungal genome release, studying the biology of the Mycota has never been as exciting as it is today. The International Mycological Congress represents one of the largest scientific forum to provide an up-to-date perspective of mycology in all its guises. The 9th International Mycological Congress (IMC9: the Biology of Fungi) will be held in August 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference themes will include:

  • Cell biology, biochemistry and physiology
  • Environment, ecology and interactions
  • Evolution, biodiversity and systematics
  • Fungal pathogenesis and disease control
  • Genomics, genetics and molecular biology

Register at:

August 28th, 2009

hongosThe Xth International Fungal Biology Conference will be held in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico on December 6 – 10, 2009. The International Fungal Biology Conferences are a prestigious series of conferences held at 3-4 year intervals at different locations around the world.

Several talks and symposia will be dedicated to genomics and postgenomics of fungi.

Please visit the website for details on the scientific programme, registration, hotel accommodations, transportation etc.