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2015 Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens September 10
Conference Registration Opens October 1
Abstract Submission Deadline December 10
Conference and Housing Registration Deadline December 10
Abstract Revision Deadline December 11
Platform/Poster Assignments Online February 17

            Abstract Book       Program Book 


Perkins/Metzenberg Lecture by Michael J. Hynes                Photographs courtesy of Matt Sachs



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You are invited to attend the 28th Fungal Genetics Conference being held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. This meeting promotes the dissemination of the latest research on all aspects of fungal genetics with a focus on filamentous fungi and encourages communication and collaboration between researchers interested in genomics, gene regulation, cell biology and development, evolutionary biology, fungal-host interactions and biotechnology. The conference will open on Tuesday evening, March 17 with an Opening Mixer from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm and end on Sunday, March 22.



 We are pleased to announce that Michael J. Hynes, University of Melbourne, will present the Perkins/Metzenberg Lecture on Saturday, March 21.



Chairs of the Scientific Program

Antonio Di Pietro, University of Cordoba

Michelle Momany, University of Georgia


2017 Possible Meeting Site Details

Sleeping room rate -  single/double/triple/quad - $159 per night  plus tax (ie if 3 people are in the room the cost would be $53 per person)

Plenary session can accommodate 1,300

Complimenatry Shuttle from airport

Complimentary internet in guest rooms

Thank you to our Sponsors!




Additional Sponsors:

New England Biolabs

PLOS Genetics 


NEW THIS YEAR - In an effort toward conservation and due to the increased use of smart phones and tablets, registrants will be able to select if they want to receive a Program Book OR a Program and Abstract Book when they register.


Option 1 - Program Book will include the Schedule of Events, Plenary, Concurrent and Poster Session listings, Exhibit Information, Map of Asilomar, Company sponsored ads, Speaker and Keyword Index to the abstracts. The text of the abstracts will NOT be included. The book will be about 70 pages (depending on the number of abstract submissions). The text of the abstracts will be available on the website, mobile website and through a pdf supplement available online.


Option 2 - Program and Abstract Book will contain the same information in the Program Book AND the text of the abstracts. The book will be about 350 pages (depending on the number of abstract submissions).



Fungal Genetics Policy Committee

Barry Scott, Chair, (2009-2015), Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University

Francine Govers (2009-2015), Wageningen University

Joe Heitman (2013-2019), Duke University

Linda Kohn (2011-2017), University of Toronto

Marc Orbach (FGC Grant Coordinator), University of Arizona

Nick Read (2011-2017), University of Manchester

Meritxell Riquelme (2013-2019), CICESE

Eric U Selker (2009-2015), University of Oregon

Jason Stajich (2013-2019), University of California

Frances Trail (2011-2017), Michigan State University

Ex Officio

Kevin McCluskey, Curator, Fungal Genetics Stock Center

John Leslie, Director, Fungal Genetics Stock Center

John Taylor, Poster Award Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley


The Fungal Genetics Policy Committee (FGPC) is elected by the participants at the Fungal Genetics Confererence. Three members are elected at each meeting for a six-year term. The Chair is elected by the members of the committee.


The FGPC role is to:

  1. Provide feedback to the Scientific Organizers to ensure that there is diversity in all aspects of the scientific program. Diversity is defined as having plenary speakers that represent broad areas of fungal biology, organismal diversity, are balanced between junior and senior speakers, represent a balanced male/female ratio, and show geographic diversity. The committee also provides feedback on concurrent session topics and chairs to again ensure appropriate diversity and that all areas of fungal biology are represented.

  2. Appoint two people as Scientific Organizers of the meeting. 

  3. Provide feedback to the GSA on issues arising about the site and logistics of the meeting.