The 29th Fungal Genetics Conference 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 preliminary program is now available. The conference will open on Tuesday evening, March 14 with a Welcome Reception from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm and end on Sunday, March 19. The meeting will be returning to the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California.
The latest advances in fungal biology are presented at plenary, concurrent and poster sessions. Presentations for the concurrent and poster sessions are programmed from submitted abstracts. Be sure to submit an abstract by December 8 to be included in this important meeting. You will have the opportunity to present your research and get feedback from a broad audience of scientists.
We are pleased to announce that Jay Dunlap, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth, will present the Perkins/Metzenberg Lecture on Saturday, March 18.
Thank you to our generous Sponsors
New England Biolabs
Chairs of the Scientific Program
Deb Bell-Pedersen, Texas A&M University
Alex Idnurm, University of Melbourne
Fungal Genetics Policy Committee
Meritxell Riquelme (2013-2019),CICESE, Chair, 2017
Antonio di Pietro (2015-2021), University of Cordoba
Joe Heitman (2013-2019), Duke University
Linda Kohn (2011-2017),
University of Toronto
Marc Orbach (FGC Grant
University of Arizona
Nick Reed, (2015-2017), University of Manchester
Natalia Requena (2015-2021), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT
Barry Scott(2009-2015), Institute of Molecular
BioSciences, Massey University
Jason Stajich (2013-2019), University of
Gero Steinberg (2015-2021), University of Exeter
Frances Trail (2011-2017),
Michigan State University
Curator, Fungal Genetics Stock Center
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
Conference. Three members are elected at each meeting for a
six-year term. The Chair is elected by the members of the
The FGPC role is to:
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.
Appoint two people as Scientific Organizers
of the meeting.
Provide feedback to the GSA on issues
arising about the site and logistics of the meeting.
QUESTIONS? Contact: Mahoney@genetics-gsa.org