Fall Meeting 2017

The annual meeting of the section Mycology of the Royal Dutch Society for Microbiology (KNVM) will take place Friday November 24 in the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute (Uppsalalaan 8, Utrecht). The theme of the meeting will be “Fungi; information and innovation”. 

09.30-10.00 Registration and coffee.
10.00-10.10 Jan Dijksterhuis (Westerdijk Institute, Utrecht, NL): Introduction
10.10-10.50 Alex Brand (University of Aberdeen, UK): “What do we know about how a fungus feels – and why should we care?”
10.50-11.30 Serge Pelet (University of Lausanne, Switzerland): “Single cell analysis of a cell fate decision system.”
11.30-12.00 Ruud Weusthuis (Wageningen University):”Monascus ruber as cell factory for lactic acid production at low pH.”
12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-13.45 Ivan Valdes (Utrecht University): “Aspergillus from dogs with long noses, humans and environment.”
13.45-14.00 Margo Wisselink (Wageningen University): “Selection of suboptimal fungal strains by fungus-growing termites.”
14.00-14.15 Yuli Ekowati (Westerdijk Institute, IHE Delft): “Clinically relevant fungi on surfaces and in water in an indoor swimming pool facility”.
14.15-14.30 Ronnie de Jonge (Utrecht University): “Conservation of a gene cluster reveals novel cercosporin biosynthetic mechanisms and extends production to the genus Colletotrichum.”
14.30-15.00 Nadia Soudzilovskaia (Leiden University): “Global distribution patterns of plant-fungal symbiosis, the mycorrhizae”
15.00-15.30 Coffee
15.30-15.45 Ebru Alazi (Leiden University): “Transcriptional regulation of pectinases in Aspergillus niger.”
15.45-16.00 Maja Houtman (Artist goldsmith, Utrecht): “Fungi, gems and jewels”
16.00-16.30 Borrel