The 31st meeting of the KNPV working group on Fusarium by Webmaster Meetings archive 2019-06-11 07:59:10
October 26 2016

Venue: CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, Uppsalalaan 8, The Netherlands.

The 31st meeting of the KNPV working group on Fusarium will be held on Wednesday the 26th of October 2016, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The meeting will focus mainly on Dutch and Belgian research on Fusarium, ranging from agricultural problems to clinical infections. Contributions are welcome. For more information contact Dr. Anne van Diepeningen (


On Wednesday the 26th of October 2016, the KNPV working group on Fusarium convened for the 31st time. The meeting was hosted by the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre in Utrecht and attended by approximately 60 participants. Thirteen presentations were given by the participants on subjects ranging from newly observed Fusarium infections observed in different crops to the cellular organization of pathogenicity within the fungal cells and fungi-host interactions. The next meeting of the working group Fusarium will be at the same venue on Wednesday the 25th of October 2017.

Preliminary agenda of the 31st Meeting of the Fusarium working group
of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Planteziektenkundige Vereniging

9:30       Opening/Word of Welcome
9:35       The impact of flavonoids on trichothecene production by Fusarium culmorum and F. graminearum.
              Tomasz Kulik (University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland)
9:55       Fusarium research at the HLB.
              Renate Ellens (HLB)
10:15     Fusarium causing fruit rot in Apple and Pear.
              Marcel Wenneker (PRI-Bollen, Bomen en Fruit)
10:35     A new race of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp.lactucae in lettuce.
              Johan Meffert (NVWA) & Jeanette Vriend (LTO Glaskracht)

11:00     Coffee break

11:20     Diversity of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense in Indonesia.
              Nani Maryani Martawi (WUR)
11:40     Virulence factors of the Panama disease pathogen.
              Sri Widinugraheni (UvA)
12:00     Transcription factors of Fusarium oxysporum that induce expression of effector genes .
              Lotje van der Does (UvA)
12:20     Novel intracellular and apoplastic Fusarium oxysporum effectors suppress MAMP-triggered responses.
              Nico Tintor (UvA)

12:40     Lunch

13:40     The role of horizontal chromosome transfer in host-switches in Fusarium oxysporum.
              Like Fokkens (UvA)
14:00     Mitochondrial evolution in Fusarium.
              Balazs Brankovics (CBS)
14:20     The new International Centre for Fusarium Research (ICFR) and the need for a Fusarium monograph.
              Lorenzo Lombard (CBS)

14:40     Tea and cake

15:00     The sensitivity of Fusarium culmorum and resistance mechanism to triazole fungicides
              Anne Legrève & Pierre Hellin (UCLouvain)
15:20     Crops are a main driver for species diversity and the toxigenic potential of Fusarium isolates in maize ears in China
              Theo van der Lee (WageningenUniversity & Research)
15:40     A decision support system to control mycotoxin contamination in maize silages
              Jonas Vandicke (Ghent University)
16:00     Resistance to Fusarium oxysporum in Allium species
              Olga Scholten (Wageningen University & Research)
16:20     Closing