2nd Symposium on Plant Biomass Conversion by Fungi by Webmaster Meetings 2017-05-17 14:47:32
August 28-29 2017 Symposium Week 2017 Registration

Venue: Uppsalalaan 8, 3584 CT Utrecht, The Netherlands
Registration Price for Industry € 100,- Price for Postdoc / Academic staff € 70,- Price for PhD students € 50,-
Maximum attendance is 120 people, so registration closes if that number is reached
The symposium covers the width of plant biomass conversion by fungi, including ascomycetes and basidiomycetes, saprobes, pathogens and symbionts, and address topics such as enzymes involved in the process, (post-)genomic comparison, gene regulation and links between biomass degradation and metabolic conversion of the released monomers. Several keynote lectures by prominent scientists will be included, as well as selected talks from abstracts, and poster presentations.

Preliminary program:

Monday August 28th 2017
  09.00-10.20 registration
  10.20-10.30 opening
  10.30-11.00 Bernard Henrissat (Aix-Marseille University, France)
  11.00-11.30 Monika Schmoll (Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
  11.30-12.00 Harry Brumer (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  12.00-14.00 lunch and poster session 1
  14.00-15.20 talks selected from abstracts
  15.20-15.45 coffee/tea
  15.45-17.05 talks selected from abstracts
  19.30-21.00 (Academy Builidng, Utrecht University, city-centre): Fungi and quality of life

Tuesday August 29th 2017
  09.30-10.30 talks selected from abstracts
  10.30-11.00 coffee/tea
  11.00-12.00 talks selected from abstracts
  12.00-14.00 lunch and poster session 2
  14.00-14.30 Vincent Eijsink (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
  14.30-15.00 Antonio Pisabarro (University of Navarre, Spain)
  15.00-15.30 to be announced
  15.30-16.00 to be announced
  16.00       closing reception

Scientific Committee:

  Mikael Andersen (DTU, Denmark)
  Scott Baker (EMSL, USA)
  Isabelle Benoit (Concordia University, Canada)
  Ronald de Vries (Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, The Netherlands)
  Dan Eastwood (Swansea University, UK)
  Kristiina Hildén (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  Marc-Henri Lebrun (INRA, France)
  Miia Mäkelä (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  Bernhard Seiboth (Technical University Vienna, Austria)
  Adrian Tsang (Concordia University, Canada)
  Jaap Visser (Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, The Netherlands)

Local organizing committee:

  Ronald de Vries
  Jaap Visser
  Sandra Langeveld
  Adiphol Dilokpimol
  Evy Battaglia
  Paul Daly
  Mao Peng
  Ad Wiebenga
Abstract submission:

Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to:
Abstract format (font: Arial, 11 pts):
Author(s) – underline the presenting author
Affiliation(s) – include only city and country (no street address)
e-mail of the presenting author
oral/poster – indicate if you want to be considered for an oral presentation
Abstract text – maximum of 400 words

  To be considered for an oral presentation: May 31st 2017
  For poster presentation: June 30th 2017
Symposium Week 2017

Previous important and successful CBS Symposia had a great impact on the mycological community. The CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre has now started planning the 2017 Symposium week, consisting of three symposia, which will take place from Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September 2017. The week will kick off with the “2nd Symposium on Plant Biomass Conversion by Fungi” (28-29 August), a public symposium, “Fungi and Quality of Life” (evening 29 August), followed by the “Leading Women in Fungal Biology” (30-31 August), and a final symposium “Cryptic Speciation in Classifications” (1 September). The week will close with the opening of the new Building of the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre in Utrecht, and a fungal barbeque.

Contributed papers are welcome, and they will be selected for either oral or poster presentations. A special volume of Studies in Mycology, based on invited papers from women first authors, will be published following the various presentations.