Cryptic Speciation in Classifications by Webmaster Meetings 2017-05-17 08:48:59
September 1 2017 Symposium Week 2017 Registration

Venue: Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Uithof, Utrecht
Registration € 40.-

The symposium discusses speciation in fungi, and naming entities below the species level. In the past, these were dealt with as formae, formae specialis, varieties, races, subspecies and pathovars. Given novel information about hybridisation, disposable chromosomes, toxins and gene flow, the question now arises how to recognise and name species and intraspecies variation. The symposium includes keynote lectures by prominent scientists, as well as selected talks from abstracts, and poster presentations.

(Papers to be published as a special volume)

Draft programme

Friday, 1 September 2017

09.00-09.25: Coffee and Registration
09.25 Opening by Pedro Crous

9.25-10.50 Session 1: Nomenclatural reflections

Chair: Pedro Crous

09.25-09.50: David Hawksworth – Options for the treatment of cryptic speciation in taxonomic schemes: from aggregates and complexes to special forms and pathovars.
09.50-10.05: Lorenzo Lombard – Fusarium
10.05-10.20: Nani Maryani – Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense tr4
10.20-10.35: Ying Zhang – Beijing Forestry University, China – TBA
10.35-10.50: N. Valenzuela et al. – Phylogeny and morphology of pleosporalean coelomycetes

10.50-11.00: Coffee Break

11.00-12.30 Session 2: hybridisation, disposable chromosomes, toxins and gene flow

Chair: xx
11.00-11.25: Ferry Hagen – Cryptococcus: species or varieties?
11.25-11.50: Martijn Rep – Fusarium oxysporum
11.50-12.05: Bart Theelen – Speciation in Malassezia
12.05-12.20: Treena Burgess – Phytophthora hybrids
12.20-12.35: Keith Seifert & Jens Frisvad - Chemotypes or species?
12.35-12.50: P.K. Divakar & A. Crespo - Cryptic speciation in lichen forming fungi

12.50-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.30 Session 2: continued

Chair: xx
13.30-13.55: Wilhelm De Beer – Leptographium wagneri varieties or species
13.55-14.20: Irene Barnes – Ceratocystis and species
14.20-14.35: Yu-Pei Tan – Variation in Austropuccinia psidii
14.35-14.50: Balazs Brankovics – Fusarium genomic flux and species
14.50-15.05: Joao Siqueira – Herbivorous dung, a forgotten source of Eurotialean fungi.
15.05-15.20: Lucile Wendt – Xylariaceae

15.20-15.40: Coffee Break

15.40-17.30 Session 3: nomenclature and future paths

15.40-16.00: Tom May – What happened during the IBC at Schenzen?
16.00-16.15: Cathie Aime: ICTF perspective following on from Shenzhen
16.15-16.30: Wilhelm de Beer – Designating DNA types: an update
16.30-16.45: Marc Stadler – ICTF Working groups update

16.45-17.30: Open Discussion followed by Panel Discussion

17.30 Closure

Symposium Week 2017

Previous important and successful CBS Symposia had a great impact on the mycological community. TheWesterdijk Institute 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.