Concurrent session schedules


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS I

Polarity, Cytoskeleton ,Cell Wall Metabolism
C. van den Hondel & G. Steinberg

Metabolic Organization and Regulation
R. L. Weiss & M. Hynes

Fungal pathogenesis: Mycotoxins, Secondary Metabolism, Gene Clusters
G. Turgeon & A. Desjardins

Fungi in Medicine and Genomics of Human Pathogens
J. P. Latge & N. Gow

Basidiomycete Biology
U. Kües, & E. Kothe


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS II

Signal Transduction in Growth, Adaptation and Development.
C. D'Enfert & N. Keller

Mutation, DNA Repair, Genome Modeling and Stability
H. Inoue & E. Kafer

Accessory Genetic Elements: Introns, Plasmids, Prions, Transposons
J. Kennell & S. Saupe

Industrial Fungi: Expression Systems and Hyperproduction
D. Yaver & L. Lasure

Neurospora Genome Sequencing
M. Sachs & B. Birren


Mating, Heterokaryosis and Downstream Effects
L. Glass & T. Fowler

Plant Pathogenesis: Nutrient Relations, Infection Structures; Tissue Specificity Signal Transduction
R. Oliver & A. Osbourn

Organelles, including Mitochondria, Vacuoles, and Peroxisomes
R. Brambl & B. Bowman

Population Genetics of Fungi, Horozontal Nuclear Gene Transfer
R. Vilgalys & L. Rosewich

Fungal Photobiology and Clocks
L. Corrochano & D. Bell-Pedersen

Mycosphaerella and Stagonospora
G. Kema


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS IV

Chaperones & Stress Proteins; Protein Targeting, Transport and Secretio
J. Silver, & D. Archer

Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics Host-Parasite Coevolution
P. deWit & R. Prade

New Tools: Microarrays, Transcriptome, Knockouts, Transposon Tagging
G. Turner

Oomycete Molecular Genetics
B. Tyler

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Polarity, Cytoskeleton ,Cell Wall Metabolism -
Gero Steinberg, Kees van den Hondel (Chairs)

3:00-3:05 Introductory Remarks
Gero Steinberg (Max-Planck-Institute, Marburg, Germany)

3:05-3:25 Xin Xiang (USUHS, Bethesda, MD)
Microtubules and associated motors in fungal growth

3:25-3:45 Fulvia Verde (University of Miami)
Cell polarity in Schizosacchararomyces pombe

3:45-4:00 Patrick Hickey (University of California/Berkley, CA)
Live cell imaging of hyphal fusions in growing Neurospora colonies

4:00-4:15 Stephan Seiler (UMKC , Kansas City, MO)
Determinants of fungal morphogenesis: isolation and analysis of Neurospora crassa mutants defective in the maintenance and regulation of cellular polarity

4:15-4:30 Coffee Break

4:30-4:45 Irene Schulz (Max-Planck-Institute, Marburg, Germany)
Microtubules in the fungal pathogen Ustilago maydis are highly dynamic and determine cell polarity

4:45-5:00 Meritxell Riquelme (University of California/Riverside, CA)
Apical growth and mitosis do not compete for the same microtubule resources in Aspergillus nidulans

5:00-5:15 Reinhard Fischer (Max-Planck-Institute, Marburg, Germany)
Molecular analysis of three kinesins in Aspergillus nidulans

5:15-5:30 Carol Munro (University of Aberdeen, UK)
The roles of CHS1, CHS8 and BNI4 in cell wall synthesis in Candida albicans

5:30-5:35 Summary and open questions

Kees van den Hondel (TNO, Aj Zeist, Netherlands)

5:35-6:00 general discussion, participants are Ron Morris (UMDNJ, Piscataway, NJ), Brent Heath (York University, Toronto, Canada), Michelle Momany (University of Georgia, GA) and Arthur Ram (University of Leiden, Netherlands)

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Metabolic Organization and Regulation
Michael J. Hynes and Richard L. Weiss (Chairs)

3:00-3:05 Introductory Remarks

3:05-3:25 Gerhard Braus, University of Goettingen
Regulation of amino acid biosynthesis

3:25-3:40 Hubertus Haas, University of Innsbruck
SREA deficiency leads to drepression of siderophore transport, intracellular siderophore accumulation and oxidative stress in Aspergillus nidulans

3:40-4:00 Agnieszka Dzikowska, University of Warsaw
Arginine metabolism in Aspergillus nidulans

4:00-4:15 Matthew Tanzer, Paradigm Genetics Inc
Nutritional profiling technology for high-throughout functional genomics analysis of filamentous fungi

4:15-4:45 Coffee break

4:45-5:05 Daniel J. Ebbole, Texas A & M University
Sugar sensing in Neurospora crassa

5:05-5:20 Esther Schmitt, Ruhr-Universitat, Bochum
Cephalosporin c biosynthesis gene regulation in Acremonium

5:20-5:40 Matthew Sachs, Oregon Gradutate Institute
Translational control in filamentous fungi

5:40-5:55 Erika Kothe, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena
Differentially expressed genes in ectomycorrhiza and Tricholoma host specificity

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Fungal pathogenesis: mycotoxins, secondary metabolism, gene clusters
G. Turgeon & A. Desjardins

3:00- 3:05 Introductory Remarks

3:05 - 3:25 Daren Brown, NCAUR - USDA Peoria, IL
Genetic basis for trichothecene structural diversity in Fusarium

3:25 - 3:45 Robert H. Proctor, NCAUR - USDA, Peoria, IL
Putative fumonisin self-protection genes in the F. verticillioides fumonisin biosynthetic gene cluster

3:45 - 4:05 Shun-Wen Lu, Cornell University Ithaca, NY
A gene controlling fungal virulence is highly conserved in plant and human pathogenic Ascomycetes

4:05 - 4:25 Lynda Ciuffetti, Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
Virulence factors of the wheat pathogen Pyrenophora tritici-repentis

4:25 - 4:40 Coffee Break

4:40 - 5:00 Heidi Böhnert, UMR1932 CNRS Aventis, Lyon, France
ACE1 (AVR1 - IRAT7) of Magnaporthe

5:00 - 5:20 Alexander Schouten, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands
Activation of a plant secondary metabolite by Botrytis cinerea: Resveratrol acts as a profungicide

5:20 - 5:40 Richard Johnson, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Analysis of an ergovaline-deficient Neotyphodium endophyte resulting from a peptide synthetase gene knockout

5:40 - 6:00 Maarten A. de Waard, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters from Botrytis cinera

Fungi in Medicine and Genomics of Human Pathogens
JP Latgé, Institut Pasteur, Paris, and N. Gow, University of Aberdeen

3 :00-3 :10 Introductory remarks ;
Status of the sequencing projects in C. albicans and A. fumigatus

3:10-3:25 J. Taylor, University of California, Berkeley
Asexuality and human pathogenic fungi: illusory and informative.

3 :25-3 :40 C. d'Enfert1, A. Munir A. Murad2, F. Tekaia1, D. Talibi3, H. Tournu2, D. Maréchal3,
C. Gaillardin4, and A. J.P. Brown2. 1Institut Pasteur, Paris. 2University of Aberdeen.
3Eurogentec, Seraing. 4CNRS/INRA/INA PG Thiverval-Grignon
Analysis of transcriptional control circuits and their gene targets using transcript profiling in Candida

3 :40-3 :55 J. L. Brookman, M. Birch and A. Rickers, Manchester University
Random Mutagenesis of Aspergillus fumigatus

3 :55-4 :10 A. A. Brakhage1, B.Philippe2, B.Jahn3, J.P. Latgé2, and K. Langfelder1. 1Darmsdat
University of technology. 2Institut Pasteur, Paris. 3Munich University
Analysis of the expression of the virulence factor-encoding gene pksP of Aspergillus fumigatus using the green fluorescent protein

4 :10-4 :40 Coffee break

4 :40-4 :55 F. Dietrich, Duke University
The Ashbya gossypii genome project

4 :55-5 :10 E. Fung Stanford Genome Technology Center
Sequencing the Cryptococcus neoformans Genome

5 :10-5 :25 J.M. Bruneau1, T. Magnin2, E. Tagat1, R. Legrand1, M. Bernard2, C. Fudali1 and J.P.
Latgé1. 1Aventis. 2Institut Pasteur, Paris
A proteomic approach to identify membrane glycosylphosphatidylinositol- anchored proteins in Aspergillus fumigatus

5 :25-5 :40 M.Schmid Genencor, Palo Alto
New strategies for identifying antifungal drug targets

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Erika Kothe and Ursula Kües (Cochairs)

3:00-3:20 Ursula Kües, ETH Zürich
Characterization of ras mutant alleles from Coprinus cinereus homokaryon AmutBmut

3:20-3:40 Steven Horton, Union College, Schenectaddy
Initial characterization of genes involved in mushroom development in the basidiomycete Schizophyllum commune, as isolated by a two-hybrid screen

3:40-4:00 Martina Celerin, Indiana University
Suppressors of the meiotic defects of spo11-1 in Coprinus cinereus

4:00-4:15 Benjamin Lu, University of Guelph
Apoptosis occurs in the basidia of mutants of Coprinus cinereus

4:15-4:30 Rex Nelson, Saint Louis University
Identification of a hypervirulent mutant and genes of mitochondrial origin incorporated into the nuclear genome of Cryptococcus neoformans

Break to 4:50

4:50-5:10 David Smith, University of Louisville
Methylammonium permeases in Ustilago maydis and Microbotryum violaceum -connection to the cAMP-pathway?

5:10-5:30 Katherine Wake, University of British Columbia
cAMP signaling and sporulation in Ustilago maydis

5:30-5:45 Klaus Lengeler, Duke University
Identification of the STE20a gene of Cryptococcus neoformans reveals that serotype A MATa strains still exist

5:45-6:00 Susanne Gola, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Pheromone discrimination of chimeric B alpha receptors in Schizophyllum commune

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Nancy KELLER, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Christophe D'ENFERT, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

3.00 - 3.10 Introductory remarks

3.10 - 3.25 Inge Holsbeeks, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Protein kinase A control in glucose and nitrogen sensing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

3.25 - 3.40 Ann M. Kays, University of Texas- Houston Medical School, Houston, USA
Two Galpha proteins, GNA-1 and GNA-3, regulate adenylyl cyclase in Neurospora crassa

3.40 - 3.55 Jaehyuk Yu, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
A heterotrimeric G-protein signaling and its regulator in Aspergillus nidulans: Controllers for fungal growth, sporulation, and sterigmatocystin biosynthesis.

3.55 - 4.10 Richard H. Gomer, Rice University, Houston, USA
Fruiting body size regulation via a factor which modulates cAMP signal transduction

4.10 - 4.25 Stefanie Pöggeler, Ruhr- Universität Bochum, Germany
Molecular analysis of developmental genes in Sordaria macrospora: Identification and characterization of putative components of signal transduction pathways

4.25 - 4.40 Coffee break

4.40 - 4.55 Joan Tilburn, Imperial College School of Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
Aspects of gene regulation by ambient pH in Aspergillus nidulans

4.55 - 5.10 Kap-Hoon Han, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA
Salt-stress, hogA-dependent control of hyphal growth, branching and septum formation in Aspergillus nidulans

5.10 - 5.25 Richard B. Todd, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
TupA, the Penicillium marneffei TUP1 homologue, represses asexual development and yeast-like growth to allow vegetative filamentous growth

5.25 - 5.40 Jürgen Wendland, Friedrich Schiller-University of Jena, Germany
An IQGAP-related protein controls actin ring assembly and septation in Ashbya gossypii

5.40 - 5.55 Michael Bölker, Universität Marburg, Germany
Regulation of cytokinesis in Ustilago maydis (15 min.)

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Mutation, DNA Repair, Genome Modeling and Stability
H. Inoue & E. Kafer

3:00-3:05 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS (Hirokazu Inoue)

Topic I. DNA repair and mutagenesis

3:05-3:20 Alice Schroeder

3:25-3:40 Suhn-Kee Chae
Mutagenic DNA repair genes in Aspergillus

Topic II. Check point regulation response to DNA damage

3:45-4:00 Gustavo Goldman
The role of the scaA gene in the DNA damage response

4:05-4:20 Sarah Lee McGuire
An Aspergillus nidulans nimX2 suppressor affects the DNA damage check point"

4:25-4:40 COFFEE BREAK

4:40-4:55 Etta Kafer
Repair of DNA damage in Fungi

Topic III. Podospora mitochondrial DNA instability & maintenance

5:00-5:15 Heinz Osiewacz
Copper-dependence of mitochondrial DNA reorganization in Podospora anserina

5:20-5:35 Marguerite Picard
Accumulation of mtDNA deletions in Podospora

Topic IV. RIP in Podospora

5:40-6:00 Andrea Hamann
Gene inactivation in the ascomycete Podospora anserina

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Accessory Genetic Elements: Introns, Plasmids, Prions, Transposons
Jack Kennell and Sven Saupe

3:00-3:05 Introductory Remarks
Jack Kennell, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

3:05-3:20 Jack Kennell, SMU
Etiology of Senescence Associated with Retroplasmid-containing Strains of Neurospora.

3:25-3:40 Frank Kempken, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany
Activity of transposable element Restless in Neurospora crassa.

3:45-4:00 Fabienne Chalvet, Université Paris Sud, IGM, Orsay, France
Hop, an active MuDR-like element in the filamentous fungus Fusarium oxysporum.

4:05-4:15 Naweed Naqvi, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Use of Ac/Ds based gene traps for identification and characterization of pathogenicity factors from the rice-blast fungus, Magnaporthe grisea.

4:20-4:35 Coffee Break

4:35-4:50 Jill Salvo, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Analysis of cytbi3 mitochondrial group I intron ORFs from Podospora and Neurospora for homing endonuclease activity.

4:55-5:10 Patricia McCabe, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
Inhibition of a serine protease disrupts development in Cryphonectria parasitica.

5:15-5:20 Sven Saupe, IBGC, Bordeaux, France
Introduction to Nonconventional Accessory Elements:

5:20-5:35 Henk Dalstra, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
The HET-s prion, a meiotic drive element causing sporekilling in Podospora anserina.

5:40-5:55 Stephane Graziani, Université Paris Sud, IGM, Orsay, France
Genetic and molecular analysis of mutations affecting the propagation of two non-conventional genetic elements in Nectria haematococca.

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Industrial Fungi: Expression Systems and Hyper-production
Co-chairs: Linda Lasure & Debbie Yaver

3:00-3:05 Opening Remarks- Debbie Yaver

3:05-3:25 Beom-Gi Kim
Isolation and transformation of uracil auxotrophs of the edible basidiomycete Pleurotus

3:25-3:45 Peter Romaine
A Fruitbody Tissue Method for Efficient Agrobacterium-mediated Genetic Transformation of Agaricus bisporus

3:45-4:05 Cora van Zeijl
Chrysosporium lucknowense, a new fungal host for protein production

4:05-4:20 Break

4:20-4:40 Patrick Derkx
The foldase, CYPB, from Aspergillus niger contains a novel endoplasmic reticulum retention signal and its overexpression improves yields of secreted glucoamylase

4:40-5:00 Christien Lokman
Efficient production of Arthromyces ramosus peroxidase byAspergillus awamori

5:00-5:20 Marco van den Berg
Analysis of the penicillin biosynthetic gene cluster: Directed strain improvement of Penicillium chrysogenum

5:20-5:40 David Catcheside
Diversification of Heterologous DNA in Neurospora

5:40-6:00 Late Breaking News

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Neurospora Genome Sequencing
M. Sachs & B. Birren

3:00-3:05 Introductory remarks (Matt Sachs and Bruce Birren)

3:05-4:10 Bruce Birren, James Galagan, Jak Kinsey, Matt Sachs and Chuck Staben
Sequencing the Neurospora genome

4:10-4:20 N. Ron Morris
Accessing the Aspergillus nidulans Genome

4:20-4:40 Break

4:40-5:00 Jonathan Arnold (15 + 5 min)
Physical map of Neurospora crassa

5:00-5:20 Mary Anne Nelson (15+5 min)
Searching for coding regions in the Neurospora crassa genome

5:20-5:40 Xin Xie (Ebbole lab) and Zachary Lewis (Bell-Pedersen lab )(15+5 min)
Studies of gene expression in Neurospora crassa using cDNA microarrays

5:40-6:00 Lisbeth Hamer (15+5 min)
Resolving gene function

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Mating, Heterosis and Downstream Effects
Louise Glass, Univ. of California and Thomas Fowler, Univ. of Vermont, co-chairs

3:00 Opening remarks

3:05 Sven Saupe, U. Bordeaux
het-s, a heterokaryon incompatibility gene encoding a fungal prion.

3:25 Sovan Sarkar, U. California
Non-self recognition during heterokaryon incompatibility is mediated by heterocomplex formation between alternative HET-C polypeptides.

3:45 Gillian Turgeon, Cornell U. and Torrey Mesa Research Institute
Ascomycete mating mechanisms.

4:05 Piotr Bobrowicz, Texas A&M U.
Components and function of the Fus3/Kss1-related MAP kinase pathway in Neurospora crassa.

4:25 Break

4:35 Bruce Miller, U. Idaho
Expression and functional analysis of SteA (Ste12-like) homolog, a regulator of sexual reproduction in Aspergillus nidulans.

4:55 Ulrich Kück, U. Bochum
Fruiting body development in Sordaria macrospora

5:15 Thomas Fowler, U. Vermont
How did such a large number of B mating types of Schizophyllum commune evolve in nature?

5:35 Gerhard Weinzierl, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
Identification of targets of a b-mediated regulation cascade in Ustilago maydis.

5:55 Closing remarks

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Plant Pathogenesis: Nutrient Relations, Infection Structures; Tissue Specificity Signal Transduction
R. Oliver & A. Osbourn

3:00-3:10 Introduction, Anne Osbourn, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK

3:10-3:25 Bettina Tudsinski, Munster, DE
Signalling and Pathogenicity in Botrytis cinerea.

3:25-3:40 Antonio di Pietro, Cordoba, ES
A MapK controls root penetration and pathogenesis in Fusarium.

3:40-3:55 Phillip Mueller, Marburg, DE
A MapK module regulating filamentous growth, mating and pathogenic development in Ustilago.

3:55-4:10 Jon Duick Egan, Athens, USA
Calcineurin affects morphology, mating and pathogenicity in Ustilago.

4:10-4:45 Break

(Chair, Richard Oliver)

4:45-5:00 Marc-Henri Lebrun, Lyon, FR
PLS1, a gene encoding a tetraspanin-like protein is required for penetration of the rice leaf by Magnaporthe.

5:00-5:15 Nick Talbot, Exeter UK
Magnaporthe appressorial penetration.

5:15-5:30 Yoshitaka Takano, Kyoto JN
Isolation and analysis of pathogenicity genes in Colletotrichum lagenarium by insertional mutagenesis: The peroxisome biogenesis gene PEX6 of Colletotrichum lagenarium is required for appressorium- mediated plant infection.

5:30-5:45 Lisa Vaillancourt, Kentucky, USA
Colletotrichum graminicola pathogenicity mutants identified using REMI.

5:45-6:00 Jeff Rollins, Florida, USA
Involvement of a pacC homolog from Sclerotinia in sclerotial development and virulence:

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ORGANELLES - R. Brambl and B. Bowman

3:00-3:05 Introductory Remarks

3:05 - 3:25 Holger Prokisch, U. of Munich
Assembly of Mitochondria

3:25 - 3:45 Rebecca D. Taylor & Frank E. Nargang U. of Alberta
A Domain in Tom40 Required for Assembly and Stability of the TOM complex in Neurospora crassa

3:45 - 4:05 Heinz Osiewacz U. of Frankfurt
Mitochondrial dysfunction as the result of copper limitation induces a retrograde response in Podospora anserina

4:05 - 4:25 Véronique Berteaux-Lecellier, Université Paris-Sud.
Peroxisomes and development in Podospora

4:25 - 4:40 break

4:40 - 5:00 Gagan Gupta, York University,
Intracellular SNARE pathways in filamentous fungi.

5:00 - 5:20 Nick Read,University of Edinburgh
Imaging organelle dynamics and organisation in living hyphae of Neurospora and Aspergillus.

5:20 - 5:40 Barry Bowman, U. of California, Santa Cruz
Vacuoles and Woronin bodies in Neurospora crassa

5:40 - 6:00 Late additions

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Population Genetics / Horizontal Gene Transfer
U. Liane Rosewich and Rytas Vilgalys (Co-chairs)

3:00-3:13 U. Liane Rosewich, USDA, Cereal Disease Lab, St. Paul
Horizontal gene transfer as an evolutionary mechanism in fungi

3:13-3:26 Alfons Debets
HGT of the kalilo senescence plasmid in Neurospora

3:26-3:39 Frank Kempken, Ruhr-Universitîît Bochum, Germany
Distribution and evolution of fungal class II transposons

3:39-3:52 Todd Ward, H. Corby Kistler, Joe Bielawski, Eileen Sullivan, and Kerry O'Donnell, USDA Peoria
Discordant gene genealogies and the evolution of the trichothecene gene cluster in Fusarium

3:52-4:05 Brett C. Couch and Linda M. Kohn, University of Toronto
A multilocus molecular marker system for studying population subdivision in the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe grisea

4:05-4:18 Wieland Meyer, S. Kidd S & K. Maszewska, Westmead Hospital, Australia
A global view on molecular epidemiology of Cryptococcus neoformans

4:18-4:30 Jianping Xu, Rytas Vilgalys and Thomas G. Mitchell, McMaster Univ. and Duke Univ.
Multiple Recent Origins of Serotype AD Strains in the Human Pathogenic Fungus Cryptococcus neoformans

4:30-4:40 BREAK

4:40-4:52 James R. Garton and Georgiana May, University of Minnesota
Population genetics of Ustilago maydis as determined by RFLP and allelic variation and the b mating type locus.

4:52-5:04 Teresa Pawlowska and John Taylor, UC-Berkeley
Molecular population genetics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: Are they clonal or recombining?

5:04-5:16 Tim James, Erica Morehouse, Austen Ganley, Rytas Vilgalys, Joyce Longcore, Duke Univ. and U. Maine, Orono, ME
Recent clonal explosion of a chytrid fungus among North American frog populations.

5:16-5:28 Joey Spatafora, Annette Kretzer, Lisa Grubisha, and Randy Molina, Oregon State University
Clone size, fine-scale population structure, and phylogenetic species in the ectomycorrhizal false-truffle Rhizopogon vinicolor complex

5:28-5:40 Takao Kasuga, Thomas White and John Taylor, Roche and UC-Berkeley
Molecular Clocks in Plectomycetes and the Radiation of Histoplasma

5:40-5:52 Catriona Halliday and Dee Carter, Microbiology Dept., Univ. of Sydney, NSW Australia.
Sexual recombination and dispersal of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii in the natural environment

5:52-6:04 David Geiser and Kerry O'Donnell, Penn State and USDA Peoria
Evolution of f.sp. erythroxyli in Fusarium oxysporum

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FUNGAL PHOTOBIOLOGY AND CLOCKS -- Deborah Bell-Pedersen and Luis M.
Corrochano Chairs

3:00-3:10 L. M. Corrochano, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Photoactivation of gene expression in Phycomyces and Neurospora

3:10-3:25 E. Iturriaga, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Photoregulation of carotenoid biosynthesis in Mucor.

3:25-3:40 Katherine A. Borkovich, University of Texas-Houston, USA
Opsins and Opsin-related proteins in Fungi.

3:40-3:55 K. Hasunuma, Yokohama City University, Japan.
Signal transduction of light through ndk-1 to the morphogenesis of perithecia in Neurospora crassa

3:55-4:10 N. Keller, University of Wisconsin, USA
Circadian and light regulation of developmental processes in Aspergillus spp.

4:10-4:20 Deborah Bell-Pedersen, Texas A& M University, USA
A genetic selection for circadian clock mutations in Neurospora

4:20-4:30 Coffee Break

4:30-4:45 Lisa Franchi, Universita di Roma, Italy
Circadian regulation of the light input pathway in Neurospora crassa

4:45-5:00 Yi Liu, University of Texas, USA
Interlocked feedback loops maintain robustness of the Neurospora circadian clock.

5:00-5:15 Kwangwon Lee, Dartmouth Medical School, USA
FRQ, WC-1 and VVD: Gating, Positive and Negative Feedback, and Integral and Peripheral Feedback loops in the Neurospora Circadian System

5:15-5:30 Minou Nowrousian, Dartmouth Medical School, USA
The Dartmouth/Oklahoma EST Project - Analysis of ESTs from two starvation, time of day-specific libraries of Neurospora reveals novel clock-controlled genes

5:30-5:45 Sue Crosthwaite, University of Manchester, UK.
Circadian clock-related antisense transcripts in Neurospora crassa

5:45-6:00 Jennifer Compton, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
Molecular analysis of the prd-6 clock gene

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Mycosphaerella and Stagonospora
G. Kema

3:00-3:05 Introduction
Gert Kema Plant Research International, Wageningen, NL

3:05-3:20 Gert Kema, Plant Research International
Genetics and host-pathogen interactions in M. graminicola

3:25-3:40 Cees Waalwijk, Plant Research International
Characterisation of a putative cultivar specific avirulence locus in M. graminicola

3:45-4:00 Kiichi Adachi, Paradigm Genetics, USA
High throughput transformation and gene disruption in M. graminicola

4:05-4:20 Maarten de Waard, Wageningen University & Research Centre, NL
ATP-binding cassette ABC transporters in M. graminicola

4:25-4:40 Coffee break

4:40-4:55 Joanne Ayriss, Long Ashton Research Station, UK
Vitamin Deficient Mutants in M. graminicola

5:00-5:15 Steve Goodwin, Purdue University
Cloning and analysis of the mating type genes from the barley pathogen Septoria passerinii

5:20-5:35 Bruce McDonald, ETH-Zürich, CH
Genetic structure of M. graminicola populations

5:40-5:50 Gert Kema, Plant Research International
Concluding discussion & remarks

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Chaperones and Stress Proteins
J. Silver and D. Archer

15:00 -15:10 Introduction

15:10- 15:30 Cees Sagt
UPR-specific transcriptional regulation in Aspergillus niger.

15:30- 15:50 Harm Mulder
ER stress response: The A. niger transcription factor HacAp mediates the upregulation of the molecular chaperone BipA and the peptidyl prolyl cis-trans isomerase CypB.

15:50- 16:10 Markku Saloheimo
Induction mechanism of the Trichoderma reesei and Aspergillus nidulans hac1/A genes involved in the unfolded protein response.

16:10-16:30 Julie Silver
Branching in Achlya ambisexualis results in concomitant alterations in the levels of heat- shock protein chaperones.

16:30-16:50 Coffee Break

16:50-17:10 Vera Meyer
Influence of ambient pH and different stress conditions on antifungal protein expression in Aspergillus giganteus .

17:10-17:30 Nora Plesofsky
Structural Analysis of Hsp30, the small heat shock protein of Neurospora crassa.

17:30-17:50 Peter Punt
Characterisation of a gene involved in protein secretion in Aspergillus niger

17:50-18:10 Anne Huuskonen
Characterisation of translation initiation factors of Trichoderma reesei

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Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics Host-Parasite Coevolution
P. deWit & R. Prade

3.00-3.10:Introduction by conveners Pierre de Wit and Rolf Prade

3.10-3.30:Mark Farman; U. Kentucky, Dept. of Plant Pathology
Cloning of a functional avirulence gene homolog from a Magnaporthe grisea strain that is a pathogen of perennial ryegrass

3.30-3.50:Rianne Luderer; Wageningen U., Dept.of Phytopathology
Cloning and characterisation of avirulence gene Avr2 of Cladosporium fulvum

3.50-4.10:Lena Hwang; UC Berkeley
Identification of Virulence and Morphogenetic Factors in Histoplasma capsulatum Using a Shotgun DNA Microarray

4.10-4.30Lisbeth Hamer; Paradigm Genetics, NC
Lessons from genomics analyses of major fungal pathogens


4.50-5.10:Michael Feldbrügge; MPI Terrestral Microbiol., Marburg
A homolog of the transcriptional repressor Ssn6p antagonizes cAMP signalling in Ustilago maydis

5.10-5.30:Patricia Ayoubi; Oklahoma State U., Dept. of Microbiology
Aspergillus nidulans genome sequencing effort: Strategic scaffold sequencing of Chromosome IV.

5.30-5.50:Jörg Kämper; MPI, Terrestral Microbiol., Marburg
The Ustilago maydis sequencing project

5.50-6.10:Tom Mitchell; NC State U. Fungal genomics Lab.
Does genome synteny exist in filamentous fungi?

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New Tools: Microarrays, Transcriptome, Knockouts, Transposon Tagging
Geoffrey Turner Chair

3:00 - 3:05 Geoffrey Turner University of Sheffield, UK

3:05 - 3:25 Jeff Shuster Paradigm Genetics Inc, Research Triangle Park, NC
Genomes to Phenomes: Genome Scale Mutagenesis and Function Analysis in the Filamentous Fungi

3:25 - 3:45 Marc-Henri Lebrun CNRS-Aventis, Lyon, France
Transposon impala from Fusarium oxysporum: a novel tool for tagging genes and genome analysis in ascomycetes

3:45 - 4:05 Oliver Ladendorf Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
Heterologous transposition in the phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis using the Caenorhabditis elegans element Tc1

4:05 - 4:25 Thomas Gaffney Syngenta, Research Triangle Park, NC
Mutational analysis of Ashbya gossypii with gene knockouts

4:25 - 4:40 Coffee Break

4:40 - 5: 00 Rolf Prade Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Aspergillus nidulans EST-based microarrays

5:00 - 5:20 Anita Sil University of California, San Francisco
Using a shot-gun genomic microarray to probe pathogenesis in Histoplasma capsulatum

5:20 - 5:40 Frank Schuren TNO, Zeist, Netherlands
The TNO genomics approach

5:40 - 6:00 Richard Oliver Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
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3:00 - 3:10 Pieter van West, University of Aberdeen
Identification of Stage Specific Proteins in Phytophthora Spp.

3:15 - 3:25 David W. Dotson, North Carolina State Unviersity
Analysis of Sterol Induced Changes in Phytophthora Gene Expression

3:30 - 3:40 Shelley Brunt, University of Toronto at Scarborough
Steroid induced genes in the oomycete Achlya ambisexualis.

3:45 - 3:55 Maita Latijnhouwers, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Unraveling G-protein mediated signaling in Phytophtora infestans

4:00 - 4:07 Anna Liisa Fabritius, University of California, Riverside
Mating-regulated gene expression in Phytophthora infestans.

4:10 - 4:17 Audrey Ah Fong, University of California Riverside
Genetic and physical analysis of a BAC contig containing the mating type locus of Phytophthora infestans.

4:20 - 4:30 Stephen Whisson, Scottish Crop Research Institute
Chromosome Landing Across Avirulence Loci in the Potato Late Blight Pathogen, Phytophthora infestans.

4:35 - 4:42 Terry MacGregor, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Genetic and physical mapping of the Avr1a avirulence gene in Phytophthora sojae.

4:45 - 4:52 Brett Tyler, University of California, Davis
Cloning and characterization of the Avr1b gene from Phytophthora sojae.

4:55 - 5:02 Jureerat Chamnanpunt, University of California, Davis
High Frequency Mitotic Gene Conversion Across the Genome of the oomycete , Phytophthora sojae.

5:05 - 5:15 Trudy Torto, Ohio State University,Wooster
EST data mining: Novel extracellular proteins from the oomycete plant pathogen Phytophthora infestans

5:20 - 5:30 Dinah Qutob, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada .
Functional Genomics of Phytophthora sojae: Identification of a Necrosis Inducing Peptide by a Heterologous Expression Assay

5:35 - 5:45 Arvid Goetesson, Australian National University
Characterisation of a large polygalacturonase gene family in the oomycete plant pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi.

5:50 - 5:55 Cristina Cvitanich, University of California, Riverside .
Transformation of the oomycete, Phytophthora infestans, using microprojectile bombardment.

5:55 - 6:00 John J. Weiland, USDA-ARS, Northern Crop Science Laboratory
Transformation of Pythium aphanidermatum to geneticin resistance.

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