Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Wieland Meyer
  • Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute (The Netherlands)
  • Open access data as fundamental source for mycological discovery
  • Dr. Irina S Druzhinina
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (UK)
  • Ecological genomics of Trichoderma fitness sheds light on the origin of environmental opportunism in fungi
  • Prof. Joseph Heitman
  • Duke Univ. (USA)
  • RNAi-dependent epimutations evoke transient antifungal drug resistance

Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. Geoffrey M Gadd
  • Univ. of Dundee (UK)
  • Fungal biomineralization
  • Prof. Daohong Jiang
  • Huazhong Agricultural Univ. (China)
  • A mycovirus converts a necrotrophic fungal pathogen to mutualistic endophyte of its host
  • Prof. Akiyoshi Yamada
  • Shinshu Univ. (Japan)
  • Cultivation studies of edible ectomycorrhizal mushrooms: successful establishment of ectomycorrhizal associations in vitro and efficient production of fruiting bodies
  • Dr. Dhanushka N Wanasinghe
  • Kunming Institute of Botany (China)
  • The hidden fungi in the forest canopy
  • Prof. Aaron P Mitchell
  • Univ. of Georgia (USA)
  • Circuit diversification in Candida albicans biofilm control – how all roads lead to Rome
  • Prof. John W Taylor
  • UC Berkeley (USA)
  • Ecology of a fungal endozoan and systemic human pathogen, Coccidioides
  • Prof. Yongsun Bahn
  • Yonsei Univ. (Korea)
  • Exploring fungal blood-brain barrier crossing factors
  • Prof. Jens C Frisvad
  • Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
  • Similarities and differences in the diverse extrolite profiles of Aspergillus, Penicillium and Talaromyces
  • Prof. Mark S Calabon
  • UP Visayas (Philippines)
  • Aquatic fungal research: recent updates and future perspectives