ECFG is an International conference on Fungal genetics, biology, host pathogen interaction & evolutionary ecology. It is a great pleasure to invite you to Innsbruck (Austria), from 6-9 March 2022, for an exciting meeting, with an outstanding scientific program! The aim of ECFG16 is to showcase recent advances in fungal genetics and molecular biology, including cellular biology, omics technologies, host-pathogen interactions, evolutionary genomics, molecular ecology.
Fungi feeding on other fungi (mycoparasites) represent a promising alternative to chemical fungicides for plant disease control. They also have potential applications in medicine and across industry. Dr. Susanne Zeilinger and her team (WG Zeilinger-Migsich) from the University of Innsbruck in Austria are working to identify and characterise the genes and gene products that are active during the interactions of antagonistic fungi. This critical work is paving the way for improvement of fungal strains as biotechnological workhorses in plant protection and beyond.
The 3rd Mycology Tyrol Symposium on the 26th of September will continue to promote the interdisciplinary scientific exchange of prominent microbiological topics. In addition to plenary sessions, students and postdoctoral researchers will have the opportunity to present their projects in short elevator talks and receive feedback from the community in open poster sessions. The concluding open mixer will provide time for extensive networking and for finding collaboration opportunities. This one-day symposium is free and open to everyone with a special interest in modern mycological research.