Based on the great success of the first, second and third ISFUS, this time the IV ISFUS will be held as a joint meeting, together with the XIII International Fungal Biology Conference (IFBC) at Hotel Nacional Inn in São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil from September 25 – 29, 2022.
The International Fungal Biology Conference started in 1965 in Bristol, UK and since then has been held in Provo (Utah, USA 1973), Gwatt (Switzerland 1980), Stirling (Scotland 1987), Helen (Georgia, USA 1991), Konstanz (Germany 1996), Groningen (The Netherlands 1999), Guanajuato (Mexico, 2009; https://funguscongress.ucr.edu), Nancy (France 2006), Ensenada (Mexico 2009), Karlsruhe (Germany 2013; http://www.iab.kit.edu/conference/index.php), Incheon Songdo, (South Korea 2017), and now in São José dos Campos (Brazil, 2021). This Conference series is focused on exciting new fields at the frontiers of Fungal Cell Biology. Both ISFUS and IFBC are designed to provide a great environment to promote scientific and social interactions. It is expected that all participants attend every talk and therefore, no concurrent sessions are held. Poster sessions are always very lively at these meetings and reach a similar audience as oral presentations in other meetings.
We are confident that a joint ISFUS-IFBC meeting will bring together complementary and exciting frontier fields of fungal biology that should be attractive to many young researchers and students in this field, from all over the world.
IV ISFUS Main Topics
- Stress mechanisms and responses in fungi
- Fungal photobiology, clock regulation, and stress
- Fungal stress in industry
- Fungal biology in extreme environments
- Ionizing radiation, ultraviolet radiation, heat, and other stresses in fungal biology
- Fungal stress in agriculture: including biological control of insect pests
- Stress in fungal pathogenesis
- Stress in populations, fungal communities, and symbiotic interactions
XIII IFBC Main Topics
- Morphogenes: Includes polar growth, regulation of branching, asexual and sexual reproduction and germination and both yeast and filamentous fungi
- Organellar dynamics: Includes secretion, vesicle trafficking, nuclear dynamics, vacuolar morphogenesis, mitochondrial interactions, cellular heterogeneity
- Cytoskeletal function and dynamics: Includes aspects of cytoskeleton and growth, cell wall synthesis and septation mechanisms, nuclear division, trafficking, etc.
- Cell biology of interactions and communication: Includes fungal-fungal interactions, fungal-bacterial, fungal-plant, fungal-animal focused on cell biological aspects.