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1 July 2022
We are happy to announce the 16th European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG16) that will take place in Innsbruck, Austria from March 5 – 8, 2023 .
22 June 2022
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sigrid Neuhauser will give her inaugural lecture on June 24 th , 11:30 to 12:15, at the University of Innsbruck ( Hörsaal B, Technikerstraße 25).

My research interest currently focusses on three main topics : (1) identification of molecular markers for mycoparasitism on the single cell level, (2) characterisation of host-specific stress responses that affect the polarised growth pattern of mycoparasitic Trichoderma species and ultimately define the outcome of the fungus-fungus interaction and (3) deciphering the key signal transduction pathways that regulate the attack-defence responses between mycoparasite and putative host fungus.

In addition, I have a constant interest in optimising live-cell imaging approaches for the visualisation and quantification of intracellular protein dynamics in various filamentous fungal species, including the well known model fungus Neurospora crassa, by using state-of-the-art microscopy systems in combination with vital fluorescent dyes and innovative fluorescent reporter constructs.

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