The 2014 Neurospora conference at Asilomar conference grounds in Pacific Grove, CA will be held March 6-9, 2014. Registration is now open and a large proportion of the talks will be chosen from the abstracts. Deadline for registration is Dec 31, 2013 but sign up soon to get your preferred housing.
The Neurospora satellite meeting will be held just prior to the 2014 European Fungal Genetics conference in Seville, Spain. Additional the 11th International Aspergillus Meeting (Asperfest), and meetings for each of Fusarium, Dothideomycete, Colletotrichum and Mycorrhizal Genomics Initiative will be held just prior to or after the conference. Sign up soon (before 16-Decemeber) to receive reduced participation fees.
Well we’re back from a great meeting. We have pictures to upload, notes to review, and backlog of emails to try and read. If you have any memorable points from the meeting you want to share, please feel free to use the comments system or tweet about it referring to this post and it will link in or use the #fungal2013 hashtag. If you have any pictures to share, please feel to also post links to them. A few years ago we used Flickr to make a pool for these, may try again if there is any interest.
I didn’t do a good job finding my favorite data viz posters as it seemed like it was always such a packed poster session and hard to focus after the long days.
On Wednesday of the Fungal Genetics meeting in the Chapel from 12:15 – 1:30 there will be a fungal genome tools session. Box lunches will be available at the Chapel so you can have a chance to eat during the session.
12:15 – 12:30 AspGD / CGD / SGD – Martha Arnaud (Stanford)
12:35 – 12:50 CFGGP 2.0 – Jaeyoung Choi (Seoul National University)
12:55 – 1:10 Ensembl Genomes – Uma Maheswari (European Bioinformatics Institute)
1:10 – 1:25 FungiDB – Jason Stajich (UC Riverside)
This will be followed by a One Fungus = One Name session from 1:30 – 1:50. See this paper for more information.
Talks will also be posted at tools.fungalgenomes.org and you can see the talks from the previous conference.
On Thursday March 14 there will be a lunch workshop on JGI’s Mycocosm and the 1000 Fungal genomes (Igor Grigoriev) project in Merrill Hall.
On Friday March 15, there will be a lunch workshop on FungiDB (Omar Harb).
To those making their posters for Fungal Genetics meeting, we salute you. Get those 3’10″ x 3’10″ works of art printed & ready to impress the 900 colleagues who will be at the conference. I’ll try and count the distribution of fabric posters vs the big prints vs the hand-made 8×11 sheets. I think I’ll also be giving unofficial awards for best non-boring Venn Diagram (think outside the banana) or other memorable data viz. The abstract book should be released soon and I hope to get a Wordle up like from years past. I’m curious to see what topics are trending and if it belies how the fields are changing to address areas in biofuels, use of next gen sequencing, or other areas.
Consider submitting your posters to F1000 or other repositories if you want to share you work outside the meeting. I’m even seeing on public on twitter already from @BenoitCalmes.
The twitter hashtag is #FUNGAL2013 so get your clients ready.
Don’t be late! – December 12 is the abstract submission deadline for the Fungal Genetics meeting in Asilomar from March 12-17, 2013. Submit your abstract so we can hear about your awesome fungal genetics research.
Dec 12 is also the deadline for satellite meetings including organism specific focus meetings. The 10th Aspergillus meeting, 6th Ustilago meeting, and the Fusarium workshop will take place on the days before the FGC meeting. There are opportunities to present talks and posters at this meeting and many openings for more abstract submissions, so if you’d like the chance to give a talk on your work in one of these species, this is a great opportunity. You need to register separately for the satellite meetings – go here to register and submit abstracts.
The Oomycete Molecular Genetics Annual meeting will also take place in the days before FGC (March 10-12) but the registration deadline isn’t until end of January.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Neurospora 2012 conference by Dec 31, 2011. The meeting will be held at the Asilomar Conference grounds March 8-11.
The European Fungal Genetics meeting is help March 30-April 2, 2012 in Marburg, Germany and abstract submission is open until Jan 9, 2012 with registration closing on Jan 31, 2012. Asperfest 9 and several other satellite meetings will be held in conjunction with EFCG.
Please see the following meeting sent on behalf of the Neurospora Policy Committee – and don’t forget to sign up for ECFG11 too!
Continuing what has become an exciting tradition, we will hold a Neurospora satellite meeting the day after the ECFG11 at the University Marburg, Germany. We are looking forward to a day of talks and discussions on all of the new developments in Neurospora research. Similar to the meetings before, we would like to have at least one talk from each attending lab – students and post-docs are especially encouraged to present their work. Please register through the ECFG site (http://www.ecfg.info/). If you wish to give a talk, please send us a tentative title and a short abstract via email by January 9, 2012.
We will meet on Tuesday, the 3rd of April at 9:00 a.m. until sometime in the (late) afternoon. We will provide you with more information on the program and venue, once we know who would like to give a presentation.
Registration fees are:
25 Euro for students and postdocs
35 Euro for PIs
The fee covers lunch and coffee breaks
We are very much looking forward to meeting you in Marburg!
Stephan and Andre
Andre Fleissner Stephan Seiler
Institut für Genetik Institut für Mikrobiologie und Genetik
Technische Universität Braunschweig Georg-August Universität Göttingen
Spielmannstrasse 7 Grisebachstrasse 8
38102 Braunschweig 37077 Göttingen
Phone: +49-531-3915795 Phone: +49-551-393777
email: firstname.lastname@example.org email: email@example.com
Here’s the schedule for the Tools session we’re having on Friday at Asilomar. I hope to be able to post everyone’s slides after the meeting as well.
[From Kevin McCluskey at the FGSC]
I am pleased to send this invitation to the Neurospora Luncheon which will be held Wednesday at the Fungal Genetics Conference. It will take place in the Chapel and box lunches will be available. This luncheon is for everyone who works with Neurospora or who wants to work with Neurospora. Please come and hear what is going on and share your opinions. It is especially important that Post-docs and students come to these meetings.
Neurospora Business Meeting
26th FUNGAL GENETICS CONFERENCE
Wednesday, March 16, 12:15 pm – 2:00+ pm
12:15 pm Announcement of Perkins Award recipients for 2011
12:25 pm FGSC and Neurospora meeting update- Kevin McCluskey
12:30 pm Fungal Genetics Reports update- Matt Sachs
12:35 pm Neurospora e-news- Kathy Borkovich
12:40 pm Update on Neurospora gene set, James Galagan - discussion
1:00 pm Fungal Genome Database- Jason Stajich - discussion
1:15 pm Update on Systems Biology grant- Kathy Borkovich and Steve Osmani, James Galagan, Matt Sachs
1:30 pm Update on QTL grant- John Taylor and Louise Glass
1:40 pm Update on bioenergy grant- Louise Glass
1:50 pm Announcement for "Neurospora 2012" - March 8 - 11, 2012
Scientific Program Chairs: Stephan Seiler and Matt Sachs
Further discussion - topics from the floor.