The scientific program is up on the FGSC website. Plan out your dash between sessions, or where you will get that coffee break meeting. This will be the largest attended fungal genetics meeting yet so will be fun to see so many people enthusiastic about the field. Look forward to seeing some of the blog readers and encouraging some guest post contributions in the future as well.
Registration opens today for the 25th Fungal Genetics conference at Asilomar. The preliminary program is also available with a great slate of speakers already lined up and plenty of opportunity for many students and postdocs to present their work.
The 24th conference help in 2007 was great and expect a similar great opportunity for sharing science and networking with the fungal genetics community.
If you are interested in fungal genetics and genomics, comparative biology, and of course dancing with fungal geneticists, plan to attend the 25th Fungal Genetics Meeting held at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. Below is info sent out from the Policy Committee and registration opens in a little over a month. Budding (and conidiating) artists can also submit a Logo design so we have cool T-shirts to wear.
25th Fungal Genetics Conference Registration and Program
The Fungal Genetics Policy Committee invites you to attend the 25th Fungal Genetics Conference, sponsored by the Genetics Society of America. The meeting will be held March 17-22, 2009 at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California (near Monterey, California).
The FGSC is pleased to announce that the scientific program and registration information are available online at the FGSC website
Registration for the meeting will take place online at the FGSC and GSA websites from October 27th-December 12th.
Financial aid applications are due November 14th.
Abstract submission deadlines are the same as the registration deadlines, from October 27th to December 12.
LOGOS – Please Submit your artwork
We are also pleased to invite the submission of logos for the meeting. Past logos are available for review
The winner will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
Please send logos to the FGSC by October 17, 2008.
I’m including a recapping as many of the talks as I remember. There were 6 concurrent sessions each afternoon so you have to miss a lot of talks. The conference was bursting at the seams as it was- at least 140 people had to be turned away beyond the 750 who attended.
If there was any theme in the conference it was “Hey we are all using these genome sequences we’ve been talking about getting”. I only found the overview talks that solely describe the genome solely a little dry as compared to those more focused on particular questions. I guess my genome palate is becoming refined.