I wrote up a few thoughts on MSA 2014 on the lab website and also linked to a Storify to capture the tweets from the meeting. It was another good meeting filled with excellent talks, networking, and posters.
Click your way over to the MSA meeting website if you want to attend MSA this summer in July 15-18 at Yale University, and sign up today to get the early bird registration fee.
The MSA abstract deadline is today (March 15) for the 2012 meeting at Yale this summer
Application for the Woods Hole Molecular Mycology course is April 11 at the Marine Biological Lab. A fantastic summer course providing hands-on molecular experience with techniques in working with filamentous and yeast biology and a series of lectures on topics from fungal pathogenesis, immunology, animal models, career development, and some basic techniques for fungal bioinformatics. The course is August 1-17.
The Gordon Conference on Cellular and Molecular Fungal Biology is coming June 17-22 in Holderness, NH. The deadline for registration is May 20 but it can be oversubscribed so go register now if you want to attend.
The website for the MSA 2012 meeting to be held 16-18 July at Yale University is now available on-line at http://msa2012.net/
Abstract submission (http://msa2012.net/registration/abstract_submission.php) and registration (http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1033055) will open February 1, and abstract submission will close on March 15.
The Karling Lecturer this year will given by Barbara Valent, Distinguished Professor of Genetics at Kansas State University.
The deadline for MSA nominations is 15 Feb 2012 so go see the MSA awards website for more information. These require letters of nomination for candidates and require some advance preparation. For students and postdocs there are many travel awards that support your attendance at meetings like MSA and also travel funds to conduct research either at herbaria or in the field.
Several upcoming meetings may be of interest to those working on fungi, fungal genetics & genomics, and pathogenesis.
Abstract deadline and early registration deadlines have been extended for MSA meeting which will be held June 28 – July 1 in Lexington, KY.
JUNE 28-JULY 1
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 30
Have YOU registered for the joint meeting of the Mycological Society of America and the International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses yet? If not, don’t despair, you still have a chance to see and be seen by everyone who is anyone in the mycological /endophyte world: join us in Lexington at the Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, June 28-July 1. The meeting price is a real deal, the registration fee INCLUDES your tickets for the opening social (with real, live bluegrass fiddlers) and the closing banquet at the Kentucky Horse Park, featuring the infamous MSA auction, and the side-splitting antics of the Moron Brothers musical and comedy duo. Be sure not to leave until July 2, so you won’t miss all the fun! Come on down, what are you waiting for, register now!!! Register, book hotel rooms (even find roommates and carpool buddies), and submit your abstracts at our meeting website, http://www.ca.uky.edu/msaisfeg/
Program Chair: Tom Horton
Local Arrangements Committee: Lisa Vaillancourt and Chris Schardl
Don’t forget to register for Neurospora 2010 held at the beautiful Asilomar Conference center in Pacific Grove, CA held April 8-11, 2010. Get your filamentous fungi fix here!
Also save the date for some other important upcoming conferences you may consider attending
Other evolutionary and genomics meetings
Announced today at the 10th Frontiers in Fungal Biology meeting in Ensenada, Baja California: In honor of his contributions to research in cell biology fungi, in particular the growth of hyphae in fungi, critical work supporting the characterization of the Spitzenkörper, development numerous approaches for microscopic and biochemical characterization of fungal cell walls, and uncovering molecular mechanisms for growth and morphogenesis in filamentous fungi, a named award will be established for Salomón Bartnicki-García, Director in the Department of Microbiology at CICESE and Professor Emertius at UC Riverside. He has been honored in the past upon his retirement from UCR in a special issue in Fungal Genetics and Biology and by the Mycological Society of America as a Distinguished Mycologist. He truly defined a field in fungal biology and is well deserving of a named award at MSA. It is fitting that the announcement was made during a meeting he co-organized in Ensenada and also on the 50th anniversary of his 1st publication (BARTNICKI-GARCIA S AND W. J. NICKERSON. The yeast-like form of Mucor rouxii. 1959; Abst. IX Intern. Botan. Congr. (Montreal), v. 2, p. 22.).
There is an ongoing collection for donations to found this award both in direct monetary gifts and through the sale of some fantastic calendars designs and T-shirts. I am not sure if the T-shirts and calendars will be available online at all, but I expect additional fund raising through MSA auction and other events will work to raise the necessary capital to endow this award. Contact Terry Hill and Meritxell Riquelme for more information or to make a contribution.
A few of the summer meetings that relate to fungal biology and evolution.
Hope to see you at some of these.