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.
[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.
I am preparing to read through the abstracts submitted for the 26th Fungal Genetics Conference in choosing talks for my session and I wondered if there were any changing trends in the topics over the years. While I won’t put up the Wordle for this year’s abstracts till the booklet is published, I thought I’d see how the topics trended in the last few years for some of these meetings. Will be fun to do this for a few more years back to see whether real trends emerge.
The data is a little cleaned up but the text included institution and individual names so things like university and department show up as prominent in some of these graphs.
Here is the Neurospora 2010 meeting (wordle page)
2010 Neurospora abstracts Wordle
Neurospora 2008 (wordle page)
2008 Neurospora conference abstracts Wordle
25th (2009) Fungal Genetics Conference (wordle page)
25th Fungal Genetics Wordle
24th (2007) Fungal Genetics Conference (wordle page)
- 24th Fungal Genetics abstracts Wordle
Time to get those abstracts polished, and register for Fungal Genetics 2011 at the Asilomar conference center. The registration site is now open and you have till Dec 14 to register and submit your abstract. Don’t delay, this is a great meeting and it can fill up. The topics presented are a broad range of evolutionary, genetics, molecular, developmental biology of fungi and industrial applications of fungi, teaching mycology and genetics.
Hope you can make it!
The abstract book is posted for Fungal Genetics 2009 with a whopping 319 pages to read on your flight/drive/bike ride to the Asilomar conference center in Pacific Grove, CA this week.
See you there!
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.