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MSA 2012 registration is open

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.

Still time to register for MSA

Abstract deadline and early registration deadlines have been extended for MSA meeting which will be held June 28 – July 1 in Lexington, KY.

MSA/ISFEG MEETING
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

Neurospora 2010 and upcoming fungal conferences

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

The S. Bartnicki-Garcia travel award

Frontiers in Fungal Biology logoAnnounced 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.