Symposium “Fungi – the forgotten component of metaorganisms”

Hosted by the CRC 1182, Kiel Life Science, Kiel Plant Center and SymbNET at the Maritim Hotel in Kiel, “Fungi – the forgotten component of metaorganisms” is designed to be a small and focused meeting including experts and colleagues from different disciplines of research including medical mycology, plant pathology, and fungal genetics. The aim of this symposium, jointly organised by Prof. Eva Stukenbrock and Prof. Thomas Bosch, is to share our experiences and knowledge across discipline boundaries and discuss how together we can better explore the role of fungi in animal and plant metaorganisms systems. The program includes keynote talks by experts studying the diversity, function and communication of fungi in diverse host systems, as well as group discussions, a poster session and an evening get-together. Talks will also be selected from submitted abstracts after submission deadline.

Confirmed speakers:  

  • Stephan Rosshart, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE
    “Born to be Wild – Wildlings a noveltranslational research model acknowledging the mammalian metaorganism”
  • Joseph Heitman, Duke University, USA
    “Fungi on the skin: Malassezia and beyond”
  • Alga Zuccaro, Cologne University, DE
    “Disentangling programmed cell death (PCD) in plant microbe interactions”
  • Bart Thomma, Cologne University, DE
    “Fungal plant pathogens manipulate host microbiota to promote disease development”
  • Marie-Claire Arrieta, University of Calgary, Canada
    “The early life mycobiome in host immune education”
  • Petra Bacher, UKSH, Kiel, DE
    “Anti-fungal immunity in humans: at the intersection of protection and inflammatory disease”
  • Ingrid Richter, Leibniz-HKI Jena, DE
    “Chemical communication in a plant-pathogenic fungal-bacterial symbiosis”

Symposium “Fungi – the forgotten component of metaorganisms
Hotel Maritim, Kiel
1st and 2nd March 2023
Hosts: Eva Stukenbrock, Thomas Bosch
Registration and abstract submission deadline: Registration is now closed.

Please download the programme and abstracts here:

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