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EFS14, 14th European Fusarium Seminar

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From Sunday, 8. April 2018 -  18:30
To Wednesday, 11. April 2018 - 23:00

EFS14 will be an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the progress made in all fields related to Fusarium research, ranging from medical research to plant pathology and from mycotoxin research to mitigation strategies. It will be jointly organized by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) and the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology, in cooperation with the International Society of Mycotoxicology.

In the first session "Fusarium genomics and virulence mechanisms, population genetics and diversity" topics like molecular taxonomy and detection of plant and animal pathogens, climate change or crop related changes in the Fusarium species and chemotype spectrum will be covered. The second session "Host resistance genomics, genetics and plant breeding" will deal with studies about host resistance mechanisms (QTL and association mapping, transcriptomics, etc.), while work with a focus on the chemistry of host-pathogen interaction will be covered in the session "Fusarium secondary metabolites and metabolomics of Fusarium-host plant interactions". The session "Fusarium mycotoxins: toxicology, metabolism and remediation" will present new insights into classical Fusarium mycotoxins and toxin metabolism, but also emerging compounds and interactions of Fusarium metabolites will be included. A strong focus will be on strategies to detoxify and utilize contaminated grain. Last but not least "Integrated Fusarium management" will address topics ranging from forecasting, epidemiology, agronomic practice (including biocontrol and novel control strategies) to avoid Fusarium infection pre-and postharvest, to problems like emerging fungicide resistance. The progress made by the two large EU-funded consortia to develop tools and strategies to minimize health risks and economic impact of Fusarium diseases and mycotoxins will be presented and discussed.


  • NEW! Early Registration - extended until November 17th, 2017
  • NEW! Abstract Submission for oral and poster presentations (requires paid registration fee) - extended until December 15th, 2017
Location : Tulln, Austria
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