Fusarium Genomics Workshop

Asilomar, CA, following the 23rd Fungal Genetics Conference

Sunday, March 20, 2005; 8:30 am to 12:00 noon

Organizers: Barbara Robbertse (br77@cornell.edu)

and Linda Harris (harrislj@agr.gc.ca)


Resources and latest developments in the Fusarium Genomics Community


8:30-8:35 Short Introduction


8:35-9:20 Fusarium Genomics

8:35 8:50 G. zeae genome and genome manuscript (Corby Kistler)

8:50 9:00 Update on F. oxysporum genomics (Martijn Rep)

9:00 9:10 Update on genome sequencing of Nectria haematococca MPVI (Hans VanEtten)

9:10 9:20 Update on G. zeae sexual reproductive genes identified via cross genome comparison (Barbara Robbertse)


9:20-9:40 Fusarium ESTs/microarrays

9:20 9:30 Fg Affymetrix array (Ulrich Gueldener/Corby Kistler)

9:30 9:40 F. verticillioides EST/microarray update (Bob Proctor)


9:40-10:00 Fusarium Proteomics

9:40 9:50 Proteins involved with perithecium development (Scott Baker)

9:50 10:00 Defining the secretome of F. graminearum (Jonathan Walton)


10:00-10:20 Coffee Break

10:20-10:35 Fusarium Databases, Webpages

10:20 10:35 Tour of MIPS website (Ulrich Gueldener)


10:35-11:35 Short presentations (5-10 min)

Workshop participants interested in contributing need to provide a title for their short presentation which accurately describes the focus of their communication. Please submit to Linda or Barbara by January 31, 2005.


11:35-12:00 Open Discussion:

Forum for Fusarium community topics such as coordination/standardization of data collection and deposition with respect to:

Functional genomics (standardization of mutant phenotype characterization);


Microarray gene expression;

Functional proteomics;

Protein interaction pathways.