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Abstracts are published as an electronic supplement to Fungal Genetics Newsletter # 46 and should be cited as follows:
    Fungal Genet. Newsl. 46S: Abstract Number

TUESDAY, March 23
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Registration
7:30 pm -10:30 pm Social Reception (Mixer)


8:30 am - 12:00 pm REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION (global regulation, epigenetic phenomena) Chair: Eric Selker
Louise Glass: Vegetative incompatibility in Neurospora crassa
Joel Begueret: Regulation of gene expression during vegetative incompatibility in Podospora anserina : characterization of some induced genes
Matthew Sachs: Translational control of gene expression
Joerg Kaemper:Chromatin modulation and regulation of pathogenic development in the smut fungus Ustilago maydis
Eric Selker: Genome defense in Neurospora
Ana Ramon : The apparent absence of function of H1 histone in Aspergillus nidulans: Studies in selected promoters
Jose Barra: Gene silencing, methylation and chromatin in Ascobolus
Pieter van West: Inter-nuclear gene silencing in Phytophthora infestans

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS I

Session Titles Chairs Location
Protein secretion Cees van den Hondel and David Archer Viewpoint
Fungal pathogens and their hosts Sally Leong and Silvie Pazoutova Merrill Hall
Mating recognition and sexual development Carlene Raper and Lorna Casselton Scripps
Regulation of gene expression George Marzluf Firelight Forum
The fungal genome Mark Farman Chapel

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm POSTER SESSION I

THURSDAY, March 25

8:30 am -12:00 pm SEXUAL AND ASEXUAL DIFFERENTIATION Chair: Giuseppe Macino
8:30-9:00Tom Adams: Regulation of conidiation in Aspergillus
9:00-9:30 Ursula Kües: cAMP and RAS in sexual development in Coprinus
9:30-10:00 Jay C. Dunlap: The circadian system of Neurospora: A great model for the time of your life
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 Giuseppe Macino: Blue light photoreceptors of Neurospora
11:00-11:30 Dan Ebbole:The fluffy gene of Neurospora crassa encodes a Cys6-Zn2 cluster protein that regulates macroconidiation
11:30-12:00 Katherine A. Borkovich: Analysis of an opsin gene from Neurospora crassa

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS II

Session Titles Chairs Location
DNA repair and genome instability Miriam Zolan Scripps
Fungal Population Genetics: reproduction and speciation John Taylor Firelight Forum
Polarity and tip growth Michelle Momany Chapel
Fungal pathogenicity Janet L.Taylor Merrill Hall
Fungal photobiology Luis Corrochano Viewpoint

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm POSTER SESSION II

FRIDAY, March 26

8:30 am - 12:00 pm SECONDARY METABOLISM AND PATHOGENICITY Chair: Nancy Keller
8:35-9:10 Margaret Hostetter: Integrin-like proteins and virulence in Candida albicans
9:10-9:45 Linda Ciuffetti: A protein pathogenicity factor from Pyrenophora tritici-repentis
9:45-10:20 Corby Kistler: A pathogenicity island in Nectria haematococca
10:20-10:35 coffee break
10:35-11:10 Eric Jacobson: Melanin and Fe(II) as an extracellular redox buffering sytem
11:10-11:45 Chris Schardl: Secondary metabolism in endophytic fungi


Session Titles Chairs Location
Stress response, development and senescence Heinz Osiewacz Firelight Forum
Heterologous gene expression Helena Nevalainen Viewpoint
Signal transduction in pathogenic fungi Richard Oliver Chapel
Fungal genomics and bioinformatics Randy Berka and Debbie Yaver Merrill Hall
Medical mycology Melanie Cushion and Yun Chang Scripps

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm POSTER SESSION III

SATURDAY, March 27

8:30 am - 12:00 pm CELL BIOLOGY Chair: Walter Neupert
Gero Steinberg: Motors and intracellular organelle movement
Ron Morris: Nuclear migration in Aspergillus nidulans
Michael Plamann: Novel proteins required for cytoplasmic dynein function in Neurospora
Walter Neupert: Biogenesis of mitochondria in Neurospora
Janet Shaw: Mitochondrial fusion and the transmembrane GTPase, Fzo1p

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS IV

Session Titles Chairs Location
Epigenetics, DNA methylation and Chromatin Structure Michael Freitag Nautilis
Fungal transposons Frank Kempken Scripps
Signal transduction pathways Kathy Borkovich Merrill Hall
Secondary metabolism Jan Tkacz and Jeffery Cary Firelight Forum
Fungal morphogenesis Flora Banuett and Salomon Bartnicki-Garcia Chapel
Agaricus/basidiomycete genetics Richard Kerrigan and Mark Loftus Viewpoint

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Invited Lecture
"Models and Oddities"
Dr. Rowland Davis
Dept. of Molec. Biol. & Biochem.
University of California

8:30 pm - 12:30 am Closing Party

SUNDAY, March 28 8:00 am - 12:00 pm AD HOC WORKSHOPS

Location: Firelight Forum

1:00 pm Check out

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