Frontiers in Fungal Systems BiologyEMBL Heidelberg, Germany Sunday 28 September - Tuesday 30 September 2014 Registration deadline: Thursday 14 August 2014
Abstract deadline: Thursday 3 July 2014
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- Cellular architecture
- Metabolism and metabolic engineering
- Genomics and proteomics
- Thermophily and pathogenicity
- Genetic engineering
- Systems modelling and computer-aided design
Yeast and filamentous fungi are widely used as model eukaryotic organisms and as cell factories for biochemical and protein production. Moreover, various fungal species are leading cause of pathogenic infections in both animals and plants. The main objective of the proposed meeting is to bring together leading experts in various aspects of fungal molecular biology and review the recent progresses driven by the current “OMICS“ technologies.
The meeting will facilitate interactions between cell biology, structural biology, systems biology and mathematical modelling communities. Moreover new strategies to maximize the impact of “OMICS” approaches on the holistic understanding and system-level modelling of fungal systems and processes will be addressed. This includes cellular architecture (incl. macro-molecular assemblies, compartmentalisation and localisation of proteins and pathways), metabolism (incl. secondary metabolism, protein-metabolite interactions and metabolic engineering), pathogenicity (incl. regulation of virulence and effect of environmental factors), adaptation to extreme environment (esp. thermophily) and genetic engineering.