Inaugural mini symposium

Exploitation of fungi in the –omics era, with special emphasis to their biodiversity, ecology, and secondary metabolites

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    „Inaugural mini symposium“ on the event of the introduction of basic and applied mycology to the campus of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig

    On the event of the new appointment of Marc Stadler as Head of the department „Microbial Drugs“ at the Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research, we have arranged a mini-symposium on various topics of basic and applied mycology. Internationally renowned experts will present their views and results on various topics of translational research, aimed at the utilisation of biodiversity data, knowledge from chemical ecology, and –omics techniques to discover novel, useful fungal organisms and metabolites.

    Options for the future exploitation on fungi as sources for new lead compounds in anti-infective research and other biotechnological applications in an international, interdisciplinary framework will be illustrated.


    Title: “Exploitation of fungi in the –omics era, with special emphasis to their biodiversity, ecology, and secondary metabolites"


    11:00 - 11:10


    (Prof. Dr. Dirk Heinz, Scientific Director HZI)


    11:15 - 11:50

    Prof. Dr. Kevin D. Hyde

    School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailan

    "Biodiversity of Asian basidiomycetes and their exploitation"


    11:55 - 12:30

    Prof. Dr. Xingzhong Liu

    State Key Laboratory of Mycology,

    Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China

    "Biological control of nematodes from viewpoint of community and coevolution"


    12:30 - 13:15 Lunch Break


    13:20 - 13:55

    Prof. Dr. Marc Stadler


    HZI, Dept. Microbial Drugs

    „Discovery of new anti-infective structures from fungi, using chemical and molecular ecology approaches”


    14:00 - 14:35

    Prof. Dr. Dirk Hoffmeister,

    Universität Jena, Pharmazeutische Biologie and Hanns-Knöll-Institut, Jena

    "Biochemical and genetic aspects of natural product biosyntheses in basidiomycetes“


    14:40 Closing Remarks


    (15:30 departure of participants to BS Hbf)



    You are all invited to participate!

    Registration is free.

    We are looking forward to welcoming you at the HZI.

    Date: 11.04.2012, 11:00


    HZI, Forum X1.04