10:00 – 14:00Registration/Welcome Reception
14:00 – 14:45Conference Opening
Luigi Faino e Massimo Reverberi
Lecture: Antonio Di Pietro · University of Córdoba, Spain
Chairs: Igor Grigoriev & Carla Steyn
14:45 – 15:15Keynote Speaker
Igor Grigoriev · Joint Genome Institute, Berkeley, USA
100+ Fusarium genomes and omics datasets
15:15 – 15:30Stefania Vitale · National Research Council, Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Napoli, Italy
A novel desensitization mechanism regulates α-Ste2 signalling in Fusarium oxysporum
15:30 – 15:45Minely Cerón-Bustamante · University of Perugia, Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Perugia, Italy
Transcriptomic analysis of the Fusarium graminearum photoresponse to different light wavelenghts
15:45 – 16:00Anna K. Atanasoff-Kardjalieff · University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
The histone variant H2A.Z: Insights in its role in gene regulation in the phytopathogen F. fujikuroi
16:00 – 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 – 16:45John Clarkson · University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences, Warwick, UK
Identification, pathogenomics and resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lactucae in lettuce
16:45 – 17:00Anthony Glenn · Agricultural Research Service, US National Poultry Research Center, Toxicology and Mycotoxin Research Unit, Athens, USA
Fungal nitric oxide reductase is a key target for reduction of agricultural nitrous oxide emissions
17:00 – 17:15Carla Steyn · University of Johannesburg, Botany and Plant Biotechnology, Johannesburg, South Africa
Fusarium diversity from soils of the Golden Gate Highland National Park, South Africa
Chairs: John Leslie & Marion Garofalo
17:15 – 17:45Keynote Speaker
John F. Leslie · Kansas State University, Dept of Plant Pathology, KS, USA
Pre-harvest mycotoxin contamination of maize in Malawi
17:45 – 18:00Marion Garofalo · INRAE, ToxAlim, Reserarch Centre in Food Toxicology, University of Toulouse, France
A novel toxic effect of foodborne trichothecenes: the exacerbation of genotoxicity
18:00 – 18:15Limbikani Matumba · Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Dept. of Agriculture & Food Systems, Malawi
Explaining the inaction regarding the management of fumonisin contamination in sub-Saharan Africa
18:15 – 18:30 Alessandra Lanubile · Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dept. of Sustainable Crop Production, Piacenza, Italy
Characterization of the maize lipoxygenase genes in relation to mycotoxigenic fungal resistance
18:30 – 18:45 Stéphane Bernillon · INRAE, MycSA, France
New insights supporting the role of carotenoids to the resistance of maize to Gibberella ear rot
18:45 – 19:00 Juho Hautsalo · Natural Resources Institute Finland, Finland
Monitoring Fusarium head blight development from oat spikelets
Chairs: Fiona Doohan & Andrea Doddi
9:00 – 9:30Keynote Speaker
Fiona Doohan · University College Dublin, Ireland
9:30 – 9:45David Turrà · Università di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy
Fungal cell wall – a rheostat for host surface sensing?
9:45 – 10:00Guixia Hao · USDA-ARS, Peoria, IL, USA
Identification and functional characterization of Fusarium graminearum effectors
10:00 – 10:15Rumiana Ray · University of Nottingham, Division of Plant and Crop Sciences, School of Biosciences, UK
Mechanisms of aphid-induced plant defence suppression exploited by Fusarium graminearum in wheat
10:15 – 10:30Hye-Seon Kim · USDA-ARS, NCAUR, Peoria, IL, USA
A computational approach to characterize effectors from across the breadth of diversity of Fusarium
10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break
11:10 – 11:15 Alessandro Grottoli · CREA-DC, Research Centre for Plant Protection and Certification, Rome, Italy
Candidate effector genes of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melongenae
11:15 – 11:30Cecilia Miccoli · University of Tuscia, DAFNE, Viterbo, Italy
Mechanisms of resistance to FHB in wheat lines with high polyphenolic content
11:45 – 12:00Berna Tunalı · Ondokuz Mayıs University, Agricultural Faculty, Turkey
Prevalence, Pathogenicity, Races of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp lycopersici and radicis lycopersici
12:00 – 12:15Heidi U. Aamot ·Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Ås, Norway
Fusarium langsethiae and mycotoxin contamination in oat differed with growth stage at inoculation
12:15 – 12:30Andrea Cacciotti · Sapienza Universiy of Rome , Dept. of Environmental Biology, Rome, Italy
The Role of CRZ1 in Lipid Metabolism Regulation During Fusarium verticillioides Zea mays interaction
12:30 – 12:45Stéphane Bernillon · INRAE . MycSA, Villenave d’Ornon, France
New insights supporting the contribution of carotenoids to the resistance of maize to Gibberella ear
12:45 – 13:00Andrea Doddi · Sapienza Universiy of Rome , Dept. of Environmental Biology, Italy
D-protein specificity in Fusarium oxysporum ff.spp. interactions
13:00 – 14:30Lunch Break
Chairs: Fernando Dilatha & Safa Oufensou
14:30 – 15:00Keynote Speaker
Fernando Dilantha · Kansas State University, Canada
15:00 – 15:15Ziv Carmit · Agricultural Research Organization, Israel
Identifying and characterizing postharvest Fusarium fruit rot in Cucurbita moschata D.
15:15 – 15:30Safa Oufensou · University of Sassari, Dept. of Agricultural Sciences and Desertification Research Centre (NRD), Italy
FusaHelp: a little help for Fusarium friends for a morphological identification
15:30 – 15:45Simone Bosco · University of Turin, Dept. of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences, Grugliasco, Italy
Screening of endophytes from rice cultivars as biocontrol agents against Fusarium fujikuroi
15:45 – 16:00Anne-Grete Roer Hjelkrem · Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway
Using functional data analysis to detect weather patterns associated with DON levels in oats
16:00 – 16:15Ingerd Skow Hofgaard · Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Ås, Norway
Influence of agricultural practices on prevalence of Fusarium and mycotoxins in oat
16:15 – 16:30Sascha Jenkins · University of Warwick, Warwick Crop Centre, United Kingdom
Molecular diagnostics to determine disease risk from F. oxysporum
16:30 – 16:45Sara Francesconi · Università della Tuscia, Dept. of Agriculture and Forest Sciences (DAFNE), Italy
Boosting immunity and management against Fusarium diseases by a nanostructured delivery platform
9:00 -10:30Session 8: Keynote Lecture and Genetics, Genomics and System Biology
10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30Session 9: Keynote Lecture and Disease Control and Forecasting Models
12:30 – 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00Session 10: Keynote Lecture and Alternative Applications of Fusarium
16:00 – 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00Poster Session 2
19:30 – 23:00Gala Dinner
9:00 – 10:30Session 11: Keynote Lecture and Fusarium and Human Disease
10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 . 12:30Flash Talks for Poster Prize Winners & Conclusion
13/15:00 – 19:00Guided Tours
10:00 – 14:00Registration/Welcome Reception
14:00 – 14:30Conference Opening
14:30 – 16:00Session 1: Keynote Lecture and Pathogenesis and Plant – Host Interaction
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00Session 2: Keynote Lecture and Genetics of Hosts – Plant Resistance
18:00 – 19:30Session 3: Keynote Lecture and Epidemiology and Population Genetics