54th Scientific Conference of the German speaking Mycological Society (DMykG) e. V.
3rd International Symposium of the CRC/Transregio FungiNet

16 –19 September 2020 • Würzburg

54th Scientific Conference of the German speaking Mycological Society (DMykG) e. V.
3rd International Symposium of the CRC/Transregio FungiNet

16 –19 September 2020 • Würzburg

Conference Details

Brochure

Scientific programme

Key topics:

  • One Health: Plants, Animals and Environment
  • Pathogens: Virulence and Infection Biology    
  • Host: Tolerance – Protection – Inflammation
  • Systems Biology: High throughput Analyses and Virtual Models
  • Diagnosis: New Tools and New Challenges
  • Clinical Management: Optimal Treatment for Fungal Disease

Please note that the workshop will only be held in German.

Description
This year's microscopy course of the National Reference Centre for Invasive Fungal Infections (NRZMyk) will focus on mucorales, an order that is one of the most important pathogens of invasive mycoses after Candida and Aspergillus. In the course of the molecular-phylogenetic work on mucorales there have been numerous taxonomic changes in recent years, which also affect medically relevant species and genera. According to the experience of NRZMyk, the most important human pathogenic genera of Mucorales in Germany include Rhizopus, Lichtheimia, Mucor, Rhizomucor and Cunninghamella.

Mucorales have always been considered to have few characteristics. Due to the increase in the number of species as a result of molecular phylogenetic investigations and the associated smaller differences between them, the morphology-based determination of Mucorales today requires sound morphological and taxonomic knowledge. In the course, the most important human-pathogenic genera and phenotypic characteristics for reliable identification will be presented first. Subsequently, the most important human-pathogenic representatives of these genera will be discussed. In addition to the characteristic features of these species, the limits of morphological species identification and the possibilities of molecular species differentiation will be shown.

Scientific Leader
Dr. Grit Walther

Date/Time
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
9.00–13.00 hrs