2018 fungal GRC

The 2018 Gordon Conference on “Cellular and Molecular Fungal Biology” was just held in Holderness, NH (June 17-22). The theme was  “Harnessing Diversity to Understand Molecular Mechanisms, Pathogenicity, and Fungal Factories”, with Chairs Antonis Rokas and Alistair J.P. Brown, and Vice Chairs Jason E. Stajich and Alexandra C. Brand. I had the honor of leading the discussion in the session on “Dimensions of Fungal Diversity”.

GRC wordle

Wordle based on titles of talks and posters. Interesting to see “Evolution” as the second-most common word, behind “Pathogen”, but ahead of “Aspergillus” (“Fungi”, “Fungal”, and “Fungus” were deleted prior to construction of the wordle)

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Cathie Aime and I led a mushroom foray, where we found lots of cool things, despite a stretch of dry weather. And yes, we know that Ganoderma is not in the Hygrophoraceae.

GRC group

Row 1: Julia Koehler, J. Claire Hoving, Guilhem Janbon, Clay Wang, Douda Bensasson, Diana Summers, Nicole Revie, Benjamin Wolfe, Toni Gabaldon, Annie Tsong, Elizabeth Ballou, Michelle Momany, Paul Dyer, Michael McMurray, Armin Djamei, Chris Hittinger. Row 2: Reeta Rao, Judith Berman, Sara Branco, Eva Stukenbrock, A. Elizabeth Arnold, An Martel, Robert Cramer, Luis Larrondo, Gustavo Goldman, Jason Stajich, Antonis Rokas, Alistair Brown, Alexandra Brand, Raymond St. Leger, Neil Gow, Nicolas Minc, Meritxell Riquelme, Joseph Heitman, Nicholas Talbot. Row 3: Mary Aime, Li-Jun Ma, N. Louise Glass, Yen-Ping Hsueh, Sonja Knowles, Anastasia Baryshnikova, Cullen Roth, Amanda Veri, Binita Nepal, Neha Sahu, Victoria Sepulveda, Regine Kahmann, Samara Reck-Peterson, Xia Yan, Ami Khanal Lamichhane, Frances Trail, Kirsten Nielsen, Xiaorong Lin, Drauzio Rangel. Row 4: Anna Selmecki, Jennafer Hamlin, Timea Marton, Savannah Dearden, Karin Voordeckers, Kali Iyer, Larisa Gheber, Lori Huberman, Anna Gorbushina, Elisa Vesely, Gilberto Braga, Sarah Unruh, Mate Viragh, Jessica Brown, Poonam Srivastava. Row 5: Yanina Rizzi, Kyria Boundy-Mills, Linghuo Jiang, Jing Lin Xie, Maureen Donlin, Benjamin Horwitz, Shay Covo, Shira Milo, Caitlin Kowalski, Alice Eseola, Christian Perez, Youhuang Bai, Stephen Yang, Elodie Couttenier, Delma Childers. Row 6: Ming-Yueh Wu, Megan McDonald, Teresa O’Meara, Elora Demers, Tatsuya Fukushima, Joshua Kerkaert, James Stewart, Jacob Steenwyk, Julie Valastyan, Hung-Ji Tsai, Jessica Lohmar, Ana Calvo, Jonathan Gonzalez, Joanna Tannous. Row 7: Virginia Glazier, Lalu Vijayakrishnapillai, Wan-Chen Li, Yan Wang, Brandon Ross, Elizabeth Landis, Fernando Navarrete, Arnab Pradhan, Yun Chang, Pauline Hessenauer, Moran Farhi, Toni Delorey, Alexander Mela, Swati Bijlani, Anja Forche, Huei-Mien Ke. Row 8: Catherine Villard, Dana Opulente, Guillermo Vidal Diez de Ulzurrun, Jeffrey Lewis, Richard Bennett, Ramawatar Nagar, Stephen Dolan, Nicholas Raffa, Mark Marten, José Vargas-Muñiz, Kaila Pianalto, Peter Solomon, Ellie Bradley, Berit Hassing, Derreck Carter-House, Jesús Peña. Row 9: Yogesh Gupta, Nawaf Alshammari, Ci Fu, Sheng Sun, Timothy Satterlee, Sandesh Pandit, Bart Thomma, Kevin Verstrepen, Matthew Mead, Ousmane Cisse, Gopal Subramaniam, George Ashton, Brian Lovett, David Hibbett. Row 10: Kirk Bartholomew, Frank Kempken, Joachim Morschhäuser, Emile Gluck-Thaler, Kevin Hardwick, Calla Telzrow, Ting-Fang Wang, Monika Schmoll, Ioannis Stergiopoulos, Georgios Tzelepis, Hironori Niki, Armando Bravo, Roberta Peres da Silva. Row 11: John Koschwanez, Brad Bartholomai, Norman van Rhijn, Andrew Swafford, William Beckerson, Abigail LaBella, Robert Todd, Raphael Gabriel, Kurt Dahlstrom, Benjamin Stormo, Colin Maxwell, Asen Daskalov

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