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CBS Symposium Week 2017 by Webmaster CBS Meetings 09/28/2016 17:01:21
 
August 28-1 2017 CBS Spring Symposium Week 2017
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.
Registration for the full week: € 260,--

2017 CBS Symposium Week

Previous important and successful CBS Symposia had a great impact on the mycological community. The CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre has now started planning the 2017 Symposium week, consisting of three symposia, which will take place from Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September 2017. The week will kick off with the “2nd Symposium on Plant Biomass Conversion by Fungi” (28-29 August), a public symposium, “Fungi and Quality of Life” (evening 29 August), followed by the “Leading Women in Fungal Biology” (30-31 August), and a final symposium “Cryptic Speciation in Classifications” (1 September). The week will close with the opening of the new Building of the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre in Utrecht, and a fungal barbeque.

Contributed papers are welcome, and they will be selected for either oral or poster presentations. A special volume of Studies in Mycology, based on invited papers from women first authors, will be published following the various presentations.


August 28 2017 Fungi and Quality of Life
Monday 28 August (7:30–9 pm)
Keynote lectures open to the general public
Venue: Academy Building, Domplein 29, Utrecht University, Utrecht.
Registration is free but compulsory
August 28-29 2017 2nd Symposium on Plant Biomass Conversion by Fungi
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.
Registration € 70.-


August 30-31 2017 Leading Women in Fungal Biology
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.
Registration € 150.- (includes coffee/tea, lunches, cocktail party and fungal BBQ)


August 30 2017 Official opening of the Westerdijk Building
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.



August 31 2017 Fungal barbeque
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.



September 1 2017 Cryptic Speciation in Classifications
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.
Registration € 40.-


September 2 2017 Meeting of the IMA Executive Committee 2017
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.



     
 
Meeting of the IMA Executive Committee 2017 by Webmaster CBS Meetings 09/28/2016 16:58:38
 
September 2 2017 CBS Spring Symposium Week 2017
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.

Fungal barbeque
2017 CBS Symposium Week

Previous important and successful CBS Symposia had a great impact on the mycological community. The CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre has now started planning the 2017 Symposium week, consisting of three symposia, which will take place from Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September 2017. The week will kick off with the “2nd Symposium on Plant Biomass Conversion by Fungi” (28-29 August), a public symposium, “Fungi and Quality of Life” (evening 29 August), followed by the “Leading Women in Fungal Biology” (30-31 August), and a final symposium “Cryptic Speciation in Classifications” (1 September). The week will close with the opening of the new Building of the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre in Utrecht, and a fungal barbeque.

Contributed papers are welcome, and they will be selected for either oral or poster presentations. A special volume of Studies in Mycology, based on invited papers from women first authors, will be published following the various presentations.

     
 
Fungal barbeque by Webmaster CBS Meetings 09/28/2016 16:15:22
 
August 31 2017 CBS Spring Symposium Week 2017
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.

Fungal barbeque
2017 CBS Symposium Week

Previous important and successful CBS Symposia had a great impact on the mycological community. The CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre has now started planning the 2017 Symposium week, consisting of three symposia, which will take place from Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September 2017. The week will kick off with the “2nd Symposium on Plant Biomass Conversion by Fungi” (28-29 August), a public symposium, “Fungi and Quality of Life” (evening 29 August), followed by the “Leading Women in Fungal Biology” (30-31 August), and a final symposium “Cryptic Speciation in Classifications” (1 September). The week will close with the opening of the new Building of the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre in Utrecht, and a fungal barbeque.

Contributed papers are welcome, and they will be selected for either oral or poster presentations. A special volume of Studies in Mycology, based on invited papers from women first authors, will be published following the various presentations.

     
 
Official opening of the Westerdijk Building by Webmaster CBS Meetings 09/28/2016 16:21:40
 
August 30 2017 CBS Spring Symposium Week 2017
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.

More information will follow later
2017 CBS Symposium Week

Previous important and successful CBS Symposia had a great impact on the mycological community. The CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre has now started planning the 2017 Symposium week, consisting of three symposia, which will take place from Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September 2017. The week will kick off with the “2nd Symposium on Plant Biomass Conversion by Fungi” (28-29 August), a public symposium, “Fungi and Quality of Life” (evening 29 August), followed by the “Leading Women in Fungal Biology” (30-31 August), and a final symposium “Cryptic Speciation in Classifications” (1 September). The week will close with the opening of the new Building of the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre in Utrecht, and a fungal barbeque.

Contributed papers are welcome, and they will be selected for either oral or poster presentations. A special volume of Studies in Mycology, based on invited papers from women first authors, will be published following the various presentations.

     
 
Cryptic Speciation in Classifications by Webmaster CBS Meetings 09/28/2016 16:28:30
 
September 1 2017 CBS Spring Symposium Week 2017
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.
Registration € 40.-
The symposium discusses speciation in fungi, and naming entities below the species level. In the past, these were dealt with as formae, formae specialis, varieties, races, subspecies and pathovars. Given novel information about hybridisation, disposable chromosomes, toxins and gene flow, the question now arises how to recognise and name species and intraspecies variation. The symposium includes keynote lectures by prominent scientists, as well as selected talks from abstracts, and poster presentations.

2017 CBS Symposium Week

Previous important and successful CBS Symposia had a great impact on the mycological community. The CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre has now started planning the 2017 Symposium week, consisting of three symposia, which will take place from Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September 2017. The week will kick off with the “2nd Symposium on Plant Biomass Conversion by Fungi” (28-29 August), a public symposium, “Fungi and Quality of Life” (evening 29 August), followed by the “Leading Women in Fungal Biology” (30-31 August), and a final symposium “Cryptic Speciation in Classifications” (1 September). The week will close with the opening of the new Building of the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre in Utrecht, and a fungal barbeque.

Contributed papers are welcome, and they will be selected for either oral or poster presentations. A special volume of Studies in Mycology, based on invited papers from women first authors, will be published following the various presentations.

     
 
Leading Women in Fungal Biology by Webmaster CBS Meetings 09/29/2016 09:27:39
 
August 30-31 2017 CBS Spring Symposium Week 2017
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.
Registration € 150.- (includes coffee/tea, lunches, cocktail party and fungal BBQ)

The most devastating disease of elms, “Dutch elm disease” was coined this name because most of the important discoveries were made by a team of Dutch women, led by Johanna Westerdijk, who was also the first director of the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, and the first female professor in the Netherlands, appointed at Utrecht University in 1917. This symposium is thus a celebration of her life and career, and her struggle to empower female mycologists. Speakers at this symposium are restricted to female mycologists, although males are encouraged to attend. The symposium consists of seven sessions, covering fungal applications, medical mycology, ecology, evolution, genomics, plant pathology and biodiversity. Each session consists of talks, with numerous leading female speakers from around the world presenting keynotes, and additional presentations selected from submitted abstracts.

The tentative list of international female speakers include: Joan Bennett, Lene Lange, Lynne Boddy , Meredith Blackwell, Linda Kohn, Amy Rossman, Isabelle Benoit, Joanna Freeke, Francoise Dromer, Katja Sterflinger, Paola Bonfante, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Regine Kahmann, Eva Stukenbrock, Brenda Wingfield, Francine Govers, Vivianne Vleeshouwers, Jennifer Luangsa-Ard, Karen Hansen , Birgitte Andersen, Jolanta Miadlikowska, Heide-Marie Daniel, Josepa Gené , Treena Burgess.



2017 CBS Symposium Week

Previous important and successful CBS Symposia had a great impact on the mycological community. The CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre has now started planning the 2017 Symposium week, consisting of three symposia, which will take place from Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September 2017. The week will kick off with the “2nd Symposium on Plant Biomass Conversion by Fungi” (28-29 August), a public symposium, “Fungi and Quality of Life” (evening 29 August), followed by the “Leading Women in Fungal Biology” (30-31 August), and a final symposium “Cryptic Speciation in Classifications” (1 September). The week will close with the opening of the new Building of the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre in Utrecht, and a fungal barbeque.

Contributed papers are welcome, and they will be selected for either oral or poster presentations. A special volume of Studies in Mycology, based on invited papers from women first authors, will be published following the various presentations.

     
 
2nd Symposium on Plant Biomass Conversion by Fungi by Webmaster CBS Meetings 09/28/2016 16:26:37
 
August 28-29 2017 CBS Spring Symposium Week 2017
Venue: CBS-KNAW, Utrecht Uithof.
Registration € 70.-
The symposium covers the width of plant biomass conversion by fungi, including ascomycetes and basidiomycetes, saprobes, pathogens and symbionts, and address topics such as enzymes involved in the process, (post-)genomic comparison, gene regulation and links between biomass degradation and metabolic conversion of the released monomers. Several keynote lectures by prominent scientists will be included, as well as selected talks from abstracts, and poster presentations.

2017 CBS Symposium Week

Previous important and successful CBS Symposia had a great impact on the mycological community. The CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre has now started planning the 2017 Symposium week, consisting of three symposia, which will take place from Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September 2017. The week will kick off with the “2nd Symposium on Plant Biomass Conversion by Fungi” (28-29 August), a public symposium, “Fungi and Quality of Life” (evening 29 August), followed by the “Leading Women in Fungal Biology” (30-31 August), and a final symposium “Cryptic Speciation in Classifications” (1 September). The week will close with the opening of the new Building of the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre in Utrecht, and a fungal barbeque.

Contributed papers are welcome, and they will be selected for either oral or poster presentations. A special volume of Studies in Mycology, based on invited papers from women first authors, will be published following the various presentations.

     
 
Fungi and Quality of Life by Webmaster CBS Meetings 09/28/2016 16:44:26
 
August 28 2017 CBS Spring Symposium Week 2017
Monday 28 August (7:30–9 pm)
Keynote lectures open to the general public
Venue: Academy Building, Domplein 29, Utrecht University, Utrecht.
Registration is free but compulsory
Speakers:
Patricia Faasse: The life and tribulations of Johanna Westerdijk
Joan Bennett: Fungi in the indoor environment, and their impact on health

     
 
Teun Boekhout appointed professor University of Amsterdam by Webmaster CBS News 09/08/2016 09:08:51
 

Since August 1, 2016, Teun Boekhout is appointed professor ‘Functional Fungal Diversity’ at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in association with the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), Faculty of Science. Together with students and staff of IBED, and most likely also from other UvA institutes, he will explore fungal diversity, with an emphasis on yeasts, in nature but also related to humans and their activities (e.g. urban microbes), and find applications for those, e.g. in health, fermentations, but also to develop novel diagnostics.

 

     
 
Assistant Coordinator for the EU project FALCON by Webmaster CBS Vacancy 08/26/2016 08:24:00
 

Assistant Coordinator for the EU project FALCON
part time (0.6 fte)

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For the 70th birthday of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. R.A. Samson of CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, a special issue of PERSOONIA on applied and industrial mycology appeared: PERSOONIA Volume 36 – June 2016. Find more information through here)
     
 
Prof. Dr. Ronald P. De Vries Honorary membership of HSM by Webmaster CBS News 07/13/2016 12:53:51
 

 

The General Assembly of the Hungarian Society for Microbiology unanimously elected Prof. Dr. Ronald P. De Vries of the CBS-KNAW as an Honorary Member of the Hungarian Society for Microbiology, following his outstanding achievements as a fungal metabolite scientist.

     
 
CBS fungi feature in the Dutch magazine Quest of July 2016 by Webmaster CBS News 06/23/2016 14:17:32
 

 

NL: CBS schimmels schitteren in Quest van juli 2016. We zijn omringd door schimmels. Ze zitten in ons lichaam, ze eten ons eten op en ze helpen ons bij de productie van voedingsmiddelen. Geen wonder dat we alles van ze willen weten. Het Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS) in Utrecht heeft daarom een collectie van meer dan 100.000 schimmels voor onderzoek beschikbaar. Fotograaf Adrie Mouthaan maakte er een aantal portretten van voor het maandblad Quest.
http://www.quest.nl/  en http://www.adriemouthaan.nl  

ENG: CBS fungi feature in the Dutch magazine Quest of July 2016. We are surrounded by fungi. They enter our body, eat our food and they help in producing food. No wonder we want to learn all about them. The CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS) in Utrecht has a collection of over 100.000 fungi for research purposes. Photographer Adrie Mouthaan made some portraits of fungi for the magazine Quest.
http://www.quest.nl/  and http://www.adriemouthaan.nl  

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CBS in Medidact Infectieziekten by Webmaster CBS News 06/16/2016 13:27:10
 

On 11 February Kittipan Samerpitak defended his PhD Thesis on Ochroconis and Verruconis at the University of Amsterdam, and Sarah Abdallah Ahmed on the subcutaneous disease mycetoma. A report of the latter event has appeared in "Medidact Infectieziekten".   Both Theses were generated by the Research group Clinical and Extremophilic Fungi led by Sybren de Hoog and are available for ISHAM members on the ISHAM website.

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CBS Biodiversity Series 15 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 07/20/2016 09:22:56
 

Order Field studies in the Lasiosphaeriaceae and Helminthosphaeriaceae sensu lato
Authors: Ann Bell and Daniel P. Mahoney.
Details: 124 pp., fully illustrated with colour pictures (A4 format), paperback, 2016.
Price: € 30,-

ISBN: 978-90-70351-99-1

This publication represents some 10-15 years of part time field studies on wood inhabiting fungi belonging to the ascomycete families Lasiosphaeriaceae & Helminthosphaeriaceae sensu lato. The research was undertaken in New Zealand and to a lesser extent during visits to the United States. The principle reason for doing it was to provide tangible means of identifying the collected species and thereby to encourage further field work by all interested parties. Due to the increasing use of sequencing data in recent years, the introductory chapter deals with some of the current difficulties faced when trying to unite sequencing data with traditional morphological data. Keys to species are provided and each species, including 12 new ones, are fully described and illustrated. Photographs and coloured drawings comprise the greater part of the publication.

Erratum:
page 3 line 17: New genera (Immersella and Lasiosphaeria) have been erected...”, it should read: New genera (Immersella and Lasiosphaeris have been erected...”
page 13 under the heading Lasiosphaeria hirsuta (Fr.) Ces. & De Not. the synonym Lasiosphaeria hirsuta (F.) A.N. Mill. & Huhndorf (2004a), should be Lasiosphaeris hirsuta (F.) A.N. Mill. & Huhndorf(2004a) ..
page 17 under the heading Lasiosphaeria hispida- same mistake in the synonym as before where Miller & Huhndorf’s genus for this species should also Lasiosphaeris.
page 22: L. megaimmersa would be placed in the genus Lasiosphaeris by Miller & Huhndorf .

     
 
De evolutie van onze zintuigen: wat we van schimmels kunnen leren by Webmaster CBS News 09/08/2016 13:29:58
 

Schimmels nemen signalen uit hun omgeving waar en reageren hierop met een verandering in hun ontwikkeling, groeirichting of stofwisseling. Biologen zijn al ruim een eeuw gefascineerd door de opmerkelijke, zeer precieze reacties van de schimmel Phycomyces blakesleeanus. Onderzoekers van onder andere het Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures hebben nu aangetoond hoe dat werkt.

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Prof.dr. Ronald de Vries staat in STW blad "Impact" by Webmaster CBS News 09/08/2016 13:35:08
 

Een schat aan schimmels

Schimmels zijnde werkpaarden van de chemie en de voedselindustrie. Maar welke soorten werken het hardst, en waarom doen ze dat? Samen met vier bedrijven zoekt STW- onderzoeker prof.dr. Ronald de Vries naar het antwoord

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Online video Fungi & Global Challenges by Webmaster CBS News 06/01/2016 08:58:12
 

13 April the KNAW public symposium “Fungi & Global Challenges” was held. Speakers David Denning and Sarah Gurr, 2 international experts, presented their view on the dangers of fungi, but also the possibilities we have of keeping them under control.

Anne van Diepeningen, openingswoord symposium Schimmels from KNAW on Vimeo.

David Denning from KNAW on Vimeo.

Sara Gurr from KNAW on Vimeo.

     
   

Prof. dr. Pedro Crous, Director of the CBS-KNAW, has been invited by the Mycological Society of India (MSI), to be an Honorary Member of the Mycological Society of India. Prof. Crous gladly accepted this invitation.

About the Mycological Society of India (MSI)

MSI is a scientific body constituted for the advancement in the subject of Mycology, the study of Fungi including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important Fungi. The Society was founded in January 1973 by a team of Mycologists led by Professor C.V. Subramanian, Former Director, C.A.S. in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, India, with a view to bring together Mycologists of the country and with the broad objectives of promoting development of Mycology in India in all the prospects and in the widest perspective. 

Other Honorary Members of the Mycological Society of India were great mycologists such as Prof. Gunnar Degelius from Sweden, Prof.  Robert Kühner from France, Prof. Cecil Terence Ingold from the UK, Prof. John Nathaniel Couch from the USA and

Dr. Geoffrey Clough Ainsworth  from the UK .

MSI website: http://www.fungiindia.co.in/ for more details.

     
   

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