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    8thInternational Mycological Congress - Preliminary ProgramCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

    August 20 - 25, 2006

    Wednesday 16th Friday 18thAugust

    0900-1800

    Workshop 1 (by Invitation only): Ceratocystis and OphistomaMoreton Bay Research Station, Brisbane

    Chair:Mike Wingfield (South Africa) / Keith Seifert (Canada)

    Friday 18thAugust

    0730-1800

    Cairns Hinterland Lichen Tour to book see registration formFriday 18 August to Saturday 19 August 2006, and Sunday 20th August at James Cook University

    Spend two days exploring the Cairns hinterland for local lichens, followed by one day at a James Cook Universitylaboratory to identify your finds. Experience the different vegetation types from coastal to highland tropical rainforests,and the dryer sclerophyl forests and woodlands of the Atherton Tablelands. The tour guides are two local botanists withdecades of experience in the wet and dry tropics with their local and botanical knowledge they will lead a flexible tourwith the groups lichen interests dictating the length of time at stops.

    0730-1800

    Daintree Rainforest Photo Tour to book see registration formThe bus will pick up from major Cairns central hotels. After spending the early morning touring along one of Australiasmost scenic coastal roads, we cross the Daintree River on the car ferry to reach the World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest. The Daintree is one of the few places on Earth to meet all four criteria for World Heritage listing, that is,outstanding examples of the major stages of Earths evolutionary history, continuing biological evolution, exceptionalbeauty, and habitat for threatened species.

    0900-1800

    Workshop 2: Filamentous Fungi in the Clinical LaboratoryJames Cook University, Cairns

    Chairs:Richard Summerbell (The Netherlands)

    This workshop will feature medical mycologist Richard Summerbell (co-author of books such as the LaboratoryHandbook of Dermatophytes, Identifying Filamentous Fungi and Genera of Hyphomycetes with Lynne Sigler) giving thelatest perspectives on emerging and classic filamentous fungal medical pathogens and their practical identification. In

    the context of specific, practical examples, topics will be discussed such as: 1) improved morphological identificationmade possible by recent molecular research; 2) if and when molecular identification itself is necessary or practical in theclinical laboratory and 3) how to improve diagnosis and therapy through understanding the phylogenetic relationships ofpathogenic fungi. Due to the strong overlap between fungi of medical and veterinary significance, this workshop will alsobe of interest to those who work with fungal diseases of animals.

    0900-1800

    Workshop 3: Insect Pathogens in the TropicsJames Cook University

    Chair:Nigel Hywel-Jones (Thailand)

    The tropical rainforests of south-east Asia, including north Queensland, have been shown to harbor a rich diversity offungi that parasitise insects. This Workshop provides the opportunity to examine a range of specimens of insectpathogens and learn more about their ecology, evolution and taxonomy.

    Saturday 19thAugust

    0730-1800

    Cairns Hinterland Lichen Tour details aboveFriday 18 August to Saturday 19 August 2006, and Sunday 20th August at James Cook University

    0900-1800

    Workshop 4: Food Mycology and MycotoxinsCairns Convention Centre

    Chairs:John Pitt (Australia) / Ailsa Hocking (Australia) / Brett Summerell (Australia)

    This Workshop will focus on developments in the two related fields, food mycology and mycotoxins. The food mycologysection will focus on the latest developments in media and methods, including the potential for using moleculartechniques, improved detection of mycotoxigenic fungi and rapid methods. The mycotoxin component will have anemphasis on southern hemisphere problems, and the major world problems of ochratoxin A and Fusarium toxins.

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    0900-1800

    Workshop 5: Rust TaxonomyJames Cook University

    Chair:Yoshitaka Ono (Japan)

    This Workshop aims to introduce participants to the fascinating realm of the rust fungi. These fungi are important plantpathogens but their biology has been described as intricate and incomprehensible. The Workshop will provide theopportunity to examine representative specimens of many genera of rusts and acquire basic skills and knowledge aboutthis group of interesting fungi.

    0900-1800

    Workshop 9: Hypogeous FungiJames Cook University

    Chairs:Teresa Lebel (Australia) / Sandra Abell (Australia)

    This workshop will describe the collection, identification and taxonomy of hypogeous fungi. Application to dietary studiesof small mammals will also be discussed. The workshop will include short lectures on the ecology and collection ofhypogeous fungi with the main focus of the day on hands-on identification from sporocarps and small mammal faecalpellets. Participants will use the a test version of TRUFFKEY a Lucid based key for the identification of hypogeous fungi,developed by Tom May and Teresa Lebel. The workshop cost includes a booklet of useful material on hypogeous fungi.Participants are encouraged to bring along their own slides and/or specimens for assistance with identification. Theworkshop will conclude with a nocturnal fieldtrip to the Atherton tablelands for a rare chance to see the endangerednorthern bettong, Bettongia tropica, a tropical mycophagist.

    Sunday 20th

    August

    0900-1700

    Cairns Hinterland Lichen Tour details aboveJames Cook University

    Pick up from your hotels and transfer to James Cook University.

    0900-1800

    Workshop 4: Food Mycology and Mycotoxins contCairns Convention Centre

    Chairs: John Pitt (Australia) / Ailsa Hocking (Australia) / Brett Summerell (Australia)

    0900-1800

    Workshop 6: Smut Taxonomy WorkshopJames Cook University

    Chairs:Klmn Vnky (Germany) / Roger Shivas (Australia)

    The smut fungi include some of the worlds most important plant pathogens. This Workshop provides the opportunity toexamine specimens of Australian smut fungi under instruction from Dr Klmn Vnky (Illustrated Genera of Smut Fungi)who is one of the most active taxonomists in this field.

    0900-1800

    Workshop 7: AnaSat2: From Spore to CultureCairns Convention Centre

    Chairs:Pedro Crous (The Netherlands) / Keith Seifert (Canada)

    With the present interest in environmental DNA and so-called unculturable fungi, it is important to remember that thereare many available culturing techniques that yield unique fungi. A sequel to the successful AnaSat workshop held atIMC-5 in Vancouver, this one day workshop will focus on methods for culturing fungi, especially microfungi. Theworkshop will consist of several informal invited presentations, followed by shorter presentations from interestedparticipants, and extended discussions of techniques. This will be an interactive workshop with a focus on sharing ideasand techniques among all participants, rather than a strict schedule of formal presentations. AnaSat is a satellite meetingof the Ananet network, representing mycologists involved with anamorph taxonomy.

    0900-1800

    Workshop 8: Compendium of Rust FungiCairns Convention Centre

    Chairs:Reinhard Berndt (Switzerland) / Yoshitaka Ono (Japan)The participants of this workshop will discuss possibilities how to compile a collection of data-sheets for a compendiumof the rust fungi of the world. Main issues will be the standardization of data collection, data management, and devisingan outline of the project.

    1800-2000

    Welcome ReceptionCairns Convention Centre Hall 2 & Outside Patio

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    Monday 21stAugust

    0830-0915

    Opening Ceremony

    0915-1015 - 0995

    Plenary 1: Fungal Tree of LifeFungal Tree of Life

    Franz Oberwinkler (Germany)

    1045-1245

    Symposium 1: Phylogenetic biology of fungal and fungal-like phylaChairs: Rytas Vilgalys (USA) / Joseph W. Spatafora (USA)This symposium summarizes just a few recent advances in phylogenetic studies across fungal (and fungal-like) phyla.The talks here represent current research on diverse lineages including Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, basal fungallineages, and also Myxomycota and Oomycota. For each phylum, speakers will present new results, and discuss thetransformative effects of phylogenetic studies on the field of mycology.

    1045-1105 IS1 - 0678

    The Saprolegniaceae -- new species conceptsDavid E. Padgett (USA)

    1105-1125 IS2 - 0178

    Trichomycetes: major taxonomic revisions based on molelcular phylogeniesRobert Lichtwardt (USA)

    1125-1145 IS3 - 0293

    An up to date assessment of the place of the Mycetozoans among the EukaryotesFrederick W. Spiegel (USA)

    1145-1205 IS4 - 0296

    Molecular systematics and evolution of BoletalesAndrew Wilson (USA) Author: M Binder

    1205-1225 IS5 - 0433

    Assembling the fungal tree of life: evolution of the AscomycotaJoseph W. Spatafora (USA)

    1225-1245 IS6 - 0748

    Evolution of basal lineages in Fungi: deconstructing Chytridiomycota and Zygomycota

    Rytas. Vilgalys (USA)

    1045-1245

    Symposium 2: Do Plant Pathogens have a Specific Armory?Chairs: Barbara Howlett(Australia)/ Thierry Rouxel (France)Fungi use a diverse range of strategies to invade and colonize plants. The five speakers in this symposium describesome of these strategies, focusing on the initial stages of the interaction between fungus andplant.

    1045-1115 IS1 - 0682

    The establishment of biotrophy in the Ustilago maydis/maize pathosystem"Regine Kahmann (Germany)

    1115-1145 IS2 0999

    A secondary metab