01 Alexander Idnurm – University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Talk: The role of cell wall synthesis in stress protection in the plant pathogenic fungus Leptosphaeria maculans

02 Alexandra C. Brand – University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Institute of Medical Sciences, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK. Talk: Calcium signalling dynamics during diverse stress responses in Candida albicans

03 Alistair J. P. Brown  – University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Institute of Medical Sciences, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK.  Talk: Stress adaptation of a fungal pathogen to complex niches in the human host.

04 André Ricardo de Lima Damasio – Institute of Biology, University of Campinas, Campinas-SP, Brazil. Talk: N-glycosylation and secretion of glycoside hydrolases in Aspergillus nidulans

05 Claudia B. L. Campos – Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil. Talk: Lipids in Paracoccidioides brasiliensis.

06 Chris Koon Ho Wong – Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China. Talk: Dynamic transcriptional responses of fungal pathogens to macrophage phagocytosis

07 Christina M. Kelliher – Department of Genetics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Remsen Hanover, NH, USA. Talk: Cross-talk between metabolism and the circadian clock in Neurospora crassa

08 Deborah Bell-Pedersen – Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.  Talk: Circadian clock control of MAPK pathway activation and mRNA translation

09 Drauzio Eduardo Naretto Rangel – Universidade Brasil, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Talk: Serendipity in the wrestle between Trichoderma and Metarhizium.

10 Ekaterina Dadachova –  University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Talk: Melanized fungi as radioprotectors and detectors of ionizing radiation

11 Elis C. A. Eleutherio – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Talk: Why use Saccharomyces cerevisiae to investigate the molecular mechanisms of human diseases?​

12 Florian F Bauer –  University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Talk: Biotic stress responses  in Saccharomyces cerevisiae  – stresses associated with the physical presence of other yeast species

13 Geoffrey Michael Gadd – University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK. Talk: Fungi, metals and minerals.

14 Gilberto Úbida Leite Braga – Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP,  Brazil. Talk: Antimicrobial photodynamic treatment: where we are and where we will go.

15 Graeme M Walker – Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, UK. Talk: Mitigating stress in industrial yeasts.

16 Gustavo H. Goldman – Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP,  Brazil. Talk: The Aspergillus fumigatus CrzA and ZipD transcription factors are involved in calcium metabolism and the caspofungin paradoxical effect.

17 Irina Druzhinina – Vienna Technical University, Vienna, Austria. Talk: From antioxidant surface-active proteins to “hunting bags”: the stress palette of Trichoderma – interactions with fungi.

18  István Pócsi – University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary. Talk: The Fungal Stress Database – construction and application.

19 Jan Dijksterhuis – Westerdijk Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Talk: Heterogeneity of stress resistance among spore populations and between fungal strains.

20 Jesus Aguirre – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico. Talk: ROS detoxification and sensing during fungal growth and differentiation.

21  John E. Hallsworth –  Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Talk: How to measure cellular stress, and what is stress anyway?

22 Laura Selbmann – Tuscia University, Viterbo, Italy. Talk: Peculiar genomic traits in the stress-adapted cryptoendolithic endemic Antarctic fungus Friedmanniomyces endolithicus

23 Luis Corrochano – Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain. Talk: Light in the fungal world: a signal from the environment and a stress for the cell.

24 Luis Larrondo – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Talk: Light: a source of information, stress, biotechnological applications and art

25 Martin Kupiec – Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel. Talk: Telomere length maintenance in yeast: nature vs nurture

26 Meritxell Riquelme – Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Ensenada, BC, Mexico. Talk: The spectacular hyphae of Neurospora crassa: an excellent model system to test the subcellular responses to environmental stresses.

27 Ming-Guang Feng – Zhejiang University,· Hangzhou, China –  Talk: Antioxidant enzymes and their contributions to biological control potential in Beauveria bassiana.

28 Michelle Momany – University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA. Talk: Environmental stress alters the conidial transcriptome

29 Mikael Molin – University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. Talk: A novel light-sensing pathway involving hydrogen peroxide and a peroxiredoxin connects illumination to oxidative stress in baker’s yeast

30 Natalia Requena – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany. Talk: Striving for a life in harmony in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis.

31 Nina Gunde-Cimerman – University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Talk: Extremely halotolerant black yeast Hortaea werneckii – from salterns to genomes

32 Oded Yarden – Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel. Talk: The Neurospora crassa COT-1 kinase – a regulator of polar growth: Interactions with type 2A phosphatase and the stress response-related protein GUL-1.

33 Radamés J.B. Cordero – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Talk: Heat capture and dissipation in colored yeasts.

34 Reinhard Fischer – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany. Talk: Light, stress and temperature sensing in Aspergillus nidulans and Alternaria alternata.

35 Rocco L. Mancinelli – NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA. Talk: Microbes in Space

36 Tianhong Dai – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Talk: Antimicrobial blue light inactivation of pathogenic microbes: State of the art