Mycology 2020 a collaboration between Fungal update and BSMM

MYCOLOGY 2020 will now take place on 19th and 20th March 2021

The QE2 Conference Centre, London

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Mycology 2020 Steering Committee Chairs:

Dr. S. G. Agrawal, BSc, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, Barts Health NHS Trust & Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London

Professor Neil A.R Gow FRS, FMedSci, FRSE, FRSB, FAAM

Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact and Professor of Microbiology at University of Exeter

Organising Committee: Dr. Samir Agrawal, Prof. Neil Gow, Prof. Elaine Bignell, Dr. Mansour Ceesay, Dr. Jonathan Lambourne, Dr. Rohini Manuel, Prof. Malcolm Richardson, Prof. Paul Verweij, Prof. Adilia Warris, Dr. Lewis White, Dr. Mansour Ceesay, Dr. Darius Armstong-James, Dr Rebecca Gorton, Dr. Paul Pfeffer and Dr. Duncan Wilson

View the posters accepted for Mycology 2020 here.
Posters and authors will be present at the meeting in March.

Programme

0830

Registration and Coffee


0930

Welcome and opening remarks

Neil Gow and Samir Agrawal

Keynote lecture
Chair: Neil Gow
0945

Host susceptibility to pathogenic fungi

Agostinho Carvalho - View Bio

Parallel 1 : Haemato-oncology 1: IFD prophylaxis and management
Chair: Samir Agrawal
1020

Cologne, Germany

Philipp Köhler - View Bio
1040

Turin, Italy

Alessandro Busca - View Bio
1100

London

Samir Agrawal
1120

Q&A

Parallel 2 : Offered Papers
Chair: Adilia Warris
1020

Interdependency of host and pathogen protein persulfidation governs disease severity in experimental and human aspergilloses

Jorge Amich - View Bio
1040

Dual role of peroxynitrite in A. fumigatus-host interactions

Elena Shekhova - View Bio
1100

Comparative genomic analyses of A. fumigatus strains reveals disease-specific pathogenicity drivers

Sara Gago - View Bio
1120

Q&A


1140

Refreshments, networking & poster viewing


Parallel 1 : Invited Lecture - Haemato-Oncology 2: Is there an optimal IFD protocol?
Chair: Mansour Ceesay
1205

Haemato-Oncology 2: Is there an optimal IFD protocol?

Johan Maertens - View Bio
Parallel 2 : Offered Papers
Chair: Lewis White
1205

Cryptococcus as a model system for gene expression regulation: control of protein abundance and structure by alternate start codons and their sequence context

Edward Wallace - View Bio
1225

Gilead Fellows Talk 1: Antifungal modes of action: Old and New

Elaine Bignell

1250

A Foray with Fungi: what our experiences teach us about managing fungal infections – Symposium supported by Gilead

Rosemary Barnes and Tihana Bicanic

13:30

Lunch, Networking and Poster Viewing


1420

Evolving epidemiology and treatment approaches for invasive infections in Solid Organ Transplant Patients
Symposium supported by Pfizer

Anand Shah - View Bio

Plenary : keynote presentation - Supported by ISHAM
Chair: Malcolm Richardson
1450

Medical mycology at a cross-road: the role of international organizations

Arunaloke Chakrabarti - View Bio

Parallel 1 : Diagnostics
Chair: Lewis White
1525

Performance of different lateral flow assays for rapid detection of aspergillosis – Presentation via Skype

Martin Hoenigl - View Bio
1545

Assays for rapid detection of antifungal resistance

Paul Verweij - View Bio
1605

Next generation sequencing for invasive fungal disease – Presentation via Skype

Julianne Kus - View Bio
1625

Q&A

Parallel 2 : Meet the Pathogen
Chair: Elaine Bignell
1525

Pneumocystis jirovecii, from the organism to the disease

Alexandre Alanio - View Bio
1545

Cryptococcus gattii and long distance virulence

Robin May - View Bio
1605

COFUN: An update on the construction and use of genome wide-knockout library in A. fumigatus

Mike Bromley - View Bio
1625

Q&A


1630

Refreshments, networking & poster viewing


Parallel 1
Chair: Johan Maertens
16:55

Fungal adaptation in CF and CPA through parasex: How to survive without sex.

Eveline Snelders - View Bio
Parallel 2 : Flash talks
Chair: Rebecca Gorton
1655

An evaluation of the performance of the IMMY sona Aspergillus Galactomannan Lateral flow assay when testing serum to aid in the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis.

Jessica Price - View Bio
1705

Identification Of Drug Combinations To Entrap In A Carrier For The Treatment Of Onychomycosis

Sudaxshina Murdan - View Bio
1715

Carbohydrate metabolism regulates immune responses of the oral epithelium to Candida albicans

Aize Pellon - View Bio

Parallel 1: Interactive case studies Mycology 2020
Chair: Jonathan Lambourne
17:25

Case Study 1

17:35

Case Study 2

17:45

Case Study 3

BSMM
17:30

Annual General Meeting


1815

Close of day 1

1900

Dinner

Parallel 1 : NGS and Mycobiome
Chair: Malcolm Richardson
0830

Microbiome-mycobiome interactions and human disease

David Moyes - View Bio
0850

Understanding the impact of genetic variation on the host response towards infection – Presentation via Skype

Oliver Kurzai - View Bio
0910

Gilead Fellows Talk 2 : Triazole resistance mechanisms in Aspergillus fumigatus: what do we learn from full genome sequencing?”

Darius Armstrong-James
0920

Q&A

Parallel 2 : Offered Papers
Chair: Paul Verweij
0830

Who regulates the regulator? – Kinase mediated regulation of the molecular chaperone Hsp90 and its role in fungal virulence

Stephanie Diezmann
0845

Toward new insights into the role of the lung microbiota in invasive pulmonary aspergillosis

Anaïs Herivaux - View Bio
0900

Epithelial uptake of Aspergillus fumigatus spores drives efficient fungal clearance in vivo and is aberrant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients

Margherita Bertuzzi - View Bio
0915

Q&A


Keynote presentation
Chair: Neil Gow
0930

C-type lectins in anti-fungal immunity

Gordon Brown - View Bio

Parallel 1 : Fungal infections in CF and bronchiectasis
Chair: Rohini Manuel
1015

Diagnosis of fungal pathogens in CF

Andrew Jones - View Bio
1040

Sensitization in Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis

Micheàl Mac Aogàin - View Bio
1100

Managing non-Aspergillus mould infections

Anand Shah - View Bio
1120

Q&A

Parallel 2 : Offered papers
Chair: Darius Armstrong-James
1015

Immune characteristics of patients with influenza associated pulmonary aspergillosis (IAPA)

Intan M.W. Dewi
1035

Characterisation of Cryptococcus gattii derived extracellular vesicles and their role in fungal virulence

Gerard Sheehan - View Bio
1050

Calcium sequestration by fungal melanin reprograms macrophage metabolism toward glycolysis and antifungal immunity

Samuel Gonçalves - View Bio
1110

Poster Talk


1125

Refreshments, networking & poster viewing


Plenary : BSMM v Fungal Update Debate
Chair: Samir Agrawal
1145

Optimal fungal management – Immunology not microbiology

Frank Van de Veerdonk and Silke Schelenz

1230

Fungiplex: Fungal PCR for Aiding the Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Disease. Session supported by Bruker.

Julie Green
1245

Rezafungin: a Novel, Once-Weekly Echinocandin in Phase 3 Development for Treatment and Prevention of Invasive Fungal Disease. Session sponsored by Cidara Therapeutics

Varun Mehra

1300

Lunch, networking & poster viewing


Plenary keynote presentation
Chair: Darius Armstrong-James
1345

Update on influenza associated aspergillosis

Frank Van de Veerdonk - View Bio

Parallel 1 : Immunity and clinical impact
Chair: Duncan Wilson
1435

SNPs and risk stratification for the clinic

Lewis White - View Bio
1455

Host response to Aspergillus in asthma and allergic lung disease

Peter Cook - View Bio
1515

Offered paper – Aspergillus fumigatus Cell Wall Promotes Apical Airway Epithelial Recruitment of Human Neutrophils

Jatin Vyas - View Bio
1535

Q&A

Parallel 2 : Oral presentations from selected abstracts
Chair: Adilia Warris
1435

Reverse engineering of Aspergillus pH signalling for anti-fungal drug discovery

Bethany McCann - View Bio
1455

Improvement in Diagnosis of Dermatophytosis through (Lean) Real-Time Molecular Techniques

Maire O'Sullivan
1515

Prospective evaluation of T2MR for the diagnosis of Invasive Candidiasis in ICU patients

Rebecca Gorton
1535

Q&A


1545

Plenary : Presentations of prizes for winning posters

Darius Armstrong-James
1555

Closing remarks

Samir Agrawal and Neil Gow

Abstract Submission has reopened for submission

Thank you for your entries – the committee has commented on the high quality of submissions.

Please note that all accepted abstracts will be published in the Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology supplement 

As the event has now been postponed until March 2021, abstract submission has re-opened. All successful oral and poster submissions will roll forward to March but there is an opportunity for new abstracts to be submitted. The closing deadline for poster submissions, is now 5th February 2021. Please use the template provided and submit to andy@pagemedical.co.uk

 

If there are any queries relating to abstract submission please contact Andy Cockayne at Page Medical on 01353 780060

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Please contact Debbie Cockayne at Page Medical for the sponsorship brochure for Mycology 2020.

 

Registration

Registration options and rates are below.

The fees below include registration for the whole of the Mycology 2020 conference.   It also includes refreshment breaks throughout the conference (morning break, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea). The Conference Dinner is an additional charge and tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Accommodation request are only available for BSMM students and there are only a limited number of rooms so please register as soon as possible. When all available rooms have been booked this option will be removed from the online registration form.

 

£225

Standard registration

£170

Standard BSMM & / or ISHAM member

£125

Trainee

£95

Student BSMM & / or ISHAM member

£150

One day meeting - Standard

£80

One day meeting - Trainee

£1,000

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