EFS13 - 13th European Fusarium Seminar - dedicated to the Memory of Wally Marasas
Fusarium - Pathogenicity, Mycotoxins, Taxonomy, Genomics, Biosynthesis, Metabolomics, Resistance, Disease control

10-14 may 2015 - Martina Franca (TA) - Italy

EFS13 - 13th European Fusarium Seminar
EFS13 - 13th European Fusarium Seminar
EFS13 - 13th European Fusarium Seminar
EFS13 - 13th European Fusarium Seminar
EFS13 - 13th European Fusarium Seminar
EFS13 - 13th European Fusarium Seminar
EFS13 - 13th European Fusarium Seminar
EFS13 - 13th European Fusarium Seminar
EFS13 - 13th European Fusarium Seminar
EFS13 - 13th European Fusarium Seminar
EFS13 - 13th European Fusarium Seminar

Welcome

« 13th European Fusarium Seminar »
Dedicated to the Memory of Wally Marasas 

                                           Welcome


Dear Colleagues,
almost 30 years ago, the First European Fusarium Seminar took place at the Warsaw Agricultural University, Poland, organized by Jerzy Chelkowski. During these three decades, deep changes in all aspects related to the research on Fusarium have increased our knowledge of this extraordinary fungal genus and shown even more its complexity.
We are proud, as organizers of the 13th Edition of the Seminar, to host all of you again, after 20 years, in Martina Franca, where Istituto Tossine e Micotossine da Parassiti Vegetali (become ISPA in 2001), masterfully organized the 4th European Fusarium Seminar, with a tremendous number of participants and a scientific quality of excellence.
From those days, some of the most distinguished experts of Fusarium passed away and we would like to dedicate our EFS13 to the memory of Walter F.O. Marasas, the last great Fusarium scientist that left us, around three years ago. It has been a great loss for all scientific community dealing with Fusarium, since he was an eminent multifaceted scientist that made cross-cutting discoveries in mycology, mycotoxicology, medical science, veterinary science and plant pathology. Also his human qualities were unique and his fantastic capability to interact with all people will always remain in our memory.
All of us, in our researches, have to face many challenges launched every day by these complicated fungi! Among these, important examples are the effects of climatic changes on Fusarium and its host interactions, the discovery of new active biological control agents, new, easy and rapid tools for detection, genetic diversity in crops, development of resistance to fungicides, shifts in Fusarium populations, variability of their mycotoxin biosynthetic pathways, the need to reduce Fusarium mycotoxins in food and feed and ensure a plentiful, safe food supply.
The Seminar includes 9 Scientific Sessions that have the purpose to cover all fields related to Fusarium research with the aim of integrating different disciplines and put together scientists and experts of different fields: mycology, plant pathology, genetics, agronomy, ecology, chemistry, biochemistry, and toxicology. We hope that this Fusarium Seminar will provide a vital forum for European and International colleagues to appreciate the current state of the art in Fusarium research and will be a unique opportunity for discussion of solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.
Finally, we would like to address our grateful thanks to our colleagues of the Institute of Sciences of Food Production that greatly helped us to organize this Seminar: without their enthusiastic participation, we could not host all of you "20 years later" in Martina Franca again!
We wish for all of you a fantastic time in this town, where science can cross its pathway with the beauty of this precious corner of Apulia, used to welcome visitors from abroad with its charming monuments, good food, magnificent landscapes and the warmth of the people.

Antonio Moretti & Antonio Logrieco
Chairs of EFS13

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM 

Sunday, May 10th

17.00 - 19.00 Registration and Poster fixing
19.0 - 22.00 Welcome party at the Park Hotel S. Michele, Martina Franca.

Monday, May 11th

WELCOME AND OPENING

9:00      OPENING ADDRESS
             Antonio F. Logrieco & Antonio Moretti Institute of Sciences of Food Production
             (ISPA-CNR), Italy

             Franco Ancona Major of Municipality of Martina Franca, Italy
             Onofrio Introna President of Regional Council, Apulia Region, Italy
 
9:30      “Scientific Homage to Wally Marasas, a Scientist with a poly-phasic profile”
             Walter F. O. Marasas – Scientist, Mentor & Friend
             John F. Leslie, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS, USA
 
9:50      Video - Memory of Wally Marasas life

INTRODUCTORY LECTURES SESSION
Chairperson: John. F. Leslie

 
10:00    INTRODUCTORY LECTURE 1 - Molecular switches regulating infectious growth in
             Fusarium oxysporum
             Antonio Di Pietro, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
 
10:30    INTRODUCTORY LECTURE 2- Human Fusarium infections, detection and treatment
            Anne van Diepeningen, CBS, Utrecht,  The Netherlands
 
10:50    Coffee break
 
11:10    INTRODUCTORY LECTURE 3 - New resources for Fusarium taxonomy
             David M. Geiser,The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA

SESSION 1 – GENETICS, GENOMICS and SYSTEM BIOLOGY
Chairpersons: David Geiser & Simon Edwards 
 
11:40    KEYNOTE LECTURE – Comparative genomics of Fusarium graminearum species
             complex
             Cees Waalwijk,Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands
 
12:10    Mitochondrial genome sequences in the Next Generation Sequencing era
             Balázs Brankovics, CBS-KNAW,  Fungal Biodiversity Centre,  The Netherlands
 
12:25    Lineages in Nectriaceae: generic status of Fusarium
             Lorenzo Lombard, CBS-KNAW,  Fungal Biodiversity Centre,  The Netherlands
 
12:40    Genetic variation in isolates of the Fusarium incarnatumequiseti species complex
             recovered from cereals
             Antonia Susca,Institute of Science of Food production (ISPA-CNR), Italy
 
12:55    Presenting the fully assembled genome of Fusarium poae: repeats shed light on a
             cryptic sexual cycle
             Adriaan Vanheule, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent,
             Belgium

 
13:10    Lunch break
 
14:30    Poster session

SESSION 2 – SECONDARY METABOLITES – BIOCHEMISTRY, BIOSYNTHESIS, METABOLOMICS
Chairpersons: Geert Haesaert & Theo van der Lee
 
15:30    KEYNOTE LECTURE - Comparative genomics reveals multiple causes of variation in
             mycotoxin production among Fusarium species
             Robert H. Proctor, Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural
             Utilization Research, Peoria IL, USA

 
16:00    Tea, coffee and cakes
 
16:30    Exploring the cereal resistance to Fusarium and low mycotoxin accumulation using
             metabolomic
             Vessela Atanasova-Penichon, INRA, Villenave d’Ornon, France
 
16:45    Understanding F. verticillioides – Zea mays interaction: a step beyond the state of art
             Chiara Dall’Asta,Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti, Università degli
             Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy

 
17:00    Early glucosilation of deoxynivalenol and resistance to FHB in Brachypodium
             Marie Dufresne, Institute of Plant Sciences of Paris-Saclay, France
 
17:15    Application of metabolomics to the biochemical phenotyping of resistant maize lines to
             Fusarium graminearum
             Léa Gauthier, INRA, Bordeaux, France
 
17:30    Redox-sensitive proteins are targeted by NADPH oxidase in Fusarium graminearum
             Christof Rampitsch,Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, Cereal Research Centre,
             Morden MB, Canada

 
17:45    Fusarium poae: proposed pathway for a novel trichothecene chemotype
             Kris Audenaert,Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent,
             Belgium

 
Tuesday, May 12th

SESSION 3 – PATHOGENESIS and PLANT – HOST INTERACTION
Chairpersons: Antonio Di Pietro & Elzbieta Czembor
 
8:30      KEYNOTE LECTURE – Fusarium – cereal interaction in the grain: a dialog with
             chemical words
             Christian Barreau, INRA Bordeaux, France
 
9:00      Exposure to green leaf volatiles primes wheat against FHB but boosts production
             of the mycotoxin DON
             Maarten Ameye, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent,
             Belgium

 
9:15      A novel wheat gene enhances wheat resistance to FHB and to DON
             Fiona M. Doohan, University College of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
 
9:30      Interactions between Fusarium graminearum and grain aphids (Sitobion avenae) on
             their shared host plant, wheat (Triticum aestivum)
             Jassy Drakulic,Department of Plant and Crop Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK
 
9:45      The role of plant hormones in the Fusarium Head Blight disease response of wheat
             Nora A. Foroud, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Centre,
             Lethbridge AB, Canada

 
10:00    Gene expression of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis during colonization of grafted
             melon plants
             Anita Haegi, CRA–Centro di Ricerca per la Patologia Vegetale di Roma (CRA-PAV),
             Roma, Italy

 
10:15    Analysis of the transcriptional response of a south african maize inbred line to
             Fusarium verticillioides
             Karlien vanZyl, Department of Plant Pathology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch,
             South Africa
 
10:30    Pathogenicity of progeny from a cross between Fusarium fujikuroi and Fusarium
             proliferatum
towards onions
             John F. Leslie,Kansas State University, Manhattan KS, USA
 
10:45    Coffee break

SESSION 4 - EPIDEMIOLOGY and POPULATION GENETICS
Chairpersons: Antonio Bottalico & Ludwig Pfenning
 
11:15    KEYNOTE LECTURE – Colonization of maize, wheat and soybean seedlings by
            mycotoxin-deficient mutants of Fusarium graminearum and F. verticillioides
            Gary P. Munkvold, Iowa State University, Ames, USA
 
11:45    Multi-cereal molecular surveys suggest host preference among members of the
            Fusarium graminearum species complex from southern Brazil
            Emerson M. Del Ponte, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre,
            RS, Brazil

 
12:00    Influence of tillage practices on the amount of Fusarium in straw residue and
             subsequent mycotoxin contamination of oats grown under various weather
             conditions in Norway
             Ingerd S. Hofgaard, Bioforsk, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental
             Research, Norway

 
12:15    Distribution of the Fusarium and Gibberella ear rot diseases in maize ears from
             different agro-ecological zones in Turkey
             Bayram Kansu,Ondokuz Mayıs University, Vocational School, Plant and Anim. Dept.,
             Turkey

 
12:30    Diversity of Fusarium spp. associated with dry rot of potato tubers in Poland
             Emil Stefańczyk, Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute (IHAR) - National
             Research Institute, Młochów Research Centre, Poland

 
12:45    Monitoring of the UK wheat Fusarium population 2000 - 2014
             Gilli L. ThorpFera, York, UK
 
13:00    Lunch Break
 
14:00    Poster session

SESSION 5 - GENETICS OF HOSTS – PLANT RESISTANCE
Chairpersons: Tomasz Góral & Linda Harris 
 
15:00    KEYNOTE LECTURE – Changes in the Fusarium graminearum toxin spectrum:
             an adaptive response of the pathogen to plant breeding?
             Gerhard Adam, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Tulln, Austria
 
15:30    Evaluation of diverse barley accessions and inoculation methods for resistance to
             deoxynivalenol accumulation
             Thin M. Choo, AAFC-Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada
 
15:45    Screening for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. betae tolerance in sugar beet
             Chiara De Lucchi, DAFNAE, Università degli Studi di Padova, Legnaro, Italy
 
16:00    Tea, coffee and cakes
 
16:30    Screening a global banana collection for resistance to Panama disease
             Fernando A. García-Bastidas, Wageningen University and Research Centre,
             Wageningen, The Netherlands

 
16:45    Dwarfing genes Rht-B1b and Rht-D1 bare associated with both Type I FHB
             susceptibility and low anther extrusion in two bread wheat populations
             Xinyao He, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT),
             Apdo. Mexico

 
17:00    Resistance against Fusarium Head Blight in wheat and barley varieties with
             coloured grains
             Charlotte Martin, Agroscope, Institute for Plant Production Sciences,
             Nyon/Cadenazzo, Switzerland

 
17:15    Improvement of variety registration system in wheat: role of FHB traits,
             inoculation methods and the problem of DON overproduction
             Akos Mesterházy,Cereal Research non-profit Co., Szeged, Hungary
 
17:30    Comparative transcriptome of rice genotypes resistant and susceptible to
             Fusarium fujikuroi
             Davide Spadaro, Università di Torino, Grugliasco, Italy.
 
17:45    Mapping of resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. tulipae in tulip using
             the PathoScreen
             Theo van der Lee,Wageningen University and Research Centre,
             Wageningen, The Netherlands

 
Wednesday, May 13th

SESSION 6 - DISEASE CONTROL and FORECASTING MODELS
Chairpersons:  Beáta Tóth & Susanne Vogelgsang 
 
8:30      KEYNOTE LECTURE - Modelling Fusarium in maize to mitigate micotoxins in
             a climate change scenario
             Paola Battilani,Università Cattolica S. Cuore, Piacenza, Italy
 
9:00      Minimizing the Fusarium Head Blight risk in durum wheat, through breeding
             and a varieties development approach focused on an improved tolerance to
             the disease, in combination with crop protection fungicides
             Roberto Bassi,Syngenta AG, Basel, Switzerland
 
9:15      The sensitivity to tebuconazole of Fusarium langsethiae strains from different
             regions of Russia
             Tatiana Y. Gagkaeva,All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, St.-Petersburg, Russia
 
9:30      Biological control of Fusarium Head Blight in Argentina
             Sofia Chulze, National University of Río Cuarto, Rio Cuarto, Argentina
 
9:45      Timing and efficacy of fungicides against Fusarium Head Blight in malting barley
             Rumiana V. Ray, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus,
             Loughborough, UK

 
10:00    Orius  P / Zamir: a broad spectrum fungicide for T3 applications in cereals
             Matteo Cernuschi, Adama Italy, Grassobbio, Italy
 
10:15    Healthy & Safe – cropping factors influencing the occurrence of dominant
             Fusarium species and mycotoxins in barley and oats from swiss harvest samples
             Torsten Schirdewahn,Agroscope, Zurich, Switzerland
 
10:30    Coffee break

SESSION 7 – EXPOSURE and TOXICOLOGY
Chairpersons:  Monica Olsen & Michele Solfrizzo
 
11:00    KEYNOTE LECTURE - Biomonitoring studies of mycotoxins exposure
            and its association with typical food consumption in swedish adults
            Monica Olsen, National Food Agency, Uppsala, Sweden
 
11:30    Tolerance mechanisms of grain aphids Sitobion avenae for the
             Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol
             Nathalie De Zutter,  Department of Crop Protection, Ghent University,
             Ghent, Belgium

 
11:45    Mycotoxins determination in loaf bread and evaluation of the Estimated
             Daily Intake (EDI)
             Giuseppe Meca, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, Spain
 
12:00    A β-glucosidase from Bifidobacterium adolescentis hydrolyzes β-glucosides
             of deoxynivalenol, nivalenol and HT-2 toxin
             Herbert Michlmayr,BOKU, Tulln, Austria
 
12:15    Intestinal toxicity of the masked mycotoxin deoxynivalenol-3-β-d-glucoside
             Alix Pierron, INRA, Research Center in Food Toxicology, France

SESSION 8 - FUSARIUMMYCOTOXIN REDUCTION - DETOXIFICATION IN FOOD AND FEED
Chairpersons:  Monica Olsen & Michele Solfrizzo
 
12:30    KEYNOTE LECTURE - Strategies for the decontamination/detoxification
             of Fusarium mycotoxins
             Giuseppina Avantaggiato, Institute of Sciences of Food Production
             (ISPA-CNR), Italy

 
13:00    Lunch Break
 
14:00    Visit to Matera UNESCO Heritage and European Capital of Culture 2019
 
Thursday, May 14th

SESSION 9.  QUALITY ASSURANCE and ANALYTICAL METHODS
Chairpersons: Michael Sulyok & Angelo Visconti
 
9:00      KEYNOTE LECTURE – LC-MS/MS based methods for the analysis of
             Fusarium mycotoxins and secondary metabolites
             Michael Sulyok,Department IFA-Tulln, University of Natural Resources
             and Life Sciences Vienna, Tulln, Austria

 
9:30      LC-LIT-MSand LC-Q-TOF-MS as primary tools for accurate determination
             of moniliformin in cereals, via alternative precipitation pathways
             Chee W. Lim, ASEAN Reference Laboratory for Mycotoxins Testing, Singapore
 
9:45      Development of LC-MS/MS determination method of T-2 toxin (T2) and
             its glucosylated and acetylated derivatives for estimatingthe contamination
             of total T-2 toxins in the staple flours
             Hiroyuki Nakagawa, National Agr. and Food Research Organization Ibaraki, Japan
 
10:00    Determination of T-2 and HT-2 toxins in oats, barley, rye and cereal-based
             products by fluorescence polarization immunoassay
             Chiara A.R. Porricelli, Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA-CNR), Italy
 
10:15    Chemotypes of Fusarium graminearum in Europe and the effect of different
             grinding methods on F. graminearum dna and DON levels in oats grain samples
             Tapani Yli-Mattila,Molecular Plant Biology, Department of Biochemistry,
             University of Turku, Turku, Finland

 
10:30    Coffee Break

CLOSING ADDRESS and CONCLUDING REMARKS
 
11:00    Closing remarks and “Marasas Price” to the best PhD Poster/Oral Communication
             Antonio F. Logrieco1, Antonio Moretti1 & John F. Leslie2,
               1Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA-CNR), Italy
               2Kansas State University, Manhattan KS, USA
 

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees we are pleased to announce the:

13th European Fusarium Seminar
dedicated to the Memory of Wally Marasas


Fusarium - Pathogenicity, Mycotoxins, Taxonomy, Genomics, Biosynthesis, Metabolomics, Resistance, Disease control”
Martina Franca, Italy, 10 - 14 May 2015
 
The genus Fusarium comprises many plant-pathogenic species, causing diseases in most agriculturally important crops, and also can be harmful for humans and animals since many of species produce biologically active secondary metabolites (e.g., phytotoxins and mycotoxins) with an extraordinary chemical diversity. The economic importance of Fusarium species is high, due to both their impact on crop yields and the accumulation of mycotoxins in the colonized crops, which can make food commodities unacceptable for marketing or consumption.
 
Research on Fusarium, carried out globally, concentrates the efforts of thousands of scientists and experts of different fields: mycology, plant pathology, genetics, agronomy, ecology, chemistry, biochemistry, and toxicology. There is a need to integrate different disciplines to provide solutions to the problems caused by Fusarium species that still, in spite of the enormous efforts of the scientific community, are far from solved. 
Effect of climatic changes on Fusarium and his host interactions, new active biological control agents, detection, genetic diversity in crops, development of new resistance to fungicides, changes in Fusarium populations, the need to reduce Fusarium mycotoxins in food and feed and ensure a plentiful, safe food supply: all are examples of challenges for those of us dealing with these complicated fungi. 
 
Scientists, breeders, industry representatives, and policy makers who are engaged in the issues related to Fusarium and the reduction of mycotoxin levels are invited to EFS13. This important Fusarium Seminar will provide a vital forum for European and International colleagues to appreciate the current state of the art in Fusarium research during oral presentation sessions led by prominent specialists in their field. The meeting will also provide an essential opportunity for discussion of solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.
 
We are delighted to invite you to this exciting scientific seminar organized by ISPA “20 years later” after the EFS4 held in Martina Franca, and to welcome you once again to Bari.

EFS13 - Bari - 2015
efs13@ispa.cnr.it


Antonio Moretti & Antonio Logrieco Chairs of EFS13