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APR. 8 – 11, 2018

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SUNDAY - April 8


16:00 - 19:00



18:00 - 18:30

Welcome Note

Gerhard ADAM (Chair and local organizer)
Peter EISENSCHENK (Mayor Tulln)
Christian OBINGER (Vice rector of research at BOKU)
Angela SESSITSCH (President ÖGMBT)
Rudolf KRSKA (President ISM)
Antonio MORETTI (Chair and local organizer of EFS13)

18:30 - 19:15

Plenary Lecture

Antonio di PIETRO (University of Cordoba, ES)

Understanding host adaptation in Fusarium oxysporum

19:15 – 20:00

Plenary Lecture

Petr KARLOVKSY (University of Goettingen, DE)

Ecological functions of toxins produced by Fusarium spp.

20:00 - 22:00




MONDAY - April 9


9:00 - 12:30

 Session 1

 Fusarium Virulence

Chairs: Gerhard ADAM & Kim HAMMOND-KOSACK

9:05 - 9:35



Fusarium pathogenomics: old approaches meet new technology in understanding pathogen virulence

9:35 - 9:55

Kim HAMMOND-KOSACK (Rothamsted Research, GB)

Investigating the genome of the Quorn fungus Fusarium venenatum

9:55 - 10:07


Linda J. HARRIS (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, CA)

Phytotoxic cyclic lipopeptides produced by Fusarium graminearum

10:07 - 10:19



Genomics and effector characterization of the novel sugarbeet pathogen Fusarium secorum

10:19 - 10:31


Comparative genomics of Fusarium graminearum strains harboring aggressiveness in bread wheat  

10:35 - 11:00

Coffee break


11:00 - 11:20

Robert PROCTOR (US Department of Agriculture, US)

Distribution and evolution of genes responsible for biosynthesis of mycotoxins in Fusarium

11:20 - 11:32

Antonio PRODI (University of Bologna, IT)

Role of the Fusarium tricinctum species complex in Fusarium Head Blight disease: virulence and mycotoxin production in durum wheat

11:32 - 11:44


Olga P. GAVRILOVA (All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection (VIZR), RU)

Intraspecific trait variations in Fusarium langsethiae

11:44 - 11:56


Alexander Florian STADLER (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, AT)

IAA-Asp amidohydrolase – a putative effector protein of Fusarium species

11:56 - 12:08


Tapani YLI-MATTILA (University of Turku, FI)

Fusarium graminearum diversity in Finland, Norway, and Russia

12:08 - 12:28

Antonio MORETTI (Research National Council, IT)

Genetic variability, mycotoxin profile and metabolomic of Fusarium proliferatum pathogen on different host plants.

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break


14:00 - 17:30

 Session 2

 Host Resistance

Chairs: Hermann BÜRSTMAYR & Fiona DOOHAN

14:05 - 14:35


Paul NICHOLSON (John Innes Centre, GB)

Insights into Fusarium-host interactions gained from crop and model species

14:35 - 14:55

Fiona DOOHAN (University College Dublin, IE)

FHB – resistance genes, genomic hotspots and grain development

14:55 - 15:07


Thomas MIEDANER (University of Hohenheim, DE)

Genomic approaches for increasing Fusarium head blight resistance in durum and bread wheat

15:07 – 15:19


Ingerd Skow HOFGAARD (Norwegian institute of Bioeconomy research, NO)

Resistance to Fusarium langsethiae in Norwegian oats – Safe Oats

15:19 - 15:31

Maria BUERSTMAYR (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), AT)

Anther extrusion, a passive resistance factor of Fusarium head blight, is associated with semi-dwarfing genes Rht-B1 and Rht-D1

15:35 - 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 - 16:20

Barbara STEINER (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, AT)

Classical and genomics-assisted improvement of Fusarium head blight resistance in bread wheat, durum wheat and triticale

16:20 - 16:32

Davide SPADARO (University of Torino, IT)

Elucidating Bakanae disease resistance in japonica rice

16:32 - 16:44


Herbert MICHLMAYR (BOKU Vienna, AT)

Trichothecene-conjugating UDP-glucosyltransferases: substrate specificities, kinetics and inhibition by culmorin

16:44 - 16:56


Karolina Maria SLOMINSKA-DURDASIAK (Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), DE)

Host-induced gene silencing as natural resistance strategy of wheat against Fusarium head blight

16:56 - 17:08


Lindy ROSE (Stellenbosch University, ZA)

Resistance to Fusarium verticillioides and fumonisin accumulation in African maize inbred lines resistant to Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxins

17:08 - 17:28

Gerrit HJ KEMA (Wageningen University and Research, NL)

Fusarium wilt strikes global banana production, again

17:30 - 19:30

 Poster session 1 – odd poster numbers

20:00 - 21:30


Dinner hosted by BIOMIN and Romer Labs at UFT

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TUESDAY - April 10


9:00 - 12:30

 Session 3


Chairs: Rainer SCHUHMACHER & Silvio UHLIG

9:05 - 9:35


Ajjamada KUSHALAPPA (McGill University, CA)

Gene discovery and editing to enhance resistance in wheat against fusarium head blight

9:35 - 9:55

Silvio UHLIG (Norwegian Veterinary Institute, NO)

Fusarium langsethiae – the tough fungus from the North

9:55 - 10:07


Alexandra M. SIMADER (Center for Analytical Chemistry, AT)

Metabolomics of Fusarium head blight: Examining the attack of Fusarium graminearum during infection of two near isogenic wheat lines differing in the resistance QTLs Fhb1 and Qfhs.ifa-5A

10:07 - 10:19



Mycotoxin biosynthesis and central metabolism are two interlinked pathways in Fusarium graminearum, as demonstrated by the extensive metabolic changes induced by caffeic acid exposure

10:19 - 10:31

Justyna LALAK-KAŃCZUGOWSKA (Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, PL)

How do abiotic factors influence growth, fumonisin biosynthesis and stress response in Fusarium proliferatum?

10:35 - 11:00

Coffee break


11:00 - 11:20

Vessela ATANASOVA-PENICHON (INRA/Mycology and Food Safety, FR)

Metabolomics to decipher biochemical defence of cereals against Fusarium and mycotoxin accumulation

11:20 - 11:32

Michele C. LOEWEN (National Research Council of Canada, CA)

‘Omics profiling of Clonostachys rosea strain ACM941 highlights unique genetic and metabolic features potentially contributing to its bio-control of Fusarium graminearum

11:32 - 11:44


Safa OUFENSOU (University of Sassari, IT)

FCRAV2, a gene involved in significant changes in the physiological and metabolic profiles of F. culmorum

11:44 - 11:56


Christoph BUESCHL (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), AT)

Annotation of Fusarium graminearum’s dark matter: Clustering of unknown, structurally similar fungal metabolites during wheat infection by molecular networking

11:56 - 12:08



Nucleosome dynamics in the toxin-producing plant pathogen Fusarium graminearum

12:08 - 12:28

Kris AUDENAERT (Ghent University, BE)

Uncovering the priming potential of Z-3-hexenylacetate in the tripartite interaction between wheat, Fusarium graminearum and the English grain aphid Sitobion avenae

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break


14:00 - 17:30

 Session 4


Chairs: Dieter MOLL & Siska CROUBELS

14:05 - 14:35


Isabelle OSWALD (INRA, FR)

Cocktail effect of trichotechenes on the intestine

14:35 - 14:55

Siska CROUBELS (Ghent University, BE)

Comparative toxicokinetics and oral bioavailability of (emerging) Fusarium mycotoxins in pigs and poultry, in relation to species dependent sensitivity and selection of biomarkers for exposure and efficacy testing of mycotoxin detoxifiers

14:55 - 15:07



Marasas' et al. (1984) “Toxigenic Fusarium Species: Identity and Mycotoxicology” revisited

15:07 - 15:19


Carol Verheecke VAESSEN (University of Cranfield, GB)

Impact of Climate Change interacting factors on growth and T-2 and HT-2 production by Fusarium langsethiae strains

15:19 - 15:31


New regulatory tricks for an old toxin cluster

15:35 - 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 - 16:20

Franz BERTHILLER (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, AT)

Masked Fusarium mycotoxins: an overview on recent discoveries

16:20 - 16:32

Heidi SCHWARTZ-ZIMMERMANN (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, AT)

A foray into the metabolization of deoxynivalenol by different animal species

16:32 - 16:44


Doris MARKO (University of Vienna, AT)

Impact of co-occurring xenoestrogens on the endocrine disruptive potential of zearalenone and α-zearalenol

16:44 - 16:56


Laura De METS (Ghent University, BE)

Microbial degradation of zearalenone by Actinobacteria: Mind the toxicity

16:56 - 17:08


Jason CARERE (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, CA)

The enzymatic detoxification of deoxynivalenol (DON): identification of the DON epimerization pathway

17:08 - 17:28

Sven DÄNICKE (FLI Braunschweig, DE)

Inactivation of Fusarium toxins: Implications for health and performance of pigs

17:30 - 19:30

 Poster session 2 – even poster numbers


WEDESDAY - April 11


9:00 - 12:30

 Session 5

 Fusarium Management

Chairs: Rudolf KRSKA & Antonio LOGRIECO

9:05 - 09:35


Rudolf KRSKA (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, AT)

A novel integrated management strategiy to tackle mycotoxins along the entire food and field chain

9:35 - 10:05


Antonio LOGRIECO (National Council of Research, IT)

Integrated and innovative MYCOKEY actions for Fusarium mycotoxin management in the food and feed chain

10:05 - 10:25

Simon EDWARDS (Harper Adams University, GB)

Integrated Fusarium management

10:25 - 10:37

Susanne VOGELGSANG (Agroscope, CH)

Healthy and safe oats? Dominant Fusarium species, influencing cropping factors, epidemiology and susceptibility

10:40 - 11:05

Coffee break


11:05 - 11:25

Michele SUMAN (Barilla SpA, IT)

Synergic potential of pre-milling and milling strategies to minimize mycotoxins and increase fiber content of wheat-based products

11:25 - 11:37

Rumiana RAY (University of Nottingham, GB)

Interactions between Fusarium and Microdochium species, fungicides and host resistance: consequences for Fusarium head blight disease and mycotoxin production in wheat

11:37 - 11:49



Cross validation of forecasting models for DON in wheat in Europe

11:49 - 12:01


Gary A SECOR (North Dakota State University, US)

Integrated Fusarium management of potatoes in the USA

12:01 - 12:13


Päivi PARIKKA (Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), FI)

Does zero-tillage increase mycotoxins in oats and barley in cool climate?

12:13 - 12:23

Joseph-Alexander VERREET (Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, DE)

Forecasting model for the control of Fusarium diseases and the mycotoxin content of wheat and maize

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break


14:00 - 22:00

Social program:

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