Meet Yuqi Li, winner of the best poster award at the IAFC2022. His poster was titled “Mining of novel GH48 cellulases derived from anaerobic fungi Pecoramyces sp. F1 by bidirectional induction”. Congratulations, Yuqi! More information on IAFC2022 can be found on the AFN homepage.
IAFC 2022: Keynote Speakers!
We are happy to announce three great keynote talks for the IAFC 2022! Jongsoo Chang, Igor Grigoriev, and Mike Theodorou will enlighten us on anaerobic fungi genomics, proteomics, and general aspects of research on these peculiar organisms.
IAFC 2022: Open for Registration & Abstract Submission
Registration and abstract submission are open now! Abstract submission will close on 30th of June 2022, and registration will close on 31st of August 2022. Click here for more information.
Since the start of this year AFN has been holding webinars every 2-3 months. These webinars are only open to AFN members, so if you are not already a member please just get in touch. AFN membership is free!
RMG workshop & INRA-Rowett, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Anaerobic fungi featured at both the rumen microbial genomics (RMG) workshop and the INRA-Rowett meeting last week in Clermont-Ferrand, France. At the RMG workshop, the importance of studying anaerobic fungi when characterising rumen microbiomes was highlighted - particularly due to their close association/interactions with methanogens. At the INRA-Rowett meeting a talk by Bob Forster (pictured … Continue reading RMG workshop & INRA-Rowett, Clermont-Ferrand, France
EAAP 2016 Announcement
Booking and submissions are now open for the 2016 EAAP Conference, 'Sustainable Food Production: Livestock's Key Role'. Who agree's with me that both ruminants and anaerobic fungi have a key role to play?? Hosted in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 29 August to 2 September 2016, the event will bring over 1200 experts from around the … Continue reading EAAP 2016 Announcement
INRA/Rowett Symposium – 1st Announcement
INRA & Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health have just announced the details of the 10th Joint Symposium "GUT MICROBIOLOGY: twenty years and counting ..." This symposium will be held in Clermont-Ferrand (France) from June 20th to 23rd, 2016. For more information please see their website.
RuminOmics Regional Workshop, Edinburgh, UK – 10th & 11th November 2015
The next regional workshop organised by the EU FP7 project 'RuminOmics' will be held in Edinburgh, UK on the 10th & 11th of November 2015. The workshop is free to attend, and the registration deadline is the 30th of October. More details can be found here.
International Conference on Sustainable Ruminant Livestock Production
Following the high level of interest and feedback generated by the Global Farm Platform position paper published as the Comment ‘Steps to Sustainable Livestock’ (Nature 507, 32-34, 2014), an International Conference on sustainable ruminant livestock production is planned to be held in Bristol 12-15 January 2016. For more details please see: http://www.globalfarmplatform.org/conference-intro/
ISAM-9 & Anaerobic fungi :)
At the recent ISAM-9 symposium there was much interest in anaerobic fungi across a range of applications from novel metabolite production, biogas production, methane mitigation and bio-remediation. There was also an informal network get together organised at the conference (big thank you Tony Callaghan!) where a variety of different anaerobic fungal interests and topics were … Continue reading ISAM-9 & Anaerobic fungi 🙂