At IAFC 2022, three round table discussions will take place. During these interactive sessions, challenges and opportunities when studying Neocallimastigomycota will be discussed. Here you can submit questions beforehand to the panel of experts so that they can be answered/discussed live during the round table discussions.


Biotechnological applications for anaerobic fungi

Chair: Prof. Yanfen Cheng

This interactive session will take place on September 14th at 10 a.m. UTC. Topics in this round table discussion include:

  • Microbial interaction and methane production
  • Upscaling of anaerobic fungi cultivation
  • Bioaugmentation of anaerobic fungi in biogas plants

Isolation and classification of anaerobic fungi

Chair: Dr. Noha Youssef

This interactive session will take place on September 14th at 3 p.m. UTC. Topics in this round table discussion include:

  • Anaerobic fungal cultivation and isolation techniques
  • Morphological identification of strains
  • Taxonomic classification and phylogeny
  • Primer set and reference file (database)
  • Sample sharing across different countries


Multi-Omics techniques for anaerobic fungi

Chair: Prof. Michelle O’Malley

This interactive session will take place on September 14th at 5 p.m. UTC. Topics in this round table discussion include:

  • Samples preparation (DNA/RNA/Protein extraction)
  • Sequencing platforms
  • Genome assembly and prediction
  • Metabolic reconstruction
  • Analysis platforms (software)
  • Collaborative projects (sample/data sharing) etc.

Submit questions to our experts

You can use the form below to submit questions that will then be discussed at the conference. You can do so anonymously or by adding your name.