Event description

This workshop will be taught by international Fusarium experts. Participants will be introduced to standard morphological, genetic and molecular biological techniques used to identify and characterize strains of Fusarium. Participants will learn to use morphological characters to identify the most common Fusarium species, how to make tests for vegetative compatibility groups and cross-fertility, and how to extract, PCR amplify, and analyze DNA sequences. More than half of the time will be spent in the laboratory working with standard strains. Students may bring some of their own strains.

Practical training in the laboratory will cover most of the course and trainees will be assisted individually in the laboratory by ISPA-CNR staff expert in instrumental and immunochemical analysis of mycotoxins.


organized by:

CNR – National Research Council
Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA) – Bari, Italy

Number of places available: 40
Registration deadline: May 20, 2018

ORGANIZERS
Dr. Antonio F. Logrieco
Dr. Antonio Moretti
Dr. Giuseppina Mulè


TOPICS

Laboratory Strain Identification
Molecular Identification
Comparative genomics
Fusarium plant pathogeny mechanism
Species Concepts
Mating Types and Crosses
VCG Analysis
Mycotoxins


For more details on the FUSARIUM Laboratory Workshop, please contact:
Dr. Mariella Quarto, Tel.: +39 080 5929365; e-mail: mariella.quarto@ispa.cnr.it
Dr. Giancarlo Perrone, Tel.:  +39 080 5929363; e-mail: giancarlo.perrone@ispa.cnr.it
Dr. Alessandra Villani, Tel.: +39 080 5929328; e-mail: alessandra.villani@ispa.cnr.it

If you require a visa to enter the Italy and need a letter of invitation to the workshop, please contact Alessandra Villani (information above). This letter of invitation will be sent to you by fax or e-mail. We will not send original letters to embassies or provide other assistance in securing a visa.

Register

The training registration fee of € 1.500,00 includes workshop materials, handouts, a copy of the Fusarium laboratory manual, welcome and workshop dinners, training lunches, lab supplies, a certificate of participation, and the International Society for Mycotoxicology ordinary membership. A reduced fee of € 1.300,00 is available for ISM members.
Costs of travel, local transportation and accommodation are not included.

Registration is not complete until fees are paid. Payment is due by May 20, 2018. Registration after this date is only on seat-available basis.

Registration Office: Dr. Mariella Quarto (mariella.quarto@ispa.cnr.it), Tel: +39 080 5929365

Accomodations
Housing, including breakfast, will be available at the Campus Hotel (800 m from the workshop venue): fax/tel +39-0805520805; e-mail info@campushotel.it), or at the Hotel Adria (2 km from the workshop venue): fax/tel +39-080-5246699; e-mail info@adriahotelbari.com). When booking your hotel, please, indicate your participation in the FUSARIUM WORKSHOP. Lunch meals for the entire workshop will be provided.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you must cancel your registration, do so as soon as possible. Substitutions are encouraged. Registration fees, less a €100 processing fee, will be refunded only if notice is received by the Training Reservation Office/ISPA by 6:00 p.m. April 30. After that date, due to garantees we must give, no refunds can be given. The ISPA office may cancel or postpone the course because of insufficient enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is cancelled or postponed, the ISPA Office will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.
Special Assistance
CNR-ISPA is committed to making program activities accessible to all participants. Participants with disabilities should indicate on the registration form any special needs they might have, or contact the ISPA Office at least four weeks before the conference begins. After that date, we will make every effort to provide assistance but cannot guarantee that requested equipment or services will be available.
STRAINS SET PURCHASE OPTION
An optional Strain Set is available for purchase for € 500. Strain fees are in addition to the workshop registration fee.

Speakers

David Geiser

  • Fusarium Research Center of Pennsylvania State University

Rudolf Krska

  • Univ. of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna, Austria

Schedule

June 17, 2018
10:00 am
7:00 pm
June 18, 2018
8:00 am
8:15 am
8:30 am
9:15 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
10:50 am
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
2:15 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
3:45 pm
5:30 pm
June 19, 2018
8:00 am
8:45 am
9:30 am
10:15 am
10:30 am
11:15 am
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
2:15 pm
2:45 pm
3:30 pm
3:45 pm
4:15 pm
5:30 pm
June 20, 2018
8:00 am
8:45 am
9:30 am
10:15 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:15 am
12:30 pm
1:15 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
5:30 pm
June 21, 2018
4:15 am
8:00 am
8:45 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:15 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:15 pm
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
5:30 pm
8:00 pm
June 22, 2018
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm

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Visa Certain countries require participants to obtain a visa when travelling to Italy. As Training Course participants, the Organizers will be glad to issue an invitation letter to support your visa application. Invitation letters will only be issued once your registration and payment have been completed. Invitation letters will be sent by e-mail. In order to request an invitation letter, just e-mail us with the following data:
    • - a good-quality scan of your passport
    • - surname/family name and given names, exactly as they appear in your passport
    • - contacts: e-mail and phone number
    • - affiliation/organization: name, address, country, and the position you hold/occupy
    • - name and address of hotel/accommodation during your stay in Italy
    • - any additional information you may think is relevant to your application.
If you require a visa to enter the Italy and need a letter of invitation to the workshop, please contact Alessandra Villani (+39 080 5929328 - alessandra.villani@ispa.cnr.it). This letter of invitation will be sent to you by fax or e-mail.  We will not send original letters to embassies or provide other assistance in securing a visa.