Congress Themes & Topics

Sections and Section chairman:

Symposium A: Fungi in Ecosystem

1. Fungal interaction with animal & insect:

Chair:
Dr. Jennifer Luangsa-ard
Microbe Interaction Laboratory, Bio-resources Technology Unit,
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology,
Thailand
Dr. Gi Ho Sung
Institute for Healthcare and Life Science and Institute for Translational and Clinical Research
International St. Mary's Hospital and College of Medicine,
Catholic Kwandong University (CKU)
Korea

2. Plant Pathogenic fungi

Chair:
Prof. Nir Oserov
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler School of Medicine,
Tel-Aviv University,
Israel
Dr. Pedro Crous
CBS-Knaw Fungal Biodiversity Centre
Institute of the Royal Netherland Academy of Art and Sciences
Catholic Kwandong University (CKU)
Netherland

3. Fungi in and Environment

Chair:
Prof. Xingzhong Liu
State Key Laboratory of Mycology,
Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academic of Sciences,
P. R. China

Symposium B: Fungal Biochemistry and Physiology

4. Fungal development and secondary metabolism:

Chair:
Prof. Kap-Hoon, Kan
Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering,
Woosuk University
Korea
Assoc. Prof. Kiminori Shimizu
Department of Biological Science and Technology, Faculty of Industrial Science and Technology,
Tokyo University of Science,
Japan

5. Fungal Biochemistry:

Chair:
Assoc. Prof. Dung-Anh Nguyen
Institute of Biotechnology and Environment
Tay Nguyen University,
Vietnam
Prof. Phillipe-Eric Rolshausen
University of California
USA

6. Nitrogen strategy of fungi:

Chair:
Prof. Suzuki Akira
Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Knowledge Engineering,
Tokyo City University,
Japan
Dr. Quyen BT Ho
Faculty of Biotechnology,
Ho Chi Minh City Open University,
Vietnam

Symposium C: Mushroom Cultivation

7. Mushroom Cultivation

Chair:
Prof. Yoshie Terashima
Tropical Biosphere Research Center
University of The Ryukyus
Prof. Vikineswary Sabaratnam
Mushroom Research Centre
University of Malaya
Malaysia

8. Ectomycorrhizal mushroom cultivation

Chair:
Assoc. Prof. Akiyoshi Yamada
Mycorrhiza Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture
Shinshu University,
Japan
Dr. Takashi Yamanaka
Department of Mushroom Science and Forest Microbiology
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
Japan

Symposium D: Taxonomy, systematic and Evolution

9. Rust fungi

Chair:
Prof. Yuichi Yamaoka
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences,
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Prof. Wen-Hsin Chung
Department of Plant Pathology,
National Chung Hsing University,
Taiwan

10. Taxonomy, systematic and Evolution of micro fungi

Chair:
Prof. Kevin Hyde
Center of Excellence in Fungal Research
Thailand
Assoc. Prof. Lam Minh Duong
Ha Noi National University of Education
Vietnam

11. Taxonomy, systematic and Evolution of macro fungi

Chair:
Prof. Yu-Cheng Dai
Institute of Microbiology,
Beijing Forestry University,
P.R. China
Dr. Olivier Raspe
Botanic Garden Meise
Belgium

Symposium E: Fungi and Application

12. Lichen from taxonomy to application

Chair:
Prof. Jae-Seoun Hur
Department of Environmental Education
Sunchon National University,
Korea

13. Fungi and agriculture

Chair:
Prof. Kasem Soytong
Department of Plant Production Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Technology
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
Thailand
Dr. Bao-Quoc Nguyen
Research Institute of Biotechnology and Environment
Nong Lam University
Vietnam

14. The Fungus-Like Protists (Myxomycetes) in the Asia-Pacific Region: Biodiversity, Ecology & Biotechnological Application

Chair:
Prof. Thomas Edison E. dela Cruz
University of Santo Tomas,
Philippines
Dr. Hanh TM Tran
Ho Chi Minh International University,
Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City,
Vietnam