Invited speakers

LECTURE TO THE MEMORY OF Dr. A. KOCKOVÁ-KRATOCHVÍLOVÁ

Prof. Julian R. Naglik PhD
King’s College London
United Kingdom
Title: „Candida albicans produces a toxic surprise“

MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY OF YEAST

Prof. Dr. Jürgen  Wendland
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Belgium
title: „Genome-based developmental biology with predacious yeasts”.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uroš Petrovič
University of Ljubljana
Slovenia
title: „A Tale of Two Processes and One Molecule“

MEDICAL MYCOLOGY

Prof. G. S. de Hoog,
CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre,
Utrecht,
The Netherlands.
title: „Outbreak fungi”

Dr. Attila Gácser
Department of Microbiology
University of Szeged,
Hungary
title: „Gene knock out library in Candida parapsilosis reveals new transcriptional regulators of virulence”

ECOLOGY AND TAXONOMY

Dr. Marizeth Groenewald
CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre
Utrecht,
The Netherlands
Title: „Using a semi-automated DNA barcoding validation tool to identify yeasts from an unique deep see collection“

Dr. Serge Casaregola
CIRM-Levures,
INRA Jouy-en-Josas,
France
title: „Genome and biodiversity of the dairy yeast Geotrichum candidum”

BOTECHNOLOGY

Prof. George Aggelis
Division of Genetics,
Cell Biology and Development,
Department of Biology,
University of Patras,
Patras, Greece
title: „Oleaginous yeasts: An irreplaceable biological material in research and production of lipids.”

Prof. Diethard Mattanovich
Department of Biotechnology and Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB)
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences,
Vienna, Austria
title: „A yeast for all seasons? Engineering Pichia pastoris for diverse biotechnology applications.”