MSA 2012, Yale

MSA 2012 Schedule of Events


FESIN Workshop: Charting a course towards a North American Mycoflora
Saturday, 14 July, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Bus departs 8:15 from Tower Parkway in front of Swing Hall (across road from Morse Residential College)
MSA Council Meeting
Saturday, 14 July at 12:00PM
Location TBA
Student Workshop: How to Use Fungi to Get a Job with Ann Pringle
Sunday, 15 July at 5:00PM
Location TBA
Fungal Ecology Editorial Board Meeting Monday, 16 July, 6:15-7:45 PM
Location TBA
MSA Business Meeting (boxed lunch)
Tuesday, 17 July at 12:00PM
Location TBA
MSA Editorial Board Meeting
Wednesday, 18 July, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Location TBA
Nomenclature Working Groups: International Subcommittee on Fusarium Systematics, and Nomenclature Working Group on Hypocreales
Thursday, 19 July at 9:00 AM
Location: Auditorium of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (2 miles from Yale)

Social Events

Sunday, 15 July at 8:00AM
Meet in front of Swing Hall
Transportation and lunch provided
Return to campus at 1:30, 2:00 or 3:00PM
Schooner Lunch Cruise
Sunday, 15 July at 12:00PM, schooner departs at 12:30PM
Meet at Long Wharf via taxi
Return by shuttle bus between 2:30 and 3:00PM
Foray and Cruise Duo
Sunday, 15 July at 8:00AM
Meet in front of Swing Hall
Transportation and lunch provided
Return to campus at 2:30PM
Culinary Walking Tour
Sunday, 15 July at 10:45AM
Meet at John Davenport’s Restaurant, Omni Hotel 19th floor
Returns at 2:30PM
Opening Reception
Sunday, 15 July at 6:00PM
Located at the Peabody Museum
MSA Student Meeting & Mixer
Monday, 16 July at 6:30PM
Located in the Omni Hotel's Ballroom C
Volunteer Reception
Tuesday, 17 July from 6:00 - 7:00PM
Located in the President's Room at Wolsey Hall
Schooner Dinner Cruise
Tuesday, 17 July at 6:30PM
Meet in front of Swing Hall
Return to campus at 9:00PM
Annual Banquet, Auction & Awards
Wednesday, 18 July at 7:00PM
Located in the Omni Hotel's Ballrooms A, B & D
Flammulina velutipes by Amadej Trnkoczy

Special Presentations

President's Address: David Hibbett, "Three unfinished mycological tales"
Monday, 16 July at 11:00AM
Location SSS
Karling Lecture: Dr. Barbara Valent, "Stealth strategies of a cereal killer"
Tuesday, 17 July at 11:00AM
Location SSS

Plenary Symposia & Roundtables

Monday, 16 July from 1:30-3:00PM

  • Phylogenetic, ecological, and functional diversity of fungi
    Chair: Brendan Hodkinson
    Location TBA
  • The science that underpins fungal conservation
    Co-chairs: Paul Cannon & Greg Mueller
    Location TBA

Monday, 16 July from 4:00-6:00PM

  • The mycologist’s guide to the new International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants
    Co-chairs: Lorelei Norvell, Scott Redhead & Keith Seifert
    Location TBA
  • Toward a roadmap for fungal conservation research in North America: tools, data needs and collaborations
    Organized by Else Vellinga & Todd Odmundson
    Location TBA

Tuesday, 17 July from 8:00-9:00PM

  • 1000 Fungal Genome Project
    Organized by Joey Spatafora
    Location TBA

Wednesday, 18 July from 1:30-3:00PM

  • Comparative genomics of fungi
    Co-chairs: Joey Spatafora & Jason Stajich
    Location TBA
  • The fungal DNA barcode and beyond
    Co-chairs: Conrad Schoch & Ning Zhang
    Location TBA

Wednesday, 18 July from 3:30-6:00PM

  • Fungi in a changing world
    Co-chairs: Erik Hobbie, Linda van Diepen & Jacqueline Mohan
    Location TBA
  • Using cellular structure and biochemistry as indicators of fungal phylogeny
    Co-chairs: Robby Roberson & Brian Shaw
    Location TBA

Regular Sessions

Contributed oral papers will run concurrently (location TBA). Papers will be grouped into sessions in the following categories:

  • Education and Outreach
  • Cell Biology/Physiology
  • Ecology/Pathology
  • Genetics/Molecular Biology
  • Systematics/Evolution
  • Fungal Diversity
  • Fungal Conservation

Vendor and conference information booths will also be located TBA. All venues except the Omni Hotel are within a 5 min walk of one another.

Poster Sessions

Session I
Monday, 16 July from 8:00-9:00PM
Located in the Omni Hotel Ballroom C
Session II
Monday, 16 July from 9:00PM
Located in the Omni Hotel Ballroom C