Abstract Submission Topics

Research Area Topics

When submitting your abstract, you will be required to select one of the Research Topics below. In addition, it is optional to select a keyword.

All abstracts submitted will be reviewed and programmed as posters. Abstracts that are scheduled in concurrent sessions are still expected to present a poster.

Topic List

  1.  Biochemistry and metabolism
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Cell biology and development
  4. Comparative and functional genomics
  5. Fungal diversity
  6. Gene regulation
  7. Pathogenic and mutualistic interactions
  8. Population and evolutionary genetics
  9. Synthetic biology
  10. Initiatives in Education and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  11. Other

Keyword List

  • Chromatin, heterochromatin, and epigenetics
  • Circadian rhythms and photobiology
  • Coolest tools for fungal biology
  • Emerging and re-emerging fungi in a changing world
  • Extreme environments
  • From genome to pangenome
  • Fungal determinants of host response
  • Fungal recognition (self and non-self)
  • Fungicides and antifungals
  • Human fungal pathogens
  • Interactions with other non-human/plant eukaryotic species
  • Interactions with prokaryotes and viruses
  • Lipid metabolism and signaling
  • Mating and sexual development
  • Molecular basis of biotrophy
  • Morphological transitions and cell walls
  • Mycobiomes and their implications
  • Natural and applied bioconversion and biodegradation
  • Natural and experimental diversity, evolution and populations
  • Plant Pathogens
  • RNA and RNAi biology
  • Secondary metabolism and production of useful metabolites
  • Small molecules in communication
  • Speciation, diversity and evolution
  • Stress
  • Symbionts and endophytes
  • Systems biology and biomaterials
  • The mitotic spore: development, dormancy and germination
  • Classroom undergraduate research experiences (CUREs)
  • College/university curriculum
  • DEI at the graduate student level
  • DEI at the postdoc level
  • DEI in faculty hiring and promotion
  • DEI in the classroom
  • Ethics
  • Funding initiatives for DEI work
  • Genomics education partnerships
  • Impacts of COVID-19
  • K-12 curriculum