About the seminar
Fungi are of major significance as mutualistic symbionts and parasites of plants, so their study is an important part of plant sciences and plant pathology. Being an important component of the microbial community, fungi are increasingly being considered for their roles in microbiology, molecular biology, ecology, biotechnology, biochemistry, genetics, nanobiotechnology and related sciences.
The role of yeast, filamentous fungi including fungal endophytes is now well elucidated in brewing, food preparation and processing, biodeterioration, fermentation and biofuel production etc. Degradation of soil, forests, air, water quality and other natural resources is posing a serious threat for the functioning of the ecosystem.
Careful planning is needed to maintain the balance of microorganisms in ecosystems using novel strategies and technologies to increase the food productivity and to maintain sustainability without destroying the natural environment.
The plant disease management technologies are greatly influenced by environmental pollution, deleterious effects of chemicals on non-target organisms, the resurgence of pesticide resistance among pathogens, an outbreak of secondary pathogens.
There is an urgent call for increased crop production to cater to the need of growing/ hungry population. The conference, therefore, offers an opportunity to microbiologist, plant pathologists, entomologists, biochemists, molecular biologists, scientists of biotechnological companies and government officers to share their views at a common forum to deliberate on various issues which will be the focus of attention for future research.
- Mycosystematics and Evolution
- Fungal Ecology and Diversity
- Fungal Endophytes and Mycorrhizae
- Microbial Communities in Agriculture
- Plant-Microbes Interaction
- Plant Disease Management
- Fungal Genomics and Proteomics
- Biotechnological Use of Fungi
- Microbial Bioprospecting
- Medical Microbiology
Who can attend?
Conference is open to all involved in R&D, teaching, consultancy, planning etc., in area of symposium themes.
- January 15, 2020: Deadline for registration and abstract submission.
- January 30, 2020 : Registration and abstract submission with late fee (For Indian ₹ 500/- and $ 50 for international participant)
- Young Scientist award for participants below the age of 35.
- Women Scientist award
- Best poster presentation award in each focal theme (Poster size=0.75mX1.0m)
Prof. R. N. Kharwar
Email: rfpidm2020[at]gmail.com/ rnkharwar[at]gmail.com