Call for Papers: National Conference on Fungal Biology @ University of Jammu [Nov 16-18]: Submit by Oct 25

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University Jammu fungal biology conference

The National Conference on Fungal Biology: Recent Trends and Future Prospects and the 44th Annual meeting of Mycological Society of India will be held on November 16-18 at the University of Jammu.

About Mycological Society of India

MSI is a scientific body constituted for the advancement in the subject of mycology, the
study of fungi including mushrooms, moulds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens and
medicinally important fungi. The society was founded in January 1973 by a team of
mycologists led by Prof. C.V. Subramanian, Former Director, C.A.S. in Botany, University of
Madras, Chennai, India

About the conference

In view of their metabolic and physiological versatility along with their intrinsic resistance toward physical and chemical stresses, fungi hold great promises for biotechnology thereby
making them unique among other biotechnologically-relevant microorganisms.

Recent advances in general fungal biology and fungal genetics including molecular and cell biology, genomics, evolution, and synthetic biology have led to the better understanding of the basic and advanced biology of economically relevant filamentous fungi making them attractive as microbial cell factories.

However, in view of the ever expanding population, there is an ardent and increasing need to detect fungi and their metabolites in relation to food safety and security, crop protection, clinical diagnosis of human and plant diseases and environmental sustainability.

To add to the understanding of fungal biology, their sustainable use and efficient integration of post-genomic data for future research, following conference themes have been envisaged with Keynote Lectures, Award Lectures, Invited talks, Oral and Poster presentations etc.

Conference Themes

  1. Fungal Diversity, Systematics and Evolution
  2. Fungal Biotechnology and Applications
  3. Plant-Microbe interactions (Mycorhhizae, PGPRs)
  4. Medical Mycology and Mycotoxicology
  5. Fungal Endophytes
  6. Fungal Pathogenesis and Disease Management
  7. Lichenology
  8. Mushroom Biology
  9. Palaeomycology


Conference is open to all involved in R&D, teaching, consultancy, planning etc., in the areas
of conference themes. Interested participants are invited to contribute their papers for oral or poster presentation

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be prepared (about 250 words) using MS-Word (Times New Roman, 12 font)
  • The abstracts should besent to the Organizing Secretary,
    as file attachment on or before 25 October, 2017.
  • The name of presenting author should be underlined.
  • Those who will be invited for delivering Keynote Lectures and Invited Talks should submit 1-2 page comprehensive summary of their Lecture/ Talk.
  • The recommended poster size is 1.00 m X 0.75 m (L x W)

Registration Fee

Category Until 25th October,
After 25th October,
On spot
Delegates Rs. 2500 Rs. 3000 Rs. 3500
MSI members Rs. 2000 Rs. 2500 Rs. 3000
Research scholars/
Rs. 1500 Rs. 2000 Rs. 2500
Industry Sponsored Rs. 5000 Rs. 5500 Rs. 6000
Accompanying person Rs. 2000 Rs. 2500 Rs. 3000
Foreign delegates 125 USD 135 USD 150 USD

The registration fee can be paid using online transaction mode of NEFT/DD in favour of
Organizing Secretary, 44th MSI, University of Jammu, Jammu.

For NEFT/online payment:
Name of account: Organizing Secretary, 44th MSI, University of Jammu, Jammu
Bank A/C Number: 0345040500000167
IFSC CODE: JAKA0CANAAL (‘0’ stands for zero)
Bank Name: Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd
Branch Name: New University Campus, Jammu


The accommodation for the participants, if requested in time, will be arranged on first come first basis with advance payment. The room tariffs are given below:

University Guest/faculty House Rs. 400-750/ per night
Dormitories (SMVD facility) Rs. 150/- per bed per night
Shared accommodation (SMVD suite) Rs. 1500/ per night
Hotel accommodation Rs. 2000/ onwards/ per night

The request for accommodation along with requisite amount should be sent as online payment mode favouring “Organizing Secretary, 44th MSI, University of Jammu, Jammu
(; 09906073604).

On spot request for accommodation is not guaranteed.

Important Dates

Last Date of Registration (without late fee): 25th October, 2017
Last Date for submitting abstract: 25th October, 2017


Prof. Geeta Sumbali,  Convener
+91-94191-92102 (M),

Prof. Yash Pal Sharma, Organizing Secretary
+91-94191-57412 (M),

For full details and application form, view the official brochure given here.


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