Monday 18 Tuesday 19 Wednesday 20 Thursday 21
Registration 
8:30-9:30 Registration 
8:30-9:30    
Opening ceremony
9:30 -9:45
     
Opening talk
9:45-10:30
Endophyte Metabolism
9:00-11:00
Genetics
and Genomics (II)
8:30-10:30
Evolution
and Ecology (II)
9:00-11:00
Coffee break
10:30-10:45
Coffee break
11:00-11:15
Coffee break
10:30-10:55
Coffee break
11:00-11:15
  Poster session
Endophyte Metabolism
11:15-11:30
  Poster session
Genetics and Genomics
11:15-11:30
Evolution
and Ecology (I)
11:00-13:00
Endophytes in Agricultural Systems (I)
11:30-13:30

FIELD TRIP
Visit to a typical
dehesa grassland
and Ciudad Rodrigo

11:00 – 19:00

Endophytes in Agricultural Systems (II)
11:30-13:00
LUNCH
13:00-14:00
LUNCH
13:30-14:30
LUNCH
13:00-14:00
Genetics
and Genomics (I)
14:00-15:45
Endophyte discovery
14:30-15:50
Poster session
Non-Clavicipitaceous Endophytes
14:00-14:15
Coffee break
15:45-16:00
Coffee break
15:50-16:05
Non-Clavicipitaceous Endophytes
14:15-15:45
Poster session
Evolution and Ecology
16:00-16:30
Poster session
Endophyte-Plant-Animal Interactions
16:05-16:30
Coffee break
15:45-16:15
Endophyte-Plant-Animal Interactions (I)
16:30-17:45
Endophyte-Plant-Animal Interactions (II)
16:30-17:45
Closing
ISFEG Photo
16:15-16:30






WELCOME RECEPTION
19:30-20:30
GUIDED TOUR
20:30-22:00
PERFORMANCE & SYMPOSIUM
DINNER
19:30

 

MONDAY June 18

8:30-9:30

Registration

9:30-9:45

Welcome

9:45-10:30

OPENING SESSION

 

Chair: James White
Endophytes talking: Evidence for quorum signaling inhibitors by metabolites of endophytes

Charles Bacon

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-13:00

EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY OF ENDOPHYTES (I)

 

Chair: Rebecca McCulley

Keynote - Evolution and ecology of Epichloë in South America

Leopoldo Iannone

Keynote - Age, host genotype, and environment influence the effect of endophyte infection on lifetime fitness of a native grass

Stanley Faeth

S1_04  Positive assortative mating and reproductive isolation in sexual Epichloë
Artemis Treindl, Adrian Leuchtmann

S1_05  Role of Epichloë symbiosis in local adaptation of their grass hostsPäivi Leinonen, Marjo Helander, Beatriz R. Vázquez de Aldana, Iñigo Zabalgogeazcoa, Kari Saikkonen

S1_06  Endophyte infection influences arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in rhizospheric soils of the host but not the non-host grassHui Liu, Man Wu, Wurihan, Yubao Gao, Anzhi Ren

13:00-14:00

Lunch


14:00-15:45

GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ENDOPHYTES (I)

 

Chair: Yvonne Becker

Keynote 3D Genome structure and gene expression in Epichloë

Murray P. Cox

S2_04 Characterization of genetic variation in Epichloë spp. using Genotyping-By-Sequencing (GBS)Giovanni Cagnano, Niels Roulund, C. S. Jensen, Torben Asp

S2_05 Regulation of stroma development in sexual Epichloë speciesDaniel Berry, Katrin Grage, Arvina Ram, Nagabhyru Padmaja, Paul Dijkwel, Carolyn A. Young, Christopher L. Schardl, Barry Scott

S2_06 Effectors required for Epichloë-wheat interactionsBenjamin Moody, Christine Voisey, Rosie Bradshaw, Paul Maclean , Carl Mesarich, Martijn Rep, Linda Johnson

S2_07 Transcriptome analysis of perennial ryegrass - asexual Epichloë symbioses during seedling growth and maturationInoka K. Hettiarachchige, Christy V. Jagt, Ross C. Mann, Kathryn M. Guthridge, Timothy I. Sawbridge, John W. Forster, German C. Spangenberg

S2_08 Comparative analysis of Epichloë festucae isolates adapted to sea cliffs and semiarid grasslandsMike Thon, Eric Pereira, Beatriz R. Vázquez de Aldana, Iñigo Zabalgogeazcoa

15:45-16:00

Coffee break

16:00:16:30

POSTER SESSION: EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY OF ENDOPHYTES

16:30-17:45

ENDOPHYTE-PLANT-ANIMAL INTERACTIONS (I)

 

Chair: David Hume

 

Keynote Systemic grass endophytes: Effects of Epichloë species on invertebrate herbivores and trophic interactions

Jochen Krauss

S5_03 Responses to endophyte infection of Agrostis hyemalis: choice and performance of Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm) compared to a brine shrimp bioassay Olivia Fink, Tammy Tintjer

S5_04 Investigating tri-trophic interactions between aphids, perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) and asexual fungal endophytes (Epichloë spp.) Nicholas Collinson, Isabel Valenzuela, Ross C. Mann, Mallik Malipatil, Kathryn M. Guthridge, German C. Spangenberg

S5_05 Olfactory responses of argentine stem weevil (Listronotus bonariensis) to endophyte-infected and herbivore-damaged perennial ryegrass Louise Hennessy, Alison J. Popay, Travis Glare, Sarah Finch, Michael Rostás

19:30-20:30

WELCOME RECEPTION

Location: Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca

TUESDAY June 19

8:30-9:00

Registration

9:00-11:00

ENDOPHYTE METABOLISM

 

Chair: Linda Johnson

keynote Comparative genetics, evolution and distribution of alkaloids in seed-transmitted fungal symbionts Christopher L. Schardl

keynote More than just peramine: new pyrrolopyrazine alkaloids from the surprisingly diverse PER locus Daniel Berry

S3_03 Effects of Epichloë festucae var. lolii fungal endophyte strains associated with Lolium perenne on root exudate chemistry and microbial communities in the rhizosphere Aurora Patchett, Jonathan A. Newman

S3_04 Indole diterpenes in Ipomoea species Stephen Lee, Daniel D. Cook, Dale R. Gardner, Keith Clay, Dan Panaccione

S3_05 The role of SreA-mediated iron regulation in maintaining endophyte-grass symbioses Natasha Forester, Paul Maclean, Geoffrey Lane, Iain Lamont, Linda Johnson

11:00-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-11:30

POSTER SESSION: ENDOPHYTE METABOLISM

 

POSTER SESSION: GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ENDOPHYTES

11:30-13:30

ENDOPHYTE ASSOCIATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS (I)

 

Chair: Kari Saikkonen

keynote Programing plants for abiotic tolerance through symbiogenics Rusty Rodriguez

S6_03 The unique factors of Epichloë endophytes that have made a significant impact in pastoral agriculture John Caradus

S6_04 Endophyte retention in an artificial Epichloë festucae-Lolium perenne association may come at a price Flavia Pilar Forte, Jan Schmid, Paul Dijkwe, David E. Hume, Richard D. Johnson, Wayne R. Simpson, Tina Sehrish, Jordan Taylor, Torben Asp

S6_05 Epichloë endophyte may dramatically increase pollen viability in tall fescue Maryam Zarean, Mohammad R. Sabzalian, Aghafakhr Mirlohi

S6_06 The effect of self-pollination on yield, phenolic and flavonoid compounds of endophyte-infected and non-infected tall fescue Azadeh Rahbar, Mohammad R. Sabzalian

S6_07 What have we learned from our studies of co-occurring endophyte, rhizobia and mycorrhizal symbioses? The friends of my enemy can be my friends too Marina Omacini, Pablo García Parisi, Alexia Minás

13:30-14:30

Lunch

14:30-15:50

ENDOPHYTE DISCOVERY

 

Chair: Gábor Kovács

Keynote Endophyte discovery and systems biology of grass-endophyte symbiota German Spangenberg

Keynote Epichloë endophyte discovery and their roles in China Li Chungjie

S4_03 Cost cutting option for detecting grass endophytes by enzyme digestion of host plant seeds Koya Sugawara, Takako Kiyoshi, Nobuyo Yoshida, Nobuo Morimoto, Motoo Koitabashi

 

15:50-16:05

Coffee break

16:05-16:30

POSTER SESSION: ENDOPHYTE ASSOCIATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS

 

POSTER SESSION: PLANT-ENDOPHYTE-ANIMAL INTERACTIONS

16:30-17:45

ENDOPHYTE-PLANT-ANIMAL INTERACTIONS (II)

 

Chair: Tom Bultman

Keynote Secondary metabolites expressed by grass-endophyte associations – chemistry, structure activity and food safety Sarah C. Finch

S5_06 Steer performance grazing tall fescue with a selected endophyte in a transition environment Fabiana Pereyra, David E. Hume, Walter Ayala

S5_07 Metabolomics and microbiomics of fescue toxicosis: novel insights into the disease pathogenesis and pathophysiology Nikolay M. Filipov, Ryan S. Mote, Zachary B. Turner, Zachary P. Sanders, Nicholas S. Hill, Dean P. Jones, Karan Uppal, Joseph H. Skarlupka, Garret Suen

S5_08 Endophyte mediated plant defense modulated by season, plant age and species-specific herbivory Benjamin Fuchs

20:30-22:00

GUIDED CITY TOUR

 

WEDNESDAY June 20

8:30-10:30

GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ENDOPHYTES (II)

 

Chair: Kathryn Guthridge

Keynote Indole-diterpenes: Lessons we learn from natural endophyte diversity Carolyn A. Young

Keynote Transcriptome analysis and differential expression in tall fescue harboring different endophyte strains in response to water stress Randy D. Dinkins

S2_09 HK4 trimethylation mediated by CclA is a repressive mark for subtelomeric fungal secondary metabolite clusters that is removed by KdmB for derepression in planta Yonathan Lukito, Tetsuya Chujo, Tracy K. Hale, Linda Johnson, Barry Scott

S2_10 The role of RacA interacting proteins on cell polarity and synchronized growth in the Lolium perenne-Epichloë festucae symbiosis Yvonne Becker, Carla J Eaton, Kimberly Green, Barry Scott

S2_11 Epichloë festucae cell wall remodeling in the symbiotic interaction with Lolium perenne Nazanin Noorifar, Matthew S. Savoian, Tobias Weikert, Bruno Moerschbacher, Jozef Mravec, Stjepan Kracan, William Willats, Barry Scott

S2_12 Sensing and signalling intercalary growth in Epichloë festucae: A transcriptomics approach to understanding mechano-sensing Aslinur Ozturk, K.G. Sameera U. Ariyawansa, Paul Maclean, John Koolaard, Rosie E. Bradshaw, Pierre-Yves Dupont, Carla J. Eaton, Nick D. Read, Neil A.R. Gow, Christine R. Voisey

 

10:30-10:55

Coffee break

11:00-20:00

FIELD TRIP

Visit to a dehesa grassland and Ciudad Rodrigo


THURSDAY June 21

9:00-11:00

EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY OF ENDOPHYTES (II)

 

Chair: Marina Omacini

keynote Host specificity and genetic isolation in sexual Epichloë endophytes Adrian Leuchtmann

S1_07 Phylogenetics and evolution of Loliinae grasses (Festuca and close genera) Pilar Catalán, Luis Inda, Antonio Díaz, Maria Fernanda Moreno, Aminael Sánchez, Itziar Arnelas

S1_08 Effects of Epichloë endophytes on pasture greenhouse gas fluxes and soil carbon: results from a trans-atlantic study Rebecca L. McCulley, Kari Saikkonen, Marjo Helander, Iñigo Zabalgogeazcoa, Beatriz R. Vázquez de Aldana

S1_09 Effect of endophytic fungal symbionts of Achnatherum inebrians on vegetation succession in alpine ecosystems Xiang Yao, Qing Chai, Chunjie Li

S1_10 Epichloë species driven tall fescue microbiome Kari Saikkonen, Riitta Nissinen, Marjo Helander

S1_11 Effect of Epichloë festucae on root-associated fungal endophytes of Festuca rubra subsp. pruinosa Eric Pereira, Beatriz R. Vázquez de Aldana, Iñigo Zabalgogeazcoa S1_12
The role of Epichloë endophytes in promoting plant defense against diseases Luis I. Pérez, Pedro E. Gundel, Iñigo Zabalgogeazcoa, Marina Omacini

11:00-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-11:30

POSTER SESSION: ENDOPHYTE DISCOVERY

11:30-13:00

ENDOPHYTE ASSOCIATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS (II)

 

Chair: Koya Sugawara

Keynote Creating synthetic symbioses between Epichloë and rye (Secale cereale) to improve crop performance Wayne R. Simpson

S6_08 Epichloë endophyte improves agronomic performance and grain yield of rye (Secale cereale) David E. Hume, Joanne B. Drummond, M. Phil Rolston, Wayne R. Simpson, Richard D. Johnson

S6_09 Insect protection provided by loline-producing endophytes infecting rye Alison J. Popay, Joanne G. Jensen

S6_10 Alien chromatin from Hordeeae grasses enhances the compatibility of Epichloë endophyte symbiosis with the hexaploid wheat Triticum aestivum Richard D. Johnson, Hisashi Tsujimoto, David E. Hume, Wade J. Mace, Wayne R. Simpson

 

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:15

POSTER SESSION: NON-CLAVIVIPITACEOUS ENDOPHYTES

14:15-15:45

NON-CLAVIVIPITACEOUS ENDOPHYTES

 

Chair: Daniel Cook

keynote Rhizophagy cycle: A nutritional symbiosis involving bacteria that alternate between root-endophytic and free-living soil phases James F. White, Jr.

S7_02 Fungal endophyte diversity of the tropical forage grass Brachiaria Suliana Teasdale, John Caradus, Linda Johnson

S7_03  Antagonism in vitro and in vivo between fungal endophytes and Fusarium moniliforme Sara Rodrigo, Oscar Santamaria, Teodoro García-White, Carlos García-Latorre

S7_04  Inter- and intraspecific functional diversity of dark septate endophytic fungi of semiarid sandy grasslands Gábor M. Kovács, Dániel G. Knapp, Julianna B. Németh, Pál Vági, Annamária Kósa, Ildikó Imrefi, Péter János Berek-Nagy, Panna Hegedűs, Gábor Herczeg

S7_05  Comparative genomics reveals functional diversity in two dominant dark septate endophytic (DSE) fungi of grassland ecosystems Dániel G. Knapp, Julianna B. Németh, Kerrie Barry, Matthieu Hainaut, Bernard Henrissat, Jenifer Johnson, Alan Kuo, Joanne Hui Ping Lim, Anna Lipzen, Matt Nolan, Robin A. Ohm, László Tamás, Igor V. Grigoriev, Joseph W. Spatafora, László G. Nagy, Gábor M. Kovacs

15:45-16:15

Coffee break

16:15-16:30

Closing

 

ISFEG10 Photo

19:30

PERFORMANCE and SYMPOSIUM DINNER

Location: Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca