Scientific program

Please, note that this timetable is a preliminary program, and may undergo changes over time before the meeting

12thJune 2019(Wednesday)

13.30 – 15.00 Registration and Poster placing

15.00 - 15.30 Welcome addresses

    • 15.00Prof. Gianmaria Ajani, Rector of the University of Torino
    • 15.10Prof. Nelson Lima, ECCO President
    • 15.20Prof. Ipek Kurtböke, WFCC President

15.30 - 16.20 Plenary Lecture Prof. Paola Bonfante, Professor Emeritus of the University of Torino, Italy

Fungi and bacteria for plant health: a microbial revolution

16.20 -17.20 Session 1. Culture collections: towards best practices to improve services for stakeholders - Chairs: Raquel Hurtado-Ortiz and Gerard Verkley

    • 16.20 Maria-Helena Bosschaerts, BELSPO, Belgium - Quality management: a toolbox to reach operational excellence in BRC's
    • 16.40 Amber Scholz, DSMZ, Germany - Europe’s first Registered Collection under the Nagoya Protocol
    • 17.00 Aurora Zuzuarregui Mirò, CETC, Spain - Legal issues related to the access to Spanish genetic resources

17.30 – 18.30 MDA and MTA working groups

19.30 Welcome party at the Botanical Garden of the University of Torino, viale Mattioli, 25 - Torino

13thJune 2019(Thursday)

09.00 - 10.00 Session 2. Culture collections and neglected groups of organisms - Chairs: Dominique Clermont and Antonino Pollio

    • 09.00 Maike Lorenz, SAG, Germany - Algal culture collections: biological resource centres of high diversity and biotechnological potential
    • 09.20Priscillia Gourvil, Roscoff Culture Collection, France - Microalgal diversity in the Roscoff Culture Collection
    • 09.40 Alfred Beran, OGS, Italy - A source of living planktonic protists at Trieste, COSMI (collection of sea microorganisms)
    • 10.00 Marco Forgia, ISPP-CNR, Italy - Mycoviruses in fungal collections: not only for quality control
    • 10.20 Barbara Colitti, UNITO, Italy - A new NGS approach for small ruminant lentivirus full genome characterization

10.40 - 11.20 Coffee Break and Poster session

11.20 - 13.00 Session 3. Newcomers and New tools to explore and valorise microbial biodiversity - Chairs: Ipek Kurtböke and Pietro Buzzini

    • 11.20 Enrico Tatti, Biolog Inc., USA - Biolog Phenotype MicroArray TM: harnessing high-throughput phenomics to characterize microbial isolates in culture collections
    • 11.40 Benedetta Turchetti, UNIPG, Italy - New yeast species isolated from worldwide cold environment
    • 12.00 Edward R.B. Moore, CGUG, Sweden - Culture collection University of Gothenburg (CGUG): 50 years young and growing in the 21stcentury, archiving, typing, identifying and researching clinically-relevant bacteria
    • 12.20 Valeria Prigione, UNITO, Italy - Twenty thousand fungi under the sea

13.00 - 14.30 Lunch and Poster session

14.30 - 16.20 Session 4. New tools to identify and characterize microbial diversity - Chairs: Maria Kuyukina and Serge Casaregola

    • 14.30 Cristiana Mirasole, Bruker Daltonics M&D, Italy - Bruker MALDI biotyper: changing food microbiology and growing with technology
    • 14.50 Marijke Hendrickx, BCCM-IHE, Belgium - MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of filamentous fungi; a success story?
    • 15.10 Michael Pester, DSMZ, Germany - Genomic encyclopedia of bacterial and archaeal type strains, phase vi: the functional genomics and pangenomes of type strains
    • 15.30 Ilario Ferrocino, UNITO, Italy - Current understanding of the food microbiome in the era of big data
    • 15.50 Laura Selbmann, UNITUS, Italy - First metagenomic survey for a deep exploration into the biodiversity of the Antarctic cryptoendolithic communities

16.20 - 17.00 Coffee Break and Poster session

17.00 - 18.30 Session 5. Microbes in quality and safety of food - Chairs: Effie Tsakalidou and Giancarlo Perrone

    • 17.00 Robert Samson, CBS, The Netherlands - New taxonomies of food borne fungi
    • 17.20 Giovanna Felis, UNIVR, Italy - Taxonomic changes and their impact for science and the market: the case of genus Lactobacillus
    • 17.30 Antonio Lo Grieco, ISPA-CNR, Italy - Toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins: future challenges in human and animal health
    • 17.50 Luciana De Vero, UNIMORE, Italy - The UNIMORE microbial culture collection: from strains storage to industrial starter cultures design
    • 18.10 Paola Mattarelli, UNIBO, Italy - Non-human primates Bifidobacteriaceae: a reservoir for application for animal well-being

20.00 - Social dinner at Ristorante Esperia, Moncalieri, 2 - Torino

14thJune 2019(Friday)

09.00 - 10.40 Session 6. Microbes at work in Bioeconomy and Biotechnological applications - Chairs: Giovanna Cristina Varese and Nelson Lima

  • 09.00 Mario Bonaccorso, Assobiotec – Federchimica, Italy - Industrial biotechnologies as engine for the sutainable and circular bioeconomy
  • 09.20 Irene Baños Ruiz, freelance journalist - Presentation of the book "What is the bioeconomy" with a focus on the role of microorganisms
  • 09.40 Ipek Kurtböke, WFCC, Australia - The role of WFCC in the utilization of microbial resources for the benefit of mankind
  • 10.00 Maria Kuyukina, IEGM, Russia - Immobilized Rhodococcusbiocatalysts for enhanced bioremediation
  • 10.20 Andrea Ceci, UNIROMA, Italy - Biodiversity of fungi as bioresources to face diversity of soil threats

10.40 - 11.30 Coffee Break and Poster session

11.30 - 12.30 Session 6. Microbes at work in Bioeconomy and Biotechnological applications - Chairs: Mery Pina and Robert Samson

  • 11.30 Elena Bovio, UNITO, Italy - The biodiversity and biotechnological potential of marine fungi associated with sponges
  • 11.50 Mirco Iotti, UNIVAQ, Italy - Tubermycelia: a resource for improving truffle cultivation
  • 12.10 Giancarlo Perrone, ISPA-CNR, Italy - CNR-ITEM collection: microbial resources for food bio-economy

12.30 -13.30 Lunch and Poster session

13.30 - 15.00 Session 7. Transboundary initiatives and IT Technologies - Chairs: Marleen Bosschaerts and Rosa Aznar

  • 13.30Serge Casaregola, CIRM- INRA, France - Recent advances on the European research infrastructure MIRRI and its involvement in European projects
  • 13.50Juncai Ma, CAs, China - The current progress of GCM 2.0 10 K Type Strains Sequencing Project
  • 14.10Alexander Vasilenko, VKM, Russia - FAIR options in mBRC specifics
  • 14.30 Barbara Parodi, Ospedale San Martino, Italy - The Italian node (BBMRI.IT) of the European biobanking and biomolecular resources research infrastructure (BBMRI-ERIC)

14.50 - 15.00 Closing of the Conference

15.00 - 17.00 ECCO Annual General Meeting

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