Professor E.B. Gareth Jones who will turn 80 in January 2017, has been instrumental in collaborating with Asian mycologists and developing mycology, particularly in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand. In recent years, there have been rapid changes in fungal classification and phylogeny, knowledge of evolution, uses of molecular data in ecology and biotechnological uses of fungi, all areas of interest to Professor Gareth Jones. The conference is therefore held at MFU to update mycologists on these rapid changes and their implications and give Asian scientists a platform to present their own work as oral or poster presentations. The conference will also celebrate and pay a tribute to Professor Jones on his 80th birthday.

     Abstract submissions will be peer reviewed and selected abstracts will be invited to submit a full manuscript. The manuscript will to be evaluated based on originality, technical and research content/depth, contributions and relevance to the conference. Accepted COEIC 2017 papers will be published in a special issue of the SCI journal Mycosphere

Director of ​​Center of Excellence in Fungal Research

Kevin D. Hyde2
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kevin David Hyde

Head of Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand
Fungal diversity, Plant pathology, Fungal Phylogenetics and Systematics

keynote speaker

Gareth Jones2
Prof. E. B. Gareth Jones

Former President of the British Mycological Society (1992), England
Taxonomy and Diversity of Wood-Degrading Marine Fungi

keynote speaker

Marc Stadler2
Prof. Dr. Marc Stadler

Head of the Research Department Mikrobielle Wirkstoffe (MWIS) at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection
Research and Teaching at Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Mycology, Biotechnology, Natural Products Chemistry

keynote speaker

Eric Mckenzie2
Dr. Eric McKenzie

Former Senior Research Scientist of Landcare Research, New Zealand
Mycology and Plant Pathology



Dr. Joanne Elizabeth Taylor
BBSRC funded researcher for PROTREE project, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Biodiversity and Plant Pathology



Dr. Rajesh Jeewon
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Taxonomy, molecular systematics (phylogenetics) and microbial ecology



Prof. Dr. Jayarama Bhat Darbhe
Professor of Botany, Department of Botany, Goa University, India

Important Date

Important Date  
Early bird registration Now – 15 October 2016
Regular registration 16 October – 31 December 2016
Registration 11 January 2017
Abstract submission Now – 30 November 2016
Abstract acceptance notification 15 December 2016
Deadline for abstract submission 30 November 2016