The Fourth International Mycovirus Symposium, 10-14th, October, 2017 Wuhan, P. R. China
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Dr. Daohong Jiang
Dr. Jiatao Xie
Financial Support Deadline
April 15, 2017
Early Registration Deadline
July 30, 2017
Regular Registration Deadline
August 30, 2017
Late Registration Deadline
September 15, 2017


The list of speakers on the 4th IMS

Keynote lecture by Reed B. Wickner

(National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA)

Title: Anti-Prion Systems in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Keynote lecture by Donald L Nuss

(IBBR, University of Maryland)

Title: Hypovirus research: from wandering spot to super mycovirus donor strains



Angus Dawe (Mississippi State University, USA)

Title: Hypovirus-mediated modulation of polyamine synthesis.

Daohong Jiang (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)

Exploring fungal DNA virus to control fungal plant disease

Erxun Zhou (South China Agricutural University, China)

Title: Genome Organizations and Functions of Two Novel Mycoviruses Infecting Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA, the Causal Agent of Rice Sheath Blight.

Hajime Yaegashi (Apple Research Division, NIFTS, NARO, Japan)

Title: Inhibition of megabirnavirus infection by RNA silencing in the white root rot fungus, Rosellinia necatrix

Jeesun Chun (Chonbuk National University, South Korea)

Title: RNA-seq based transcriptome analysis of chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica infected by hypovirus.

Jiatao Xie (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)

Title: The diversity of virus in the plant pathogenic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Jillian Myers (University of Michigan, USA)

Title: Next-Generation sequencing of fungal viromes reveals cryptic mycoviral diversity.

Jisuk Yu (Seoul National University, Korea)

Title: Induction and suppression of RNAi components in Fusarium graminearum mediated by infections of Fusarium graminearum viruses.

Kaoru Kusano (Tamagawa Univerisy, Japan)

Title: A novel double-stranded RNA mycovirus in a new species of the genus Psudopestalotiopsis isolated from a healthy plant leaf.

Keiko Uchida (Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan)

Title: Fungicide sensitivity of Japanese isolates of an asparagus Phytophthora rot pathogen infected with an endornavirus.

Ken Komatsu (Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan)

Title: Magnaporthe oryzae chrysovirus 1 strain A infection triggers reduced virulence and pathogenic race conversion of the host fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae.

Kum-Kang So (Chonbuk National University, Korea)

Title: Role of the MAPK signaling pathways in regulation of the hyrophobin, cryparin, from Cryphonectria parasitica.

Lakha Salaipeth (King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand)

Title: Infection of two heterologous mycoviruses reduced virulence of Valsa mali, a fungal agent of Valsa canker disease in fruit trees.

Liping Wang (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)

Title: Integrated analysis of milRNA/mRNAs expression profiling to reveal the interaction of B. dothdiea strains and mycovirus of BdCV1 and BdPV1

Massimo Turina (Institute for sustainable plant protection, Italy)

Title: Towards the biological characterization of mycoviruses from a collection of marine fungi isolated from the seagrass Posidonia oceanica, and the marine invertebrate Holothuria poli (sea cucumber)

Mingde Wu (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)


Mar┴a A. Ayll┏n (Universidad Polit└cnica de Madrid, Spain)

Title: Evolution of mycovirus

Nobuhiro Suzuki (Okayama University, Japan)

Title: A neo-virus lifestyle exhibited by a (+)ssRNA virus hosted in an unrelated dsRNA virus: taxonomic and evolutionary considerations.

Pengfei Li (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China)

Title: Four mycoviruses of the order Tymovirales isolated from the plant pathogenic fungus Fusarium graminearum.

Qingchao Deng (Yangtze University, China)

The diversities of mycoviruses in Magnaporthe orzyae and Bipolaris maydis populations

Sabitree Shahi (Okayama University, Japan)

Title: Avoidance of antiviral RNA silencing by Cryphonectria mitovirus 1 revealed by the expansion of its hosts.

Shin Kasahara (Miyagi University, Japan)

Title: Depletion of the ^stealth ̄ -1,3-glucan caused by mycovirus infection.

Shin-Yi Marzano (South Dakota State University, USA)

Title: Reprogramming of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum mRNA and small RNA production in response to hypovirus infection

Sotaro Chiba (Nagoya University, Japan)

Title: Host-specific RNA silencing (Dicer)-mediated virus interference revealed by characterizing a new fungal partitivirus

Sun Liying (Northwest A&F University, China)

The diversities of mycoviruses in Botryosphaeria dothidea populations.

Songsong Wu (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)

Title: Virus-mediated suppression of host non-self recognition facilitates horizontal transmission of heterologous viruses.

Shuangchao Wang (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China)

Title: Fusarium graminearum defense and FgHV1 counter defense strategies.

Tatsuhiro Ezawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Title: Identical mitovirus in three intercontinental isolated of an obligate plant symbiont Rhizophagus clarus: absence in the host genome and selective replication in acidic soil.

Tomoya Higashiura (Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan)

Title: Molecular characterization of new mycovirused relativ to MoCV1 detcted from Japanese isolate of M. oryzae.

Wajeeha Shamsi (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan)

Title: The mycovirus Database-An E-bank for mycoviral Genomes

Wenxing Xu (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)


Yumi Takahashi (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)

Title: Molecular characterization of endornaviruses in an asparagus pathogenic oomycetes Phytophthora sp..