FungiBrain is a €3.9 million multi-centre training network grant funded by the EU to establish a detailed understanding of the conserved fungal signalling networks that regulate polarized and directed fungal cell growth in a wide range of fungal models and pathogens.
(Video: Cell protrusions (conidial anastomosis tubes) in Neurospora crassa growing chemotropically towards each other and fusing (A. Lichius and N.D. Read, unpublished))
EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) FungiBrain
Sensing and integration of signals governing cell polarity and tropism in fungi
- Establish a detailed understanding of conserved fungal signalling networks that regulate polarized and directed fungal cell growth in a wide range of fungal models and pathogens
- Identify novel conserved targets for antifungal drug discovery in these signalling networks
- Develop novel high throughput, live-cell fungal tropism screens of mutant and chemical libraries
- Develop an outstanding interdisciplinary Training Programme on analyzing, manipulating and inhibiting the polarized growth and tropisms of fungi
The next FungiBrain training events are due to be held in Manchester April 25th to May 6th 2016.
Workshop : Scientific writing Part II, April 25th-28th 2016 hosted by Professor Nick Read at The University of Manchester.
Summer School III : Live-cell imaging and Calcium signalling, April 29th to May 3rd 2016 hosted by Professor Nick Read at The University of Manchester.
Workshop : Antifungal Discovery and company Start-Up, May 4th and 5th 2016 hosted by Dr Jason Oliver at f2g.
Workshop I : Fungal Genetics and Biology, took place June 10th-14th 2014 At the Carlsberg Labs, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Summer School I : Phospholipid Signalling and Imaging, May 2015.
Summer School II : Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry 19th October 2015 at the University of Goettingen, Germany