Current Genetics

, Volume 61, Issue 3, pp 479–487 | Cite as

The International Symposium on Fungal Stress: ISFUS

  • Drauzio E. N. Rangel
  • Alene Alder-Rangel
  • Ekaterina Dadachova
  • Roger D. Finlay
  • Jan Dijksterhuis
  • Gilberto U. L. Braga
  • Luis M. Corrochano
  • John E. Hallsworth
Research Article


Fungi play central roles in many biological processes, influencing soil fertility, decomposition, cycling of minerals, and organic matter, plant health, and nutrition. They produce a wide spectrum of molecules, which are exploited in a range of industrial processes to manufacture foods, food preservatives, flavoring agents, and other useful biological products. Fungi can also be used as biological control agents of microbial pathogens, nematodes or insect pests, and affect plant growth, stress tolerance, and nutrient acquisition. Successful exploitation of fungi requires better understanding of the mechanisms that fungi use to cope with stress as well as the way in which they mediate stress tolerance in other organisms. It is against this backdrop that a scientific meeting on fungal stress was held in São José dos Campos, Brazil, in October 2014. The meeting, hosted by Drauzio E. N. Rangel and Alene E. Alder-Rangel, and supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), brought together more than 30 young, mid-career, and highly accomplished scientists from ten different countries. Here we summarize the highlights of the meeting.


Astrobiology Biofuels Compatible solutes Entomopathogenic fungi Erythritol and mannitol Acid, alkali, chaotrope, ethanol, heat, hypoxic, osmotic, and salt stress Saccharomyces cerevisiae Trehalose UV-B radiation tolerance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Drauzio E. N. Rangel
    • 1
  • Alene Alder-Rangel
    • 1
  • Ekaterina Dadachova
    • 2
  • Roger D. Finlay
    • 3
  • Jan Dijksterhuis
    • 4
  • Gilberto U. L. Braga
    • 5
  • Luis M. Corrochano
    • 6
  • John E. Hallsworth
    • 7
  1. 1.Instituto de Pesquisa e DesenvolvimentoUniversidade do Vale do ParaíbaSão José dos CamposBrazil
  2. 2.Departments of Radiology and Microbiology and ImmunologyAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  3. 3.Uppsala BioCenter, Department Forest Mycology and Plant PathologySwedish University of Agricultural SciencesUppsalaSweden
  4. 4.CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity CentreUtrechtThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão PretoUniversidade de São PauloRibeirão PretoBrazil
  6. 6.Departamento de Genética, Facultad de BiologíaUniversidad de SevillaSevilleSpain
  7. 7.Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological SciencesQueen’s University BelfastBelfastUK

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