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Fungal Genetics Symposium in Asilomar, California in March 2015

Prof Steve Kelly attended two satellites of the Fungal Genetics Symposium in Asilomar, California in 2015. At the Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network 14th-17th March 2015 he presented food security related research pointing towards the use of clotrimazole to control the saprolegnia fish pathogens that can cause problems in fish farming of salmonids, carp, catfish, sturgeon and other species. At the workshop focussed on Dothideomycetes he presented Swansea research revealing Zymoseptoria tritici (the major wheat pathogen) had a temperature sensitive and substrate specific CYP51 and used this new system to reveal a major economic fungicide used in agriculture was a profungicide.