CBS symposium

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Uppsalalaan 8,
3584 CT Utrecht,
The Netherlands

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Leading Women in Fungal Biology

The most devastating disease of elms, “Dutch elm disease” was coined this name because most of the important discoveries were made by a team of Dutch women, led by Johanna Westerdijk, who was also the first director of the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, and the first female professor in the Netherlands, appointed at Utrecht University in 1917. This symposium is thus a celebration of her life and career, and her struggle to empower female mycologists. Speakers at this symposium are restricted to female mycologists, although males are encouraged to attend. The symposium consists of seven sessions, covering fungal applications, medical mycology, ecology, evolution, genomics, plant pathology and biodiversity. Each session consists of talks, with numerous leading female speakers from around the world presenting keynotes, and additional presentations selected from submitted abstracts. 

Dr Joan Webber will present "Dutch elm disease – the early years to the 21st century."


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