Anaerobic fungi featured at both the rumen microbial genomics (RMG) workshop and the INRA-Rowett meeting last week in Clermont-Ferrand, France. At the RMG workshop, the importance of studying anaerobic fungi when characterising rumen microbiomes was highlighted – particularly due to their close association/interactions with methanogens. At the INRA-Rowett meeting a talk by Bob Forster (pictured in the photo) about his rumen metatranscriptomic work highlighted the central importance of anaerobic fungi in terms of ruminal fibre degradation. Certainly made a lot of people sit up and think! Well done Bob 🙂
Booking and submissions are now open for the 2016 EAAP Conference, ‘Sustainable Food Production: Livestock’s Key Role’.
Who agree’s with me that both ruminants and anaerobic fungi have a key role to play??
Hosted in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 29 August to 2 September 2016, the event will bring over 1200 experts from around the globe together for Europe’s largest animal science event. This year’s conference will focus on the developments in sustainable livestock production, covering a host of subjects around animal science, including genetics, nutrition, management, health and animal physiology.
More details can be found by clicking here.
Hope you all enjoyed the festive season – whatever way you spent/celebrated it. Wishing you all the best for 2016!!
INRA & Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health have just announced the details of the 10th Joint Symposium “GUT MICROBIOLOGY: twenty years and counting …” This symposium will be held in Clermont-Ferrand (France) from June 20th to 23rd, 2016. For more information please see their website.
The next regional workshop organised by the EU FP7 project ‘RuminOmics’ will be held in Edinburgh, UK on the 10th & 11th of November 2015. The workshop is free to attend, and the registration deadline is the 30th of October. More details can be found here.
Interested in biogas production? Why not have a look at this book that was recently published: http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319219929
There is even a special chapter in it dedicated to specifically to anaerobic fungi 🙂
Following the high level of interest and feedback generated by the Global Farm Platform position paper published as the Comment ‘Steps to Sustainable Livestock’ (Nature 507, 32-34, 2014), an International Conference on sustainable ruminant livestock production is planned to be held in Bristol 12-15 January 2016. For more details please see: http://www.globalfarmplatform.org/conference-intro/
At IBERS, Aberystwyth University there over 20 PhD studentships available currently with many being in the area of animal science and rumen microbiology. Please see the following link for further details:
Please note, these studentships are open to EU candidates only.
The journal Fungal Biology has kindly provided the final version of the Oontomyces paper for free (until 16th Sept) for anyone interested in reading about the latest new anaerobic fungal genus 🙂
A brand new rumen microbiology book is out now – with a whole chapter just about anaerobic fungi!!!