Workshop on the Biophysics of Fungal Spore Dispersal

Prof. Tjaart Krüger is excited to announce a workshop on the biophysics of fungal spore dispersal and its relevance to plant disease, which will take place 10-14 June 2024 at Future Africa. They aim to create an informal discussion platform where postgraduate students and researchers from (bio)physics, biology, and related fields can learn from one another and brainstorm ideas for research. It will be a small meeting of ±30 participants. Besides the introductory topical presentations by the invited specialists, workshop participants may optionally contribute short oral presentations on related topics.

If you're interested in participating in the workshop, make sure you apply through the website before the deadline of 16 February 2024. 

For more information, please see the workshop website and don't hesitate to contact Prof. Kruger with any questions.




JanHendrik Venter: Priorities for science in South Africa.

Prof. Bernard Slippers: The threat of plant diseases to African plant production and food security.

Prof. Tjaart Kruger: Introduction to biophysics on the African continent.

Prof. Anne Pringle: How do fungal spores move?

Prof. Tjaart Krüger: Introduction to fluid dynamics.

Prof. Agnese Seminara: Fungal strategies to survive atmospheric transport.

Prof. Veera Norros: Tracking spore dispersal in nature.

Prof. Carlos Aguilar: Why is there variation in spore size and why does it matter?

Marke Unger: Imagining fungi... a beautiful talk.

Prof. Antonio Celani: Synthesis and ideas to move forward.