Fungal Systematics

Current Technologies and Techniques for Fungal Identification

9/21/2017


Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Abstract:

Recent updates in the nomenclature rules for fungi (Melbourne Code, 2012) and improvements in contemporary molecular techniques have significantly affected fungal systematics and has triggered numerous taxonomic revisions among yeasts and fungi species in recent years. To deliver accurate and up-to-date information to our customers, we diligently characterize ATCC mycology products not only through rigorous quality control procedures, but also by various research projects. In this webinar, we will discuss how to identify fungi effectively and accurately under the current nomenclatural system by introducing a few recent studies on medically and industrially relevant yeasts and fungi.

Key Points:

  • The new ‘One fungus, One name’ rule has significantly affected fungal systematics
  • The quality control procedures used to evaluate and characterize ATCC mycology products meet the high standard of industrial demands
  • Recent studies support MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry as a powerful rapid identification tool for yeasts and fungi

Presenters

Sung-Oui Suh, Ph.D.

Sung-Oui Suh, Ph.D.,
Scientist, ATCC

Sung-Oui Suh, Ph.D., is a scientist at ATCC. He has over 25 years of training in the fields of mycology and molecular ecology, with extensive experience in studies on microorganisms in various environments, such as those associated with insects, plants, humans, and animals. His current research focuses on developing rapid identification tools for medically and industrially relevant yeasts and fungi.