The 1st Conference of the Marine Fungal Natural Products Consortium will be hosted by the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Nantes on 22nd to 24th July 2015.
This Conference is joint with the 14th International Marine and Freshwater Mycology Symposium.

Marine Fungi: a bioresource for tomorrow


Marine fungi have been raising many different questions over the past few years, either in terms of their physiology and role in this particular environment, but also in relation to their capacity to produce bioactive compounds. These singular organisms are now studied by many scientists with a growing interest because they are a renewable source of original and new natural products with potential value in many areas (human health, food, cosmetics, biofuels ...).
The Sea, Molecules, Health team (MMS), especially the group working on marine fungi organize this event in Nantes on Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th of July 2015 at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Biological sciences, University of Nantes, in partnership with Ifremer.


Conference topics


The conference will be organized around topics related to marine fungi, a bioresource for tomorrow:
  • Marine fungal biodiversity and collection
  • Ecology and physiology of marine fungi
  • Marine-sourced fungal chemodiversity
  • From Genes to Molecules: "omics" methods
  • Marine fungal biodiscovery
  • Chemical ecology
  • Biosynthesis and total synthesis

History of MaFNaP


Following an initial workshop held with a smaller group in Canada, on Prince Edward Island, a very strong will to rally all scientists working on this research theme has been felt. The Sea, Molecules, Health team (MMS), especially the group working on marine fungi volunteered to host and organize this event in Nantes at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Biological sciences, University of Nantes, in partnership with Ifremer.

Faculty of Pharmacy