MUCL Centenary 1894-1994

Moulliard Moulliard at mbla.ucl.ac.be
Thu Mar 24 06:23:27 EST 1994


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				JUNE 29, 1994
			LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, BELGIUM


				1894-1994

	MYCOTHEQUE DE L'UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
				MUCL CENTENARY

		"FUNGAL TAXONOMY AND TROPICAL MYCOLOGY: 
				QUO VADIS  ?"

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INVITATION

Professor P. Macq, Rector of the UniversitŽ Catholique de Louvain, the UCL
Mycothque, the UCL Laboratory of Systematic and Applied Mycology and the
Coordinator of the Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms (BCCM)
have the pleasure of inviting you to celebrate, the

		100th Anniversary of MUCL

		on Wednesday, June 29th, 1994.

On this occasion, an international workshop will be held on 

"FUNGAL TAXONOMY AND TROPICAL MYCOLOGY: QUO VADIS ?"

Modern taxonomy, including mycotaxonomy, relies in an increasing degree on
new molecular approaches. 

As such, one can observe that the traditional morphotaxonomic approach is
more and more complemented - or sometimes even substituted - by
chemotaxonomic methods or genome-based analyses. Questioning the (added)
value and mutual complementarity of all available tools - both classical
and modern - is essential to be able to handle the systematic
classification problem in an integrated and effective way.

On the other hand, the greater part of the fungal biodiversity has still to
be discovered and described especially in the tropical regions. As these
are mainly situated in developing countries, one has to discuss - in the
spirit of the Rio de Janeiro earth summit - key topics such as training,
technology transfer and the set-up of local 'ex situ' collections. 

During such an exercise, special attention has to be given to taxonomic and
preservation methods that are not only effective but also widely
applicable, user-friendly and robust.

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				PROGRAMME

				June 29th, 1994

			1894-1994 MUCL Centenary

9:00 to 12:00 am: Centenary celebration

	H. Naveau, UCL
		Opening lecture.
	P. Macq, Rector, UCL
	G.L. Hennebert, UCL
		Mycothque de l'UniversitŽ Catholique de Louvain (MUCL): 
		100 Years of existence and activity of the fungus culture 
		collection.

Guest speakers: 
	D. Hawksworth, IMI, U.K.
		Fungal genetic resource collections and biodiversity.
	D. van der Mei, CBS, MINE, Netherlands
		The fungus culture collections in Europe.
	J. De Brabandere, BCCM, Belgium
		The Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms.

12:00 to 1:30 pm: Buffet of Belgian specialties

1:30 to 6:00 pm: Workshop (provisional titles)

Introduction: 
	G.L. Hennebert, UCL
		Fungal taxonomy and tropical mycology: Quo vadis ?

	Guest speakers: 
	C.P. Kurtzman, NRRL, USA
		Molecular taxonomy in the yeast fungi: present and future.
	M. Blackwell, Louisiana State University, USA
		Phylogeny of filamentous fungi deduced from analysis of 
		molecular characters: present and future.
	J. Rammeloo, National Botanical Garden, Belgium
		Importance of morphological and anatomical characters in 
		fungal taxonomy.
	M.F. Roquebert, Natural History Museum, France
		Possible progress of modern morphological analysis in fungal 
		taxonomy.
	A.J. Masuka, Forest Research Center, Zimbabwe
		Mycofloristic studies in South Central Africa: status, 		constraints,
opportunities and strategies.
	A. Peerally, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
		Strategies for the development of tropical mycology.
	E.J. Da Silva, MIRCEN, UNESCO, France
		The role of the Microbiological Resources Centers (MIRCEN) 
		in the development of mycology in the tropics.

Discussion and conclusions.

Evening: Anniversary Banquet 

June 30th & July 1st, 1994

	ECCO XIII & MINE: annual meetings
	only for ECCO and MINE members.

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CALL FOR POSTERS

Topics concerning the workshop are welcome. Authors are kindly requested 
to send the title and an abstract of their poster before May 1st, 1994.

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FEES

Registration for Centenary celebration and workshop are without charge. 
Booking for the accommodation and banquet has to be paid. 
The fee for the Anniversary banquet is 1.800 BEF (US$ 50). 

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TRANSPORTATION

By air

All airlines provide air service to the International Brussels Airport in 
Zaventem, about 30 km from Louvain-la-Neuve. A shuttle between the 
Airport and Louvain-la-Neuve will be organized on Tuesday, June 28th, 
1994 for participants.

By train

Inter-City trains operate every 30 min. from Brussels North, Central and 
Midi Stations to Ottignies (direction Namur). At Ottignies, there is a
train to 
Louvain-la-Neuve. 

By road

Participants arriving by road should take the E-411 motorway  Bruxelles-
Namur-Luxembourg and exit at n¡ 7 (coming from Brussels) or exit at n¡ 9 
(coming from Namur).

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SOCIAL EVENTS

On Wednesday afternoon, June 29th, 1994, you will be able to visit the 
MUCL Fungus Culture Collection and the exhibit hall.

The Anniversary Banquet on Wednesday evening, June 29th, will be held at 
the Villers-la-Ville Abbey Farm. 

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

All major Belgian tourist cities (Brussels, Namur, Lige, Bruges, Ghent,
...) 
are easily accessible by train or car from Louvain-la-Neuve.

Information can be obtained at the railway station in Louvain-la-Neuve or
at 
MUCL. Reduced prices are offered for group and/or one-day trips. 

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SCIENTIFIC EXHIBITIONS

Parallel to the workshop, scientifics posters will be exposed. Several 
companies will present laboratory equipments and products in the field of 
microbiology on Wednesday, June 29th, 1994.

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TRANSPORTATION TO PRAGUE

Bruxelles-Prague-Bruxelles:

* By flight, twice a day, more or less 13.000 BEF (PEX rate for a stay 
including one Saturday-Sunday night).
* By night coach (Europabus, Bohemian Express), more or less 4.000 BEF.

Please let us know what transportation you choose. We are ready to help you

to book.
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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

G.L. Hennebert, J. Decallonne (UCL)
J. De Brabandere (SPPS-BCCM)
P. Charue, C. Decock, P. Evrard, N. Jamin, P. Massart, C. Moulliard, L. 
NŽlissen, S. Vanhulle (UCL-MUCL)
In collaboration with REUL - Service des Relations ExtŽrieures (UCL)


				For a registration program

		CALL, FAX, E-mail or WRITE to

Prof. Dr. G.L. Hennebert
MUCL 100 Years 1894-1994
Mycothque de l'UniversitŽ Catholique de Louvain
3 Place Croix du Sud
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium

Tel. + 32-(0)10-473742 
Fax: + 32-(0)10-451501

E-Mail: Moulliard at mbla.ucl.ac.be

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