Here is Máté’s and Sára’s report:
We participated at the Final Scientific Conference of ImResFun on molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogen-host interactions. The conference took place at the beautiful Innsbruck, the capital city of Tyrol in western Austria.
The lectures focused on fungal infectious diseases caused by the most common human fungal pathogens, the opportunistic Candida species. The four day of the event, divided into four Symposiums which were the following: Clinical importance of fungal diseases; Host immunology of fungal disease; Fungal response / Evasion to host defense; From fungal biofilms to intestinal disorders. We listened really nice and useful presentations and we had the opportunity to meet and talk with the „top dogs” of the Candida researcher community from many parts of the world. Máté and me represented our projects in the poster section, while Attila was a chair man of the 3rd day and presented our lab’s research work and results.
Of course besides the lectures we had a chance to go out and take some adventures in the surroundings. We visited the Hafelekarspitze mountain (2,334 m) with cable car. We took a short walk on the top and the landscape was gorgeous, we even saw snow there. Another day we visited the city itself, and the 3rd day we had an extraordinary experience, namely we went to the olympic bobsleigh track to take a ride.
Our journey to Innsbruck was very exciting both in professional and in social way.