The identification of the first fungal drug efflux protein Cdr1 by our team changed the whole gamut of antifungal research and led to fascinating discoveries pertaining to mechanisms of antifungal resistance. In 2014, we celebrated 20 years of its discovery by organizing an international meeting which attracted global leaders within the yeast community. Very soon, we are about to witness 30 years of its discovery in 2024. The next Cdr1 meeting promises to be bigger and better than before by providing a unique opportunity to connect with experts and peers in your field, learn about the latest advancements in yeast and antifungal research, and explore new opportunities for collaboration and innovation. Whether you're an established researcher or just starting out in your field, you'll find plenty of opportunities to learn, grow, and network with colleagues from around the world. In addition to the exciting lineup of presentations, the Cdr1 meeting will also offer a range of other activities and events, including poster sessions, tours, etc. The meeting will be held at the Savoy suites Manesar which is very near to Amity University campus in Manesar.

Not to forget the exquisite Indian delicacies!!!. We look forward to seeing you in India.

Register and join us for what promises to be an unforgettable experience.


Registration opening

1st July 2023

Registration deadline

1st November 2023

Abstract deadline

1st November 2023



Celebrating 30 Years of Cdr1 Research
(15th-19th February 2024)

15th February 2024, Thursday

16th February 2024, Friday

17th February 2024, Saturday

18th February 2024, Sunday

19th February 2024, Monday


8.00 AM – 9.00 AM

8.00 AM – 9.00 AM

8.00 AM – 9.00 AM

8.00 AM – 9.00 AM

9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Session I: Antifungal resistance and its mechanisms

Dominique Sanglard
MDR in fungal pathogens: Learning from non-C. albicans species

P. David Rogers
The role of CDR1 and TAC1B in triazole resistance in Candida auris

Kuo_Yun Tseng
The Potential Markers for Identifying the Predominant Genotype of Azole-resistant Candida tropicalis

9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Session IV:  Regulation of drug resistance

Joachim Morschhäuser
The role of zinc cluster transcription factors in Candida albicans drug resistance

Dmitry A. Knorre
Regulation of MDR in yeast cells by intrinsic and extrinsic factors

Takashi Kubota
A novel approach to identify proteins regulating expression of drug transporter genes.

9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Session VI: Yeast biology

Martine Bassilana
Regulation of lipid distribution in Candida albicans

Rajini Rao
Novel Roles of Endosomal Na+/H+ Exchangers: Insights from yeast to human

Rupinder Kaur
A pivotal role of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase in retrograde trafficking of plasma membrane transporters.



11:00 AM-11:30 AM
(Tea/ Coffee)

11:00AM -11:30 AM
(Tea/ Coffee) 

11:00 AM -11:30 AM
(Tea/ Coffee)

11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Session I (cont.): Antifungal resistance and its mechanisms

Patrick Van Dijck
How in vitro multidrug resistance evolution studies with Candida auris not only provide insight in resistance mechanisms, but also in possible treatment options.

Brook D. Esquivel
Characterization of the unique biology and drug resistance mechanisms of Candida auris

Hsiu Jung Lo
What We Learned from Taiwan Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance of Yeasts in Past Two Decades

11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Session V:  Fungal biology and pathogenesis

Naweed Naqvi
The Ferroptosis landscape of fungal pathogenesis

Sneh lata Panwar
Dissecting the novel ER stress-response pathways in Candida albicans: a
journey beyond the classical pathway

Robert Arkowitz
Candida albicans morphogenesis at different scales

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Session VII: Novel mechanisms of drug resistance

Abdul Haseeb Shah
Glucose the X factor for Candida pathogenicity

MC Texiera
Azole drug resistance in C. glabrata: more than meets the eye

Shankarling Krishnamurthy
Gene Looping in Bacteria: A mechanism for transcriptional activation and memory.

12:30 PM-2:00 PM

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Session II: Structure-function studies of drug transporters

Lutz Schmitt
Pdr5 - a long story of promiscuity and surprises

Richard D. Cannon
30 years of expressing Candida albicans Cdr1 and its homologues

Pierre Falson
Molecular insights of the efflux pump Cdr1 from Candida species

Erwin Lamping
Membrane lipids are an integral part of the functional Cdr1-membrane complex.






2:00 PM-5:00 PM




Half Day Excursion

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Session VIII: Fungal biology and novel drug targets

Elvira Carvajal
title awaited

Carol Munro
The role of the fungal cell wall in drug susceptibility and opportunities for new antifungal therapies

K. Natarajan
Control of Gene Expression, Chromatin Architecture and Virulence via Paralogous TAF12 Genes in Candida albicans

5:00 PM-7:00 PM
(Conference commencement)

4:00 PM-4:30 PM

4:00 PM-4:30 PM


History of the conference
Rajendra Prasad
Elisabetta Balzi

Plenary talk I
Arunaloke Chakrabarti
Invasive fungal Infections in India

Plenary talk II
Sanjay Singh
Vaccine landscape against Infectious diseases in India

4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Session III: Fungal drug targets and their pharmacological exploitation

Ahcene Boumendjel
Make antifungals active again through Cdr1 inhibitors design, synthesis and evaluation

Sapan Borah
Molecules to Mastery: A Chemical-Biology Approach to Target Candida with Novel Scaffolds and Biopolymers

Sławomir Milewski
Antifungal oligopeptides and cleavable nanocarrier-containing conjugates overcoming CDR1-mediated fungal resistance

4:30-6:30 PM 
(Poster Session)

7:00 PM

7:30 PM

7:30 PM

7:30 PM (Gala Dinner)
Conference ends

Abstract Submission

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  • Single Room INR. 50,000 or its equivalent
  • Double Room INR. 40,000 or it's equivalent (per person in a double standard room)
  • Above Conference Registration includes Registration fee, Accommodation, Access to the conference, Meals, and Airport pick up and drop.
  • INR 25,000 / - Day visitor for conference access to attend the meeting sessions, poster sessions, Lunch, and Dinner with A.M. and P.M. tea.

The deadline to pay the Registration Fee is 1st November 2023. If you wish to share a room, you will be asked to indicate the preference of your roommate. Kindly mark all your correspondence related to accommodation, travel, and sightseeing tours to Mr. Ranjan Jain ( who is our CDR1-EVENT MANAGER. Please pay directly to our Event Manager 30th Cdr1- Coterie Tours Private Limited as per their Bank details ONLY in INR (₹) / or its equivalent by bank transfer to the following account:.

Beneficiary Name

Coterie Tours Private Limited

Beneficiary Account Number 

02 500 500 4941

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Bank Address

HL Square, Plot Number 6 (MLU), Sector - 5, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110075

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Savoy Suites, Manesar

R75, Sector 1 Main Rd, Sector 1,
IMT Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana 122051, INDIA

Ph: +91 124 335 5600

Pre/Post Tour

Organised by Coterie Tours

Coterie Tours Private Limited, Delhi-110078 (INDIA)

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