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This page lists all fungal events including any section of the BMS and also other organisations. Events appropriate to each section of the Society are listed on these pages.
Jodrell Laboratory, Kew
The British Mycological Society's UK Fungus Day festivities will take place over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of October 2018
The British Mycological Society's UK Fungus Day festivities will take place over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of October 2018.
The UK Fungus Day website will soon be updated with all the relevant information about events across the UK for 2018 and can be found at http://www.ukfungusday.co.uk/
Waterside Holiday Village
Exploring the fungal diversity of Cornwall
For our Autumn event we are staying at the Waterside holiday village in Cornwall. Situated near Bodmin and being central it is ideally situated to reach a good variety of sites. Pauline Penna is our local organiser. Guest Mycologist - to be confirmed.
The Cornwall group has recently recorded several fungi new to Britain. The warm oceanic climate of Cornwall will no doubt have plenty more undiscov-ered new species of fungi just sitting waiting for our visit.
Although we are staying in holiday lodges, we are not going to be self cater-ing. Our accommodation will be ‘Full Board’ therefore they will be providing all meals including breakfast. The lodges have twin and double rooms, all the rooms are either en-suite or have an exclusive-use bathroom adjacent.
The workroom is apparently very large so they can accommodate a large group. If people book early and there is extra demand it may be possible to book extra lodges, however, if booking is left too late any extra lodges might get snapped up by holiday makers, therefore please book early.
Charles Darwin House, London WC1N 2JU
Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, Jodrell Laboratory
Fungi in a Changing World
Fungi in a Changing World
Saturday 17 November 2017 – Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre,
Jodrell Laboratory, Jodrell Gate, Kew Road, Kew Gardens, TW9 3DS.
Come to hear about the latest research.
10:00-10:30: Coffee & Tea.
10:30-11:00: Prof. Peter Kennedy - U. of Minnesota.
Ecologist working on fungal diversity and functions.
11:00-11:30: Dr. Carrie Andrew - Swiss Federal Research Institute & U. of Oslo
Ecologist investigating changes in fruiting phenology.
11:30-12:00: Prof. Pieter van West - U. of Aberdeen - Presidential Address
Molecular biologist investigating oomycetes.
12:00-12:30 British Mycological Society AGM (Annual General Meeting)
12:00-14:00: Lunch break.
14:00-14:30: Prof. Sarah Gurr - U. of Exeter
Plant pathologist working on food security.
14:30-15:00: Prof. Mark Fricker - U. of Oxford
Specialist in imaging fungal signalling and transport.
15:00-15:30: Dr. Ellen Larsson - U. of Gothenburg
Specialist on threatened woodwaxes (Hygrophorus).
15:30-16:00: Dr. Ali Ashby - U. of Cambridge
Science communicator and former chair of the BMS Education and Outreach Committee.
16:00-16:30: Open Discussion.
Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, Jodrell Laboratory, Kew, TW9 3D
BMS Annual General Meeting will commence with a Presidential address at 11.30am followed by the business matters at 12.00am
Boston, MA, USA
Leading experts from around the world will present the latest advances and innovations, celebrate progress, and set a vision for assuring plant health in a global economy. The vision of the Congress – An engaged world community of plant health scientists advancing knowledge for a safe, affordable, secure supply of food, feed, and fiber for a growing population – reflects the broad and unique position plant pathology holds within the international community of scientists.
Whether your interest in fungi is just for fun or for more serious recording, this course aims to give participants the tools to be more confident in their identifications.
Whether your interest in fungi is just for fun or for more serious recording, this course aims to give participants the tools to be more confident in their identifications. Time will be spent in the field looking for the fungi that associate with a stunning range of habitats including Caledonian pine, broadleaf woodland and old grasslands; many of the fungi that grow here are rarely seen in other areas of the country. In the field with an expert, it is possible to clarify the distinguishing macro characters that can be so difficult to transfer from the guidebooks to the real world. Prior knowledge of the scientific names of fungi is not required for this course but it is hoped that in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you will surprise yourself at how many names you actually learn during the week. Part of the afternoons and evenings will be set aside for working indoors to allow close examination of the specimens collected. Tips on taking spore prints and other simple techniques will also be given. A number of texts will be available, ranging from beginner's keys to genus monographs and time will be spent working through keys with those who are not confident in their use. Techniques will be taught to beginners in microscopy, to enable access to the world of spores and other fascinating micro-characters. Evening talks will include further information about fungal lifestyles and why they are so important in our woodlands, grasslands and other habitats.
Chris Knowles is a consultant ecologist with a wide experience of leading workshops on fungus identification at Kindrogan and elsewhere in Scotland. As well as teaching Chris has recently worked as an RSPB reserves ecologist.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
In conjunction with the publication of a cutting-edge annual report, scientists and policymakers will gather at Kew for the first international State of the World's Fungi Symposium.
Building on the success of our State of The World’s Plants project, the State of the World’s Fungi report provides a review of our current state of knowledge and the major issues affecting fungal diversity and abundance. Also featured in the report are fungal-plant interactions, conservation and uses of fungi, and the fungal tree of life.
The two-day symposium brings together plant and fungal scientists, ecologists, conservationists and industry and policy experts from around the world, to discuss issues raised in the report.
The symposium will be based around seven topical questions, with each session comprising talks from invited experts followed by a panel Q&A to discuss the emerging issues:
Other highlights of the programme include:
Hotel Melia, Sitges, Spain,
It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 14th International Meeting Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases (MEEGID XIV),...
It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 14th International Meeting Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases (MEEGID XIV), held in the Hotel Melia, Sitges, Spain, from November 6th to the 9th 2018
Join us in Sitges, Spain for MEEGID XIV, the leading conference on the molecular evolution of all pathogens: viruses, pathogenic bacteria, fungi, parasites and prions. Special emphasis (through plenary lectures, express debates and symposia) will be given to health problems of specific interest to the current world situation.
Plenary lectures and symposia will also deal with transversal topics such as population genetics, evolution, speciation, bioinformatics, whole genome sequencing analysis and omic analyses. Together, the MEEGID congress series and its companion journal, Infection, Genetics and Evolution represent a unique forum for cross-fertilization between evolutionary science in the broad sense and biomedical research on infectious diseases.
Attending this conference will enable you to access unique, high-quality content, learn about the latest developments in infectious diseases and epidemiology research from experts in the field, present your latest research to your peers and network with an interdisciplinary group from around the world - including academics and researchers, as well as health and industry professionals.
Genetics, population genetics, genomics, proteomics, molecular epidemiology (strain typing), population biology, mathematical modelling and bioinformatics. Submissions can deal with the host (humans, wild and domestic animals, plants, the pathogen, or the vector in case of vector-borne diseases.
Host + pathogen or pathogen + vector, or pathogen + vector + host (co-evolution)
All pathogens, including: viruses; parasitic protozoa; helminthes; fungal organisms and prions
All infectious models, including those of veterinary or agronomical relevance
Cancer and infectious diseases.
Transmissible diseases and evolution of mankind.
Selected papers communicated in the framework of MEEGID XIV will be published after peer-review in a special issue of Infection, Genetics and Evolution.
During the conference, awards will be attributed to the best communication, the best communication by a student, the best communication by a scientist from the Southern World and the best poster communication. Each prizewinner will be offered a free 2-year subscription to Infection, Genetics and Evolution.
Michel Tibayrenc, IRD Center, France