Details of how to join the BMS or contact the Office along with details about the Society’s Constitution, Committees and Grants can be found here
Representing academic research across the fields of medical mycology, plant pathogenesis, fungal ecology and biotechnology
Raising awareness of fungi and fungal science at all levels though public engagement and the provision of educational resources
Go on BMS field trips, join local fungus groups, or learn about the Society’s Conservation work
Downloads of various BMS documents, Identification Keys, English names of fungi and details of Mycological Events and News are available here
International Microorganism Day Research
FEMS is working to establish 17th September as International Microorganism Day. We want it to be an annual celebration of microbiology and an opportunity to promote the diversity and variety of microorganisms.
International Microorganism Day
We want it to be an annual celebration of microbiology and an opportunity to promote the diversity and variety of microorganisms. This year in particular, we are making an effort to promote the positive contributions of microorganisms in our daily lives. You can find more information on our website
We ask your assistance is making this an unmissable event and the biggest celebration of microbiology to date.
We are also seeking potential speakers for a programme of webinars, to take place on the day, discussing the wonders of the microbial world and on the specific topics below:
- Microbiology and Industry;
- Microbiology and Sustainability;
- Microbiology and Bioeconomy;
- Sourdough Culture, Brewing Yeasts, Plant Root Microbiome, Gut Microbiome, Microbes in Teaching and Education,
- Microbial Ecology, and of course Covid-19
We hope to bring together scientists, science communicators, applied microbiologists, researchers and those in industrial applications to reflect the diversity of microbiology and microbiologists. We want to provide “24 hours of microbiology” with videos on these topics (and many others) across the whole day.
Annual BSPP President’s Meeting and AGM Information
The BSPP holds an annual Presidential Conference which BSPP members can attend for a reduced fee. The conference always incorporates the PH Gregory Prize which is awarded for the best presentation made by a young scientist and the J Colhoun prize which is awarded for the best presentation of a poster.
The BSPP holds an annual Presidential Conference which BSPP members can attend for a reduced fee. The conference always incorporates the PH Gregory Prize which is awarded for the best presentation made by a young scientist and the J Colhoun prize which is awarded for the best presentation of a poster. BSPP also supports a number of other meetings throughout the year. Suggestions of themes for these generally come from BSPP members.
BMS Mission Statement
To promote fungal science internationally
The Society’s Objectives are to:
- Promote the recognition of fungal science in the UK and internationally
- Support and grow the key areas of Society activity to promote further understanding of fungal science and to inspire future generations of mycologists
- Support the Society’s academic publications and other resources on fungal biology for the international community
- Organise conferences, workshops and other activities supporting mycology
- Encourage those interested in fungi and related organisms to join the Society and to take part in our events, whether in a professional or amateur capacity
- Promote networking across the fungal science community and maintain strong links with other relevant national and international learned societies and organizations
- Ensure that the Society’s resources are utilised effectively to further fungal science
Future BMS Events
BMS AGM and Annual Conference 2020 - Cranfield University Research
The Meeting is Postponed until 22nd-25th March, 2021
After much debate and discussion, we have, unfortunately, decided that the BMS Annual Conference to be held at Cranfield University will be postponed until next year to the week of the 22nd March, 2021.
The BMS AGM will take place on Tuesday the 15th of September at 12:30pm. As it may not be possible to hold the AGM as a physical meeting this year, logistics are being sorted out to make this accessible online, including any Q&A. Watch this space for further information as specific arrangements have yet to be finalised
Field Meetings and Covid-19 Field
Due to the current pandemic BMS field meetings have been cancelled. This includes the Group Leaders Meeting due to be held in June.
The coronavirus pandemic will inevitably affect our field events and recording programme planned for this year. Current government advice is to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary and avoid contact with anyone other than those you live with. The BMS website should be consulted for details of any cancellations or changes to planned events.
Field enthusiasts should ensure that any recording they carry out takes account of government guidance or restrictions in place at the time to ensure their safety and well-being and that of their communities.
Group Leaders' Meeting 2020
The GLM planned for the weekend of 26th to 28th June 2020 at Northern College, Barnsley, has been cancelled due to concerns and uncertainty regarding the coronavirus outbreak.