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
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.
The 12th International Mycological Congress (IMC12) Research
Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Amsterdam
The 12th International Mycological Congress (IMC12) will be organized in Amsterdam, The Netherlands July 25-29, 2022. The last time this event was held in Europe was IMC9, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2010, which was a great success.
IMC12 12th International Mycological Congress
(25–29 July 2022)
“Fungal Biology and Applications”
The Dutch Mycological Society, in collaboration with the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, is pleased to invite you to attend the 12th International Mycological Congress (25–29 July 2022) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We are excited for the return of this incredible mycological experience to Europe. For the first time, IMC will be hosted in the Netherlands, home to famous mycologists like Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Hendrik Persoon, Johanna Westerdijk, J.A.(Dolf) von Arx, Cornelius Bas, Joop van Brummelen, and many, many more.
The theme for the congress is “Fungal Biology and Applications”, and will cover cutting edge developments, numerous hands-on workshops, satellite meetings and incredible symposia. IMC12 is the one-stop-shop for mycology. Amsterdam is affordable, safe, and home to Schiphol, one of the most efficient airports in the world. Come and launch your career and share your vision.
It’s time for mycology, it’s time to come back to where it all started, it’s time for Amsterdam! Expand your fungal network, discover mycology, and join us!
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
10:30 – 16:00
BMS Autumn Open Meeting 2020 Field
Online through Zoom Meeting facility
The BMS Autumn Open Meeting was due to take place on Saturday November 21st at the Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, within the Jodrell Laboratory in Kew Gardens. However due to concerns about the current Covid-19 situation and the recent increase in cases across the UK, this event will now take the form of a virtual event online.
Details are currently being worked out and information on how you can participate will be supplied here as they become available. Please return to this page regularly for updated information.
Saturday 21st November 2020 –
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, this will now be a virtual event and take place solely online. Details on this will be uploaded as they become available so please return to this page regularly over the coming weeks for further information.
11:00-11:30: Prof. Ulf Büntgen, University of Cambridge
Environmental scientist working on global change and fungi.
11:30-12:00: Dr. Taylor Lyons & Bruna Giribaldi, Imperial College London
Biomedical scientists investigating action and clinical uses of Psilocybe.
12:00-14:00: Lunch break.
14:00-14:30: Dr. Merlin Sheldrake
Tropical ecologist and author of Entangled Life.
14:30-14:50: Rowena Hill, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Queen Mary Univ.
PhD student investigating fungi within seeds.
14:50-15:20: Prof. Katie Field, University of Leeds
Biologist researching physiology, ecology and evolution of symbiosis.
15:20-15:40: Online Discussion