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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
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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
News from the BMS
Information & Updates
UK Fungus Day 2021 Education
Various locations and online
Science and arts activities and events to introduce everyone to the wonders of the Fungal Kingdom!
10:45 – 15:15
BMS Autumn Open Meeting - The World of Fungi Field
Online meeting (Zoom)
Our 2021 Autumn Open Meeting programme includes fungi experts, enthusiasts and supporters from around the globe.
BMS 2021 Autumn Open Meeting
The world of fungi
Saturday, 20 November 2021, 10:45am (UK)
10:55-11:00 Prof Martin Bidartondo - welcome and introduction
Imperial College London & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
11:00-11:30 Prof Ursula Peintner, University of Innsbruck.
Expert on alpine and arctic fungi, webcaps and polypores.
11:30-12:00 Ruben de Lange, University of Gent
Expert on the brittlegills, Russula.
12:00-13:30 Q&A followed by short break.
13:30-14:00 Dr Ryan Stephens, University of New Hampshire
Ecologist investigating fungus consumption by mammals.
14:00-14:30 Dr Pepijn Kooij, São Paulo State University
Evolutionary biologist investigating fungus-growing insects.
14:45-15:15 Barbara Ching
President of the North American Mycological Association.
15:15-15:45 Nathan Wilson
Founder of Mushroom Observer.
15:45-16:15 Doug Bierend
Journalist and author of In Search of Mycotopia (2021).
16:15-16:30: Q&A and close.
To register, email: email@example.com
Zoom Meeting access codes will be supplied nearer the time, in advance of the event. Attendees will be able to join the meeting from 10:45am (UK time) onwards.
BMS Annual Conference - Fungi and the Environment Society
A Conference to celebrate 125 years of the British Mycological Society (1896 - 2021)
To celebrate 125 years of the BMS, we have created a full and varied programme of presentations, poster sessions, seminars and workshops for all from the fungal biology and ecology community, with an additional day dedicated to early career mycologists.
The Conference is open to national and international BMS members and non-members, studying, working or volunteering in mycology.
The main meeting will be preceded (on Monday, 4th April) by the inaugural BMS Mycology-PhD Students' Seminar, for PhD research students and recent post-doctoral scientists to present their work, hear from a selection of speakers and meet with colleagues from across the mycology sector.
All attendees will be welcomed to Cranfield on the first evening of the Anniversary Conference with a bar-b-que and chance to meet colleagues, old and new. The three-day programme includes international speakers in four sessions discussing fungi in the built, human, industrial/technological and natural environments. In parallel, colleagues from the field mycology arena will have the opportunity to gather and participate in seminars and workshops on the latest developments. All are invited to join the BMS at Woburn Safari Lodge for an evening of music and the Conference Dinner. The final half-day will be on the theme of climate change and interactions with fungi, and the Conference will conclude with the award of prizes and lunch.
We look forward to welcoming you all to an exciting meeting in April 2022!
Angel Medina and Naresh Magan, Applied Mycology Group, Cranfield University
Local Organisers for the BMS