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
Future BMS Events
BMS Annual Conference - ‘Fungi and the Environment’ Society
BMS Annual Conference 22nd-25th March 2021 - Fungi and the Environment
Postponed until 23rd-26th August, 2021.
After much debate and discussion, we have, unfortunately, in the present circumstances, decided that the BMS Annual Conference to be held at Cranfield University will be postponed until the week of the 23rd August, 2021. In the present circumstances, despite the promising information around vaccine development, the University policies with regard to Conferences and face to face meetings means that we have decided to postpone this meeting again.
This is for the following reasons:
1.Our ability to ensure that all attendees can interact safely in the context of existing and possible social distancing recommendations nationally due to COVID-19.
2. The University being open for this kind of event, which involves a significant amount of personal interaction, an important aspect of our meeting scientifically and socially.
3. The potential problems related to some attendees travelling to the UK from other parts of the world, which are unknown at the present time.
4. Potential problems related to our planned social events as well as the related catering and accommodation issues.
As 2021 is the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the BMS we will be examining with the BMS Council and the FBR Committee the potential for additional events which may be held at the same time. This may result in the Conference being extended for a further half or full day, with some additional and appropriate sessions. We have also firmed up on the first days’ session (Monday 23rd of August) which will be focused on PhD research students and recent post-doctoral scientists to present their work on any mycological relevant area.
We sincerely hope that the existing invited speakers will all still be able to attend. Rest assured we will be making all the necessary adjustments for this to be a safe conference and will be adding some Sessions and Events to reflect the importance of this very special occasion in which we are celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Founding of the Society.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Cranfield in August, 2021.
Angel Medina and Naresh Magan
Applied Mycology Group, Cranfield University, Local Organisers for the BMS
1st BMS PhD student’s seminar
Monday 23rd of August, 2021
- 8.00-9.00 am: Registration Poster mounting in Atrium of Vincent Building
- 9.00-9.45 am: Doing your PhD in mycology – things to remember
- 9.45-10.30 am: Industrial applications: from drugs to enzymes (Speaker to be confirmed)
- 10.30-11.00 am: Coffee/tea break and poster viewing
- 11.00-12.30 am: PhD student presentations (15 mins each)
- 12.30-2.00 pm: Lunch and Poster viewing
- 2.00-3.00 pm: Fungal Ecology: from extreme environments to food spoilage
- (Dr J. Hallsworth, Queens University, Belfast; Dr. A. Medina, Cranfield University)
- 3.00-3.30 pm: Importance of molecular tools/approaches for fungal taxonomy and other ecological applications (Speaker to be confirmed)
- 3.30-4.30 pm: Career development: panel discussion on types of expertise needed for different roles: Panel from Industry, Government Labs, Institutes and Universities.
- 5.00 pm: Best student poster and oral presentation prizes
125th Anniversary Year
Annual BMS International Conference:
FUNGI AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Cranfield University: 23rd - 26th August, 2021
(provisional events program)
Monday 23rd August, 2021
4.00 pm onwards: Arrival at Cranfield and Registration
6.00-8.00 pm: Welcome b-b-q and mixer at Cranfield Management Development Centre (next to Conference hotel).
Tuesday 24th of August
8.00-9.00 am: Registration Poster mounting in Atrium of Vincent Building
9.00 am: Welcome: TBD (Cranfield University representative) ; BMS President, Local Organisers
Session 1: Fungi in the built environment
Session 2: Fungi in the human environment
Session 3: Fungi in the industrial/technological environment
Wednesday 25th August
Session 3 (continued): Fungi in the industrial/technological environment
Session 4: Fungi in the natural environment
Thursday 26th August
Session 5: Climate change and interactions with fungi
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
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!