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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.
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
Aberdeen, 17-19 September 2019
The BMS Annual Scientific Meeting for 2019
Theme: Fungal Interactions
Date: 17th - 19th September 2019
The British Mycological Society, with the help of the Microbiology Society, would like to welcome you to the BMS Annual Scientific meeting, to be held in the new Aberdeen Exhibition Conference Centre situated conveniently nearby Aberdeen Airport on 17th -19th September 2019.
The central theme of the meeting will be Fungal Interactions.
These interactions include with plants, algae, fungi, humans, other animals, and the wider environment.
The meeting will have six main sessions presenting the latest state of the art research concerning;
1. Oomycetes 2. Chytridiomycetes
3. Zygomycetes 4. Ascomycetes
5. Basidiomycetes 6. Microsporidia
The meeting will also serve to celebrate the illustrious career of Pete Sudbery, with honorary talks from Neil Gow, Judith Berman, as well as Pete himself.
Registration includes conference attendance, abstract booklet, light refreshments throughout, lunch on the 18th and 19th, onsite dinner on the 17th, and a special conference dinner on the 18th at the wonderful Pittodrie House (https://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/scotland/aberdeen/macdonald-pittodrie-house), including a ceilidh.
We look forward seeing you in Aberdeen.
Duncan Wilson and Pieter van West
British Mycological Society, Main Scientific Meeting
The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA)
Conference Starts 2:00pm
Honorary and Prize Lectures - 2.00-4.30pm
Peter Sudbery (2.00-2.30pm)
Judy Berman, Tel Aviv University (2.30-3.00pm)
Gero Steinberg (FBR John Webster Award) (3.20-3.50pm)
Liz Ballou, University of Birmingham (Berkeley 2018) (4.10-4.30pm)
Oomycetes - 5.00-6.20pm
Paul Birch, James Hutton Institute, Dundee (5.00-5.20pm)
Franziska Trusch, University of Aberdeen (5.20-5.40pm)
Yacine Badis, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban (5.40-6.00pm)
Kypher Shreves, University of Aberdeen (6.00-6.10pm)
Laura Hackl, Austrian Institute of Technology (6.10-6.20pm)
Ascomycetes I - 9.00-10.20am
Jan Quinn, University of Newcastle (9.00-9.20am)
Neil Gow, University of Exeter (9.20-9.50am)
Alex Brand, University of Aberdeen (9.50-10.10am)
Delma S. Childers, University of Aberdeen (10.10-10.20am)
Ascomycetes II - 10.50-12pm
Bernie Hube, Hans Knoell Institute, Jena, Germany (10.50-11.10am)
Klara Junker (11.10-11.30am)
Marina Fomina, Zabolotny Institute, Ukraine (11.30-11.50am)
Dora Corzo-Leon, University of Aberdeen (11.50-12.00pm)
Microsporidia - 1.10-2.10pm
Bryony Williams, University of Exeter (1.10-1.30pm)
T. Martin Embley, University of Newcastle (1.30-1.50pm)
Sergey Melnikov, Yale (1.50-2.10pm)
Zoopagomycotina - 2.10- 3.20pm
Leonie Luginbuehl, University of Cambridge (2.10-2.30pm)
Fabien Cottier, University of Birmingham (2.30-2.50pm)
Ronelle Roth (2.50-3.10pm)
Chytrids - 3.50-5.30 pm
Mat Fisher, Imperial College London (3.50-4.10pm)
Rhys Farrer, University of Aberdeen (4.10-4.30pm)
Ramsay Agha, IGB Berlin (4.30-5.10pm)
Eszter Denes (5.10-5.20pm)
Evelina Basenko, University of Liverpool (5.20-5.30pm)
Conference dinner in the historic Pittodrie House Hotel and ceilidh
Thursday 19th - 9-10.20am
Lars Hedin, Princeton, USA (9.00-9.20am)
Carolina Coelho, University of Exeter (9.20-9.40am)
Mark Fricker, University of Oxford (9.40-10.00am)
Nathan Smith, University of Cambridge (10.00-10.10am)
Harry J. Harvey, University of Nottingham (10.10-10.20am)
Basidiomycetes II - 11am-12.25pm
Jason C. Slot, Ohio State University (11.00-11.20am)
Armin Djamei, Gregor Mendel Institute, Austria (11.20-11.40am)
Gareth Jones, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (11.40-11.50am)
Jacob Hargreaves, University of Aberdeen (11.50-12.00pm)
Angel Medina Vaya, Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute (12.00-12.10pm)
Jack A Whittaker (12.10-12.20pm)
Update on next year’s Cranfield meeting
Angel Medina Vaya (12.20-12.25pm)
1pm onwards - Lunch and departure.
Futher Information is added as and when available.
BMS Council Meeting held prior to the start of the BMS Main Scientific Meeting in Aberdeen on the 17th of September 2019
The 2nd Meeting of the BMS Council for 2019 held prior to the BMS AGM for 2019, and the start of the BMS Main Scientific Meeting at The Event Complex Aberdeen beginning 2:00pm.
The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA)
Annual General Meeting of the British Mycological Society 2019
The BMS AGM on September 17th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm held prior to the start of the 2019 BMS Main Scientific Meeting in Aberdeen at the new Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) https://www.teca.co.uk/visiting/
Across the United Kingdom
UK Fungus Day is the outreach arm of the British Mycological Society, promoting fungi and fungal science throughout the year and at all levels.
L & A Outdoor Centre, Goytre, West Glamorgan, Wales
An exploration of the fungi in Glamorgan
Glamorgan and the adjacent counties have some wonderful mycological sites: from semi natural woodland, sheltered woodland ravines and extensive sand dune complexes, to my-cologically rich, man-made habitats such as old mining spoil tips. It will be difficult to se-lect just a weeks worth of sites. At the L&A Centre we staying in lodges (most rooms are not en-suite) and we will have use of the whole recreational area, so there will be no short-age of workroom space. Our Guest Mycologist for the week will be Geoffrey Kibby.
Friends Meeting House (Euston)
The 2nd meeting of the BMS FEO committee for 2019
Second Fungal Education & Outreach committee meeting for 2019
Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, Jodrell Laboratory
Saturday 16th November 2019
Come to hear about the latest fungal research
Come to hear about the latest fungal research.
10:30-11:00: Coffee & Tea.
11:00-11:20: Dr. Claus Bässler, Bavarian Forest National Park Forest ecologist investigating diversity and functions of fungi, lichens and bryophytes.
11:20-11:40: Dr. Raquel Pino-Bodas, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Specialist on taxonomy and evolution of Cladonia lichens.
11:40-12:00: Dr. Matthew Ryan, CABI Microbiologist specialized on plant health and genetic resources
12:00-14:00: Lunch break.
14:00-14:20: Dr. Gareth Griffith, Aberystwyth University Ecology and taxonomy British grassland fungi.
14:20-14:40: Ricardo Castilho, Imperial College London & RBG Kew PhD Student working on the ecology of mycorrhizal fungi in dwarf shrubs of the Alps.
14:40-15:00: Geoffrey Kibby, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew A top expert on British mushrooms including Boletus, Russula, Amanita,Tricholoma, Agaricus and Lactarius
15:00-15:30: Prof. Joey Spatafora, Oregon State University, Corvallis Evolutionary biology of asco-, basidio- and zygomycetes.
15:30-16:00: Open Discussion.