IMC9: The Biology of Fungi
The 9th International Mycological Congress, hosted by the British Mycological Society, attracted over 1700 International delegates from over 80 countries. The congress week began with the opening ceremony at the Usher Hall and the delegates were then led (by bagpipers) to the welcoming reception at Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Spanning six days the congress boasted a packed programme if plenary sessions, symposia and special interest meetings alongside an exhibition of commercial stands and poster presentations. The conference week ended with a closing party at the EICC on Friday evening where delegates had the chance to indulge in whisky tasting, karaoke, salsa dancing and much more.