26 July 2010: Visit the From Another Kingdom Exhibition
Visit the From Another Kingdom website and discover a major celebration of fungi which includes a blockbuster exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, a fantastic book and a varied events programme.
Click here to visit the From Another Kingdom website
18 June 2010: Don’t miss the End of Congress Party
Preliminary information is now available for the spectacular End of Congress Party to be held at the EICC on Friday 6 August. This event includes a wide range of entertainment and experiences – including food from around the world.
Click here for more details on the line-up
15 June 2010: View the posters to be presented
Information on all the posters to be presented at IMC9 is now available via the Congress programme pages – click on the poster session links to view details of all the posters to be presented in each session.
11 June 2010: Accompanying Persons
Accompanying persons can attend both the Welcome Reception and Congress Dinner at a cost of £70 plus VAT. Registration should be made via the congress online registration form.
24 May 2010: Full programme now online
Details of the full programme for IMC9 is now available online. In addition to details of the invited speakers, this includes details of the accepted oral papers from contributed abstracts arranged within each of the 45 symposia.
17 May 2010: Delegate numbers top 1500
More than 1500 international delegates are now signed up for IMC9. Don’t miss out – book your delegate place today!
4 May 2010: More exhibitors sign up for IMC9
Details of some of the exhibiting companies are now available on the IMC9 website. Space is still available for companies wishing to promote their products to around 2000 international delegates.
April 12 2010: More than 1500 abstracts submitted
More than 1500 abstracts were submitted on deadline for IMC9. These will now be reviewed for inclusion in the final programme.
17 March 2010: Apply now for bursaries to attend IMC9
Additional bursaries are available to support attendance at IMC9. The deadline for application is 7 April 2010. Visit the Bursary pages for details.
16 March 2010: Symposia speakers updated
Speaker information is now available for more than 40 symposia to be presented at IMC9.
8 March 2010: Abstract submission deadline approaching
Don't forget to submit your abstracts for oral and poster presentations by 9 April 2010. 135 oral slots are available within the 45 symposia comprising the IMC9 programme.
15 February 2010: More than 1000 delegates registered
More than 1000 delegates have already registered for IMC9 following the early booking deadline. Not yet registered? Don't miss out - register now to join us in Edinburgh in August.
3 February 2010: British Mycological Society Upland Foray
Details of the BMS Upland Foray which takes place Saturday 7 – Saturday 14 August, 2010 are now available on the field trips page.
2 February 2010: Early booking deadline extended to 12 February 2010
To allow the organisers to process all applications for bursaries, the early booking deadline has been extended to 12 February 2010.
26 January 2010: Register by 5 February 2010 for reduced rates
Delegates are reminded to book by the early booking deadline of 5 February 2010 to take advantage of reduced delegates rates.
21 January 2010: Programme Update – Symposia
Chair and speaker information for the 45 Symposia to be presented at IMC9 is now available. Visit the programme pages for details.
30 November 2009: Bursaries available for IMC9 attendance
Over £70,000 will be available in bursaries to support attendance at IMC9. The deadline for application is 20 January 2010. Visit the Bursary pages for details.
22 September 2009: Programme Update - Special Interest Groups
Preliminary information on the Specail Interest Group Meeting to be held at IMC9 is now available on the programme pages.
14 July 2009:
Online registration now open - Book your delegate place by 31 December to avoid VAT increase
Online registration for is now open for IMC9. The deadline for early booking is 5 February 2010 but delegates are advised to book by 31 December 2009 to avoid increases in UK VAT effective from 1 January.
13 July 2009:
Abstract submission now open
Abstracts are invited by 9 April 2010 for oral and poster presentations at IMC9: The Biology of Fungi. The online submission form is now open on the conference website.
18 June 2009:
Programme Update - Symposia listing
Preliminary information on the 45 Symposia to be presented at IMC9 is now available on the programme pages.
06 June 2009: Post-conference Excursion – The characteristic mycological habitats habitants on Royal Deeside, NE Scotland
Details of this post-conference excursion which will take place Friday 6 – Monday 9 August 2010 are now listed on the field trips page. Booking is available on a first come, first served basis.
11 March 2009: IAL Pre-conference Excursion - Lichens on the Atlantic West Coast of Scotland
Details of this pre-conference excursion which will take place Saturday 24 - Saturday 31 July, 2010 are now listed on the field trips page. Booking is available on a first come, first served basis.
09 March 2009: Big exhibition on Fungi at RBGE
The Royal Botanic Gardens at Edinburgh (RBGE) in collaboration with the British Mycological Society (BMS) will put on a large exhibition on fungal biology which will run from July-November 2010. It should be the biggest exhibition in Edinburgh in 2010 and it is predicted that it will be seen by ~ 400,000 visitors. It is planned to hold receptions at the exhibition during IMC9.
06 March 2009: Alastair Fitter to give plenary presentation
Biographical information is now available for Alastair Fitter of York University who will give a plenary presentation on ‘Nutritional and evolutionary ecology of mycorrhizal fungi’.
27 February 2009: Joseph Heitman to give plenary presentation
Biographical information is now available for Joseph Heitman, James B. Duke Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University, and director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and the University Program in Genetics and Genomics. Professor Heitman will give a plenary presentation on ‘Microbial pathogens in the fungal kingdom’.
02 February 2009: Call for Symposia and Workshops.
Proposals are invited for symposia for inclusion within the Congress scientific programme and for workshops to be held before or after the Congress. The deadline for the submission of these suggestions is 15 April 2009. Proposals should be addresses to the relevant session chair.
26 January 2009: Plenary speakers
The following speakers will give plenary lectures at IMC9: John Taylor (UC Berkeley, USA) – keynote lecture; Alastair Fitter (York University, UK); Joseph Heitmann (Duke University, USA); David Hibbett (Clark University, USA); Nancy Keller (UW Madison, USA); Gero Steinberg (Exeter University, UK) and Nick Talbot (Exeter University, UK).
19 January 2009: Preliminary programme
The scientific programme for IMC9 will be divided into the following five themes: Cell Biology, biochemistry and physiology (Chair: Prof Gero Steinberg); Environment, ecology and interactions (Chair: Prof Lynne Boddy); Evolution, biodiversity and systematics (Chair: Prof Pedro Crous); Fungal pathogenesis and disease control (Chair: Prof Alastair Brown) and Genomics, genetics and molecular (Chair: Dr Paul Dyer). All themes will contain applied topics.
2008: Dates and location announced for IMC9
The 9th International Mycological Congress (IMC9: the Biology of Fungi) will be hosted by the British Mycological Society in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1-6 August 2010. The Congress will be held in the outstanding venues of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and the Usher Hall in the centre of the city.