News

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.