- Two free workshops (DeCIFR for integration of taxonomic, ecological, and evolutionary biological data in mycology; North American Mycoflora Project)
- Foray at the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
- MSA Opening Reception
- Presidential Address by Dr. Sharon Cantrell — “A Tropical Mycological Journey”
- Karling Lecture by Dr. Hanna Johannesson — “Conflict as a motor for evolutionary change: insights from the fungal genomes”
- Six exciting symposia on various timely topics
- Two poster sessions (Monday and Tuesday)
- Science, History, and Outreach Reception at the Bell Museum of Natural History
Celebrate a history of mycological research and volunteer efforts at the spectacular Bell Museum of Natural History on the St. Paul campus.
– Featured display of archival art and science history on rust diseases.
– Tour the UM student MycoClub fungal garden and taste at their Kombucha Bar.
– Take a tour of experimental rust gardens ongoing for 50 years.
– Sign up under the registration pages; volunteers are free (transportation and light food and beverages provided)
- Chestnut Gavel Session (Business Meeting & Distinction Awards)
- MSA Social, Auction, & Student Awards (never too early to start collecting auction items; contact Georgiana May (firstname.lastname@example.org) for mailing details)
- Nearly 100 contributed talks
Our exciting planned symposia include:
SY1 = Fire-created landscape mosaics as a driver of fungal diversity (Ari Jumpponen)
SY2 = New approaches to studying marine fungal diversity (Allison Walker)
SY3 = Oh, the places you’ll go: Career opportunities in mycology (Rachel Koch)
SY4 = Nothing in Mycology makes sense……but John Taylor helped explain it: A symposium in honor of John Taylor (Jason Stajich)
SY5 = Genealogy of life: Fungal biology at the intersection of systematics, genomics, ecology, and evolutionary biology (Jana U’Ren)
SY6 = Animal-associated fungi: From parasitism to mutualism (Danny Haelewaters)