BIOTEC and NSTDA in collaboration with Thai Mycological Association, Kasetsart University and the Ministry of Science and Technology organized the 10th International Mycological Congress (IMC10) during 3-8 August 2014 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok. The theme of IMC10 is “Fungal Biodiversity, Physiology and Ecology in a Changing Environment”, encompassing topics such as cell biology; genetics, genomics and molecular biology; phylogenetics, evolution and systematics; diversity and conservation; environment, ecology and interactions; human, animal and plant pathogenesis and control; and, biotechnology and applied aspects.
IMC10 is the first IMC held in Southeast Asia, with the diverse program of pre- and post- congress workshops, side meetings, symposia, technical tour and excursions. A total of 19 different pre- and post- congress workshops were offered, ranging from a half-day session to a 4-week fungal diversity survey.
The main Congress consisted of one keynote lecture, nine plenary lectures and nearly 200 invited lecturers. There were a total of 186 oral presentations and 526 scientific posters. Prof. Pedro W .Crous from Utrecht University, the Netherlands delivered a keynote lecture titled “Linking Life”. The nine plenary speakers included Prof. Morakot Tanticharoen (Thailand), Prof. Pier Luigi Nimis (Italy), Prof. Joseph W. Spatafora (USA), Dr. June Kwon-Chung (USA), Prof. Xingzhong Liu (China), Dr. Gregory Jedd (Singapore), Prof. Gerald Bills (USA), Prof. Lynne Boddy (UK) and Prof. Lene Lange (Denmark).
The Congress was attended by nearly 1,000 participants from 64 countries such as the US, Japan, China and the Netherlands, including 200 mycologists from Thailand.
Beauveria bassianafungus to control insect pests in cassava plantation and rice field