Pre IMC Workshop on Myxomycetes

Venue: Mushroom Research Centre, Chiang Mai, Thailand and Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai

When: Monday, July 28 to Saturday, August 2, 2014
(participants should arrive on Sunday morning [July 27] and depart for Bangkok on Sunday morning [August 3])

Organizer: Dr. Steven L. Stephenson, Research Professor, Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas, USA.

Other experts attending: Dr. Carlos Rojas and Dr. Thida Win Ko Ko .

This workshop will bring together several of the world’s leading authorities on myxomycetes, who will describe what is involved in collecting and studying these organisms. Particular emphasis will be placed on the distribution and ecology of myxomycetes in tropical forests, and field trips will be taken to several different forest types in northern Thailand. The workshop also represents a wonderful opportunity for non-specialists and students to become familiar with myxomycetes.

The workshop will include:

  • Introductory lectures on the myxomycetes
  • Field excursions to collect specimens
  • Examination of specimens in laboratory
  • Demonstration (using a “hands-on” approach) of the basic techniques utilized to study myxomycetes in both the field and the laboratory

In addition, participants will visit the Doi Suthep Temple and the Maesa Elephant Camp.

Accommodation and all food provided by MRC (except when in the field).

Full workshop fee – 25,000 Baht (800 USD).Price includes pickup from Chiang Mai airport, accommodation (shared room), food (except when in the field), collecting trips and laboratory use.

Note: A 10,000 baht deposit is required to secure a place. Please transfer to MRF (email mrcthailand@gmail.com for details) to secure your place.

Application deadline – 1 May 2014

Only 15 participants will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis!

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