Post IMC Workshop on Rusts and Smut Fungi

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

When: 9th – 14th August 2014 (after IMC-10)

Organizer: Dr. Eric McKenzie, Researcher, Landcare Research, New Zealand.

Other experts attending:
Dr. Roger Shivas, Mycologist at Agri-Science Queenalnd, DEEDI, Brisbane Area, Australia.
Dr. Dominik Begerow, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Evolution und Biodiversität der Pflanzen, Germany.

This workshops will bring together some of the world leaders in Smut and Rust Fungi to work together on forays and study the rusts and smuts around the Mushroom Research centre in Chiang Mai. Non-specialists and students should also attend as they will learn a lot of the experts.

The workshop will include:

  • Field excursions to collect specimens
  • Examination of specimens in laboratory
  • “Hands-on” techniques for study of rusts and smuts
  • Some lectures and offered talks on rusts and smuts

In addition, a visit to: Doi Suthep temple, Chiang Mai Zoo, Mae Sa Elephant camp will be provided.

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

Full workshop fee – 25,000 Baht (800 USD). Price includes airport pickup, accommodation (shared room), food, 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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