Colegio de Postgraduados, the venue of IWEMM9, is one of the most important research and educational institutions in Mexico, with more than 500 active PhD researchers and more than 500 MSc and PhD students in the fields of Soil Sciences, Botany, Phytopathology, Rural Development, Forestry, etc.
The logo of IWEMM9 is courtesy of the prestigious Mexican artist and scientist Professor J Cruz García Albarado (Cruzgaali).
It was based on ancient Mexican pictographic representations from the Mixtec Codex Vindobonensis Mexicanus dated to the XV century, the Mendoza Codex made by the Aztecs in 1540 and a human representation in a cave painting made three thousand years ago in western Mexico.
The result is a contemporaneous fascinating mixture of color, movement and Mexican identity representing the motto of the IWEMM9: Mushrooms, humans and nature in a changing world.
The original painting, a beautiful acrylic on canvas, approximately 50 cm in diameter, will be exhibited during the IWEMM9 in Texcoco, Mexico.