NEW! (MAY 12, 2017)
Opening Keynote Lecture
“Networks of Power and Influence: the role of the ectomycorrhizal mycelium in the growth of forest trees and the support of fungal fruit body production”
Professor Sir David J. Read
Knighted by the Queen of England in 2007. Emeritus Professor of Plant Sciences since 2004 in the Animal and Plant Sciences Department of the University of Sheffield. Advisor of the Forestry Commission of England and Scotland. Vicepresident and Biological Secretary of the Royal Society of London, the oldest scientific society still in existence. Author of hundreds articles, books, and chapters, including the Book Mycorrhizal Symbiosis published by Academic Press, cited more than 11,000 times around the world.
“Cultivation of truffles: history, technology and challenges”
Born in France in 1952. World truffle expert. Principal Engineer (retired) of the Lot Department, France. Director of the Truffle Research Centre of Cahors, France until 2016. Teacher (retired) in agricultural school in Cahors, France. Lecturer in France, Spain, Italia, USA, China, etc. Associate editor of the French national issue: Le Trufficulteur (the truffle grower). Author or co-author of many publications and books on truffle cultivation.
Closing Keynote Lecture
“Live and Learn – Time through 20 years of IWEMMs”
Prof. Dr. Wang Yun
Born in China in 1941. Msc (Hons) (equivalent) in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and Doctor of Philosophy, in the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has worked on mushroom, mainly edible mycorrhizal mushrooms (EMMs) for over half of century, in China, USA and New Zealand. He is still active in the field of EMMs since he retired from Plant & Food Research in New Zealand in 2012.