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The 2nd Postgraduate Biannual Conference of the Center of Excellence in Fungal Research

The 2nd Postgraduate Biannual Conference of the Center of Excellence in Fungal Research was held on 22nd October 2019 at Room 714, E4 Building, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand. The conference was aimed to provide students the opportunity to present their research work and to exchange research experiences and learn from their senior students and researchers.

 

ASIAN MYCOLOGICAL ASSOCIATIONS’S REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES 2019

An updated list of AMA Executive Committee from October 2019 until August 2023 and regional representatives.

 

One stop shop III (OSS3)

One stop shop III (OSS3), the third in the series, provides updated phylogeny, morphology, classification, disease symptoms and host distributions on important plant pathogenic fungal genera and related organisms. The web page https://onestopshopfungi.org/ was launched with this publication. This web-based platform will be continually updated with the information, which is useful for mycologists throughout the world.

 

Bid Proposal for AMC 2021

 

Exploring the Amazing Potential of Fungi for Biotechnology

Fungi have provided the world not only with nutrition, but also with novel compounds and globally significant medicines. However, they remain an untapped source, with enormous industrial potential. The paper titled “The amazing potential of fungi: 50 ways we can exploit fungi industrially” was published in Fungal Diversity, Volume 97, Issue 1, pages 1-136 on 3 July, 2019. It provides extensive information on the amazing potential of fungi for industrial utilization. The entries are grouped into different categories such as strategies against human and plant diseases, enhancing crops and forestry, food and beverages, saving the planet, commodities, and the future work.

 

NOMINEES FOR 2019 ASIAN MYCOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION AWARDS

The Asian Mycological Association (AMA) announced the nominees for its 5th biennial Asian Mycological Association Awards (“Distinguished Asian Mycologist Award” and “Young Asian Mycologist Award”). The AMA Awards honors distinguished mycologists whose contributions to the field uplift the current understanding and future directions of fungal research. The criteria for judging include (1) scientific publications, books and patents – 60%, (2) international impact of work – 20%, and (3) social impact of work – 20%., and will be evaluated by the committee members namely Prof. Xingzhong Liu, Prof. Weiland Meyer, Prof. Kevin D. Hyde, Prof. Vikineswary Sabaratnam and Prof. Youn Su Lee.

 

Project meeting: the impact of climate change on the fungal biogeography of the Greater Mekong Subregion

Fungal diversity is especially high in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), and wild fungi form a staple source of food, medicine, and income for many rural communities here.

 

Fungal Diversity Notes 10: interesting and important publication on fungal taxonomy worldwide

Fungal diversity notes 1036–1150: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions on genera and species of fungal taxa (FDN10) is the tenth series of the Fungal Diversity Notes, where 114 taxa distributed in three phyla, ten classes, 30 orders and 53 families are described and illustrated based on morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analyses. The fungal taxa mainly collected from China, Italy, Russia, Thailand, plus some other Asian and European countries. 

 

Congratulation to Dr. Jutamart Monkai on her new job

Congratulations on your new job at the Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University

 

Mushroom Taxonomic Illustration Workshop at the Mushroom Research Centre

The Mushroom Research Foundation sponsored a Mushroom Taxonomic Illustration Workshop last May 27-31, 2019 at the Mushroom Research Center, Chiangmai, Thailand. This was attended by Ph.D. students from Mae Fah Luang University working on mushrooms as well as researchers from other institutions such as Dr. Montarop Sudhadham (Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok Thailand) and Dr. Resurreccion B. Sadaba (University of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao, Iloilo). The tutor was Dr. Cui Yang-Yang, a mycologist of Prof. Yang Zhuliang’s group, Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS, China.

 

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Jian-Kui (Jack) Liu on his Professorship and new job

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Jian-Kui (Jack) Liu on his Professorship and new job

Congratulations on your new job at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, P.R. China

 

An important publication of fungal taxonomy worldwide

Fungal Diversity Notes 9th: an important publication of fungal taxonomy worldwide

Fungal diversity notes 929–1035: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions on genera and species of fungi (FDN9) is the ninth in the series of Fungal Diversity Notes, where 107 taxa are described and illustrated based on morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analyses which are mainly collected from Asian countries and some other countries worldwide.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Kasun Thambugala on his new job

Congratulations to Dr. Kasun Thambugala

Congratulations on your new job at Thammasat University

 

New important publication from Asia

One stop shop II (OSS2), the second in the series, provides updated trees and information on important plant pathogenic species and is an up-to-date compilation of the important genera. It will be accompanied by a web-page named https://onestopshopfungi.org/ where information will be continually updated.

 

The Thai Mycological Association Annual Meeting

On 22 February 2019, the Thai Mycological Association (TMA) and National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) organized the TMA annual meeting at BIOTEC, Thailand Science Park, Pathumthani. The TMA annual meeting held with the aims to discuss the future of TMA, to elect the future chairs and to discuss about Asian Mycological Association (AMA) awards. In addition to the meeting, there were six oral presentations from Thai and international students presenting their research progress. 

 

The Mushroom Research Foundation

The Mushroom Research Foundation (MRF), established in 2000 is a non-profit organization whose aim is to promote the study of fungal diversity throughout northern Thailand and Asia by training students from the region at the higher degree level. 

 

Congratulations to Ph.D. graduates of CEFR

On 12 February 2019, Mae Fah Luang University held a commencement ceremony for the Academic Year 2017. There are eight Ph.D. graduates of the Center of Excellence in Fungal Research in this academic year. Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure!

 

Asian Mycologist Award

Distinguished Asian Mycologist Award

Best young Asian Mycologist Award (under 40 years old)

The Award is presented biannually to an individual who has established an outstanding contribution to the field of mycology in their career. Nominees for the award will be evaluated on the basis of quality, originality, and quantity of their published research, and on the basis of service to the field of mycology in general.

 

Celebrating Highly Cited Researchers

Three researchers, six recent graduates and five collaborators at the Center of Excellence in Fungal Research (CEFR) have been recognized as Web of Science, Highly Cited Researchers in 2018 for their outstanding work in the field of plant and animal science. 

 

Asian Mycology Congress 2019 (AMC2019)

The Mycological Society of Japan (MSJ) is happy to sponsor Asian Mycological Congress (AMC2019) to be held in Mie, Japan from 1 October to 4 October 2019. AMC2019 is going to cover a wide range of mycological areas of updated taxonomy, important ecology, cutting edge technologies and applications in addition to fields specific to Asian countries.

 

Recent News

The 2nd Postgraduate Biannual Conference of the Center of Excellence in Fungal Research

ASIAN MYCOLOGICAL ASSOCIATIONS’S REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES 2019

One stop shop III (OSS3)

Recent Profiles

Sajeewa S.N. Maharachchikumbura (Sajee)

Recent Papers

Volume 2 January 2019 - December 2019

16. Arthrinium setostromum (Apiosporaceae, Xylariales), a novel species associated with dead bamboo from Yunnan, China
Jiang HB et al. (2019)

15. Introducing Seriascoma yunnanense sp. nov. (Occultibambusaceae, Pleosporales) based on evidence from morphology and phylogeny
Rathnayaka AR et al. (2019)

14. The genus Neoaquastroma is widely distributed; a taxonomic novelty, N. cylindricum sp. nov. (Parabambusicolaceae, Pleosporales) from Guizhou, China
Samarakoon MC et al. (2019)

13. Morphological characterization, distribution and ecology of four species of Amanita from north-western Himalaya, India
Mehmood T et al. (2019)

12. Morphology and phylogeny of Yunnanomyces phoenicis sp. nov. (Sympoventuriaceae) from Thailand
Zhang SN et al. (2019)

11. Leucodermia guzmaniana sp. nov. (Physciaceae, Lecanorales), a new species from Mexican cloud forest, and a key to Leucodermia in Mexico
Guzmán-Guillermo J et al. (2019)

10. Phylogenetic and morphological appraisal of Diatrype lijiangensis sp. nov. (Diatrypaceae, Xylariales) from China
Thiyagaraja V et al. (2019)

9. The first report of Daldinia eschscholtzii as an endophyte from leaves of Musa sp. (Musaceae) in Thailand
Samarakoon SMBC et al. (2019)

About Asian Journal of Mycology

Asian Journal of Mycology publishes reviews, research articles, methodology papers, taxonomic works such as monographs, and checklists which are relevant to fungal biology, including lichens. The official journal language is English.

All manuscripts will undergo peer review before acceptance. Asian Journal of Mycology will publish each manuscript as quickly as possible following acceptance by the editors.

Asian Journal of Mycology

Asian Journal of Mycology

Contact

  • Email:
    asianjournalofmycology@gmail.com
  • Address:
    Center of Excellence in Fungal Research
    Mae Fah Luang University,
    333 Moo 1 Thasud
    Muang Chiangrai 57100
    Thailand