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2018 Telluride Mushroom Festival has ended
Saturday, August 18 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Discussion: Mycology in the Molecular Biology Era ... For Beginners and Citizen Scientists

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Does the latest technology in life sciences leave your head spinning? Or maybe you want to get involved with your local mycological society or college in documenting the flora and fauna (and funga) of your region? Come join this discussion! Year in, year out, the Mushroom Festival panel discussions are always very well attended and very popular. This year's lineup are keenly equiped to break down the science and make it understandable to general audiences.

Moderators
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Giuliana Furci

Fundacion Fungi de Chile
Giuliana Furci has been devoted to mycology since 1999. Her inescapable vocation to study Chile's fungi has taken her to travel the country looking for fungi in different environments and ecosystems. In 2007 she published Fungi Austral - Field Guide to the Outstanding Fungi of Chile... Read More →

Speakers
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Cathy Aime

Dr. M. Catherine Aime earned her doctorate in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and StateUniversity in 2001 and completed her postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford in the UnitedKingdom. She worked for four years as a research molecular biologist with the USDA-ARS... Read More →
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David Hibbett

David Hibbett is a biology professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received his PhD from Duke University and did postdoctoral research at the Tottori Mycological Institute in Japan, and at Harvard University. David has broad interests in evolutionary biology... Read More →
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Rick Levy

Rick studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he wenton to get a master’s degree in Museum and Field Studies with a focus on grasshopper ecology. Rickjoined the Denver Botanic Gardens Department of Research and Conservation in 2014 as... Read More →
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John Plischke

John Plischke III is a founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club, which has become one of the largest mushroom clubs in North America. John has been awarded the club’s Distinguished Service Award. Within the WPMC, John serves as Walk and Foray Chairman, is a member... Read More →
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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is the Assistant Curator of Mycology in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. For Dr. Andrew the discovery of mycology began back in the late 90’s at San Francisco State University. There he took classes from Dr. Dennis Desjardin, a world renown... Read More →
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Michael Wood

Mykoweb
Michael Wood, a California native, is a computer consultant by profession,and a mycologist and photographer by obsession. He is a past president ofthe Mycological Society of San Francisco and chair of the MSSF systematicscommittee. He is the publisher and webmaster for MykoWebandThe... Read More →


Saturday August 18, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

Attendees (60)