Welcome to IMC 11!


The Mycological Society of America (MSA), the International Mycological Association, the Latin American Mycological Association (ALM), the Puerto Rican Mycological Society (SPM), Universidad del Turabo and Meet Puerto Rico are proud to sponsor the 11th International Mycological Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This will be the first time IMC is celebrated in Latin America and the Caribbean region, one of the circa 30 biodiversity hotspots of the world. Puerto Rico is an ideal setting for a mycological congress because our long history in mycology and our location in the subtropical region offering a diversity of ecosystems (from dry to rain forests) harboring many tropical fungi.

San Juan, the capital city, possesses a state of the art convention center, excellent hotels, excellent cultural activities and an amazing culinary experience. The Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport is a main hub for different airlines receiving direct flights from major airports in the USA, Europe, Central and South America. Come and enjoy IMC 11 in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2018.

 Puerto Rico is ready for you!

Program Schedule
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07:30 AM – 00:00 AM – Day 7

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Ballroom AB Foyer

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
First Floor

8:30 am – 10:30 am
Concurrent Symposia

Application S35. Fungi as Biocontrol Agents for Sustainable Agriculture
Chairs: Chengshu Wang and Raymond J. St Leger
Room: 202 B&C
Cell Biology S36. Fungal Sexual Development and Exploitation
Chairs: Paul Dyer and Ulrich Kück
Room: 204
Ecology S37. Fungal Communities and the Functioning of Forest Ecosystems
Chairs: Petr Baldrian and Björn Lindahl
Room: Ballroom B
Pathology S38. Fungal Extracellular Vesicles
Chair: Joshua D. Nosanchuk
Room: 203
Environment S39. Ethnomycology: Scientists and Shaman on Historic and Current Uses of Fungi
Chairs: Robert A. Blanchette and Noemia Kazue Ishikawa
Room: 202 A
Evolution S40. Species Limits in the Age of Genomics
Chairs: John Taylor and Wieland Meyer
Room: 201

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Plenary Speaker 7
MSA Karling Lecture – Matthew Fisher
Big Data Approaches to Addressing Big Fungal Problems
Sponsored by the Mycological Society of America
Ballroom B

12:00 pm – 14:00 pm
Exhibit Hall C

12:00 pm – 14:00 pm
IMA Council Meeting
Room 206

14:00 pm – 16:00 pm
Concurrent Symposia

Evolution S41. Early Fungi that Changed the World: Phylogenomic and Fossil Evidence
Chairs: Mary Berbee and Christine Stullu-Derrien
Room: Ballroom B
Pathology S42. Deciphering Fungi-archaea/Bacteria Interactions for Biocontrol of Soil-borne Pathogens
Chairs: Gabriele Berg and Rita Grosch
Room: 204
Ecology S43. Marine Mycology
Chairs: Allison Walker and Patricia Vélez Aguilar
Room: 203
Genomics S44. Fusarium: The Genomics of Functional and Ecological Diversity
Chairs: David Geiser and Emma Steenkamp
Room: 202 B&C
Evolution S45. Lichens on Islands: Evolution, Endemism, and Conservation
Chairs: Joel A. Mercado-Díaz and Thorsten Lumbsch
Room: 201

17:00 pm – 18:30 pm
Closing Ceremony
IMA General Assembly and Award Presentations.
Poster Presentation Awards
Ballroom B
(Open to all delegates)

19:00 pm – 00:00 am
Banquet and Celebration
Ballroom A
(Ticket Required)