WELCOME MESSAGE

The National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), together with Zhejiang BioAsia Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd., the Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, School of Science, Walailak University, Thailand Mycological Association, Thai Medical Mycology Forum, and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, is pleased to invite you to participate in the virtual conference on Asian Mycological Congress in Pathum Thani in August 2022. It has been more than a decade since the AMC was held in Thailand and we are delighted to host this conference in Pathum Thani. The theme of the congress is Asian Mycology in the 21st century: the new generation, and we will focus on the young generation of mycologists who will be at the forefront of Mycology in the future. The congress will cover a wide range of topics from basic science (taxonomy, ecology, pathology) to the applied aspects (biological control, biotechnology, genomics, metabolomics).

Join us as we move forward to Mycology of the future!

Yours sincerely,

Jennifer Luangsa-ard, Ph.D
Chairman, AMC Organizing Committee
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand

Jariya Sakayaroj, Ph.D
Co-chairman, AMC Organizing Committee
School of Science, Walailak University, Thailand

ABOUT AMC2021

Rationale:
Mycological research in Thailand was established in the early 1900’s and thus does not have a long tradition comparable to our European colleagues, but it encompasses a wide range of aspects of interest in Kingdom Fungi. Over the past 50 years, a remarkable advance in fungal research in the region can be seen and is now at the forefront of international mycology. This is testified by the number of international mycologists that visit and work in Thailand, the number of impact publications emanating from the country, by the number of international conferences we have hosted over past 25 years, and by the unique fungal diversity of the kingdom.

The mycological research community of about 200 active members has representatives in many Thai universities and in various research institutes. Though not very large, it is an active research community and prides itself with high quality research output, mainly in fungal systematics and evolution, fungal host interactions (human, animal and plant), biological control, fungal ecology (terrestrial and marine), mushroom cultivation and medical mycology. Some of the main fungal groups studied in Thailand include endophytic, invertebrate-pathogenic, marine and freshwater, plant-pathogenic, saprobic fungi as well as edible mushrooms.

Thai scientists have always participated in international and Asian mycological congresses, including organizing the IMC10 in Bangkok last August 2014 and the Asian Mycological Congress in Chiang Mai in 2004, the Darwin conference in 2009, as well as yearly national conferences on systematics and biodiversity.

Theme of the conference:
Asian Mycology in the 21st Century: The New Generation

Conference platform:
• Onsite for local participants
• Online for overseas

Sub themes:
• Mycology in Asia

• Fungal Genomics
• Biotechnology and Other Applications of Fungi
• Medicinal and Edible Mushrooms
• Pathogenic Fungi (Human, Plants and Animals)
• Fungal Taxonomy and Systematic

Organized by: 
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, National Science and Technology Development Agency

Co-Organized by: 
Zhejiang BioAsia Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd.

Supported by:
• Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University
• School of Science, Walailak University
• Thai Medical Mycology Forum
• Thailand Mycological Association
• Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau

Committee: 
To be announced

Organizing Committee:

1Asst. Prof. Dr. Ratchadawan CheewangkoonChiang Mai University
2Prof. Dr. Morakot TanticharoenKing Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) and
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
3Dr. Naritsada ThongklangMae Fah Luang University
4Dr. Jennifer Luangsa-ardNational Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)
5Dr. Satinee SuetrongNational Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
6Asst. Prof. Dr. Jariya SakayarojWalailak University

IMPORTANT DATES (UPDATE!!)

Public Relation
1 December 2021 – 30 June 2022Opening online registration “Early Bird Rate”
1 – 15 July 2022Online registration “Regular Rate” 
Paper Submission
1 December 2021First call for abstract submission
30 April 2022Deadline for abstract submission
20 May 2022Notification of acceptance
20 June 2022Deadline for payment (to confirm the presentation)

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