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Famous Fungi by Webmaster Meetings 2017-02-15 14:13:55
 
August 28 2017 Symposium Week 2017

Venue: Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht and aula Academiegebouw Utrecht.
Registration is free but compulsory

Did you know that each year thousands of possibly world-changing new fungi are discovered?

The Famous Fungi Symposium presents to you fungi that became famous for their enormous impact on our lives, and fungi that may become famous in the future.

This symposium is part of the ‘Westerdijk’-year and will honour the work of the first Dutch female professor Johanna Westerdijk. She was director of the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, formally known as the CBS-KNAW. We will reflect on her famous scientific contributions and discuss the world changing potential of fungi.

Program

Registration Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht, Lange Nieuwstraat 106, 3512 PN, Utrecht
17.00 – 19.00   

  • Grand opening: presenting newly discovered fungi and their discoverers, and free entrance to the new exhibition called SchimmelLAB.

 

Registration

Aula Academiegebouw Utrecht, Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht
19.00    Venue open
19.30    Symposium
21.00    Final words + Drinks

  • Speaker to be announced. Fungi, villains or heroes? Masked by the shadow of their bad image, fungi disclose their enormous potential. Keynote in English. 
  • Dr. Patricia Faasse, science historian and biographer of Joahnna Westerdijk.
    Her lecture “The world-famous Dutch elm disease” is about Johanna Westerdijk and her discovery of the fungi Ophiostoma novo- ulmi, causer of the Dutch elm disease. Keynote in Dutch.
  • Dr. Joan Bennett, member of the America National Academy of Sciences and distinguished professor in fungal genetics. She tells about the exceptional role of Johanna Westerdijk in the production of penicillin during the Second World War. Keynote in English.

 

Free and open to the public, registration required



Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht, Lange Nieuwstraat 106, 3512 PN, Utrecht

Aula Academiegebouw Utrecht, Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht