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By SuperUser Account on 10/27/2013 11:20 AM
Missing friends: Has a lack of mycorrhizal fungi limited Eucalyptus invasion in New Zealand? PhD Studentship The Bio-Protection Research Centre Lincoln University, New Zealand for more information, please see the advertisement.
By SuperUser Account on 10/22/2013 12:52 PM
Berkeley faculty opening for Lichenologist, URL http://ib.berkeley.edu/node/260 Closing date, October 31, 2013 The Department of Integrative Biology and the University Herbarium are seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Plant Evolutionary Biology. We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as public outreach. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire. “Plant” is defined in the broadest, nonphylogenetic sense to include all the photosynthetic organisms studied in the herbarium: lichens, algae, or embryophytes; terrestrial or marine. “Evolutionary biology” is defined in the broadest sense to include ecology, systematics, phylogenetics, population genetics, conservation biology, ecophysiology, etc. — any research area that would take advantage of and contribute to the herbarium’s physical collections and bioinformatics efforts....
By SuperUser Account on 10/21/2013 7:50 AM
Assistant Professor (tenure track): Root/Rhizosphere Biology Department of Botany and Plant Pathology Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, USA please see the attached advertisement.
By SuperUser Account on 10/18/2013 6:20 AM
Postdoc wanted: The biophysics of growth and morphogenesis of the human pathogenic opportunistic fungus Candida albicans iBV, Institute of Biology Valrose, Nice, France LPMC, Condensed Matter Physics Lab please see the attached advertisement.
By SuperUser Account on 10/1/2013 3:33 AM

I wrote a small piece for the latest issue of FUNGI Magazine. Hebeloma (Fr.) Kumm. (Basidiomycota, Agaricales, Cortinariaceae) is a genus of ectomycorrhizal fungi, which may turn out to be an interesting tool in the field of forensic mycology. Read it here!

Haelewaters D, 2013. FUNGI Magazine 6 (3): 47-48.
By SuperUser Account on 9/30/2013 11:54 AM
This summer a number of peregrine mycologists gathered at the MSA-APS Joint Meeting in Austin, Texas. The local weather was more than warm - traveling outside was like walking through an overheated, humid incubator full of thermophilic Candida. But once inside the conference center, the air conditioned halls lichened to a giant walk-in fridge, creating a chilled and pleasant environment for communicating all things Mycology.

It was my first time attending MSA, and from what I’ve been told, the joint conference was much larger than typical MSA meetings. It was impossible to attend everything of interest, such that I wished I was more fungal in nature, capable of asexual reproduction via breaking, becoming several smaller individuals and dispersing to more talks simultaneously. The following are highlights of some of the symposia and events I was able to witness in my entirety.

Early afternoon on Sunday, August 11th found me in the Technical Session on Fungal Molecular Systematics and Evolution, moderated by David Hibbett. I discovered that I may be able to impress people at parties by referring to wood as “lignocellulose”, and that the phrase “rot plots” exists. I also learned about new techniques for examining fossil fungi, that perylene is just one of many fungal biomarkers, and soft rot is relatively common in extreme environments. That evening, two labmates and I ventured to Amy’s Ice Cream, an ice cream parlor whose shtick is throwing ice cream at their guests. I successfully caught not only the small sample spoon, but also a scoop of ice cream thrown across two lanes of traffic, at night, and was awarded my ice cream free of charge.

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By SuperUser Account on 9/18/2013 11:01 AM
Dear Fellow Mycologists, We are soliciting your financial assistance and student applications for the MSA Undergraduate Research award. Each year, the Mycological Society of America awards several graduate fellowships to support the research and professional development of young scientists that show promise in the field of mycology. These annual awards are made possible by the generous support of MSA benefactors and society members and are an important component of the society’s mission to promote opportunities for young mycologists. This year, the MSA Education and Endowment Committees have initiated the Undergraduate Research Award to enhance opportunities for undergraduate students pursuing research projects in mycology. We anticipate that this award will be an important tool in supporting young scientists as they explore their interest in fungal biology. We hope that all MSA members will encourage excellent undergraduate mycologists to apply for this award. We also ask that all society members...
By SuperUser Account on 9/4/2013 7:12 AM
Asst Professor, Microbial Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position in microbial ecology, beginning in August 2014. Successful applicants will contribute to teaching and research within the Environmental Science and Biology undergraduate programs, and the Graduate program in Environmental Science & Policy. UW-Green Bay has outstanding facilities, an innovative interdisciplinary focus, a significant history of research in the field of Environmental Science, and a commitment to building a sustainable future through quality education and community outreach. The deadline to ensure consideration of applications is Monday 21 October. If you have questions, contact Dr. Michael Draney...
By SuperUser Account on 8/9/2013 6:38 AM
Research Assistant: lowbush blueberry research University of Maine Orono, Maine, USA. Please see the attached announcement for details.
By SuperUser Account on 8/8/2013 5:32 AM
Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences 9-month, tenure track Assistant Professor position in filamentous fungal biology Please see the attached revised advertisement for details.