‘Fungi and the Environment’

Cranfield University, on behalf of the British Mycological Society, is pleased to host the BMS Annual Conference, 4-7 April 2022.

A conference to celebrate 125 years of the British Mycological Society (1896-2021)

To celebrate 125 years of the BMS, we have created a full and varied programme of presentations, poster sessions, seminars and workshops for all from the fungal biology and ecology community, with an additional day dedicated to early career mycologists. The conference is open to national and international BMS members and non-members from the broad mycology community. 

The main meeting will be preceded by the 1st BMS Research Student Conference, for PhD research students and recent post-doctoral scientists to present their work, hear from a selection of speakers and meet with colleagues from across the mycology sector.

All attendees will be welcomed to Cranfield on the first evening with a barbeque and chance to meet colleagues, old and new.

The three-day scientific programme includes international speakers in five sessions discussing fungi in the built, human, industrial/technological and natural environments. In parallel, colleagues from the field mycology arena will have the opportunity to gather and participate in seminars and workshops on the latest developments. All are invited to join the BMS at Woburn Safari Lodge for an evening of music and the Conference Dinner. The final morning’s presentations will be on the theme of 'climate change and interactions with fungi', and the scientific meeting concludes with lunch.

Colleagues from the field mycology arena will have parallel sessions with speakers covering aspects of Taxonomy, Recording and Conservation. The practical element of the Spring Field Meeting follows, from Wednesday lunch time until Sunday midday in Mitchell Hall.

All attendees are invited to join the BMS at Woburn Safari Lodge for an evening of music, aware of prizes and the Conference Dinner. 

We look forward to welcoming you all to an exciting meeting in April 2022!

Angel Medina and Naresh Magan, Applied Mycology Group, Cranfield University
Local Organisers for the BMS

Scientific posters and oral presentations- abstract submissions

The BMS Conference 2022 Organising Committee invites presentations of the latest developments and research from all areas of mycology. Please submit your abstract for consideration for a poster and/or oral presentation under one of the scientific sessions (below) using the abstract submission template. All abstract submissions will undergo review prior to acceptance.

Session 1: Fungi in the built environment
Session 2: Fungi in the human environment
Session 3: Fungi in the industrial/technological environment
Session 4: Fungi in the natural environment
Session 5: Climate change and interactions with fungi

Abstract template

Abstract submission deadlines

Oral presentation submission:    31 December 2021

Poster submission:                      31 January 2022

Please send all completed abstract submissions to: applied.mycology@cranfield.ac.uk.

Field mycology posters

Posters from Field Mycologists will be especially welcome, highlighting

  • Taxonomic work
  • Recording in their local area
  • Engagement with the general public

To register an interest in submitting a field mycology poster, and for more information please contact fieldevents@britmycolsoc.info

Location and travel details

Vincent Building
Cranfield University
Cranfield
Bedfordshire
MK43 0AL

Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.

  • Road: we are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
  • Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford.
  • Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles).

For further travel details please visit our location page.

Accommodation

If you require accommodation during the main conference please contact the Cranfield Events Team on events@cranfield.ac.uk and they will be able to advise you on the best accommodation options within the Cranfield campus.

If you are attending the field mycology Spring Meeting as well as the main conference, you can book accommodation (if required) through the British Mycological Society. Contact: fieldevents@britmycolsoc.info 

Cost and concessions

All delegates, whether for scientific or field mycology sessions, must book their attendance at the main Conference via this website.

If you are attending the field mycology Spring Meeting as well as the main Conference, you will need to additionally book your Spring Meeting attendance (and accommodation, if required) through the British Mycological Society. Contact: fieldevents@britmycolsoc.info

Research Student Conference (4 April)

BMS Member – all sessions Free
BMS Member – one day rate n/a
Non-member – all sessions £30
Non-member – one day rate n/a

 

Annual Conference (5 -7 April)

STUDENT - main conference, scientific or field mycology sessions

 BMS Member – all sessions £100 
 BMS Member – one day rate £50 
 Non-member – all sessions £150 
 Non-member – one day rate £75 

 

DELEGATE - main conference, scientific sessions

BMS Member – all sessions £200
BMS Member – one day rate £100
Non-member – all sessions £260
Non-member – one day rate £130

 

DELEGATE - main conference, field mycology sessions

BMS Member – all sessions £100
BMS Member – one day rate n/a
Non-member – all sessions £130
Non-member – one day rate n/a

 

Who should attend

The conference is open to national and international BMS members and non-members interested in scientific research or field mycology, from all career stages - studying, working or volunteering.