Past events

  • Conferencistas magistrales (Drs. Roberto Godoy, C. Guillermo Bueno, y Tine Grebenc) y Simposio “Biodiversidad y servicios ecosistémicos de Micorrizas” (organizador: César Marín), X Congreso Latinoamericano de Micología, Santiago, Chile, 12-15 Diciembre 2020.


Our second symposium at the Congreso Latinoamericano de Micología!

Our Network continues growing, as we actively participated at the X Congreso Latinoamericano de Micología (online due to covid-19), 12-15 December 2020, Chile.

We organized our own conference at this meeting, with symposium talks by:

Camille Truong (Mexico), Aida Vasco (Colombia), Maria Alice Neves (Brazil), Natalia V. Fernández (Argentina), and César Marín (Chile; organizer).

Also, the following keynote talks were given by our members:

  • Dr. Roberto Godoy (Austral University of Chile): “Rol ecosistémico de las micorrizas en bosques templados lluviosos del Centro-Sur de Chile”.
  • Dr. Tine Grebenc (Slovenian Forestry Institute): “From stink to expensive aromas – global diversity and taxonomy of truffles”.
  • Dr. C. Guillermo Bueno (University of Tartu): “The whats, the hows and the whys of measuring mycorrhizal symbiosis through plant traits”.
  • II International Symposium Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in South America, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, March 6-8, 2019.

Symposium webpage

Abstracts book

UACh press report

In its second edition, the Symposium Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in South America aimed to promote the research of the symbiosis between fungi and plants with special emphasis on the advances and applications in South America. The need for this meeting arises from the South American potential in the subject, which addresses various areas of biology such as ecology, taxonomy, physiology and molecular biology, with a positive impact in industry and production at a regional level. The meeting promoted interdisciplinary actions between experts, stakeholders and producers, and it will establish and strengthen academic, scientific and technical networks, generating novel alternatives of sustainable production.


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  • Simposio 16: Red Sudamericana de Investigación Micorrícica Coordinador: Patricia Silva/Cesar Marín/Paula Aguilera, en el IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Micología, Lima, Perú, 22-25 de agosto de 2017.


Our own symposium at the IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Micología!

Our Network continues growing, some days ago we actively participated at the IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Micología. August 22 to 25, 2017, in Peruvian Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru.

We organized our own conference at this meeting, with symposium´ lecturers (left to right):

Paula Aguilera (Chile), Beatriz Guerra (Colombia), Patricia Silva-Flores (Chile), Roberta Esquivel (Perú), César Marín (Chile), Silvia Agüero (Perú), Francisco Kuhar (Argentina), María Alice Neves (Brasil) y Aida Vasco (Colombia).

  • International Workshop: Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in the Southern Cone of South America. Valdivia, Chile, 6-9 March, 2017.

Workshop webpage

Abstracts Book

The workshop had seven key lectures by: Álvaro G. Gutiérrez (Universidad de Chile, Chile), Andrea Premoli (Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina), Götz Palfner (Universidad de Concepción, Chile), Fernando Borie and Pablo Cornejo (Universidad de La Frontera, Chile), Maarja Öpik (University of Tartu, Estonia), C. Guillermo Bueno (University of Tartu, Estonia), and Jens Boy (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany). The key lectures covered topics such as temperate rainforest plant biodiversity (A.G. Gutiérrez and A. Premoli), EM fungal diversity patterns (G. Palfner), the effects of AM fungi on soil properties and on agriculture and bioremediation (F. Borie – P. Cornejo), molecular community ecology of AM fungi from local to global scales (M. Öpik), plant mycorrhizal traits across different scales (C.G. Bueno), and biogenic weathering by mycorrhiza (J. Boy). Overall, there were over 70 participants for this workshop, coming from eight countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Estonia, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, and Uruguay), and 26 institutions (including universities, research centers, companies, foundations and public entities). Besides the seven key lectures, 14 oral presentations and 28 posters were presented at the workshop.

  • Course: Molecular Community Ecology of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF). Valdivia, 27-30 April, 2016.

UACh press report

Dr. Maarja Öpik (webpage) gave this course at the Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile. This course had 20 participants.