II International Symposium Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in South America, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, March 6-8, 2019.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.