By BSU UPAO - Posted on 01 September 2017


The University hosted the 19th Mycological Society of the Philippines (MSP) Annual Scientific Meeting, Symposium and Training held on August 25-26, 2017 at the College of Agriculture and Chrysanthemum Hall.

The activity aimed to reinforce the value of fungi in helping to restore the ecosystem that goes with this year’s theme, “The Role of Mycology in Restoring Degraded Ecosystems”.

The first day covered training where participants chose their respective areas. The modules include Formulation of Research Proposal lectured by Dr. Charina Gracia B. Banaay, Composting and Mycorrhiza discussed by Dr. Mannix S. Pedro and Dr. Marilyn B. Brown, Morphological Identification of Filamentous Fungi delivered by Ms. Christine Marie B. Brown and Dr. Jonar I. Yago and Isolation and Morphological Identification of Water Molds also by Dr. Brown.

Meanwhile, five oral competing papers for professional category (COP) and six Tricita H. Quimio Best Undergraduate Thesis (THQ-BUT) were presented. There were also 38 competing posters judged during the conference.

Dr. Janet S. Luis, director of BSU-Horticulture Research and Training Institute (BSU-HORTI) said that this is a way for the university to link with research organizations as one of the goals and objectives of BSU.

The event was participated by students and professionals from Benguet State University, UP-Los Baños, University of Santo Tomas (UST), Isabela State University and Nueva Vizcaya State University, among others.

MSP is a non-stock and a non-profit organization that aims to promote and nurture the interest on fungi that plays a variety of roles as decomposers and mutualists in the ecosystem. //DSEmok