ISMS Update February 2022


ISMS e-Congress 2021 files now available to access at


We’re excited to announce that ISMS members can now access the ISMS e-Congress 2021 poster and oral presentation files from the ISMS website.


Entries are grouped into ten technical areas: keynote presentations; genetics and breeding; substrate, composting and casing; molecular biology and biochemistry; pests and diseases; germplasm and taxonomy; marketing and consumer research; mycorrhiza; nutrition/ bioactive compounds/ medicinal aspects; training/ outreach and industry development.


File formats include: PDF files of posters and oral presentations (where available) and access to videos of oral presentations. A keyword search function is available if you wish to search by keyword, author or topic.


You can sort presentations by Title, Author, Topic or Format by clicking on the headings.



Access the ISMS e-Congress 2021 files here (member login required).


Editor wanted for academic book on commercial mushroom cultivation


Wageningen Academic Publishers is an independent publishing house (NL) in the field of life sciences, focusing mainly on animal and plant sciences, human consumption and health, agribusiness and sustainable agriculture.


We would like to publish a book on mushroom cultivation worldwide and are looking for potential editors. Preferably the editorial team would be international, and the authors chosen from both, science and industry. The content should:

  • cover commercial breeds around the globe, both for consumption and health
  • be written with a strong scientific and technical background (with references)
  • contain clear and well-explained examples/case studies
  • address scientists, industry, and consultants
  • combine results from the newest research
  • plus developments in the industry, and
  • eventually case studies of successful and unsuccessful operations.


Several scientists from Europe agreed to contribute a chapter.


Our books and publications can be found case you are interested in such a project, please contact Mascha Sappok, from Wageningen Academic Publishers:[email protected]



ISMS participating at International Mushroom Days – July 6-8, Den Bosch, The Netherlands


In just a few months, the world’s biggest trade fair, The International Mushroom Days, will open its doors. The event will take place from 6 to 8 July 2022 in the Brabanthallen in 's-Hertogenbosch where it has been held for many years now.


ISMS will once again be joining with research institutions from Europe and elsewhere around the world in a dedicated “Research Booth” to highlight some of the cutting-edge research that is currently in progress and planned for the future. Key personnel will be in attendance to discuss research projects and technical matters with delegates over the three days of the event.  


Already a large contingent of exhibitors from around the world have committed to being at the mushroom industry’s premier trade fair. If you want to participate as an exhibitor but have not registered yet, you will need to act quickly. For more information about the possibilities, please contact the project team: Femke Willems or Anoeska Hagenstein. Telephone: +31 (0) 652498568
E-mail[email protected]


COVID 19 has caused the cancellation of many international, national and regional mushroom industry events over the past couple of years. The Mushrooms Days Foundation and the exhibitors who support it, are to be commended for the courage they have shown to make this important event happen in these uncertain times.


As Foundation Chairman, Piet Lempens, commented, “We all feel the need to meet up again. As an organisation we will do our outmost best to make everyone feel at home with plenty of moments to catch up with friends within the industry. As much as Corona allows us, we will use the Mushroom Days to make this possible. So, keep an eye on our”.



ISMS Congress 2024 time and location announced


We have a time and a place for the 2024 ISMS Congress. The event will be held in conjunction with the North American Mushroom Conference in the Phoenix area in the state of Arizona, USA in February 2024. That’s only two years away so planning will begin at this month’s ISMS Executive Committee meeting. More details will follow in the next Update.

2024 International Botanical Congress Dates Announced


The International Association of Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS) have now confirmed that the dates for the rescheduled Botanical Congress are as follows:

  • Nomenclature Section, July 15-19, 2024 
  • Congress, July 21-27, 2024 


The officers of the IBC Organizing Committee are Gonzalo Nieto Feliner (President), Juan Carlos Moreno (Vice-President) and Marcial Escudero (General Secretary). The organizing team has been working hard to form the necessary planning committees, hire the conference venue and conference management team, and prepare a website to provide details on the upcoming Congress.


The Congress website is now live and additional details about the Congress will be added as they become available. Information about the members of the Organizing Committee, Scientific Program Committee, and Advisory Committee can be found on the website. 


Visit the website here.


The organizers look forward to welcoming everyone to Madrid in July, 2024.