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The mission of the Australasian Mycological Society is to promote research and teaching in all areas of fungal biology, to raise the profile of mycology in the Australasian region, to promote the conservation of Australasian fungi and to facilitate networking and collaboration among mycologists.

AMS membership includes experts in diverse areas including fungal taxonomy and systematics, ecology, evolution, epidemiology, biochemistry, genetics, cell and molecular biology, biotechnology, conservation and biodiversity, physiology, plant pathology, molecular pathogenesis and medical mycology. 

We organize conferences and forays to bring members together to share their research and to network in a relaxed environment.

Our society welcome new members.



  • AMS2022! Save the Date! Our conference for 2022 is going to be held on 25 November in Wellington NZ in collaboration with the New Zealand Microbiological Society . See here for more details.

  • It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of Dr John Pitt. John was a giant in Australasian mycology and will be greatly missed by colleagues here and around the world. You can read his obituary here.

  • We have a new position or our jobs and research opportunities page

  • Our virtual seminar series continues and we are promoting eTalks and eMeetings that are being organised by various universities and societies.  Please contact the webmaster if you would like us to promote eTalks or eMeetings that are run by your organisation and are open to the public.​

  • Check out Tom May's  Fungi Portrait page, which showcases new and interesting fungi found in Australasia.​​​

  • Our latest newsletters are available on the Newsletters page

  • Don't forget to renew your membership! We have concessional and 3-year membership with a discounted cost, and starting this year, membership will also get you the EXCLUSIVE members enamel pin! Please see the membership page for details.

  • Follow us on Twitter at @ausmycsoc or take time to look at the terrific facebook page with announcements and interesting posts on all things mycological.​

  • If you have found an interesting fungus and would like to know what it could be, please see our What the Fungus?! page

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