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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.



  • The AMS AGM will be held on 27 October 2021 at the following times:  3:00 pm New Zealand; 1:00pm NSW/VIC/ACT; 12:00 pm QLD ; 12:30 pm SA/NT ; 10 :00am WA. This will immediately follow the presentation by Prof. Levente Kiss (USQ) as a part of our monthly Virtual Seminar Series. More information about his talk is on the next page. You can register for the seminar here and for the AGM here.  Please send any agenda items to the AMS Secretary  . The agenda will be sent out to all registered attendees the week of the AGM. 

  • We have two council positions opening for nomination: Secretary and Treasurer. We invite all members, but especially ECRs to consider joining the council. For  more information  please contact the AMS president. To nominate, fill out a nomination form and send to the secretary by 13th October.

  • With COVID still disrupting travel we will not be holding an in-person conference this year. We will keep you all updated with plans for 2022, when we hope things will be more normal.

  • We have initiated a virtual seminar series 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.​

  • Consider applying for an AMS grant: We offer the The AMS Research Grant and the AMS Research Training Grant. For more information click here

  • Tom May has provided a new Fungi Portrait, which showcases new and interesting fungi found in Australasia.​

  • Our latest newsletters are available on the Newsletters page

  • Take time to look at the terrific student facebook page with interesting posts on all things mycological - see  You don't need to be a student to  find the content very interesting and enjoyable.

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

  • Don't forget to renew your membership! We have now introduced 3-year membership with a discounted cost. Please see the membership page for details.

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