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Mushroom Science


The MSBMB Special Interest Group (SIG)-Mushroom Science is a community within MSBMB with a shared interest in advancing knowledge, learning or technology in the area of mushroom science. Members collaborate, communicate, and organize seminars, meetings, workshops and conferences endorsed and supported by MSBMB, working with the national committees. The SIG liases with international mushroom researchers and organizations for collaborations.


Mushrooms can be used as food, tonics, medicines, cosmeceuticals, and as natural biocontrol agents in plant protection with insecticidal, fungicidal, bactericidal, herbicidal, nematocidal, and antiphytoviral activities. Mushrooms can serve as agents for promoting equitable economic growth in society. Mushrooms demonstrate a great impact on agriculture and the environment, and they have great potential for generating a great socio-economic impact in human welfare on local, national, and global levels.


This SIG hopes to cultivate and encourage active knowledge transmission to address critical issues faced by humankind and generate positive contributions to society.

For further information about this SIG, kindly contact:

Prof. Dr. Fung Shin Yee

University of Malaya

Mushroom Science Virtual

The MSBMB Special Interest Group (SIG)-Mushroom Science has been organising the Mushroom Science Virtual Symposium since 2020.

Every year, we invite mushroom researchers from all over Asia to gather in this meeting with the aims of stimulating research, encouraging academic exchange and strengthening networking connections. We are also providing a platform for young scholars to discuss recent advances and future trends of Mushroom Science to advance their professional development.

We will be hosting the
5th Annual Mushroom Science Virtual 2023 (MSV2024) meeting on 14-15 August 2024, in conjunction with the IM-MSBMB48 Conference.

10th Meeting of Asia for Mushroom Science

The MSBMB Special Interest Group (SIG): Mushroom Science was the proud host of the 10th edition of the Meeting of Asia for Mushroom Science, held for the first time in Malaysia from the 4-6th November 2021 at Double Tree by Hilton Melaka.

Visit the website for more information.


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