Symposium on tropical mushrooms


Mushrooms become more and more important because of their metabolic characteristics and chemical composition. Mushrooms have already an important impact in daily life through food, medicine, biotechnology and other areas of human activity. Among the cultivated mushrooms, a dozen of them have attained the industrial stage, and thus have an economic and social importance.

Tropical mushrooms, instead of their abundance, in general have been poorly studied; yet they have a great potential based on diversity and their particular characteristics. This explains why nowadays there is a trend toward diversification of known species and extension of the cutting edge of science and technology of tropical mushrooms.

In order to review the state of the art and discuss on the importance and potential of tropical mushrooms, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur and the Institute of Ecology of Mexico organize this international symposium to update knowledge and present new concepts on tropical mushroom science and technology. In this symposium, well-known researchers and specialists will meet to share their expertise about fundamental and applied information on tropical mushrooms.


Update and present new knowledge about tropical mushroom science and technology, particularly about but not restricted to biology, genetics, molecular biology, cultivation methods, biotechnological applications, biological control, etc.


An interesting group of keynote lectures given by well-known specialists and scientists is programmed.  Among the confirmed scientists will be:

Dr. Daniel Royse (USA) Importance and potential of tropical mushrooms

Dr. Tan Qi (China, President of WSMBMP) Research work on Volvariella volvacea

Dr. Diego C. Zied (Brazil) Importance and medicinal aspects of Agaricus subrufescens

Dr. Philippe Callac (France) Tropical species of the genus Agaricus

Lic. María del Carmen Bran (Guatemala) Basidiome production of Guatemalan strains of Lepista nuda.

Dr. Gerardo Mata (Mexico) Species of Pleurotus for cultivaton in tropical regions.

Dr. José E Sánchez (Mexico) The cultivation of Auricularia fuscosuccinea


Authors are encouraged to present oral and poster papers. The deadline for abstracts submission is September 30, 2016. Download instructions to authors


This symposium is intended for growers, technicians, researchers, professionals and students interested in tropical mushroom science and technology


Early registration (no later than 30 Sept. 2016)     2500 Mex pesos (US $ 150.00).

After this date                                                         3500 Mex pesos (US $200)


Bank information for depositing registration fees is as it follows (Please send a copy of your deposit receipt to Manuel Figueroa <>) :

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City                            : Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico



Symposium: December 1 and 2, 2016

Early registration deadline: September 30, 2016

Abstracts submission deadline: September 30, 2016.

Response to abstract submission: October 31, 2016

Full manuscripts deadline: December 1, 2016.


Sala de Capacitación. Ecosur

Km 2.5 carretera al Antiguo Aeropuerto

Tapachula Chiapas, 30700 México

Map See below


Conferences will be either in English or Spanish. No simultaneous translation will be provided. The handouts of the symposium (book of abstracts) will be printed also either in English or Spanish according to the choice of the speaker. A book with selected articles presented at the symposium will be published after the symposium in English, following a peer reviewing and editing process.


Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations and transportation to and from the conference venue.


Dr. José E Sánchez

Dr. Gerardo Mata

A website will be available for updates on the organization of the symposium. Visit Ecosur at

Ecosur Location in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico


Mapa de México, con Tapachula indicado