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Thursday, August 17

1:00pm PDT

The Role of Fungi in Human Health and Disease
An overview of the role that fungi play in keeping us healthy and killing us. This talk will discuss the latest understanding of the fungal microbiome and its possible role in modulating the immune system, the uses of phalloidin from Amanita phalloides in cancer research, and fungal diseases ranging from ergotism to athlete's foot to deadly fungal brain abscesses. 

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Jonathan Reisman

Jonathan Reisman is an internist and pediatrician who has practiced medicine in Arctic Alaska, Pine Ridge Reservation, and the Nepal Himalaya. He is a mushroom forager with interests in travel and prehistoric crafts and has written for the New York Times, Washington Post and Discover magazine... Read More →

Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

3:00pm PDT

The Mycologist: There is a Bustle in the Hedgerow

The Mycologist: There is a Bustle in the Hedgerow

Nicholas Money will read excerpts from The Diary of Bartholomew Leach, Professor of Natural Philosophy, the mushroom expert who discovered the theory of Creation by Natural Perfection in the 1850s, but discovered, to his great disappointment, that he had been trumped by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.

 Book website: http://the-mycologist.com/

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Nicholas Money

Nicholas P. Money is an Anglo-American gentleman of letters and professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is an expert on fungal growth and reproduction. Nicholas has authored a number of popular science books that celebrate the diversity of the microbial world, including... Read More →

Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
Saturday, August 19

12:00pm PDT

Conservation of Fungi-Dependent Livelihoods in Indigenous Mapuche Communities in Southern Chile
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Giuliana Furci

Executive Director / Founder of Fundacion Fungi, Giuliana Maria Furci George-Nascimento has been devoted to mycology since 1999. Her inescapable drive to study Chile's fungi has led her to travel the country looking for fungal fruit bodies in different environments and ecosystems... Read More →

Saturday August 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
Sunday, August 20

9:00am PDT

Of the Hyphosphere: Fungal Evolution as the History of the Earth
Fungi have been argued to be among the first multi-cellular organisms to have evolved on Earth—an ancient kin from which plants and animals descended long ago. Today, fungi are found in nearly all habitats, forming complex symbioses with plants and animals, and helping balance the overall health of dynamic ecological webs. In this presentation, Peter will walk through the fascinating landmarks in fungal evolution that have led to these current collaborations and detail how integral fungi have become to all aspects of life. From the heart of Antarctica, to the bottom of the ocean, to the soils of the Colorado plateau, Peter will help expose these hidden connections in the fungal history of Earth. The result just may change the way you think about fungi and the world at large.

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Peter McCoy

Radical Mycology
Peter McCoy is a founder and author of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the means to easily work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience. For the last 8 years, Radical Mycology has provided free resources... Read More →

Sunday August 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435