May 18th Program – The Seven Deadly Sins Committed by Fungi with Tom Volk, PhD

Presented via Zoom virtual meeting. Due to COVID-19 this event cannot be held at Niles Historical & Cultural Center. Members receive an IMA email program announcement including how to join this meeting. For more information, please contact the Illinois Mycological Association at 847.432.8209 or

Tom Volk is a Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He teaches courses on Mycology, Medical Mycology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Food & Industrial Mycology, Advanced Mycology, Organismal Biology and Latin & Greek for Scientists. His website, Tom Volk’s Fungi has a popular “Fungus of the Month” feature, and an extensive introduction to the Kingdom Fungi.

Besides dabbling in mushroom cultivation, Tom has worked on the genera Morchella (morels), Cantharellus (chanterelles), Hydnellum (a tooth fungus), Armillaria (honey mushrooms) and Laetiporus (chicken of the woods, or sulfur shelf), as well as several medical mycology projects, prairie mycorrhizae, mycoprospecting, and fungi involved in coal formation. He also has conducted fungal biodiversity studies in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alaska, and Israel. Having lectured in 38 states so far, Tom is a popular speaker at many amateur and professional mycological events throughout North America, including many NAMA and NEMF forays.

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Fee: $5 for visitors. IMA annual membership is $20 for individuals and $25 for families.

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