6:30 pm OMS Mushroom Identification Session
The identification session prior to the general meeting is open to the public. If you’ve found mushrooms that are in good condition, wrap them in waxed paper, aluminum foil, or a put them in a paper bag and bring them (with a spore print, if possible). Bring your field guide to reference the mushrooms that are on display.
7:15 pm OMS General Meeting
Election of Directors and Officers (by written ballot)
7:30 pm Presentation: Mushrooms and molecules: The fascinating chemistry of fungi
Presenter: Richard Tehan, our 2017 Scholarship Recipient, is finishing his PhD research at OSU’s College of Pharmacy where he has been focusing on drug discovery, chemical ecology, and the evolution of secondary metabolism of the genus Tolypocladium.
Richard will discuss a few notable fungal natural products, their importance in society and how fungi biosynthesize secondary metabolites. He’ll share his findings on the evolution of secondary metabolism in Tolypocladium and hypocreales, some of the compounds they produce — including some new discoveries, their associated ecologies and possible function in nature, as well as their biological activity in antibacterial and anti-cancer assays.