The Romanian Mycological Society organizes every year The Mycological Week in Iasi, that includes activities carried out at „Anastasie Fatu” Botanical Garden, „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University from Iasi, but also field activities within different habitats.
The Mycological Week in Iasi will be held between September 20th – October 10th, the date being previously announced by the organizers and chosen depending on the climatic factors.
The activities will be carried out throughout a whole week, during which the participants will have the chance to visit different habitats from the Botanical Garden, from the vicinity of Iasi and also from the sub-Carpathian and mountain areas from Bacau, Neamt and Suceava counties in order to collect the mycological material. During these field trips, the participants will also learn more about mycology, field techniques, identify the edible, toxic and poisonous species upon their macroscopic, microscopic and ecological characteristics. The mycological material will be brought to Iasi, where it will be analyzed by biochemical/microscopic techniques in the research laboratories from the Faculty of Biology and Botanical Garden, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University from Iasi. The Romanian Mycological Society will have as guests internationally known personalities from the field of Mycology that will take part at the manifestations.
Within these activities open conferences will be organized on several mycological themes (myco-diversity, myco-toxicology, fungal ecology) and also a Fresh, Edible, Toxic and Poisonous Mushroom Exhibition will be held at the Botanical Garden for the general public. The visitors will have the chance to get scientific information and discover how they can recognize the edible mushrooms from the poisonous ones. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness concerning the risks that mushroom consumption involves and the confusions that can appear in their identification.
The manifestations program and how to apply to these events will be announced in advance by the organizers.