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Mauricio Diazgranados and Aida Vasco in conversation with Brigitte Baptiste

Imagine... well-being: The power of fungi, an overview of wonderful Colombian fungi

Cartagena 2022, 

This event will offer a look at one of the richest and most unexplored of nature’s domains: fungus. The team at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew has worked in Colombia together with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Research into Biological Resources, with the collaboration of ASCOLMICOL, studying the territory’s great diversity of fungi and their potential. The goals have been to promote knowledge about native species and the value of the products that can be produced from them, as well as to motivate sustainable use and to rescue traditional knowledge about them that exists among local populations. The researcher and biologist, Mauricio Diazgranados, and the mycologist and Chair of the Colombian Mycology Association, Aida Vasco, will talk to the biologist and Rector of the EAN University, Brigitte Baptiste, about the fascinating kingdom of fungus in the Colombian context.

With the support of Royal Botanics Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom