July 15-16, 2019


Osaka, Japan

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Keynote Session:

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Chandan Maurya

Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India

Title: Fungal spawn preparation and its cultivation for the making of mycofilters to remediate heavy metals and pathogenic bacteria from wastewater


Chandan Maurya is currently working with the research team of the Botany Department as well as teaching M.Sc. (Microbiology), B.Sc. (Agriculture) and B.Voc (Ag. Tech.) Students of the Institute since 2016. Upon completing the M. Sc. program with a specialization in plant and microbial biotechnology he took the initiative to research on different mushroom species in Dayalbagh Educational Institute.


Statement of the Problem: Currently many countries like India are facing a three major challenges quality food, environment and Health. This  problems are generally originated from one source which is increasing populations and its anthropogenic role on earth and our future generation. Today, around 80% of all wastewater is discharged into the world’s waterways where it creates health, environmental, climate-related hazards and also affecting our crops and farmers severely. Urbanisation further exacerbates this challenge with increasing wastewater generation.

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Thidaporn Theunpao

KMUTT, Thailand

Title: Mycelium growth, yielding, and fruiting body production of Yanangi mushroom (Agrocybe cylindracea) on different substrate packing under with evaporation-cooling system


Thidaporn Theunpao was graduated Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) and Master of Science (Plant Science) from Mahidol university, Thailand. She has been studied about development of in-vitro screening method for selection of stress tolerant plants in the Northeast of Thailand. Currently, she is a research assistance of King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Ratchaburi, Thailand.


Yanangi mushroom (Agrocybe cylindracea) is one type of widely edible mushroom that present high value in Thailand. High yield cultivation and quality improvement of Yanangi mushroom were rarely studies. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the suitable substrate packing for mycelium growth, yielding, and fruiting body production under greenhouse with evaporative-cooling system. This study used two different substrate packings, compacted substrate and loose substrate for 1 kg packing bag. Mycelium growth presented significantly highest with 1 kg of loose substrate for 3 weeks.

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Leopoldo Naranjo-Briceno

Universidad Regional Amazonica (IKIAM), Tena, Ecuador

Title: Discovery X-Fungi strains for the sustainable development of the oil industry


Leopoldo Naranjo-Briceno did PhD in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, genetic and metabolic engineering of filamentous fungi graduated at the Universidad de Leon, Spain, and worked as Researcher at the Instituto de Biotecnología de Leon (INBIOTEC). In 2005, he returned to Venezuela as Associated Researcher in the Biotechnology Centre at the Fundacion Instituto de Estudios Avanzados (IDEA) for more than 10 years. Currently, is permanent Professor and Researcher in Applied Mycology.


The increasing global demand of fuels in addition to the reduction of conventional crude oil reserves has generated a greater interest on the exploitation of unconventional crude oil reserves worldwide. Heavy and extra-heavy crude oil (EHCO) contains elevated amounts of asphaltenes, a high-molecular-weight polar compounds with low availability to be biotransformed.

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Samina Sarwar

LCWU, Pakistan

Title: Rubroboletus himalayensis: A new species of Boletes from coniferous forests of Pakistan


Samina Sarwar is a young mycologist from Pakistan. She did her PhD. from University of the Punjab, Pakistan in 2013 in Botany with specialization in Mycology. She has completed her part of research (Molecular analyses of mushrooms) in Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. She published a number of research articles in scientific journals of national and international repute.


Rubroboletus himalayensis (Boletes) is described as new species from Himalayan range of Pakistan. A comprehensive description, photographs, and comparisons with morphologically similar and phylogenetically related species are provided. Conclusions of its phylogenetic relationships within the genus are provided based on the sequence of the nuclear internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region.

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Khem Raj Meena

IARI, India

Title: Mushroom production technology in India: A source of income and employment generation


Khem Raj Meena completed his graduation in The Indian Agricultural Research Institute.Currently he is in to the production of  different types of mushrooms in bihar.


Mushroom production can play an important role in contributing to the livelihood in rural & peri-urban areas through food security and income and employement generation. It make a valuable dietary supplement through protein and other nutritional components including vitamins and medicinal properties. It can represent an agribusiness enterprise option. At present more than 60% young population in India looking for job/employement for their better life.

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Abdul Razaq

Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

Title: Morphological and molecular charactererization of macro fungi from district hunza, gilgit- baltistan, Pakistan


Abdul Razaq workes in the Department of Biological Sciences, Karakurom International University.


This paper represents detail of macrofungal species reported from District Hunza, Gilgit, Pakistan. The District Hunza represents a floristically rich area characterized mostly by moist and dry temperate forest with rich macrofungal diversity. The study was carried out from March to August. Planned field visits were arranged to the selected localities during which macrofungal species were collected and identified using macro and micro-morphological characters as well as molecular level.Present study is first document attempt to estimate the genetic diversity of some important macrofungi from Gilgit-Baltistan using DNA based markers.

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Samim Dullah

Assam Agricultural University, India

Title: Fungal-fungal interactions: Changes in morphological and metabolite profile


Samim Dullah is a PhD student she works in the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology of  Assam Agricultural University in  Jorhat.


Among the microbial communities numerous interactions are being formed to access environmental resources like territory, nutrients by means of different mechanisms. Both intraspecific as well as interspecific fungal-fungal interaction coexists in nature.

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M.O Adebola

Federal University of Technology, Nigeria

Title: Evaluation of three botanicals for the control of black scurf disease of irish potato (solanum tuberosum linn)


M.O Adebola completed his graduation from the  Federal University of Technology and works in the department of Plant Biology, Minna.


Irish potato (Solanum tuberosum) is an important food crop in the world and one of the most popular food in Nigeria. Its abundance and successful yield has been immensely affected by black scurf disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn. For the proper management of this pathogenic fungus, three different botanicals; Acalypha (Acalypha wilkesiana), Moringa (Moringa oleifera) and Pawpaw (Carica papaya) leaves were evaluated in this study. The plant leaf extracts were prepared using methanol, and then agar well diffusion method was used to evaluate each of the plant toxicity.

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Sobia Ilyas

Lahore College for Women University, Pakistan

Title: Below-ground Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities associated with Himalayan oak


Sobia Ilyas, she completed her from PhD and currently she works as  Assistant Professor in the  Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.


Himalayan moist Temperate forest is very rich for diversity of plants, animals and Fungi. Himalayan oak/Quercus is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes many species extending from cool temperate to tropical latitudes in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. The below-ground ectomycorrhizal communities associated with oak trees have been investigated in Himalayan moist temperate forest of Pakistan using ITS-rDNA sequencing.

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Nadia Jabeen

Hazara University,Khyber Pakhtun Khawa (KPK) Pakistan

Title: Prevalence of Macrofungi belonging to Agaricales of Basidiomycota from District Mansehra Khyber Pakhtun Khawa, Pakistan.


Nadia Jabeen is fond of teaching and research Conducting researches at the BS level students Teaching Mycology and Plant Pathology Also collection and identification.


Mansehra is situated in the core region of KPK Pakistan. Comprises luxurious mountains, valleys and also famous for lakes and its natural beauty and vegetation. Most of the land is covered with forests. About 70% flora of Pakistan occur in the mountains. Mostly these areas are enriched with dense Pine forestation and damp places with diverse ecological zones or habitats. The following areas were surveyed for hunting the macrofungi including Siren valley, Oghi, Kaghan, Bafa,  Bajna, Dadar, Batal, Jaba, Sumb, Lassan, Khaki, Talasar, Attar shesha, Balakot,Shahty, Ichrian and Geerwal.More than 50 species were collected belonging to Agaricales, Basidiomycetes and studied for characterization and identification.