Author Archives: Rytas Vilgalys

Summer 2016 – Fungi of Mountain Lake Biological Station

Just finished an excellent 3-week field mycology class at the Mountain Lake Biological Station (9-29 July, 2016).  MLBS is operated by the University of Virginia Biology Department, and is located in a remote part of the southern Appalachian mountains near Pembroke, VA. … Continue reading

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Postdoc position available: Mycorrhizal Genomics, Bioinformatics

The Vilgalys Lab at Duke University seeks a postdoctoral researcher in the area of fungal genomics, bioinformatics, and molecular evolution.  The selected candidate will contribute to ongoing studies on comparative genomics of ectomycorrhizal  fungi (Suillus spp.) and their symbiotic interaction with pines and … Continue reading

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2016 ORNL, INRA and Duke fungal genomics meeting

May 24-25, 2016:  We just finished hosting an excellent meeting with our Plant Microbial Interfaces research team, which includes scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Francis Martin’s mycorrhizal genomics group from INRA.  Two full days of research updates and discussion … Continue reading

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April: visitors, morels, and MASMC

April is a beautiful time of year in North Carolina and a great time to visit Duke University. This month we hosted several visitors to our lab, and also attended MASMC Apr 14: Alija Mujic (Ph.D., Oregon State University, currently in … Continue reading

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Fungi featured in Nat Geographic blog post

http://theplate.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/19/why-mushrooms-rule-the-fungi-kingdom/

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Highlights from the 13th European Conference on Fungal Genetics

April 1-6 – 13th European Conference on Fungal Genetics, Paris, France Just returned from a very stimulating meeting with 800 European fungal biologists at ECFG13.  How can anyone refuse a chance to visit Paris and hear about the latest breaking advances … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral position (FILLED): plant-fungal symbiosis and evolution

The Vilgalys Mycology Lab at Duke University seeks a postdoctoral researcher in the area of plant-fungal symbiosis and evolution.  The selected candidate will contribute to ongoing studies on ecology and evolution of forest soil fungi and their interactions with trees … Continue reading

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MASMC 2016 conference at Penn State University April 22-24, 2016

This year’s Middle Atlantic States Mycology Conference will be hosted by the Dave Geiser lab at Penn State University on April 22-24.  MASMC is an annual gathering of mycologists from around Eastern North America (not just the Mid-Atlantic). It is … Continue reading

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Feb 9: Genetics seminar by Jason Stajich

Just wanted to bring everyone’s attention to the following seminar by Jason Stajich.  Jason is an asst professor at the Univ. of California at Riverside, did both his undergrad and PhD at Duke on comparative fungal genomics. “Genome evolution in early branching fungi: … Continue reading

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Jan 26: Suilloposium!! combo visit by Nhu Nguyen and Peter Kennedy

In January, we hosted a visit by Peter Kennedy and Nhu Nguyen, who with Sunny Liao are coPIs on our recent NSF grant to assemble the first ever genome-based phylogeny for the genus Suillus (see Research Page for more details about the project). … Continue reading

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