Edinburgh Lecture: Truffles: a tale of diversity, symbiosis, cultivation and sex

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Paul Thomas

Date

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 18:00 - 19:00

This month's lecture on truffles is by Dr Paul Thomas from Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd. Although some truffle species are among the most expensive gourmet foods, much of their biology and ecology is still poorly understood. As a hypogeous fruiting body, truffles are largely produced by mycorrhizal fungi and are often dependant on a host plant for their survival.


St Andrews Lecture: Lichens in the UK's Atlantic Rainforest: Diversity and Conservation

Location

Chemistry Dept, Theatre B

Leaders

Dr Rebecca Yahr

Date

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 18:30 - 19:30

Dr Rebecca Yahr of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will present this lecture.
This lecture is held jointly with Friends of St Andrews Botanic Garden.


Edinburgh Lecture: Harnessing the power of medicinal plants

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Professor Sarah O'Connor, John Innes Centre

Date

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 18:00 - 19:00

Plants, which make thousands of complex natural products or specialized metabolites, are outstanding chemists: plants create incredible chemical complexity from simple starting materials. Medicinal plants are known to make molecules that can be used as medicines to cure cancer, pain and other diseases. This lecture will highlight how plants make these molecules.


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