Fantastic Fungi Futures November 29th

Please join us on November 29th for Fantastic Fungi Futures, an interdisciplinary discussion in anticipation of the December 1st Toronto premiere of Fantastic Fungi

The MST is proud to partner with the ArtSci Salon for this event.

Friday, November 29th, 6 – 8pm
The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
222 College Street, Second Floor, Toronto
Enter on College Street and take the stairs on the left to the second floor. Turn left at the top of the stairs.

This informal event will be accompanied by a popup exhibition with work created by local artists who have worked with a variety of fungi families.

Guest speakers include:

James Scott, PhD - ARMCCM Professor and Head Division of Occupational & Environmental Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

UAMH Fungal Biobank: http://www.uamh.ca
University Profile: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/faculty-profile/scott-james-a/
Research Laboratory: http://individual.utoronto.ca/jscott
Commercial Laboratory: http://www.sporometrics.com

Marshall Tyler - Director of research Field Trip Health

Marshall is a scientist with a deep interest in psychoactive molecules. He spent his academic career at Cornell and Harvard, exploring the intersection of chemistry and biology in an attempt to unravel the molecular basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. He subsequently worked as a leading scientist at PLUS, one of the largest cannabis edibles manufacturers in California. His passion lies in guiding research to arrive at a deeper understanding of consciousness with the ultimate goal of enhancing wellbeing.

Rotem Petranker 

BSc in psychology from the University of Toronto and a MA in social psychology from York University. Rotem is currently a PhD student in York’s clinical psychology program. His main research interest is affect regulation, and the way it interacts with sustained attention, mind wandering, and creativity. Rotem is a founding member oft the Psychedelic Studies Research Program at the University of Toronto, has published work on microdosing, and presented original research findings on psychedelic research in several conferences. He feels strongly that the principles of Open Science are necessary in order to do good research, and is currently in the process of starting the first lab study of microdosing in Canada.

Nourin Aman 

PhD student currently working out of the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) from University of Punjab conducting DNA sequencing. Nourin is working to document and describe macrofungi from arid regions of Pakistan.

Sydney Gram 

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology student researcher (UofT/ROM) using DNA-based methods to study the biodiversity of fungivorous insects.

Tosca Teran

Interdisciplinary artist Tosca Teran works with Mycelium collaboratively – creating the Midnight Mushroom Music Podcast. https://soundcloud.com/nanotopia/sets/midnight-mushroom-music
Tosca was interviewed On ABC’s Statewide Drive with Fiona Wyllie concerning her work their with fungi. https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/nsw-statewide-drive/recording-mushroom-magic/11501874

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