Fungi are highly diverse, perform important ecological functions, and show a high potential for biotechnological usage for foods and in pharmaceutical sectors. Therefore, since 2012, mycologists as well as biotechnologists, geneticists, and molecular biologists working with fungi, collaborate in order to increase our knowledge on fungal diversity, ecology, molecular biology, and natural products. They receive support for their research in the project "Integrative Fungal Research" by LOEWE 2013-2016.
For the present module, a lecture series with contributions by IPF project leaders and invited scientists was recorded by video. Each video was used as a basis for a lesson including introductory information and quiz questions.
Enjoy these contributions full of fascinating knowledge on fungi and their surprising capacities!