Darwin Day 2016

Date: 
Sat, 02/13/2016 - 09:00 - 17:00

The DoB team in the Lutzoni lab put on an exhibit entitled “Evolution of symbiotic solar-powered fungi” for the Darwin Day event at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Francois Lutzoni and the lab members (Jolanta Miadlikowska, Ko-Hsuan Chen, Nicolas Magain and Carlos Pardo) introduced various lichen-forming, ectomycorrhizal and endophytic fungi to the public with microscopes, specimens, fungal cultures and a poster. A crowd of all ages showed great interest in our displays. This year’s Darwin Day event was estimated to gather 5,000+ attendees.