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Opening General Session - Award of Distinction, Fellows & Keynote Speaker

The Surprising Science of Mushrooms - My Journey into this Dark but Wonderful World.
Jude Wilson - MBio.

Dr. Jude Wilson is the Chief Scientific Officer at MBio, a fungal biotechnology company based in the border region of Ireland. Twenty years ago, she wanted to save the 3rd world from parasitic disease after being inspired by a professor of Tropical Medicine. Now, after several moves between academia (including a stint as a postdoc in the US) and industry, she leads a team of over 50 industrial scientists focused on improving the quality and nutritional benefits of the white button mushroom. In this presentation, Jude will highlight the key decisions and moves that lead to her attempt to save the world with mushrooms.