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Friday, August 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lecture: The Rise of the Zombie Fungus

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Right out of a sci fi film, the world of entomopathogenic fungi is very large and very wild. Entomopathogenic fungi are fungi that attack arthropods or insects. Most well known as "Cordyceps," this interesting group of fungi brings horror stories to life.
We will be covering:
- Evolution of entomopathogenic fungi
- Notable species of entomopathogenic fungi
- groups/phylums of entomopathogenic fungi
- Insect immunity
- How the fungi infects the insect
- Secondary metabolites of entomopathogenic fungi
- cultivation of cordyceps and like groups
- Commercial cultivation
- Genetically engineering entomopathogenic fungi
- Insect control
- functional application for health and wellness
- And more.

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Alex Dorr

Alex Dorr is the founder and CEO of the functional mushroom company, Mushroom Revival. Alex co-hosts the number one mushroom podcast in the world, The Mushroom Revival Podcast, alongside his loving partner Lera Niemackl. After earning his degree in mycology, Alex authored the book... Read More →

Friday August 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435