Natural Science Society Bintulu will be organizing it “The Natural Science Lecture Series” in Bintulu on Saturday, Dec 13 on mushroom cultivation.

The lecture to be held at New World Suites, Suite 3 on level five from 2-4pm is open to the public and admission is free.

The speaker will Miss Wong Ling Chie who is a graduate student at the University Putra Malaysia.

She took her Bachelor of Science in Bio-Industry degree at the same university where she did research and wrote her thesis on the growth performance and quantification of beta-glucan for different species of Ganoderma, commonly know as Lingzhi or Reishi.

Ganoderma species are well known to contain various bioactive compounds capable of curing diseases and improving health conditions, some possessing anti-tumours properties.

This lecture will cover methods of cultivating Ganoderma species which is also widely used to cultivate other types of mushrooms such as the Pleurotus species (Oyster mushroom) etc, and the key factors determining the optimal production including cultivation conditions, substrate used and selection of the mushrooms.

If you have any further inquiry please email Sarawak Natural Science Society at [email protected]

Lecture Title: Mushrooms Cultivation
Date: 13th December 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 2.00 to 4.00 pm
Venue: Suite 3, Level 5, New World Suites, Bintulu
Admission: Free