The purpose of the mycology section within the SSM is to foster contacts between people active in the field of mycology in Switzerland and to also share and exchange scientific interests with other sections are research areas of the SSM.
In the diverse area of microbiology, mycology hosts a large variety of sub-specialities. The section of mycology decided to reflect the thematic diversity of mycology by subdividing the section into several working groups. The working groups are thematic entities where specific activities (for ex. educational workshops) can be created. To coordinate the working groups activities, a steering committee was created with the agreement of the following persons representative of major activities in mycology in Switzerland.