Antoni Gandia

Fungal Biotechnologist

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Antoni Gandia - With some Shiitakes ;) (Lentinula edodes)

Catalan biotechnologist specialized in mushroom cultivation, fermentation and innovative mycotechnologies, more specifically in mechanisms regarding symbiotic relationships between fungi, animals and plants.

B.Sc. in Forest Engineering (2008) and M.Sc. in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2011), Antoni currently works as consultant and research scientist for diverse companies in the fermentation and fungal biotechnology sector. He is the Chief Technology Officer at MOGU since March 2018, an environmentally-conscious company dedicated to developing and scaling-up a range of mycelium-based technologies for the production of innovative and naturally-grown biomaterials.

Antoni has previously worked in several international biotechnology companies and organisations across continents such as Ecovative Design LLC (2016-2017), Mushroom Production Center MPC GmbH (2015), Mondo Mycologicals B.V. (2014-2015) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München LMU (2013-2014). Since 2017 he is also member of the advisory board of Kanpur FlowerCycling Pvt. Ltd., a circular economy enterprise focused on recycling floral-waste from temples in Uttar Pradesh (India) into biodegradable household goods.

Personal blog: http://www.fungicultura.info

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Magic mushrooms - Psilocybe cubensis "Panama" growing on PF Tek based substrate (rice flour and vermiculite) Antoni Gandia

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Mycelium on agar - Ganoderma lucidum Antoni Gandia

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PF Tek jars - PF Tek jars prepared in one of our workshops on magic mushrooms cultivation and an exemplar of the book 'Psilocybin production' by Adam Gottlieb Antoni Gandia

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Agar plate - Shiitake mycelium growing on agar Daniel Parnitzke

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Working with agar - Petri dishes containing PDA Antoni Gandia

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Tòfona de Vistabella - Tuber melanosporum from cultivated fields in Vistabella del Maestrat, Spain.

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Oyster mushroom kitchen cultivation - Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) feeding on household waste; cardboard, used coffee grounds and garden substrate as casing layer. Antoni Gandia

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Reishi indoor cultivation - Ganoderma lucidum growing on coffee grounds with a casing layer made of untreated garden substrate. The green leaf of basilicum is my humidity indicator and also an effective insect repellent. Antoni Gandia

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Champignons in my kitchen :) - Indoor cultivated Agaricus bisporus Antoni Gandia

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Baby reishi mushroom - A little reishi pinhead popping out from a coffee jar. Antoni Gandia

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Home grown reishi mushrooms - Ganoderma lucidum This reishi pinheads are growing on a sterilizied mixture of coffee grounds and sawdust cased with a layer of pasteurized gardening earth and vermiculite Amy Claire Elizabeth Galbraith, Antoni Gandia

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