Marcos Morcillo started to focus on mycorrhizas after graduating in Biology at the University of Barcelona (SPAIN) in 1995.
In 1998 he became director of Micología Forestal & Aplicada (MF&A at micofora.com); a private research centre specializing in truffles.
His centre also specializes in technology transfer, involving leading licenced projects abroad in order to create production nurseries for truffle and saffron milk cap infected trees. MF&A’s nurseries, including Spain and those licensed in USA, New Zealand, Chile, Mexico and South Africa have collectively produced over a million truffle infected trees from 1989, thereby helping to establish and manage hundreds of truffle orchards in Europe and overseas.
In 2006 Marcos wrote the quality standards to certify truffle infected trees for the Government of Andalucia (Spain). Marcos has also published two books on truffle farming:
– Manual de truficultura Andaluza. 2007. Ed. Gypaetus y Consejería de MedioAmbiente. Junta de Andalucía. p. 176. ISBN 978-84-935194-3-8
– Truffle Farming Today, a Comprehensive World Guide. 2015. Ed. Micologia Forestal & Aplicada. 348pp. ISBN 978-84-617-1307-3
He is a truffle grower as well, running a 20 hectares plantation of melanosporum and borchii.