Microbiology

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MRC Centre for Medical Mycology

The Aberdeen Fungal Group was awarded MRC Centre status in 2016, and the new MRC Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) at the University of Aberdeen will spearhead innovative research and training to generate knowledge that will improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of fungal diseases. The MRC CMM represents a joint £6.5m investment by both the MRC and the University of Aberdeen.

The major objectives of our new Centre are to make major scientific advances in areas of urgent medical need, to translate research discoveries into the clinic and industry, to increase future capacity by training the next generation of basic and clinical mycologists, and to raise public awareness of the significant impact of fungal infections on human health.

Funding is available for Early Career Fellowships, Clinical Fellowships, MRes-PhD Studentships and Medical Student Summer Scholarships. To find out more about the Centre and these funding opportunities please follow the link below.

Profs. Gordon Brown, Neil Gow and Al Brown

Wellcome Trust Strategic Award in Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology

The Wellcome Trust has funded a £5.1 million Strategic award in Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology to members of the Aberdeen Fungal Group. Through this Aberdeen will act as the hub of a pan-UK network of collaborations that will involve many of the major institutions that are invested in this area. It represents the single largest award in this field and is testament to the strength and depth that the College enjoys in this field.

The WTSA will fund a number of international studentships, postdoctoral fellows and clinical PhDs to stimulate cross-disciplinary research and training and to build capacity in this field. Details of the objectives for the award, collaborators, as well as opportunities for new Clinincal PhD positions, a Clinical Readership and a new MRes programme in Aberdeen can be found by following the link below.