The Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology Consortium

A world-leading programme to research ways of cutting the 1.5 million annual death toll

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Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 4-10th July

A big thank you to all of our colleagues in Aberdeen and around the UK for assisting us in making the Killer Fungus exhibition happen, one of the biggest public engagement events we are likley to host -   Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition .  It was a resounding success!  

We received a very warm letter from Dr Julie Maxton, Executive Director at The Royal Society, thanking us for our facinating exhibit - letter.  

You can still participate by wisiting the Killer Fungus webpage and playing Fungal Invaders or Killer Fungus Evolution.  See pictures from the week long exhibition, including the Giant Petri dish, by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Just finishing one of their shifts on the Killer Fungus stand are (L to R), Gordon Ramage, Tina Bedekovic, Neil Gow, Deborah Lockhart and Ijeoma Okoliegbe.


Microbiology Society Fungal Disease Briefing Paper

The briefing which was published on 7th March 2016 highlights the important, but often overlooked, public health burden of human fungal diseases. In particular, we consider potentially life-threatening fungal infections, such as invasive candidiasis blood infections and aspergillosis respiratory infection, which affect millions of immunocompromised patients, such as HIV/AIDS and chemotherapy patients. Fungal diseases are not just a problem for human health, but also pose significant threats to our ash trees, animal health and food security.

To read more please visit the following link Fungal Disease Briefing


International Research Programme - Meet the Students

This scholarship funds students from low- and middle-income countries to study a 12-month MRes in Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology at the University of Aberdeen followed by a 3-year PhD at a UK university. Meet five of our students who have graduated from the MRes course and are now studying for their PhDs at different universities in the UK. Visit Meet the Students 



For an up-to-date list of all the awards made by the WTSA MMFI, please visit Awards for a list of the awardees and details of their projects.

The Global Fight Against Fungal Diseases - Challenges and looking ahead

This video was edited by Healthcare 21 at no cost as a contribution to the global efforts to reduce deaths from fungal disease.

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Wellcome Trust Strategic Award