One of the world’s largest fundal research centres, the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Medical Mycology has been established at the University of Exeter.
Fungal infections are linked to over 1.5 million annual deaths. For example, Candida Auris, one of the most serious fungi to infect humans, has become resistant to many powerful drugs. Because of the move to Exeter, the location becomes a nexus of fundal research. Fungi infect 25%
This centre, with a global reputation for international collaboration, boosts research into taking on fundal diseases while tightening and strengthening the links between the laboratory and clinical research. The move from Aberdeen to Exeter will create one of the largest groups of fungus researchers worldwide.
It is the first MRC Centre dedicated to the field of medical mycology—there are only 22 MRC centres in the UK.
Professor Gordon Brown, Director
Call to Action: Are you involved with fungi research? This group could be a valuable resource.