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https://thefungalthreat.com/

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MRC CMM laboratories were awarded the Silver LEAF accreditation in the 2021/22 academic year, after achieving Bronze in 2020/2021.

Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology MRes course, covering all aspects of medical mycology, immunity, the molecular basis of infection, and the genomics of infectious disease.

Find out more about the course and apply

Tackling Co-Infections

New national call for projects to provide seed-corn funding now open for applications. Deadline 31 May 2022.

Find out more and download the application form

MRC Centre for Medical Mycology

MRC Centre for Medical Mycology

MRC Centre for Medical Mycology

MRC Centre for Medical Mycology

Mycology is an area of urgent medical need, with more than 1.5 million deaths worldwide each year caused by fungal infections. 

Of all microbial pathogens of humans, fungi are the least well studied and understood. The cost of diagnosing and treating fungal infections also has major economic impact. The MRC Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) enables this group of researchers to utilise and expand its critical mass, promoting pioneering cross-disciplinary research that covers areas of scientific, translational and clinical importance.

The MRC CMM, recently relocated to the University of Exeter, is a joint investment by the MRC and the University of Exeter and represents one of the most ambitious strategic investments in medical mycology worldwide. The MRC CMM is based in the Geoffrey Pope building and spans both the College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES) and the College of Medicine and Health (CMH).

The MRC CMM complements and enhances Exeter’s existing strengths in living systems, life sciences and medicine, placing Exeter at the forefront of fungal research at a critical time.


WE ARE RECRUITING - New opportunities at all levels at the MRC CMM

WE ARE TRAINING - New training programmes in Medical Mycology


 

MYCO-TALKS

** International scientists sharing outstanding science **

Join us for our new monthly seminar series MYCO-TALKS on the last Thursday of each month. 

>> Register and see the full programme

MYCO-CLINICS

**Clinical experts in Medical Mycology will be presenting cases highlighting the challenges and new observations in the clinical recognition, diagnosis and management of fungal diseases**

Join us for a new quarterly seminar series MYCO-CLINICS starting on FRIDAY 3rd September 16:00 BST

>> Register and see the full programme 

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS with MRC CMM - EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The MRC Centre of Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) welcomes enquiries from excellent researchers who wish to submit a fellowship application to an external funder (for example UKRI, Wellcome Trust, Royal Society) and be hosted by the MRC Centre of Medical Mycology. 

We are particularly interested in recruiting researchers focused upon co-infections and antimicrobial resistance, and welcome discussions with non-mycological applicants having research portfolios that can incorporate medically important fungal pathogens.

We recommend that you first contact the Centre, or an individual academic to discuss your ideas. Secondly, please complete our form at the link below and attach your supporting information. We have an internal mentoring process to ensure that the applications we support are of the highest standard

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RESEARCH AND TRAINING VISITS

The MRC CMM welcomes applications from postgraduate research (PGR) students, post-doctoral researchers, medical students and clinicians wishing to pursue research questions, gain invaluable experience in cutting edge technologies and experimental design, or to obtain focused training in specific research areas within medical mycology.

>> Read more and Complete our Expression of Interest form

Our vision

A major activity of the Centre is to increase capacity in fundamental and clinical research in medical mycology through research and training programmes for medical and biosciences students, clinicians and early career researchers.

Vacancies & Opportunities

New opportunities available at all levels** at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Exeter to further strengthen our multidisciplinary team.

**Now recruiting two new Principal Investigators**

** Now recruiting MRes-PhD students for a Sept 2022 start**

Latest news

Our Body is a Planet

The short film "Our Body is a Planet" is the result of the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology’s exploratory artist’s residency with Devon-based artist Léonie Hampton of Still/Moving, in partnership with Arts and Culture, University of Exeter.