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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.

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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

Four-year MRes-PhD studentships

The MRC CMM offers fully-funded four-year MRes-PhD studentships in Medical Mycology for a September 2022 start. A bespoke four-year MRes-PhD programme that will provide a broad interdisciplinary training that is not available anywhere else in the world. Read more about this programme here.

>> Call for applications now open: Read more and apply by 1st Dec 2021 (for enquires contact us at


** 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


**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 


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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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 one Four-year Early Career Fellow**

**Now recruiting Technical Staff at the MRC CMM**

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

Latest news

Vice Chancellor, Prof Lisa Roberts visits the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology

The MRC CMM were delighted to welcome our Vice Chancellor to the MRC Centre. This visit, which had been delayed by several months due to COVID, was to celebrate the success of the renewal of MRC CMM earlier in the year to which the VC directly contributed.