Medical Research Council and University of Exeter
Discover Medical Mycology

Using research to tackle a global health threat from fungi.

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What is the fungal threat?

Fungal infections kill more than 1.5 million people every year. That amounts to more than are killed by malaria, or breast cancer, and almost as many as those claimed by HIV or tuberculosis.

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What is the fungal threat?

Our research

Our research

In response to the urgent problem of killer fungal infections we are working to advance our understanding of and practice in critical areas of bioscience.

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Learn more about fungi, our research, and about how you can get involved.

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Global Impact

Global Impact

The creation of dedicated research units in the worst impacted regions is a critical tool in the effort to tackle devastating fungal diseases worldwide.

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Meet the team

Our researchers bring expertise from a number of different disciplines and are working together to make discoveries that will change lives.

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Meet the team

Resources on fungal disease

Resources on fungal disease

Learn more about fungal disease, and conditions linked to fungi, with the following resources.

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