• Foresterhill , Institute of Medical Sciences

    AB25 2ZD Aberdeen

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre is the first MRC Centre dedicated to the field of medical mycology - there are only 22 MRC Centres in the UK.  Fungi infect a quarter of the world's populations.  Mostly these infections are superficial and non-life threatening, such as dandruff or thrush.  However, fungal infections also cause the death of around 1.5 million people worldwide every year.  The rise in the prevalence of these lethal infections is attributed largely to HIV/AIDS and the incrased use of modern medical techniques, such as treatment with immune suppressive medicines. 

As well as enhancing the Aberdeen Fungal Group's existing world-leading interdisciplinary research with the appointment of new researchers, the centr will also be responsible for training the next generation of experts in this field and ensuring work carried out has real impact on the medical and pharmaceutical industry.  Another area of focus will be raising awareness of fungal diseases and the associated research in this field among the general public and the medical community through a variety of public engagement and outreach activities.

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Candida albicans Medicine & Life Sciences
Mycoses Medicine & Life Sciences
Cell Wall Medicine & Life Sciences
Fungi Medicine & Life Sciences
Candida Medicine & Life Sciences
Infection Medicine & Life Sciences
Virulence Medicine & Life Sciences
C-Type Lectins Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1979 2019

5 Downloads (Pure)

A Bright Future for Fluorescence Imaging of Fungi in Living Hosts

Chapuis, A. F., Ballou, E. R. & MacCallum, D. M., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Fungi. 5, 2, 9 p., 29.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Luminescent Proteins
Optical Imaging
Fungal Proteins

An ex-vivo human skin model to study superficial fungal infections

Corzo-Leon, D. E., Munro, C. A. & MacCallum, D. M., 5 Jun 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, 17 p., 1172.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Animal Models
1 Citation (Scopus)

Aspergillus colonisation and antifungal immunity in cystic fibrosis patients

Warris, A., Bercusson, A. & Armstrong-James, D., 1 Apr 2019, In : Medical Mycology. 57, Suppl. 2, p. S118-S126 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Cystic Fibrosis
Aspergillus fumigatus


Fellow of the Royal Society

Neil Andrew Robert Gow (Recipient), 29 Apr 2016

Prize: Election to learned society

Press / Media

Tissue-damaging fungal toxin discovered in pioneering study

Duncan Wilson


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research