Fungal Biology

There has been a long tradition of fungal biology research at Exeter, and this legacy continues in our Fungal Biology grouping. This multi-disciplinary group comprises internationally renowned scientists with extensive research programmes in plant-fungal interactions, molecular plant pathology, biological control, medical mycology and human disease diagnostics, and modelling of fungal diseases. Our research specialisms include: cellular and molecular biology; molecular genetics; functional genomics; synthetic biology; hybridoma technology and monoclonal antibodies; molecular imaging; fungal virulence and pathogenesis; food security and crop diseases; climate change and global movement of fungal pathogens; fungal biotechnology.

We have strong links with the Plant Biology and Plant-Microbe Interactions research grouping.