MRes in Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology followed by the MPhil/PhD Biological Sciences

Lead Research Organisation: University of Exeter
Department Name: Biosciences


This training provides an extensive foundation of knowledge and key skills for a subsequent PhD programme or career in clinical mycology or infection biology. In addition to core skills, this structured course includes lectures in medical mycology and immunology, bioinformatics, research tutorials, and practical training in molecular mycology, analysis of virulence, and infectious disease immunology. The student will also have the opportunity to undertake a two day course at the Mycology Reference Laboratory in Bristol, to learn first-hand about the challenges and latest advances in the diagnosis of fungal infections. During our MRes course, the student will undertake two 3-month projects, selecting their topics from peer-reviewed projects on fungal pathogen biology or host-pathogen interactions. Research projects are offered by MRC CMM PIs, which are aimed at delivering advanced practical training in both medical mycology and immunology.


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