Welcome to the British Mycological Society

Fungal biology research, conservation and education

Winner of the Tony Trinci Award 2024 - Seána Duggan

Tony Trinci Award given to Dr Seána Duggan

The Microbiology Society, together with the British Mycological Society, is delighted to announce Dr Seána Duggan of the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Exeter, UK, as the winner of the 2024 Tony Trinci Award. Seána will give her award presentation, ‘A Copper Economy Underlies Synergy of Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus Dual-Species Biofilms’ at the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference.

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Local fungus groups

Fungus groups exist in many parts of the UK and are run on a voluntary basis by enthusiasts seeking to share their knowledge of fungi and improve identification skills. Groups offer a welcoming environment for newcomers and experts alike.


BMS Talks

Our online talks take place once a month and are open to everyone, at any level of interest or expertise in fungi.  Speakers cover a variety of topics including scientific research, field mycology, art, history and cuture.


BMS grants

BMS offers a number of grants to support work, study, meeting attendance and other activities in fungal biology and field mycology.


Naresh Magan Lecture Award - the application deadline has been extended!


The deadline for applications to the Naresh Magan Lecture Award is extended to 9 April 2024. Established by the BMS and International Society for Mycotoxicology, the award supports early-career researchers presenting work in fungal ecology, fungal physiology, plant pathology & mycotoxins at scientific conferences. The inaugural award presentation will be at IMC12, August, 2024.


Undergraduate Student Vacation Bursaries

The BMS offers bursaries to support undergraduate students in gaining valuable practical experience in any area of fungal biology research. The awards of up to £3,300 are intended to support the student for 4 to 10 weeks in the summer vacation prior to their final year of study. Deadline for applications: 30 April.

Find out how to apply

Front cover of Field Mycology -  February 2024

Latest issue of Field Mycology - February 2024


On the cover: Phaeolepiota aurea, part of a prolific fruiting of over 100 fruitbodies in Kew Gardens in November, 2023. Credit: Geoffrey Kibby.

This issues includes:

  • Rare, new and interesting fungi from the Cairngorms – Mario Tortelli, Geoffrey Kibby & Claudi X. Soler
  • Book reviews: Mushroom Foraging Guide 2023, Foraging Pocket Guide 2020 and Foraging Field Journal 2020-2023 - all by Wild Food UK; The genus Psathyrella s.l. by Leif Örstadius.

Find out more about Field Mycology

Join the Society

Membership of the BMS is open to all who are interested in promoting, supporting and learning about the world of fungi.

Join now and your membership will be valid until 31 December 2024. Plus, we offer a discounted fee for the first year of a new, Full Membership.

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Fungal biology research articles

The BMS journals Fungal BiologyFungal Ecology and Fungal Biology Reviews feature the latest scientific research papers and discussions. 

Read about the latest research

Call for submissions to Fungal Interactions

Fungal Interactions is the new, open access, international journal from the British Mycological Society, published by Elsevier.


Get involved with the British Mycological Society


Membership of the BMS is open to all who are interested in promoting, supporting and learning about the world of fungi.

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An annual celebration of our fungal world.
Next event: 5 October 2024

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What's on

See the programme of BMS conferences, meetings and workshops and other selected mycology-focused events.

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