Fungal Biology Research

Co-ordinated by the Fungal Biology Research Committee (FBR Committee), the BMS promotes and supports fungal biology research, creating a community of academic, industrial and other professional fungal biology researchers.

BMS Members have research interests spanning the breadth of fungal biology, including: cell biology, biochemistry and physiology; genomics, genetics and molecular biology; pathogenesis and disease control; evolution; environment and ecology; mutualistic relationships; systems biology; biotechnology.

The BMS has a number of scientific journals - Fungal Biology, Fungal Biology Reviews, Fungal Ecology and Fungal Interactions - and offers grants to support PhD students, postdocs and Principal Investigators.

The Annual Scientific Meeting showcases the latest advances in fungal biology research, from early career researchers to established leaders in the field. We also organise focussed meetings and joint meetings with other societies.

The FBR Committee makes nominations to BMS Council for awards: the Berkeley Award is given to Early Career Researchers who have made an outstanding original scientific contribution to mycology, and the John Webster Award is given in recognition of an outstanding and extended career in fungal biology research. 

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.


Submissions to Fungal Interactions

Fungal Interactions is the open access, international journal from the British Mycological Society, published by Elsevier, covering the range of interactions between fungi and any biotic or abiotic factors, including those occurring in natural and synthetic environments, and with animals, plants and other microorganisms.


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