Fungal Biology Research

Through it's Fungal Biology Research division, the BMS is dedicated to the promotion of fungal biology, as it is pursued at Universities and Research Institutions, creating a community of academic, industrial and other professional fungal biology researchers.

  • BMS Members may 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 and systematics; environment and ecology; mutualistic relationships; systems biology; biotechnology.
  • The BMS produces scientific journals of international research - Fungal Biology, Fungal Biology Reviews and Fungal Ecology - and offers grants to support PhD students, postdocs and Principal Investigators.
  • The Main Scientific Meeting is a flagship annual event organised by the FBR Committee. The meeting attracts academic fungal biologists and leading speakers from across the world. The FBR Committee also organises joint meetings with other societies.
  • The FBR Committee also makes nominations to BMS Council for awards.  The Berkeley Award is given for an outstanding original contribution to mycology, and the Webster Award recognises outstanding contributions to fungal research.

Research map

The Research Map visualises mycological research in the United Kingdom.

To be featured on the map, please submit your details online here.

Further information

If you would like further information about the activities of Fungal Biology Research please contact

Dr Angel Medina-Vaya, Cranfield University