Fungal Biology Research

FBR is dedicated to the promotion of fungal biology, as it is pursued at Universities and Research Institutions. 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 FBR committee also makes nominations to BMS Council for the prestigious Berkeley Award, awarded for an outstanding original contribution to mycology.

The Main Scientific Meeting is a flagship event organised by FBR annually, with a major portion of the FBR budget dedicated to its success. The meeting attracts academic fungal biologists and leading speakers from across the world. FBR also organises joint meetings with other societies.

Map of Science

Be featured on the map by adding your details here. 

This new platform will visualise mycological research in the United Kingdom. This is featured on the website in the form of a map including relevant information about researchers. Besides highlighting the diversity of research in the United Kingdom, it will also promote collaborations.

It is an excellent opportunity for you and your collaborators to be featured by the British Mycological Society to highlight you research discoveries and innovations within the field on the BMS Map of Science.


Researchers in FBR have the opportunity to:

  • Become part of a community of academic, industrial and other professional fungal biology researchers.
  • Participate in lively annual scientific meetings that attract leading international speakers
  • Receive the foremost fungalbiology reviews journal, quarterly
  • Receive the foremost general fungal biology journal, monthly
  • Receive the foremost fungal ecology journal, quarterly
  • Benefit from grants, conference travel grants, for PhD students, postdocs and Principal Investigators
  • Tap into extensive resources and infrastructure through the broader British Mycological Society, inclusing dedicated channels for publicity and media interfacing, fungal education resources, close ties with related societies, fungal databases.

Fungal Biology Research Committee Mission Statement 

  • Promote heightened recognition of mycological science in the UK and Internationally
  • Engage and inspire future generations of fungal biologists
  • Organise and support conferences, meetings and workshops for the international mycological community
  • Promote networking across the mycological community and maintain strong links and communications with other mycological societies and the International Mycological Association (IMA)
  • Strengthen links with UK and international funding bodies and industry to ensure fungal research has a voice where funding and strategy decisions are being made ​​​​​


A number of grants are available from the Society.

Fungal Biology Research Committee

The members of the current Committee are on the Society pages

Further information

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

Dr Angel Medina-Vaya, Cranfield University