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Devon and Cornwall branch

An online lecture on fungal pathogens delivered by Professor Neil Gow

Professor Neil Gow's lab is within the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, one of the largest groupings in the field with more than 120 researchers. 

Neil was the co-founder and former co-director of the MRC-CMM, that relocated to Exeter in 2018. Despite being relatively unpopularised as a branch of infectious disease biology, the most recent estimate of global annual attributable deaths due to fungal pathogens is around 2.5 million - more than due to HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, breast or prostate cancer. 

Despite this, we have few classes of antifungals, no vaccines and a limited array of diagnostics to deal with this major health care challenge. Professor Gow will be discussing this in his lecture, and there will also be an opportunity for an audience Q&A and discussion. 

Who should attend?

This event would appeal to adults, university students and final year school science students. 


This event is free to attend and will take place via Zoom. Advance registration is essential through the link at the top of the page. 

Special requirements

If you have any accessibility requirements, please let me know during your booking, and we will do what we can to accommodate your needs. 


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For booking and website queries, contact Ellie Barrand at or on 020 3925 3444.