University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Fungal Biology and Genetics

The research group focuses on fungi, including yeasts, filamentous fungi and lichens. The group is interested in the physiology, biochemistry, molecular genetics and genomics of these organisms, for example in the use of fungi as cell factories for the production of proteins and pharmaceuticals; ecological interests include lichen ecophysiology and the role of lichens in ecosystems. Other major research areas are: stress response mechanisms and cell individuality in yeasts and filamentous fungi, the genetics of sexual reproduction in pathogenic fungi and those used in the biotechnology and food sectors, and the epigenetic control of gene transcription.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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