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.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject such as a biological-related subject; or professional experience is considered; where English is not 1st language IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL paper based: 573 with 4.5 in TWE are required.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
0115 823 0311