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The Fungal Science Network brings together researchers at Imperial and beyond


Summer Meetng 2023 - delegates standing in the garden at 170 Queen's Gate, South Kensington Campus.

Imperial Fungal Science Network/Summer Meeting 2023 - hosted at 170 Queen's Gate, South Kensington Campus

Summer Meeting '23 hosting 60 guests at SK Campus & more online. Tackling global challenges in fungal science across our three key research themes.

The Fungal Science Network brings together researchers at Imperial and beyond to tackle global challenges in fungal science.

This year’s summer meeting was held as a synchronous hybrid all-day event on Wednesday 24th May at 170 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington Campus, and was attended by ca. 60 individuals in person and ca. 20 remotely. It showcased the wealth of contributions to fungal science across our three key research themes: pathogenesis of fungal diseases, biotechnology and engineering, and ecology, evolution and the environment.

Full programme included keynote speakers Tihana Bicanic (St George’s University of London), Duncan Wilson (University of Exeter), Jolanda van Munster (Scotland’s Rural College, SRUC) and Katie Field (University of Sheffield). In addition to the 4 keynote speakers, 12 early career researchers presented their work, and prizes for the best oral presentations were won by Dareen Marghlani, Amelia Clark and Eleonora Moratto. Breakout sessions were held in the garden at 170 Queen’s Gate, where participants discussed fungal antimicrobial resistance and One Health led by a presentation from Matthew Fisher (Imperial College London). There were extensive opportunities for networking during the day, and the meeting was followed by drinks at the EastSide Bar.

Researchers interested in the network can find more information and join the network via the dedicated website:


Ioly Kotta-Loizou

Ioly Kotta-Loizou
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