The Manchester Fungal Infection Group (MFIG) is a new international centre of excellence for fungal infection biology and translational antifungal research at the University of Manchester. It is integrating its research with that of clinicians and industry.

Our Mission

To understand and reduce the burden of human fungal diseases

Principle Investigators

  • Professor Nick D Read (Director)
    Cell biology of colony initiation and infection; fungal calcium signalling; antifungal peptides
  • Dr Elaine Bignell (Deputy Director)
    Host-pathogen interactions; pH sensing
  • Dr Paul Bowyer
    Genomics and genetics; antifungal resistance
  • Dr Mike Bromley
    Antifungal drug discovery; high throughput gene deletion and library screening

Mycology Reference Centre

National Aspergillosis Centre