Killer Fungus @ Manchester Science Festival 2017

Fungi are everywhere, and a few species can cause very serious lethal infections. Fungal infections (mycoses) kill more people around the world than malaria. There are no vaccines to protect against fungal infections and we often diagnose them too late to save the patient.

Our exhibit at the Manchester Science Festival highlighted UK research that will help to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mycoses.

 
 
 

Exhibition

Our exhibition featured a range of drop-in activities including “Outbreak!,” an app-based, problem-solving, role-playing game.

Our exhibition featured a range of drop-in activities including “Outbreak!,” an app-based, problem-solving, role-playing game.

Games

Load-up with antifungal antibiotics to defend the human body, then take on the role of a killer fungus to win the battle against the humans! 

Load-up with antifungal antibiotics to defend the human body, then take on the role of a killer fungus to win the battle against the humans! 

Research Stories

Learn more about the Killer Fungus and those working on fungal research by watching our fantastic movies and talking heads.

Learn more about the Killer Fungus and those working on fungal research by watching our fantastic movies and talking heads.

 

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Additional support from the National Aspergillosis Centre, FungiBrain, and the NHS Mycology Reference Centre, Manchester, is gratefully acknowledged