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Fungal Biology and Biotechnology is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original scientific research and reviews covering all areas of fundamental and applied research which involve unicellular and multicellular fungi.


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Featured blog: Small RNAs: a new weapon in the war between plants and phytopathogens?

Could small RNAs be an eco-friendly way to control fungal diseases of crops? Yohann Petit tells us more.


We are pleased to announce that all articles published in Fungal Biology and Biotechnology are included in PubMed and PubMed Central.

Tomorrow's world: leading scientists of the future

Fungal Biology and Biotechnology Editors attend the most prestigious international conferences of the fungal research community: the European Conference on Fungal Genetics and the Asilomar Fungal Genetics Conference. At these conferences we invite young scientists who presented excellent posters to take part in a Q&A and tell us more about their research. Read the latest blog post by Jillian Romsdahl, Freek Appels and Sara Cea-Sánchez to find out more. You can also read past blogs here.

What happens when Filamentous Fungi colonize spacecrafts?

Being an indoor-closed habitat with controlled moisture and temperature makes the International Space Station (ISS) good for humans, but also good for microorganisms. So one day astronauts on the ISS saw something different on the walls of the room where they exercised their muscles: mold!

Indeed, screening for microbial contamination aboard the ISS revealed both Penicillium sp. and Aspergillus sp. But what happens when filamentous fungi colonize spacecrafts? Find out here as Marta Cortesao, a PhD student in Space Microbiology at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) discloses the world of microbes in space on her blog Space Microbes.

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About the Editors

Vera Meyer studied biotechnology at the Sofia University, Bulgaria, and the Berlin University of Technology (TUB), Germany. After obtaining a PhD degree (2001) and habilitation (2008) at the TUB, she worked as Assistant Professor at Leiden University (2008-2011). She has been visiting scientist at the Imperial College London (2003) and at Leiden University (2005-2006). She became Full Professor of Applied and Molecular Microbiology at the TUB in 2011.

Vera has research interests on fungal biotechnology with an emphasis on systems biology, genetic engineering, and antifungal drug development.

Alex Idnurm

Alexander Idnurm was an undergraduate and PhD student at the University of Melbourne, Australia, studying plant pathogenic fungi. After obtaining a PhD degree (2002), he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Duke University Medical Center, USA (2002-2007). He was an Assistant and then Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (2007-2014), before returning to the University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer/ARC Future Fellow in 2014.

Alex has research interests on fungal genetics with an emphasis on mechanisms of pathogenesis, environmental sensing and signal transduction, and the evolution of mating systems.


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