Fungal diseases cause an estimated 1.5 million deaths each year – more than malaria. Despite this, fungi are often overlooked compared to other pathogens like bacteria and viruses.
In this extra edition of the podcast, we sent Anand Jagatia along to the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition to find out more about the dangers of killer fungi, and the world’s biggest Petri dish…
To find out more, visit http://www.killerfungus.org
The Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition runs until the 10 July 2016. Entrance is free, and all details can be found on their website.