Royal Society Exhibition: Killer fungus

Created by Patrick Hickey for the “Killer Fungus” exhibit at the 2016 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

A large dish of nutrient jelly inoculated with several different fungal species and then filmed over 5 days. The different colours of the fungal species used gradually grow to form the image and spell out the message 'Killer fungus'.

The awareness, diagnosis and treatment of serious fungal infections needs dramatic improvement throughout the world as millions die needlessly every year.

The Royal Society Summer Exhitions are aimed at informing and inspiring the public - children and our future engineers and scientists in particular. Killer fungus is one exhibit amongst many more covering every aspect of science you can think of!


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