The AUMC was founded in October 1999 by the decree No.565 of the Assuit University Council, affiliated directly to the University

Society of Basic and applied Mycology (Egypt)

Journal of Basic and applied Mycology (Egypt)

الصفحه العربيه

MEDICAL FUNGI workshop                    The Third International Conference on Basic and Applied Mycology                    Organizes the 21th Workshop on: Biodiversity of Aquatic Fungi                    the 20th Workshop on: Biodiversity of Fungi Deteriorating Food Materials and Feedstuffs                    Organizes the 18th Workshop                    The Second International Conference on Basic and Applied Mycology                    th17 th workshop                    th16 th workshop on MEDICAL FUNGI


Conidiophore of PENICILLIUM in a cartouche, which in

ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics ,encloses names of

 royal or divine personages


The first Mycological Centre in the biodiversity and taxonomy of fungi in Egypt and other Arab Countries

It was placed temporarily in the Botany Department, Faculty of Science, but in July 2006 it moved to a permanent building in the University Campus. The building consists of three floors, each of 472.5 square meters (total area 1417.5 square meters).

It includes the culture collection cold room (5ºC), molecular biology laboratory, research laboratories, lyophilization room, herbarium of dried cultures of fungi, library and seminar room.

The AUMC maintains more than 6000 strains representing more than 500 different species. They were isolated from numerous sources: soil, air, food-, and feed-stuffs, plant, animal and human bodies from Egypt and Arab, African, Asian and European countries, USA and Argentina, in addition to cultures borrowed from international mycological centres. It is the largest reference culture collection of fungi in Egypt and Arab countries.

Academic Staff: 12 university staff-members who are specialized in mycology.

Technical Staff: 15 B.Sc. graduates of Botany, Chemistry/Botany, Chemistry/Microbiology and Agriculture.


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