The network was established in 2011 by Dr Joan Edwards following the realization that not all anaerobic fungal researchers were based in the same research field, with many never crossing paths.

Since this beginning, it has now become an internationally recognized platform for the co-ordination, promotion and dissemination of anaerobic fungal knowledge and activities.

The network currently includes researchers representing over 35 organizations in 18 different countries spread world-wide – with membership continuing to expand. It has been particularly exciting to see the number of ‘new’ research organizations working on anaerobic fungi.

The network  is currently run by Joan Edwards, Sandra Kittelmann and Sumit Singh Dagar.

If you would like to find out more about our network members, please visit the members directory and featured researcher website pages.