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Dr. Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo
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National Centre for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
Interests: antifungal susceptibility testing; antifungal resistance; medical mycology; taxonomy; diagnosis of fungal infections; epidemiology
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Prof. Dr. Spinello Antinori
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Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche “Luigi Sacco”, Università di Milano, Italy
Interests: infectious diseases; invasive aspergillosis; cryptococcosis; histoplasmosis; fungal infections in immunocompromised hosts
Dr. Ronen Ben-Ami
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Infectious Diseases Unit, Molecular Mycology Laboratory, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Interests: medical mycology; immunocompromised host; Candida auris; Aspergillus fumigatus; antifungal drug resistance; heteroresistance
Prof. Dr. Paola Bonfante
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Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Torino, Viale P.A. Mattioli 25, I-10125 Torino, Italy
Interests: plant-microbe interactions; mycorrhizal symbioses; omics approaches; endobacteria; fungi as components of plant microbiota; sustainable agriculture
Prof. Dr. Andrew M. Borman
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UK Mycology Reference Laboratory, Public Health England South West Laboratory, Science Quarter, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK;Principal Clinical Scientist and Deputy Director, UK Mycology Reference Laboratory, Bristol, UK;Honorary Professor in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
Interests: medical mycology; fungal identification; taxonomy and phylogeny; diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections; endemic and emerging mycoses; antifungal susceptibility testing
Dr. Sascha Brunke
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Dept. Microbial Pathogenicity Factors, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans-Knöll-Institut, Jena, Germany
Interests: fungal pathogen adaptations; metal acquisition; host-fungus interactions
Prof. Dr. Richard D. Cannon
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Sir John Walsh Research Institute, University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Interests: oral microbiology; antifungal drug resistance; antifungal drug discovery; oral adhesion; Candida albicans
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Prof. Dr. Simone Cesaro
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Director, Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Ospedale Donna Bambino, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Verona, Italy
Interests: fungal infection; pediatric malignancy; hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; neutropenic patients
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Prof. Dr. Anuradha Chowdhary
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Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Interests: fungal infections; Candida; Aspergillus; dermatophytes; antifungal resistance
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Prof. Dr. Arnaldo Lopes Colombo
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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo, Rua Botucatu 740, CEP: 04023-062, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Interests: epidemiology of invasive candidiasis and aspergillosis; epidemiology and molecular mechanisms of antifungal resistance; emerging fungal pathogens; new strategies for the diagnosis of fungal infections; new strategies for treating fungal infections
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Prof. Dr. Pierre Couppié
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Department of Dermatology, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon Cayenne, Tropical Biome and Immunopathology-TBIP research team, Labex CEBA, UMR9017-CIIL, University of French Guiana, 97300 Cayenne, France
Interests: dermatology and tropical infections, especially fungal opportunistic infections in HIV patients with especially interest in disseminated histoplasmosis
Prof. Dr. Gill Diamond
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Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
Interests: regulation of innate immunity; antimicrobial peptides; antifungal peptides; defensins; cathelicidins; novel antiviral compounds
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Dr. George T. Dimopoulos
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Department of Critical Care Medicine, Attikon University General Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: sepsis; MDR infections; PK/PDs; fungal infections
Prof. Dr. Scott G. Filler
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University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Interests: fungi; Candida albicans; Aspergillus fumigatus; antifungal therapies; antifungal agents; Infectious Diseases
Dr. Beth Burgwyn Fuchs
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Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School & Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Interests: antifungal agents; Cryptococcus spp.; Candida spp.; fungal diagnostics; fungal-invertebrate infection models; antifungal drug discovery
Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Gangneux
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UMR_S 1085—Inserm, Institut de Recherche en Santé, Environnement et Travail, CHU de Rennes, Université de Rennes, 35000 Rennes, France
Interests: fungal diagnosis; treatment; prevention and assessment of environmental risk
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Dr. Mark S. Gresnigt
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Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology-Hans Knoll Institute, Jena, Germany
Interests: immunology of fungal infections; fungal immune evasion/escape strategies; fungal adaptation to the host; Candida albicans
Prof. Dr. Andreas Groll
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Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University Children's Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany
Interests: infectious diseases; infectious complications in the immunocompromised host; invasive fungal infections; antimicrobial agents; antifungal agents
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Gräser
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Institute of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Charité - University Medical Centre Berlin and Berlin Institute of Health, 12203 Berlin, Germany.
Interests: dermatophytes; taxonomy; phylogeny; PCR diagnostics; epidemiology; mating types; antifungal resistence
Prof. Dr. Emmanuella Guenova
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Department of Dermatology, Lausane University Hospital(CHUV), and Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Interests: dermatology; immune evasion; immune responses in the skin; T cells
Prof. Dr. Werner Heinz
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Infectious diseases, Hematology/Oncology; Klinikum Weiden(Teaching hospital), Söllnerstr. 16, 92637 Weiden, Germany
Interests: candidemia; candidiasis; echinocandin; aspergillosis therapy; PCR
Prof. Dr. Ashraf S. Ibrahim
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David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA
Division of Infectious Disease, The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
Interests: pathogenesis of fungal infections; host-pathogen interactions; vaccine and immunotheraputics developments
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Prof. Dr. Jacek C. Szepietowski
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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Wroclaw Medical Uiversity, Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: medical mycology; superfical mycoses; dermatophytoses; epidemiology; diagnosis and treatment of tineas; psychosocial aspects of fungal infections
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Prof. Dr. Ilse D. Jacobsen
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Research Group Microbial Immunology, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans-Knöll-Institut - Beutenbergstrasse, Jena, Germany
Interests: fungal immunology; in vivo and ex vivo infection models; mucosal pathogen-host-interaction
Dr. Juliana Campos Junqueira
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Department of Biosciences and Oral Diagnosis, Institute of Science and Technology, Univ Estadual Paulista/UNESP, 777 Av. Eng. Francisco José Longo, São José dos Campos, SP 12245000, Brazil
Interests: candidiasis; Candida spp.; antifungal agents; oral candidiasis; host-pathogen interaction
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Prof. Dr. Susumu Kajiwara
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School of Life Science and Technolgy, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan
Interests: medical mycology; fungal infections; fungal immunology
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Prof. Dr. Carol A. Kauffman
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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
Interests: diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections; infections in immunocompromised hosts; fungal infections in the elderly
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Dr. Nina Khanna
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Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology and Departement Biomedizin, University and University Hospital of Basel, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland
Interests: fungal infections in immunocompromised patients; evaluation of new immunotherapeutic strategies in infectious diseases
Prof. Dr. Nikolai Klimko
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Department of Clinical Mycology, Allergy and Immunology in I.Mechnikov North Western State Medical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Interests: antifungal pharmacology; clinical mycology; fungal epidemiology; fungal resistance; immunocompromised host
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Dr. Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: tranlational mycology; clinical mycology; fungal resistance; fungal pharmacology; pathogenesis; epidemiology
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Dr. Sophia Koo
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: fungal diagnostics; diagnostic-guided antifungal mangement strategies; development of novel methods for the diagnosis of invasive mycoses; antifungal resistance; epidemiology of infections in immunocompromised hosts; metabolic identification of antimicrobial resistance
Dr. Chris Kosmidis
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Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK
Interests: chronic pulmonary aspergillosis; clinical trials; antifungal agents; pathogenesis; immunotherapy; invasive aspergillosis
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Prof. Dr. Robert Krause
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Section of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A-8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: fungal biomarkers; host pathogen interaction; sepsis; therapeutic drug monitoring
Prof. Dr. Damian J. Krysan
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Department of Pediatrics, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Interests: Candida albicans; Cryptococcus; genetics; pathogenesis; antifungal drug discovery; antifungal drug resistance
Dr. Michaela Lackner
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Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: human pathogenic fungi; antifungal resistance; diagnostic microbiology
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Prof. Dr. Katrien Lagrou
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Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, KU Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: invasive aspergillosis; biomarkers; invasive candidiasis; antifungal resistance
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Prof. Dr. Fanny Lanternier
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Université de Paris, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), 75015 Paris, France; Institut Pasteur, CNRMA, Unité de Mycologie Moléculaire, CNRS, Paris, France
Interests: Aspergillosis; Mucormycosis; Scedosporiosis; primary immunodeficiency; host genetics of fungal infection
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Dr. Soo Chan Lee
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University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
Interests: mucormycosis; mycobiome; antifungal drug resistance; intestinal fungi; Mucorales; Mucor; Cryptococcus
Prof. Dr. Thomas Lehrnbecher
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Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Interests: invasive fungal infections in immunocompromised children; fungal-host interaction; immunotherapy against invasive fungal infections
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Prof. Dr. Michail Lionakis
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Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, USA
Interests: fungal immunology; Candida; Aspergillus; primary immunodeficiencies
Prof. Dr. Jose L. Lopez-Ribot
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Department of Biology, South Texas Center for Emerging Infections Diseases, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
Interests: Candida pathogenesis; biofilms; antifungal drug development; anti-virulence approaches
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Dr. Marisa H. Miceli
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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Interests: infections, especially fungal infections in the immunocompromised host with special interest in invasive aspergillosis and endemic fungal infections and in stem cell and solid organ transplant recipients; the clinical application of novel technologies for diagnosis of fungal infections; clinical trials on new agents for treatment of fungal infections.
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Prof. Dr. Sławomir Milewski
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Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biochemistry, Gdańsk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: antifungal agents; multidrug resistance; enzyme inhibitors; rational drug design
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Prof. Dr. Eleftherios Mylonakis
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Infectious Diseases Division, Alpert Medical School and Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, POB, 3rd Floor, Suite 328/330, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Interests: antifungal agents; Cryptococcus spp.; Candida spp.; fungal diagnostics; fungal-bacterial interactions
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Prof. Dr. Mathieu Nacher
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Medicine Department, Ecosystemes Amazoniens et Pathologie Tropicale, EA 3593, Labex CEBA, University of French Guiana, Cayenne, French Guiana, Fracne
Interests: HIV infectious diseases; malaria; AIDS; Plasmodium; Falciparum malaria; Vivax malaria
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Dr. Kirsten N. Nielsen
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Interests: human fungal pathogens; host-pathogen interactions; molecular biology; genetics; cell biology; immunology; drug resistance; pathogenesis
Prof. Dr. Joshua D. Nosanchuk
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Departments of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Interests: Dr. Nosanchuk is an expert in infectious diseases with a focus on medical mycology. He has been studying the pathogenesis of diverse fungi for over 25 years.
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Dr. Michal A. Olszewski
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Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
Interests: antifungal immunity, immunopathology; host-pathogen interactions; pathogenesis; virulence mechanisms; adaptive and innate immunity
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Dr. Frank Pasmans
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Wildlife Health Ghent, Laboratory of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology, Ghent University, B9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
Interests: infections in amphibians and reptiles; veterinary mycology; host-pathogen-environment interaction, mitigation
Prof. Dr. John R. Perfect
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Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health, Duke University Medical Center, PO Box 3553, Durham, NC 2770, USA
Interests: cryptococcosis; pathogenesis; molecular biology; genomics; antifungal discovery and resistance; antifungal treatment trials; clinical mycology
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Dr. Michael A. Pfaller
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JMI Laboratories, North Liberty, IA 52317, USA
Interests: Candida; surveillance; antifungal resistance; epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Gordon Ramage
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Oral Sciences Research Group, Glasgow Dental School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Interests: Candida biofilms; antibiofilm; microbiome
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Dr. Stéphane Ranque
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1. Aix Marseille Univ., IRD, AP-HM, SSA, VITROME, Marseille, France
2. IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France
Interests: medical mycology; diagnosis of fungal infections; epidemiology; fungal identification
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Dr. Riina Richardson
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University Hospital of South Manchester, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
Interests: fungal-host interactions; fungal molecular diagnostics; fungal pathogenesis; antifungal resistance test; antifungal stewardship; mucosal fungal infections
Prof. Dr. Theodore Rosen
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Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Interests: dermatophyte; dermatophytosis; onychomycosis; tinea; azole or imidazole or allylamine antifungal drugs
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Prof. Dr. Esther Segal
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Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
Interests: medical mycology with emphasis on yeast research; candida pathogenesis and experimental antifungal polyenes; environmental fungi
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Prof. Dr. Pablo Sobrado
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Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: antifungal agents; cell wall biosynthesis; Aspergillus; iron acquisition
Prof. Dr. Carlos Pelleschi Taborda

Laboratory of Pathogenic Dimorphic Fungi, Departamento de Microbiologia, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: medical mycology; parasite–host relationship; systemic and emerging mycoses
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Dr. George R. Thompson III
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Division of Infectious Diseases, Departments of Internal Medicine and Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Interests: Coccidioidomycosis; Candida; Aspergillus; clinical trials
Prof. Dr. Athanasios Tragiannidis
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Childhood & Adolescent Haematology Oncology Unit, Second Department of Paediatrics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, 53646 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: paediatric haematology oncology; infectious complications in the immunocompromised host; invasive fungal infections; antifungal agents; children
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Prof. Dr. Constantin Urban
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Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Interests: fungal infection; Candida albicans; antimicrobials; innate immunity; clinical immunology; cell biology
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Prof. Dr. Timoleon-Achilleas Vyzantiadis
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First Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: applied laboratory medicine; infectious diseases; clinical microbiology; fungal infections; diagnosis and monitoring of fungal infections; antifungal agents
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Prof. Dr. Nancy L. Wengenack
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Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Interests: rapid diagnostics for clinical mycology
Dr. P. Lewis White
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Public Health Wales Mycology Reference Laboratory, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK
Interests: novel diagnostics; novel strategies; SNPs; Aspergillosis; Candidosis; Pneumocystosis
Prof. Dr. Nathan P Wiederhold
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Director, Fungus Testing Laboratory, Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Medicine/Infectious Diseases, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
Interests: antifungal susceptibility; antifungal resistance; investigational antifungals; diagnostic microbiology; emerging fungal pathogens
Prof. Dr. Birgit Willinger
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Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of Vienna
Interests: epidemiology; diagnosis of fungal infections; antifungal susceptibility testing
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Dr. Susanne Zeilinger

Department of Microbiology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: fungal communication and interactions; mycoparasitic fungi; fungal secondary metabolism; signal transduction; Trichoderma biocontrol agents
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