Council

President

Malcolm Richardson is the Director of the Mycology Reference Centre Manchester, UK, which is an integral part of the UK National Aspergillosis Centre, based at the University Hospital of South Manchester; and an honorary Professor of Medical Mycology at the University of Manchester. His clinical and laboratory investigations over the past 43 years have focused on the pathogenicity, diagnosis and epidemiology of superficial and systemic fungal infections. More recently he has applied his diagnostic interests to investigating the role of moulds in “sick building syndrome”. In recognition of this he has recently been elected as President of the UK Institute of Specialist Surveys and Engineers. Professional duties have included being Editor-in-Chief of Critical Reviews in Microbiology (2008-2014), and the General Secretary of the International Society of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) (2003-2009). Malcolm Richardson is an enthusiastic teacher and is closely involved with the University of Manchester taught Masters in Medical Mycology. He is a co-author of Fungal infection: Diagnosis and Management, 4th Edition (2012).

 

Contact
Professor Malcolm Richardson, PhD, FSB, FISSE, FRCPath
Director and Consultant Clinical Mycologist - Mycology Reference Centre Manchester
Professor of Medical Mycology – University of Manchester
Mycology Reference Centre Manchester
Education and Research Centre
University Hospital of South Manchester (Wythenshawe Hospital)
Southmoor Road
Manchester M23 9LT, UK

Tel:     +44-161-291-5914
Email:    Malcolm.Richardson@manchester.ac.uk
webpages: www.mycologymanchester.org
www.manchester.ac.uk/research/malcolm.richardson/
www.nationalaspergillosiscentre.org.uk


 

General Secretary

Wieland Meyer is the Head of the Molecular Mycology Research Laboratory and Professor for Molecular Medical Mycology at the Center for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Marie Bashir Institute for Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, Sydney Medical School – Westmead Hospital, The University of Sydney, and the Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research, Sydney Australia. He is also Guest Professor at Fontação Oswaldo Cruz in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His research focuses on the evolution, phylogeny, speciation, population genetics, molecular epidemiology and typing, of human pathogenic fungi (especially of the genera Candida, Cryptococcus, Scedosporium and Pneumocystis), the development of fast, simple and reliable molecular identification techniques for human/animal fungal pathogens, and the understanding of fungal pathogenesis on a molecular level. He is the curator of the Australian National Medical Mycology Culture Collection at WMI. He is the main curator of the Fungal Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) webpage (mlst.mycologylab.org) and the ISHAM–ITS sequence database (its.mycologylab.org). In addition to ISHAM he is also a member of the executive committee of the International Mycological Association (IMA) actively promotion mycology in all its aspects. He is currently associate editor of the journals: Personia-Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, Australasian Mycologist, Microbiology Australia, IMA Fungus, Japanese Medical Mycology Journal, DNA barcoding, and Mycological Progress.

 

Contact
Professor Dr. rer. nat. Wieland Meyer
Molecular Mycology Research Laboratory, CIDM, MBI,
Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research,
Level 4, Room 0.4.04,
176 Hawskesbury Road
Westmead, NSW, 2145, Australia           

Tel:     +61-2-86273430
Fax:     +61-2-98915317
Email:    wieland.meyer@sydney.edu.au
webpages: www.mycologylab.org
mlst.mycologylab.org
its.mycologylab.org

 

 

Treasurer

Donna MacCallum is a senior lecturer in the School of Medical Sciences and a member of the Aberdeen Fungal Group at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She is a past treasurer of the British Society for Medical Mycology (BSMM) (2004-2012), a current member of the UK Society for General Microbiology (SGM) Eukaryotic Microbiology division committee and serves as an associate editor of the ISHAM journal Medical Mycology. Her current research interests are host-fungus interactions, modelling fungal disease, the 3Rs in fungal research and antifungal therapy & resistance.

 

Contact
Dr Donna MacCallum PhD
Senior Lecturer
Aberdeen Fungal Group
School of Medical Sciences
University of Aberdeen
Institute of Medical Sciences
Foresterhill
Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK

Tel:     +44 1224 437425
Fax:     +44 1224 437465
Email:    d.m.maccallum@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

 

President-elect

Arunaloke Chakrabarti is Professor and Head of Department of Medical Microbiology at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. He is also the Head of National Mycology Reference Laboratory of India. His laboratory has been upgraded as the ‘Centre of Advanced Research in Medical Mycology’ and is the only ‘WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Fungi of Medical Importance’. He also leads the ‘National Culture Collection of Pathogenic Fungi’. He is the Chair of ‘Fungal Infection Study Forum’ of his country and ‘Asian Fungal Working Group’. He is coordinator of two ISHAM working groups – ‘Fungal Rhinosinusitis’ and ‘ABPA in asthma’. He has contributed in providing domain knowledge and technical support to improve the standard of diagnostic mycology in India. His major area of interest in the field of fungal rhinosinusitis, mucormycosis, nosocomial fungal infections and allergic lung infections. He serves as the Editor/Associate Editor/Deputy Editor of the journals: Medical Mycology, Medical Mycology Case Report, Journal of Medical Microbiology, Mycoses, and Current Fungal Infection Reports.

 

Contact
Dr. Arunaloke Chakrabarti, MD, Dip NB, FAMS, FNASc, FIDSA
Professor and In-Charge
Center of Advance Research in Medical Mycology,
WHO Collaborating Center for Reference & Research of Fungi of Medical Importance
National Culture Collection of Pathogenic Fungi

Head, Department of Medical Microbiology
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Chandigarh 160012, India

Tel:     +91 172 2755173/2755155/2747990
Fax:     +91 172 2744401
Email:    arunaloke@hotmail.com
arunaloke@gmail.com


 

Vice President

Ruth Ashbee is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Leeds, UK and was previously employed as a Principal Clinical Scientist in the Mycology Reference Centre, Leeds.  She is also Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. She was involved in all aspects of clinical mycology within the Mycology Reference Centre and set up a therapeutic drug monitoring service for the azoles within the laboratory. Her research interests focus on Malassezia, therapeutic drug monitoring of the azoles, pharmacogenomics of antifungals, and teaching and training in mycology.  She has been Director of the biennial British Society for Medical Mycology course in diagnostic medical mycology since 1998. She recently left the National Health Service and has set up her own business as independent mycologist providing training and teaching to industry, the NHS and academia.

Contact
Dr HR Ashbee
Visiting Lecturer
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology,
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Tel:     + 44 7532 307357
Email:    h.r.ashbee@leeds.ac.uk


 

Vice President

Yee Chun Chen is one of the nation's leaders in medical mycology and infection control in Taiwan. Her research focus includes clinical and molecular epidemiology of invasive fungal diseases (including Candida, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus, etc.), surveillance of healthcare-associated infection and medical informatics, the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for invasive fungal infections (including Candida, Cryptococcus and Aspergillus), and pathogenesis of Candida infection. She initiates and chairs the Asia Fungal Working Group of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology. She is PI or co-PI of a series multicenter, clinical and molecular epidemiological studies of fungal infections in Asia as well in Taiwan. She has authored or coauthored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles such as Clinical Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infection Diseases, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, J Med Internet Res, PLoS One, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Medical Mycology, Mycoses, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Journal of Hospital Infection, American Journal Of Infection Control, Journal of Microbiology, Infection and Immunology, and Journal of the Formosan Medical Association.

 

Contact
Professor Dr. Yee-Chun Chen, MD, PhD
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
No. 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan 100

Tel:     (886) 2 2312 3456 Ext 65908, 65054
Fax:     (886) 2 2397 1412
Email:    yeechunchen@gmail.com

         
Medical Mycology Training Network Meeting, Taiwan: http://twmmtn.blogspot.tw/

 



 

Vice President

Jacques F. Meis is consultant in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital and honorary consultant at Radboudumc, both in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He received a PhD degree from the University of Nijmegen and his medical degree from Radboudumc followed by a specialist training fellowship at the Department of Medical Microbiology at Radboudumc, where he worked until 2000 as an associate professor. Among his mycology interests are treatment of fungal infections in intensive care patients and other compromised patients, resistance of filamentous fungi and molecular typing of fungi. Several articles on these and many other topics have been published in medical journals. He is past-president of the Dutch Society for Medical Mycology and the European Confederation of Medical Mycology and an elected fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Royal College of Pathologists and American Academy of Microbiology.

Contact
Jacques F. Meis MD, PhD
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital,
Weg door Jonkerbos 100
6500GS Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Tel:     +31243657514
Fax:     +31243657516
Email:    j.meis@cwz.nl

 

 

Vice President

Ryoji Tsuboi is the head of the dermatology department at Tokyo Medical University. He is also the Secretary General of the Japanese Society for Medical Mycology (JSMM) and a council member of the Asia Pacific Society for Medical Mycology (APSMM). His clinical and laboratory interests include the molecular diagnosis of dermatophytes, non-dermatophytes and Malassezia species, the management of superficial mycoses, virulence factors in various microorganisms, and host immune responses. As a Vice President, he hopes to help promote the study of superficial mycoses and the efforts of Asian fungal researchers.

Contact
Prof. Ryoji Tsuboi
Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology
Tokyo Medical University
6-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

Tel:     +81 3-3340-1855
Email:     tsuboi@tokyo-med.ac.jp
Webpage:  www.tokyo-med.ac.jp/derma/toppage/index.htm

 

 

"Chair, Young ISHAM"

Marcus Teixeira is Postdoc of Dr. Bridget Barker at the Translational Research Institute (TGen North), Northern Arizona Center For Valley Fever Research. He is also associated research at the Northern Arizona University, Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics (MGGen), Flagstaff, USA. His research interest’s focuses are speciation, reproductive modes, population genetics and genome evolution of neglected and medically important fungi of Onygenales (Paracoccidioides, Histoplasma and Coccidioides), Chaetothyriales (Fonsecaea and Cladophialophora) and Ophiostomatales (Sporothrix) orders. In 2012 he was included in the coordination of the ISHAM working group on Paracoccidioidomycosis.

 

Contact
Dr Marcus Teizera
Translational Genomics Research Institute - TGen North
Northern Arizona Center For Valley Fever Research
3051 West Shamrell Boulevard, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

Tel:     +1 928 226 6385
Fax: +1 928 226 6360
Email:   marcus.teixeira@gmail.com
mteixeira@tgen.org

 

 

 

Past President

Neil Gow is professor at the University of Aberdeen. He has specialist research interests in medical mycology and in particular the biology of the fungal cell wall and the host-fungus interaction. In recent years he has focused mainly on the genetics of glycosylation and the fungus-host interaction, chitin synthesis and the virulence properties of medically important fungal species. He is a founding member of the Aberdeen Fungal Group (AFG) in the UK, which is one of the largest centres of excellence for medical mycology worldwide and is the Director of a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award which coordinates research and training activity in the field of medical mycology and fungal immunology across the UK and in developing countries.  He is also funded via a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award.

Contact
Professor Neil A.R Gow, FMedSci, FRSE, FAAM, FSB, CBiol, PhD
CLSM Director of Research,
College of Life Sciences and Medicine,
Institute of Medical Sciences, Foresterhill,
University of Aberdeen,
Aberdeen AB252ZD, UK

Tel:     +44-1224-437483
Email:   n.gow@abdn.ac.uk
Webpage:  http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sms/people/profiles/n.gow
Wellcome Trust Strategic Award
The Aberdeen Fungal Group
LinkedIn


 

Chief Editor – Medical Mycology

Karl V. Clemons, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate, Director of the Animal Facility, and the Institutional Biosafety Officer at the California Institute for Medical Research, and a Senior Lecturer in Medicine at Stanford University. His primary areas of research interest include the development of animal models of fungal infection, pathogenesis, host-resistance mechanisms, and in vivo preclinical drug trials, molecular epidemiology, fungal endocrinology, fungal vaccines, transcriptomics, and proteomics of a variety of fungi, and polymicrobial biofilm production by Aspergillus.    He was the Chair of Division F (Medical Mycology) in 2002 for the American Society for Microbiology.  He has served on the Editorial Board of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy since 2002.  He has been an editor for 7 journal supplements arising from different international meetings, including ISHAM, Coccidioidomycosis, and Aspergillosis.  He was appointed as an Associate Editor for Medical Mycology in 2008, and served as the Executive Editor of Medical Mycology from 2013. He was appointed Editor in Chief of Medical Mycology in 2015.

 

Contact
Dr. Karl V Clemons
California Institute for Medical Research
2260 Clove Dr.
San Jose, CA 95128, USA

Tel:     +1 408 998-4557
Fax: +1 408 998-2723
Email:   clemons@cimr.org


 

Chief Editor – Medical Mycology Case Reports

Oliver Kurzai is an MD specialized in microbiology, virology and epidemiology of infection. He is full professor and head of the Fungal Septomics research group at the Friedrich-Schiller-University and the Leibniz-Institute for Natural Products Research and Infection Biology (Hans-Knöll-Institute), in Jena, Germany. His major research fields are infection-biology and innate immune recognition of pathogenic fungi and Neisseria species. He is elected Secretary of the German speaking Mycological Society of Mycology. In 2012 he was appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Medical Mycology Case Reports.

 

Contact
Prof. Dr. Oliver Kurzai
Fungal Septomics
Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology –
Hans Knoell Institute Jena (HKI)
Beutenbergstraße 11a
D-07745 Jena, Germany

Tel:     +49(0)3641 532 1374 or 1380
Fax: +49(0)3641 532 2374
Email:   Oliver.Kurzai@leibniz-hki.de