John Perfect is the James B.Duke Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Infection Diseases and Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology in the Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine. His research interests focus on antifungal agents and the molecular pathogenesis of Cryptococcus neoformans.
Tel: + 1 (919) 684-4016
Jacques Meis MD PhD, FRCPath, FIDSA, FECMM, FAAM
Jacques F. Meis is consultant in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital and co-director of the Centre of Expertise in Mycology Radboudumc/CWZ, 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 (1997-2011) and the European Confederation of Medical Mycology (2006-2012) and an elected fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Royal College of Pathologists, European Confederation of Medical Mycology and American Academy of Microbiology.
Jacques F. Meis
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Centre of Expertise in Mycology Radboudumc/CWZ
Weg door Jonkerbos 100
6500GS Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Oliver Cornely is Director & Chair Translational Research at the CECAD Institute of the University of Cologne, and Scientific Director of the Center for Clinical Trials. Clinically, he serves as Infectious Diseases Consultant at the Department of Internal Medicine, at the University Hospital of Cologne, Germany.
He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, haematology, oncology, and emergency medicine, and holds degrees in medical mycology and travel medicine.
Originating from an HIV/AIDS clinical research group, Dr Cornely's research interest centres on infections in immunocompromised hosts, including invasive fungal diseases, antimicrobial resistance and Clostridium difficile infection.
Oliver Cornely is immediate-past President of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM), the roof organization of 25 national mycology societies, and set up ECMM Guideline Program, ECMM Academy (Fellows program), and ECMM Excellence Center Initiative, designating clinical and microbiological excellence centres after an international audit procedure. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the US Mycoses Study Group Education & Research Consortium (MSGERC), is founder and chair of the Infectious Diseases Scientific Working Group of the European Hematology Association (EHA), and was recently elected as the Treasurer of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM).
Oliver Cornely coordinates guidelines on invasive fungal infections and currently collaborates with mycologists from more than 50 countries on tailoring management guidelines to health care settings throughout the world.
He has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters, and electronic media. He is a reviewer for numerous medical scientific journals, editorial board member for Haematologica, and Infectious Disease, and Editor-in-Chief of Mycoses.
Cluster of Excellence in Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD), University of Cologne
Department I for Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, & Center for Clinical Trials, University Hospital of Cologne
Kerpener Strasse 62
Tel: +49 221 478 85523
Disciplina de Infectologia e Laboratório Especial de Micologia,
Universidade Federal de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
Ferry Hagen PhD
Department of Medical Mycology, Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Aleksandra Barac MD
Clinic for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University Clinical Center of Serbia,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Ruoyu Li Prof. MD
National Clinical Research Center for Skin and Immune Diseases; Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Peking University First Hospital; Research Center for Medical Mycology, Peking University
Tom M. Chiller MD
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Mycotic Disease Branch
Atlanta, GA, USA
Donald C. Sheppard MD
Departments of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University
Arunaloke Chakrabarti MD, Dip NB, FAMS, FNASc, FIDSA
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.
Dr. Arunaloke Chakrabarti
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
Malcolm Richardson is the Director of the Mycology Reference Centre Manchester, European Confederation of Medical Mycology Centre of Excellence, UK, which is an integral part of the UK National Aspergillosis Centre, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; and an honorary Professor of Medical Mycology at the University of Manchester. His clinical and laboratory investigations over the past 44 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 mycobiome of indoor environments. Professional duties have included being Editor-in-Chief of Critical Reviews in Microbiology (2008-2014), Vice President of the International Society of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) (1991-1994), General Secretary of ISHAM (2003-2009), President-Elect of ISHAM (2012-2015) and ISHAM President (2015-2018). Malcolm Richardson was recently elected as a Fellow of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology Academy. He is an advisor for the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI) and the LIFE (Leading International Fungal Education) Worlwide Programme. Malcolm Richardson is an enthusiastic teacher and is closely involved with the University of Manchester undergraduate and postgraduate educational programmes.
Professor Malcolm Richardson
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)
Manchester M23 9LT, UK
Sharon Chen Ph.D
Sharon Chen is the Director of the Centre of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services at the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Sydney. Clinically she serves as Infectious Diseases Consultant at Westmead Hospital, Australia and heads the Clinical Mycology service.
She is certified in Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and including in the area of pathogen genomics. Her research interests include the epidemiology, novel methods in diagnosis and management of a broad range invasive fungal disease, antimicrobial resistance and in new antifungal drug development.
Sharon Chen is a founding member and past co-chair of the Australia and New Zealand Mycoses Interest Group which is dedicated to education and translational research in mycology. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the US Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium (MSGERC), and has actively participated in the Global ECMM-led guidelines on invasive fungal infections. She has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and is reviewer for numerous scientific journal. She is an Editorial board member for Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and Associate Editor for the journal, Pathology.
She was appointed Editor in Chief of Medical Mycology in 2021.
Sharon Chen PhD, MBBS
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services
ICPMR | NSW Health Pathology
Level 3 ICPMR Building, Westmead Hospital
Darcy Road, Westmead, NSW 2145, AUSTRALIA
Adilia Warris MD
Professor Adilia Warris is a paediatric infectious diseases specialist with a specific interest in medical mycology. She is co-director of the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Exeter. She is a part-time paediatric infectious diseases consultant in Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Prof Warris’ research profile has a strong translational focus and specific areas of interest include the host-fungus interaction in specific patient groups, the development of new management strategies for invasive fungal disease, paediatric antifungal stewardship and the epidemiology of fungal infections in children. Prof Warris chairs the European Paediatric Mycology Network (EPMyN) and leads the Fungal Infection Scientific Content Area within PENTA Child Health.
She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Medical Mycology and Medical Mycology Case Reports journal and has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers and contributed to several book chapters both nationally and internationally. She is a tutor in the Oxford PG-Diploma Paediatric Infectious Diseases and a member of the organizing committee of the yearly ESPID-Oxford Course Infection & Immunity in Children.
Prof Warris is actively involved in the development of various international guidelines (ECIL, ESCMID-ECMM) and Consensus Definitions (EORTC) targeted at the diagnosis and management of invasive fungal infections. In 2020 she was appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Medical Mycology Case Reports.
Professor Adilia Warris, MD PhD FRCPCH FECMM
Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist
Co-director MRC Centre for Medical Mycology
Consultant Great Ormond Street Hospital London
MRC Centre for Medical Mycology
University of Exeter, Geoffrey Pope Building,
Rm 318, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QD
Tel: +44(0)1392 727593