Malassezia epidemiology and pathobiology


Dr. Bart Theelen, email
George Gaitanis
Annika Scheynius
Carol Munro


Malassezia Annual Report 2017



The objectives of the working group are to:

  1. Exchange and coordinate fundamental, epidemiological, and clinical research on Malassezia
  2. Discuss and set clinical standards on, for example, diagnostis and susceptibility testing
  3. Establish and maintain contact with the international Malassezia genome research consortium
  4. Write joint publications
  5. Organise meetings and sessions at congresses as appropriate



The working group have published or contributed to various publications (see below).

After the ISHAM 2018 congress, the working group held a meeting at the Westerdijk Institute to discuss the future of the working group and also its relationship to the Malassezia Research Consortium.  It was decided to merge the two groups and a report of the workshop can be found here, as well as a photo of the participants.


Annual report 2016 (Link to report)

 A Velegraki, C Cafarchia, G Gaitanis, R Iatta, T Boekhout. Malassezia infections in humans and animals: pathophysiology, detection, and treatment. PLoS Pathog. 2015 11(1): e1004523 (Link here to article)

A Kolecka et al.  Efficient identification of Malassezia yeasts by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Br J Dermatol. 2014 Feb;170(2):332-41. (Link here to the article)