National Mycology Reference Centre
The National Mycology Reference Centre is actively involved in the teaching of medical mycology to undergraduate medical students, post-graduate medical students undergoing specialist training in microbiology, infectious diseases and dermatology, and medical technologists and scientists.
The Centre also hosts a regular national course in medical mycology. Mycology Online is an extension of the reference and teaching activities of the Centre.
Other functions include:
- The provision of the medical mycology component of the Quality Assurance Programme organized by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia which currently reaches over 120 laboratories situated in Australasia, South East Asia and Oceania; and
- The maintenance of a reference collection of medically important fungi for teaching and research purposes.
|Dr Sarah Kidd|
|National Mycology Reference Centre
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Adelaide SA 5000
|Tel: +61 8 8222 3000
The National Mycology Reference Centre has research interests in the following areas:
- Antifungal drug discovery.
- Antifungal susceptibility testing.
- Surveillance for emerging antifungal resistance.
- Ecological and epidemiological studies on Candida, Cryptococcus, Scedosporium, Fusarium, Aspergillus and the dermatophytes.
- Testing Available
Name Position Sarah Kidd Head, National Mycology Reference Centre,
Helen Alexiou Medical Scientist Ian Ross Medical Scientist Rotational Staff Sonia Kralj Technical Officer Scott Robson Technical Officer Helen Fry Technical Officer Emeritus Mycologist David Ellis Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide
The National Mycology Reference Centre does not provide patient consultations or referrals. Individuals with concerns about fungal infection should seek advice from a registered healthcare professional. Information is provided for education and scientific purposes only and is not intended to replace advice from a registered healthcare professional. Information about a service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement.