Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Winter lecture: Professor Neil Gow FRS (University of Aberdeen) - Killer fungi: the grand challenge of medical mycology

  • Title:  Killer fungi: the grand challenge of medical mycology
  • When:  Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • Time:  5.30  - 6.30 pm, followed by a drinks reception
  • Location:  Informatics Forum, G.07, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB (campus map)
  • Speaker:  Professor Neil Gow, FRS FRSE, FSB, FAAM; Chair of Microbiology University of Aberdeen
  • Registration:  Please register on Eventbrite

Image courtesy of Ron Kurniawan, New Scientist


About the speaker

Prof. Neil Gow FRS, FMedSci, FRSE, FIBiol, FAAM

Professor Gow graduated with a B.Sc. from Edinburgh University in 1979 and a Ph.D. from Aberdeen University. He was a research fellow in Denver, before returning to Aberdeen as a faculty member in 1984.

He is a founding member of the Aberdeen Fungal Group and contributed to building this group to its current status as one of the largest centres of excellence for medical mycology. Recently the AFG acquired MRC Centre Status in Medical Mycology for which he is Co-Director for research (Director Professor Gordon Brown). Under his direction this group was awarded a Wellcome Trust Strategic to coordinate research and training activity and build capacity in the field of medical mycology and fungal immunology across the UK and in developing countries.

He holds a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award and, along with Daan van Aalten, a recent Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award. He is a fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, Institute of Biology, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the American Academy of Microbiologists and is a former President of the British Mycological Society and of of ISHAM (the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology).

He is the current President of the Microbiology Society (2016-2019). He was a recent Editor in Chief of Fungal Genetics and Biology and helped establish the new ISHAM journal Medical Mycology Case Reports. he will be Editor in Chief of a new Elsevier journal - The Cell Surface, that will launch in July 2017.

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