Microbiology, Westmead Hospital
Sharon Chen is the Director, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services at Westmead Hospital, Sydney which incorporates reference laboratories in Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology and public health. She also heads the Infectious Diseases service for organ transplantation, and the Clinical Mycology service.
Her commitments outside the hospital have included: executive member of the Australia and New Zealand Mycoses Interest Group (ANZMIG), steering committee member of the National Antimicrobial Committee of Australia, co-convenor of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) working group on Scedosporium and scedosporiosis. She serves on the Board of Directors for the US Mycoses Study Group, and a site CI for the ISHAM European fungal PCR Initiative She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
Dr. Chen has an active research interest in the surveillance and tracking of fungal and transplant-related infections using genomics, infection prevention in immunocompromised hosts, and on novel laboratory technologies, new antifungal agents and resistance to antifungal agents. She has also contributed to writing national and international guidelines for the management of fungal infections.
Disclosure: F2G Ltd (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Grant/Research Support
Friday, October 23, 2020
2:45pm – 4:00pm EDT