The Fisher Lab are a research group. They are based at Imperial College London’s Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. They are working in Emerging Fungal Pathogens. Their group is focused on developing genomic, epidemiological and experimental models to uncover the factors driving these diseases, and to attempt to develop new methods of control.
Current interests include:
- Mapping the global expansion of fungal disease.
- Research on the ecology and drivers of amphibian skin infecting chytrids.
- Tracing the evolution of drug- resistance in human fungal pathogens.
Jennifer Shelton, PhD student is currently working on the Autumn Air-Quinox project. This involves outdoor air-sampling on:
- 24th September, 2018
- 17th to 21st December 2018
- 20th March 2019
This is at patient’s homes and places of work. The aim of this research is to monitor for resistance to azole fungicides and map the results from across the UK.
This interactive map shows the location of the air samples collected on the Autumn Equinox in September. Blue indicates air samplers that did not grow colonies and green indicates those that did. Click on your points to see the number of Aspergillus fumigatus colonies that grew from your air sampler (NB: The colony-free air samplers are as fascinating to Jenny as those that grew colonies, as it shows that A.fumigatus isn’t omnipresent as she had assumed and it also reassures her that contamination is not an issue in this project).
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