Malcolm Richardson PhD FRCPath

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Dr Malcolm Richardson is the Director of the Mycology Reference Centre at the University Hospital of South Manchester and an Honorary Professor of Medical Mycology at the University of Manchester.

He is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and of the Society of Biology. His clinical and laboratory investigations over the past 40 years have focused on the pathogenicity, diagnosis and epidemiology of superficial and systemic fungal infections. Major funding streams have included the European Union 5th Framework Programme Co-Operative Award and the Medical Research Council.

He has published 400 original articles, book chapters and reviews and is the author or editor of fifteen mycological textbooks and handbooks, including Fungal Infection: Diagnosis and Management, 4th Edition (2012), The Pocket Guide to Fungal infection, 3rd Edition (2011), andTherapeutic Guidelines in Systemic Fungal Infection, 4th Edition (2007). Malcolm Richardson is a frequent speaker and session chair at major international conferences in the fields of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases, and medical mycology. His professional duties have included being the Editor-in-Chief of Critical Reviews in Microbiology (2008 to 2014), a member of the European Food Safety Authority’s Working Group on the Qualified Presumption of Safety of Yeasts, a WHO Working Group on Dampness and Mould, and the management group of the UK Clinical Mycology Network. Malcolm Richardson has been actively supporting the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) in the capacity of General Secretary, Vice-President and President (2015-2018).