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Presenter: P. Donnelly

J Peter Donnelly is a microbiologist and coordinator of Studies in Supportive Care in the Department of Haematology at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands. After graduating with a BSc from Glasgow University, UK, he worked as a technician at Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, gaining membership to the Institute of Biology and also fellowship to the Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (now the Institute of Biomedical Science). He then became a researcher at Hammersmith Hospital London where he conducted several clinical trials and undertook research into infections of the neutropenic patient. He moved to the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, where he gained his PhD and ran many clinical trials of treatment a prophylaxis together with Professor Ben de Pauw including those involving invasive fungal disease culminating in the formulation of the EORTC/MSG definitions of invasive fungal disease particular. Dr Donnelly has published over 150 articles and several book chapters. He is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy as well as a section editor of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology, United Kingdom. He chairs both the Infectious Diseases Group of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Infectious Diseases Group and the European Aspergillus PCR Initiative – a Working Group of the International Society of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM). He is also secretary to the ISHAM, as well as being a member of the Infectious Diseases Working Party of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Besides invasive fungal diseases his other interests include optimising supportive care in cancer, understanding the role of mucosal barrier injury, fever and infection, as well as establishing the validity and utility of diagnostic tests for infection.

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University:Radboud University Nijmegen

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