Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wieland Meyer

Head of the Molecular Mycology Research Laboratory

Contact details:
Molecular Mycology Research Laboratory           
CIDM, ICPMR, Level 3, Room3114A
Westmead Hospital
Darcy Road
Westmead, NSW, 2145
Phone: 61-2 98456895
Fax: 61-2-98915317


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Wieland Meyer



     Prof Wieland Meyer graduated in Genetics with a Diploma in Biology (MSc, suma cum laude), from the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), in 1986. He went on to complete his PhD (suma cum laude), at the same University in 1992. He undertook his postdoctorial studies in Prof. Thomas G. Mitchell's Laboratory at the Department of Microbiology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA, until 1995. Then, Wieland Meyer established the Molecular Mycology Research Laboratory at Westmead Hospital. The same year, he also established the Australian National Molecular Mycology Reference Laboratory. He was vice-president (1998-2002) and president (2002-2005) of the Australasian Mycological Society . He is also the Convener of the Mycology Special Interest Group of the Australian Society for Microbiology since 2002. Wieland Meyer is the vice-president of the International Mycological Association (IMA) since 2006.

     Wieland Meyer has written extensively (more than 80 articles and 3 books) on molecular epidemiology, phylogeny, genetics of pathogenic fungi, especially yeasts of the genera Candida and Cryptococcus and also filamentous fungi, such as Scedosporium. He has numerous national and international research collaborations covering a large number of different mycological projects. His research was and is supported by national and international grants including the DFG (Germany), Colciencias (Colombia), Genome Canada (Canada), CNRS (France) and NH&MRC (Australia).