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Professor David Denning - personal details

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Role: Professor of Infectious Diseases in Global Health

Location: Faculty of Life Sciences,ERC University Hospital of South Manchester, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9LT




  • Practising physician at one of Manchester's University Hospitals with expertise in fungal infections, particularly aspergillosis, antifungal resistance, the treatment of fungal infection and infection in the immunocompromised patient
  • Graduate of Guys Hospital London in 1980, with training in medicine, paediatrics, gastroenteroloy, haematology, infectious diseases and clinical microbiology, including a 3 year fellowship at Stanford University with Professor David Stevens (1987-1990)
  • Author of >300 research papers and chapters, mostly on fungal disease, resistance in fungi and treatment of fungal infection.
  • Co-author of ‘Medicine' with Professor Paul O'Neil and Dr Tim Dornan, an undergraduate textbook of medicine now in its third edition (2007).
  • Author of 20 citation classics (>100 citations)
  • Personal citation index of 8041 (March 2005)
  • Research grant income to Manchester University >£7M since 1990
  • Director of Regional Mycology Laboratory, Manchester at Wythenshawe Hospital
  • Co-ordinator of the International Genome Sequencing project for Aspergillus fumigatus (funded by NIH, Wellcome Trust and Spanish government) 1997-2005
  • Founder and Editor of Aspergillus Website (1998-)
  • Consultant (current or past) to multiple pharmaceutical companies with regard to antifungal drug discovery including Merck, Pfizer, Schering Plough, Oxford Glycosciences and Astellas.
  • Founder of F2G Ltd, an antifungal drug discovery company spun out from Manchester University (1998-) and Myconostica, developing and commercialising molecular diagnostics for fungal disease (2006-).
  • Listed in Who's Who in the World since 1996/7 Listed in Who's Who in Healthcare since 1997. Listed in Who's Who in Science and Technology since 2005
  • Chairman of several international conferences: Trends in Invasive Fungal Infection (x3 1993, 1997 and 1999); Advances against Aspergillosis (x3 2004, 2006 and 2008); Aspergillus Genetics and Genomes Focus Meeting 2004; and other smaller meetings and sessions at major congresses.