Ministry of Health, Directorate General of Health Services
Abdullah Al-Hatmi, senior specialist microbiologist and has specialized in medical mycology. He graduated from the University of Cardiff, the UK. In 2016, he obtained his PhD with outstanding merits in medical mycology from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on the topic of “Phylogeny, diagnostics and antifungal susceptibility of clinically relevant Fusarium species”. Dr. Al-Hatmi’s expertise involve: clinical advice/counselling, diagnosis, treatment and prevention, isolation and identification of fungal pathogens and diagnostics including serology, antifungal susceptibility testing, the use of molecular methods and bioinformatics within these fields, antifungal therapy, antifungal stewardship and laboratory management.
His current research interests are laboratory diagnosis of fungal infections (yeasts and moulds) including molecular based methods, fungal taxonomy and barcoding, antifungal susceptibility testing, resistance mechanisms against antifungals, epidemiology and fungal immunology. He is author of more than 70 research and review papers. He is a regular reviewer for several top peer-reviewed journals in the field. He is involved in the ISHAM working groups Clinical Fusarium. He is a member of International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM); Netherlands Society for Medical Microbiology (KNVM); Netherlands Society of Medical Mycology (NVMY) and European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).