Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services
Sharon Chen is the Director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, New South Wales Health Pathology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia with reference laboratories in Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology and public health. She also heads the Infectious Diseases service for bone marrow, and kidney-pancreas, transplantation, for renal medicine, and the Clinical Mycology service.
Her external commitments include Executive member, Australia and New Zealand Mycoses Interest Group (ANZMIG) and she is a committee member of the National Antimicrobial Committee, Australia, She is also the current secretary of the US Mycoses Study Group (MSG) Education and Research Consortium, co-convenor of the ISHAM working group on Scedosporium and scedosporiosis, and a member of the EORTC/MSG group updating fungal infection definitions.
Dr. Chen has an active research interest in the surveillance and tracking of fungal and other transplant-related infections, infection prevention in immunocompromised hosts, cystic fibrosis, modern laboratory methods and technologies, new antifungal agents and resistance to antimicrobial agents.