Michaela Lackner

Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI)

Michaela Lackner is Assistant Professor at the Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology (HMM) at the Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI), Innsbruck. Austria. Since 2017, she heads the Mycological Research Group at the HMM. She completed her Master in natural sciences and her PhD with excellence at the University of Innsbruck (LFU) in 2007 and 2010, respectively. As a PhD student she built YISHAM (https://www.isham.org/about-isham/young-isham) network for young scientists in the field of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM). Since 2007, she has a strong interest in fungal pathogens, particularly in the development of novel diagnostic tools, taxonomy of fungal pathogens and in understanding antifungal resistance mechanisms. She is convenor of the ECMM-ISHAM working group on Pseudallescheria/Scedosporium infections and the ISHAM working group of ISHAM Working Group Nomenclature of Clinical Fungi. Lackner has authored numerous in the field and teaching medical and science graduates and undergraduates. In 2016, she completed her habilitation in Hygiene and Medical Microbiology at the MUI.

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