Juergen Prattes

University of Cologne

Juergen Prattes, M.D., has received his medical degree from the Medical University in Graz, Austria in 2013 and has since been working at the Section of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. Following medical school, Dr. Prattes also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Medical University in Graz. He has obtained his venia docendi in 2018 in internal medicine. Infectious diseases biomarker research, with special focus on fungal biomarkers, is one of his main research interests, where he authored numerous publications and gave numerous lectures in national and international conferences.  Besides patient care and research, Dr. Prattes is dedicated to train undergraduate and post-graduate students in infectious diseases.

He is a board member of the Austrian Society of Medical Mycology (ÖGMM), member of the German speaking Mycological Society (DMykG), of the Fungal Infection Study Group of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (EFISG), of the SWG Infections in Hematology of the European Hematology Association (EHA) and of the Infection Study Group of the German Society for Hematology and Oncology (AGIHO). He has been serving as reviewer for numerous international scientific journals and serves as associate editor for Frontiers in Microbiology. Dr. Prattes is recipient of many national and international awards such as TIMM – ECMM Young Investigators Travel Award in 2017 and 2015, the ID Week Trainee Award in 2016, the ICAAC/ICC 2015 Infectious Disease Fellows Grant in 2015 and the Researcher of the Year at the Medical University of Graz in 2018.

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