Kings College Hospital
Dr. Schelenz graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, in 1992 where she also studied for her MD in the department of Paediatric Pulmonology and Immunology. In 1997 she obtained her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine studying the subject of host response to Aspergillosis and Cyptococcosis.
Since then she specialised in the field of Medical Microbiology. She is currently a consultant microbiologist at Kings College Hospital in London where she is the laboratory director and clinical lead for Infection Sciences.
Her main clinical and research interests focus on medical mycology in particularly fungal infections in the immunocompromised patient (haematological malignancies, CAR-T and solid organ transplantations). She has an active research group and published extensively in the field of medical mycology and acts as a referee for peer review medical journals and grant awarding bodies.
Silke is chair of the UK clinical mycology networks/Public Health England, Member of the Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Programme Board (NHSE, department of health), Antifungal resistance and consumption subgroup member (PHE/Department of Health), Council member of the British Society for Medical Mycology, RCPath Specialty advisory committee member, Standards in microbiology steering committee member for setting UK Standard Operating Procedures and project group member of NHS England Specialised Commissioning – Antifungal Stewardship.