Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University
Prof. Esther Segal is a graduate of Tel-Aviv University in Microbiology (M.Sc.) and of the University of Bern in Switzerland in Yeast Genetics (Ph.D.).She specialized in Medical Mycology in the USA at the CDC and NIH.
Prof. Segal worked in Clinical Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Industry and has a long lasting research and teaching career at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, as faculty member and past Chair of the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology.
Prof. Segal’s major research interests are opportunistic fungal infections with focus on adhesion to host tissues, ribosomal vaccines and experimental polyene antifungal drugs. She developed a substance to prevent adhesion and owns a patent on the invention. Her publications include a book on pathogenic yeasts, over 20 chapters in books and review articles and over 120 research articles.
Prof. Segal is President of the Israel Society of Medical Mycology and is member of the ECMM council. She served as Vice President of ISHAM and is an Honorary Member of ISHAM. Prof. Segal organized and chaired the 7th ECMM Conference and the 4th ECMM Educational Symposium.