Universität zu Köln
Danila Seidel, PhD, is a researcher at the University Hospital of Cologne. She received her PhD for her work in the field of translational genomics on the re-classification of lung cancer based on genetic alterations in the largest tumor cohort worldwide at that time and moving new cancer targets into clinical trials. Research results were published in Nature Genetics, Science Translational Medicine and Cell amongst others. She contributed to the substantial change towards precision medicine. Since then, her research interests are the epidemiology of infectious diseases, with a special interest in rare invasive fungal infections.
She manages the global registry on invasive fungal infections FungiScope® at the University Hospital of Cologne, which has been initiated by Prof. Oliver A. Cornely in early 2000 as an ECMM/ISHAM working group. Since then, several epidemiological studies have been conducted in collaboration with the partners and active members of the registry worldwide. With her work she promotes national and international research on the epidemiology of fungal infections and authored and co-authored numerous publications in this field. She was involved in the One World – One Guideline initiative for the diagnosis and management of rare fungal infections. She is a regular reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.
She is a member of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), the International Society of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM), the European Hematology Association – SWG Infections in Hematology, and the German speaking Mycological Society (DMykG).