Diagnostik- & Forschungsinstitut für Hygiene, Mikrobiologie und Umweltmedizin

One of the main research tasks in this research unit is to identify rare fungi that are undetectable with classical methods or detectable only using PCR testing and sequencing of characteristic genome segments. Not only identification but also phylogenetic connections are investigated, which guarantee insight into the "kinship" position of fungi pathogenic to humans and can also be applied to epidemiological problems. Also investigated are DNA mutations that may allow certain fungi to become resistant to antifungal agents.

Contact person

Ass.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr.med.
Karl Dichtl 
T: +43 316 385 73609