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Carol Munro

Project Partner
Aberdeen Fungal Group, Institute of Medical Sciences
AB25 2ZD
United Kingdom

Carol Munro has a personal chair in Microbiology at the University of Aberdeen. She is a Principal Investigator within the Aberdeen Fungal group and research coordinator for the Graduate School of the College of Life Sciences and Medicine. She is deputy Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Yeast Research and an editor of Fungal Genetics and Biology, and Microbiology. Carol will chair the next FEBS Advanced Course in Human Fungal Pathogens in 2017. She was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (UK) in 2010. The research of the Munro group is centred upon fungal cell wall biosynthesis and its regulation and role in pathogenesis. In particular understanding how the wall is remodelled in response to echinocandin drugs and the role the cell wall proteome plays in drug susceptibility and interactions with the host. In collaboration with Christophe d’Enfert the Munro group have generated a Candida albicans ORFeome library to improve functional genomics. Carol is also involved in a number of drug discovery projects with industrial partners NovaBiotics Ltd.


Supervised projects
This ESR's goal will be to identify antifungal resistance biomarkers in main pathogenic Candida species and the isolation and assessment of llama antibodies against selected candidate biomarkers.