Ana Traven & Alex Andrianopoulos

The Eukaryotic Microbes SIG is focused on fostering interactions between researchers working on the molecular and cellular biology of all eukaryotic microbes (fungi and parasites).  It encompasses the breadth of eukaryotic microbial research including experimental model systems, pathogenic microbes and eukaryotic microbes relevant to biotechnology.

Ana Traven is an Associate Professor in the Infection and Immunity program of the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University. Her lab studies the molecular cell biology and host-pathogen interactions of the yeast Candida albicans.

Alex Andrianopoulos is a Professor of Genetics in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. His research is focused on the molecular genetic control of morphogenesis and growth in both model and pathogenic fungal systems.