Neil’s research speciality is in medical mycology and, in particular, the study of the biology and immunology of fungi that cause life-threatening infections. He has received extensive Wellcome-funded support for his studies of the cell wall of fungal pathogens as a target for the development of antifungal drugs and for immune recognition.
Adilia is a Professor in Paediatric Infectious Diseases with a specific interest in medical mycology. She is co-director of the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Exeter and a consultant in paediatric infectious diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. Adilia’s research profile has a strong translational focus and specific areas of interest include the host-fungus interaction in specific patient groups with an emphasis on Aspergillus species; the unique interaction of A. nidulans and the Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) host, including Aspergillus infections in people with cystic fibrosis, the development of new management strategies for invasive fungal disease in children, the epidemiology of invasive fungal infections in children, the pharmacology of antifungals in paediatrics, antifungal resistance and antifungal stewardship.