Dr Mahmoud Ghannoum received MSc in Medicinal Chemistry and PhD in Microbial Physiology from University of Technology in England, and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case. Presently he is a tenured Professor and Director of the Center for Medical Mycology, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UH) where he established a multidisciplinary disciplinary Center of Excellence that combines basic and translational research investigating microbes from the test tube to the bedside. He is also a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and past President of the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas (MMSA). In 2016, Dr Ghannoum received the Rohda Benham Award presented for his continuous outstanding and meritorious contributions to medical mycology from the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas and he also received the Freedom to Discover Award from Bristol-Myers Squibb for his work on microbial biofilms. In 2017, he was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
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Reporting from the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID, April 22–25, Vienna, Austria), in this podcast we speak to Mahmoud Ghannoum about the importance of fungal research, and of considering the interactions between fungi and bacteria.