Leading International Fungal Infection (LIFE) has been supported by the 20 year old UK charity the Fungal Infection Trust. LIFE is dedicated to improving health in those with fungal disease (infection and allergy) through education. The overall goal is to greatly improve fungal infection outcomes in patients through healthcare professional awareness, diagnostic acumen, improved diagnosis and selection of the appropriate antifungal therapies, worldwide.
LIFE is led by Professor David Denning who has been caring for patients with fungal infection for over 25 years. He leads the National Aspergillosis Centre, UK and manages a clinical and laboratory research team.
He founded the Aspergillus Website (the encyclopaedic on-line resource), F2G Ltd (now developing a novel antifungal agent) and Myconostica Ltd (which pioneered commercial development of molecular testing for fungi) and is the Scientific Director of the Fungal Infection Trust, a UK charitable foundation.
He has advised and given educational talks on behalf of multiple pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies. He has published more than 500 papers, books and book chapters and lectures worldwide. He has successfully lead many major international collaborative science, diagnostic and treatment projects and clinical guidelines, with subsequent publication in Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. He is President of the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI.org) which has a mission to greatly improve outcomes for patients with fungal infections, through greater understanding of the burden of fungal diseases, advocacy for universal access to fungal diagnostic testing and antifungal therapies, and enhancing clinical skills through education.
Beth Bradshaw, Editor in Chief and lead writer.
Beth joined the team in 2017 as a Medical Writer & Web Manager. As well as LIFE Worldwide, she has worked on the Aspergillus & Aspergillosis website and the NAC Patients website. She previously worked as the Publications Manager for the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory and an Associate Medical Writer with Ashfield Healthcare Communications. Before that she completed her PhD in molecular microbiology (antibiotic discovery and Streptomyces chromatin-like proteins) at the John Innes Centre (UEA) and a postdoc in yeast synthetic biology at TU Delft (Netherlands).
- David Perlin
- Thomas Harrison
- Malcolm Richardson
- Juan Luis Rodríguez Tudela
- Arunaloke Chakrabarti
- Arnaldo Lopes Colombo
- Tania Sorrell
A new version of the LIFE Worldwide is currently under construction and will go live in summer 2019. Visit http://fungaleducation.org/ to track our progress!