Prof. Fritz Muhlschlegel
Fritz Mühlschlegel is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) and Fellow of the Society of Biology (FRSB). He is the Director of the National Laboratory of Health in Luxembourg (www.lns.lu). He is Honorary Professor in Microbiology at the University of Kent, where he is a member of the Kent Fungal Group. Fritz qualified in medicine in Berlin and additionally gained an MD in experimental Tropical Medicine. He conducted field-studies in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea and laboratory work in the Netherlands and Germany. His postgraduate clinical training in medical microbiology took place at major University Teaching Hospitals in Hannover and Würzburg. He won a fellowship, funded by the German Research Council (DFG), in Molecular Mycology at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and obtained a Doctorate (Habilitation) in fungal molecular biology from the University of Würzburg. In 2001 he moved to the University of Kent where he was appointed full Professor in Medical Microbiology in 2007. From 2010 – 2017 he worked as Consultant Microbiologist, then Head of Service in Microbiology and finally Clinical Director of Pathology at East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His research interests include diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections and molecular mechanisms that regulate fungal virulence.