Professor Wieland Meyer

Professor
Medicine, Westmead Clinical School
Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research

Telephone +61 2 9845 6895
Fax +61 2 9891 5317

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International links

Brazil

(Centro de Biotechnigia, UFRGS, Porto Alegre) Prof. Marlene Henning-Vainstein: Collaborative research on Fungal pathogenesis

Brazil

(Fondacion Oswaldo Cruze, Riode Janeiro) A/Prof. Marcia Lazera, Dr. Bodo Wanke and Dr. Luciana Trilles Collaborative development of multilocus sequence typing (MLST) for improved cryptococcal strain typing and molecular epidemiology

Brazil

(Instituto Adolfo Lutz, Sao Paulo) Dr. Marcia Menhem: Collaborative research on the molecular epidemiology of Cryptococcosis

Colombia

(Instituto National De Salud, Bogota) Patricia Escandon: Collaborative development of multilocus sequence typing (MLST) for improved cryptococcal strain typing and molecular epidemiology

Colombia

(Universidad El Bosque, Bogota) A/Prof. Elizabeth Castaneda Collaborative development of multilocus sequence typing (MLST) for improved cryptococcal strain typing and molecular epidemiology

France

(Institute Pasteur de Lille, Lille) Dr. Laurence Delhaes: Collaborative research on Scedosporium typing

Germany

(Robert Koch Institut, Berlin) Dr. Kathrin Tintelnot: Collaborative investigation of the molecular epidemiology of Cryptococcus and the emerging human fungal pathogen Scedosporium

Greece

(National Greek University, Athens, Greece) A/Prof. Aristea Velegraki: Collaborative research for improved molecular fungal identification methods, and development of on online ITS database

Japan

(Chiba University, China, Japan) Prof. Yuzuru Mikami and Prof. Kazuko Nishimura: Collaborative development of multilocus microsatellite typing (MLMT) for improved cryptococcal strain typing

Mexico

(University of Mexico City, Mexico City) Dr. Ruben Lopez and Dr. Laura Castañón-Olivares: Collaborative research on the molecular epidemiology of Cryptococcosis

Netherlands

(CBS - Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands) Dr. Teun Boekhout: Collaborative research on the molecular epidemiology and typing of Cryptococcosis

Netherlands

(CBS - Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands) Dr. Vincent Robert: Collaborative development of Computer programs formolecular fungal identification (web based ITS database)

Peru

(Instituto Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Lima) Dr. Beatriz Bustamante: Collaborative research on the molecular epidemiology of Cryptococcosis

Russia

(Kashkin Institute of Mycology, St. Petersburg,) Dr. Natalya V. Vasilyeva: Collaborative research on the molecular epidemiology of Cryptococcosis

South Africa

(National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg) Dr. Nelesh Govender: Collaborative research on the molecular epidemiology of cryptococcosis

Spain

(Mycology Unit, Medical School, Rovira I Virgili University, Reus) Prof. Josep Guarra, and Dr. Josep Cano: Collaborative development of multilocus sequence typing (MLST) for improved Scedosporium strain typing and molecular epidmeiology

Thailand

(Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok) A/Prof. Ariya Chindamporn: Collaborative research on the molecular epidemiology of Cryptococcus

Thailand

(Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok) Prof. Angkana Chaiprasert: Medical Mycology Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis

United States

(Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC) Prof. John Perfect; Collaborative research on fungal pathogenesis

United States

(Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC) Prof. Thomas G. Mitchell and A/Prof. Anastasia Livinseva: Collaborative development of multuilocus sequence typing (MLST) for improved cryptococcal strain typing and molecular epidemiology

United States

(NIH, Bethesda, MD,) Dr. June Kwon-Chung: Collaborative development of multilocus sequence typing (MLST) for improved cryptococcal strain typing and molecular epidmeiology

Selected grants

2013

  • Building multidisciplinary research linkages - the University of Sydney and Chulalongkorn University Symposium; Meyer W, Dietz H, Freckelton L, George J, Gurney H, Hyett J, Snowdon J, Napathorn S, Chaisamran U, Chindamporn A, Srikiatkhachorn A; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2012

  • Functional genomic analyses of emerging Cryptococcus subtypes in North America; Meyer W; National Institutes of Health (USA)/Research Support.
  • Discovering the genetic basis of fungal virulence; Meyer W, Huttley G, Sorrell T, Nevalainen H, Kwon-Chung K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • DNA barcoding of pathogenic fungi as the basis for the development of novel standardized diagnostic tools; Meyer W, Robert V, Ellis D, Chen S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2008

  • The importance of the infecting fungal strain in disease severity: Cryptococcus as a predictive mode; Meyer W; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.
  • The Medical Mycology Fungal Culture Collection as the basis to study the correlation between fungal genotype and disease severity; Meyer W; Westmead Hospital/Charitable Trust.

2007

  • Is there a linkage between genotype and clinical phenotype of pathogenic fungi ? - Global MLST/MLMT typing of the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex as a model system.; Meyer W; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

2005

  • Phylogeny as a basis for molecular identification of pathogenic fungi; Meyer W, Ellis D, Robert V, Ellis D, Vincent R; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2000

  • Genetic and biochemical characterisation of cryptococcal phospholipases; Meyer W, Lee K, Wright L, Sorrell T; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Malik, R., Krockenberger, M., OBrien, C., Carter, D., Meyer, W., Canfield, P. (2011). Veterinary Insights into Cryptococcosis Caused by Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. In J. Heitman, T Kozel, K. Kwon-Chung, J. Perfect and A. Casadevall (Eds.), Cryptococcus: From Human Pathogen to Model Yeast, (pp. 489-504). Washington, United States of America: ASM Press.

Journals

  • Singer, L., Meyer, W., Firacative, C., Thompson III, G., Samitz, E., Sykes, J. (2014). Antifungal drug susceptibility and phylogenetic diversity among Cryptococcus isolates from dogs and cats in North America. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 52(6), 2061-2070. [More Information]
  • Engelthaler, D., Hicks, N., Gillece, J., Roe, C., Schupp, J., Driebe, E., Gilgado, F., Carriconde, F., Trilles, L., Firacative, C., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Pérez-Bercoff, A., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W., et al (2014). Cryptococcus gattii in North American Pacific Northwest: Whole-Population Genome Analysis Provides Insights into Species Evolution and Dispersal. mBio, 5(4), e01464. [More Information]
  • Chen, S., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T. (2014). Cryptococcus gattii Infections. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 27(4), 980-1024. [More Information]
  • Vandeputte, P., Ghamrawi, S., Rechenmann, M., Iltis, A., Giraud, S., Fleury, M., Thornton, C., Delhaes, L., Meyer, W., Papon, N., et al (2014). Draft Genome Sequence of the Pathogenic Fungus Scedosporium apiospermum. Genome Announcements, 2(5), pii: e00988-14.
  • Firacative, C., Duan, S., Meyer, W. (2014). Galleria mellonella Model Identifies Highly Virulent Strains among All Major Molecular Types of Cryptococcus gattii. PLoS One, 9(8), e105076. [More Information]
  • Trilles, L., Wang, B., Firacative, C., Lazera, M., Wanke, B., Meyer, W. (2014). Identification of the Major Molecular Types of Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii by Hyperbranched Rolling Circle Amplification. PLoS One, 9(4), e94648.
  • Maduro, A., Mansinho, K., Teles, F., Silva, I., Meyer, W., Martins, M., Inacio, J. (2014). Insights on the genotype distribution among Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii Portuguese clinical isolates. Current Microbiology, 68(2), 199-203. [More Information]
  • Danesi, P., Drigo, I., Iatta, R., Firacative, C., Capelli, G., Cafarchia, C., Meyer, W. (2014). MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of veterinary non-C. neoformans-C. gattii Cryptococcus spp. isolates from Italy. Medical Mycology, 52(6), 659-666. [More Information]
  • Thompson III, G., Albert, N., Hodge, G., Wilson, M., Sykes, J., Bays, D., Firacative, C., Meyer, W., Kontoyiannis, D. (2014). Phenotypic differences of cryptococcus molecular types and their implications for virulence in a drosophila model of infection. Infection and Immunity, 82(7), 3058-3065. [More Information]
  • Hagen, F., Ceresini, P., Polacheck, I., Ma, H., Van Nieuwerburgh, F., Gabaldon, T., Kagan, S., Pursall, R., Hoogveld, H., van lersel, L., Meyer, W., et al (2013). Ancient Dispersal of the Human Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus gattii from the Amazon Rainforest. PLoS One, 8(8), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Chen, S., Korman, T., Slavin, M., Marriott, D., Byth Wilson, K., Bak, N., Currie, B., Hajkowicz, K., Heath, C., Kidd, S., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T., et al (2013). Antifungal therapy and management of complications of cryptococcosis due to Cryptococcus gattii. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(4), 543-551. [More Information]
  • Middleton, P., Chen, S., Meyer, W. (2013). Fungal infections and treatment in cystic fibrosis. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 19(6), 670-675. [More Information]
  • Khayhan, K., Hagen, F., Pan, W., Simwami, S., Fisher, M., Wahyuningsih, R., Chakrabarti, A., Chowdhary, A., Ikeda, R., Taj-Aldeen, S., Meyer, W., Trilles, L., et al (2013). Geographically Structured Populations of Cryptococcus neoformans Variety grubii in Asia Correlate with HIV Status and Show a Clonal Population Structure. PLoS One, 8(9), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Nankivell (Nankievell), B., Firacative, C., Kable, K., Chen, S., Meyer, W. (2013). Molecular Epidemiology Linking Multi-Hospital Clusters of Opportunistic Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(7), 1058-1059. [More Information]
  • Kaocharoen, S., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Firacative, C., Trilles, L., Piyabongkarn, D., Banlunara, W., Poonwan, N., Chaiprasert, A., Meyer, W., Chindamporn, A. (2013). Molecular Epidemiology Reveals Genetic Diversity amongst Isolates of the Cryptococcus neoformans/C.gattii Species Complex in Thailand. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7(7), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Robert, V., Vu, D., Amor, A., van de Wiele, N., Brouwer, C., Jabas, B., Szoke, S., Dridi, A., Triki, M., ben Daoud, S., Irinyi, L., Meyer, W., et al (2013). MycoBank gearing up for new horizons. IMA Fungus, 4(2), 371-379. [More Information]
  • de Hoog, S., Haase, G., Chaturvedi, V., Walsh, T., Meyer, W., Lackner, M. (2013). Taxonomy of medically important fungi in the molecular era. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 13(5), 385-386. [More Information]
  • Chen, S., Slavin, M., Heath, C., Playford, E., Byth Wilson, K., Marriott, D., Kidd, S., Bak, N., Currie, B., Hajkowicz, K., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T., et al (2012). Clinical Manifestations of Cryptococcus gattii Infection: Determinants of Neurological Sequelae and Death. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 55(6), 789-798. [More Information]
  • Trilles, L., Meyer, W., Wanke, B., Guarro, J., Lazera, M. (2012). Correlation of antifungal susceptibility and molecular type within the Cryptococcus neoformans/C. gattii species complex. Medical Mycology, 50(3), 328-332. [More Information]
  • Aminnejad, M., Diaz, M., Arabatzis, M., Castaneda, E., Lazera, M., Velegraki, A., Marriott, D., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W. (2012). Identification of Novel Hybrids Between Cryptococcus neoformans var.grubii VNI and Cryptococcus gattii VGII. Mycopathologia, 173(5-6), 337-346. [More Information]
  • Firacative, C., Trilles, L., Meyer, W. (2012). MALDI-TOF MS Enables the Rapid Identification of the Major Molecular Types within the Cryptococcus neoformans/C. gattii Species Complex. PLoS One, 7(5), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Wynne, J., Klause, S., Stadler, C., Pye, G., Meyer, W., Sykes, J. (2012). Preshipment testing success: Resolution of a nasal sinus granuloma in a captive koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) caused by Cryptococcus gattii. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 43(4), 939-942. [More Information]
  • Deo, S., Clancy, L., Blyth, E., Meyer, W., Gottlieb, D. (2012). Robust polyfunctional T-helper 1 responses to multiple fungal antigens from a cell population generated using an environmental strain of Aspergillus fumigatus. Cytotherapy, 14(9), 1119-1130. [More Information]
  • Trivedi, S., Sykes, J., Cannon, M., Wisner, E., Meyer, W., Sturges, B., Dickinson, P., Johnson, L. (2011). Clinical features and epidemiology of cryptococcosis in cats and dogs in california: 93 cases (1988-2010). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 239(3), 357-369. [More Information]
  • Carriconde, F., Gilgado, F., Arthur, I., Ellis, D., Malik, R., van de Weile, N., Robert, V., Currie, B., Meyer, W. (2011). Clonality and α-a Recombination in the Australian Cryptococcus gattii VGII Population - An Emerging Outbreak in Australia. PLoS One, 6(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Ngamskulrungroj, P., Price, J., Sorrell, T., Perfect, J., Meyer, W. (2011). Cryptococcus Gattii Virulence Composite: Candidate Genes Revealed by Microarray Analysis of High and Less Virulent Vancouver Island Outbreak Strains. PLoS One, 6(1), e16076 - 1-e16076 - 12. [More Information]
  • Harun, A., Blyth, C., Gilgado, F., Middleton, P., Chen, S., Meyer, W. (2011). Development and Validation of a Multiplex PCR for Detection of Scedosporium spp. in Respiratory Tract Specimens from Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49(4), 1508-1512. [More Information]
  • Walraven, C., Gerstein, W., Hardison, S., Wormley, F., Lockhart, S., Harris, J., Fothergill, A., Wickes, B., Gober-Wilcox, J., Massie, L., Firacative, C., Meyer, W., et al (2011). Fatal Disseminated Cryptococcus gattii Infection in New Mexico. PLoS One, 6(12), e28625-1-e28625-8. [More Information]
  • Ong, A., Blyth, C., Bency, R., Vicaretti, M., Harun, A., Meyer, W., Shingde, M., Gilroy, N., Chapman, J., Chen, S. (2011). Fatal mycotic aneurysms due to scedosporium and pseudallescheria infection. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49(5), 2067-2071. [More Information]
  • Trivedi, S., Malik, R., Meyer, W., Sykes, J. (2011). Feline Cryptococcosis: Impact of current research on clinical management. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 13(3), 163-172. [More Information]
  • D'Souza, C., Kronstad, J., Taylor, G., Warren, R., Yuen, M., Hu, G., Jung, W., Sham, A., Kidd, S., Tangen, K., Meyer, W., Carter, D., et al (2011). Genome variation in Cryptococcus gattii, an emerging pathogen of immunocompetent hosts. mBio, 2(1), e00342-10-1-e00342-10-11. [More Information]
  • Ngamskulrungroj, P., Serena, C., Gilgado, F., Malik, R., Meyer, W. (2011). Global VGIIa isolates are of comparable virulence to the major fatal Cryptococcus gattii Vancouver Island outbreak genotype. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 17, 251-258. [More Information]
  • de Hoog, S., Robert, V., Lackner, M., Vehreschild, M., Vehreschild, J., Symoens, F., Göttlich-Fligg, E., Meyer, W., Chen, S., et al (2011). Making moulds meet. Information retrieval as a basis for understanding Pseudallescheria and Scedosporium. Mycoses, 54(Suppl 3), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Pinto, A., Halliday, C., Zahra, M., van Hal, S., Olma, T., Maszewska, K., Iredell, J., Meyer, W., Chen, S. (2011). Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry Identification of Yeasts Is Contingent on Robust Reference Spectra. PLoS One, 6(10), e25712-1-e25712-7. [More Information]
  • Phipps, L., Chen, S., Kable, K., Halliday, C., Firacative, C., Meyer, W., Wong, G., Nankivell (Nankievell), B. (2011). Nosocomial Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia: Lessons From a Cluster in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation, 92(12), 1327-1334. [More Information]
  • Chayakulkeeree, M., Johnston, S., Oei Bijosono, J., Lev, S., Williamson, P., Wilson, C., Zuo, X., Leal, A., Vainstein, M., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T., Djordjevic, J., et al (2011). SEC14 is a specific requirement for secretion of phospholipase B1 and pathogenicity of Cryptococcus neoformans. Molecular Microbiology, 80(4), 1088-1101. [More Information]
  • Harun, A., Gilgado, F., Chen, S., Meyer, W. (2010). Abundance of Pseudallescheria/Scedosporium species in the Australian urban environment suggests a possible source for scedosporiosis including the colonization of airways in cystic fibrosis. Medical Mycology, 48(O1), s70-s76. [More Information]
  • Blyth, C., Middleton, P., Harun, A., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W., Chen, S. (2010). Clinical associations and prevalence of Scedosporium spp. in Australian cystic fibrosis patients: identification of novel risk factors? Medical Mycology, 48(1), S37-S44. [More Information]
  • Sykes, J., Sturges, B., Cannon, M., Gericota, B., Higgins, R., Trivedi, S., Dickinson, P., Vernau, K., Meyer, W., Wisner, E. (2010). Clinical Signs, Imaging Features, Neuropathology, and Outcome in Cats and Dogs with Central Nervous System Cryptococcosis from California. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 24(6), 1427-1438. [More Information]
  • Muniz, M., Tavares, P., Meyer, W., Nosanchuk, J., Zancope-Oliveira, R. (2010). Comparison of Different DNA-Based Methods for Molecular Typing of Histoplasma capsulatum. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(13), 4438-4447. [More Information]
  • Blyth, C., Harun, A., Middleton, P., Sleiman, S., Lee, O., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W., Chen, S. (2010). Detection of Occult Scedosporium Species in Respiratory Tract Specimens from Patients with Cystic Fibrosis by Use of Selective Media. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(1), 314-316. [More Information]
  • Krockenberger, M., Malik, R., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Trilles, L., Escandon, P., Dowd, S., Allen, C., Himmelreich, U., Canfield, P., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W. (2010). Pathogenesis of pulmonary Cryptococcus gattii Infection: A Rat model. Mycopathologia, 170(5), 315-330. [More Information]
  • Choi, Y., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Varma, A., Sionov, E., Hwang, S., Carriconde, F., Meyer, W., Litvintseva, A., Lee, W., Shin, J., et al (2010). Prevalence of the VNIc genotype of Cryptococcus neoformans in non-HIV-associated cryptococcosis in the Republic of Korea. FEMS Yeast Research, 10(6), 769-778.
  • Harun, A., Serena, C., Gilgado, F., Chen, S., Meyer, W. (2010). Scedosporium aurantiacum is as virulent as S. prolificans, and shows strain-specific virulence differences, in a mouse model. Medical Mycology, 48(O1), S45-S51. [More Information]
  • Chen, S., Marriott, D., Playford, E., Nguyen, Q., Ellis, D., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T., Slavin, M. (2009). Candidaemia with uncommon Candida species: Predisposing factors, outcome, antifungal susceptibility, and implications for management. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 15(7), 662-669. [More Information]
  • van Hal, S., Gilgado, F., Doyle, T., Barratt, J., Stark, D., Meyer, W., Harkness, J. (2009). Clinical significance and phylogenetic relationship of novel Australian Pneumocystis jirovecii genotypes. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47(6), 1818-1823. [More Information]
  • Meyer, W., Aanensen, D., Boekhout,, T., Cogliati, M., Diaz, M., Esposto, C., Fisher, M., Gilgado, F., Hagen, F., Kaocharoen, S., Trilles, L., et al (2009). Consensus multi-locus sequence typing scheme for Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. Medical Mycology, 47(6), 561-570. [More Information]
  • Lucas, S., Da Luz Martins, M., Flores, O., Meyer, W., Spencer-Martins, I., Inacio, J. (2009). Differentiation of Cryptococcus neoformans varieties and Cryptococcus gattii using CAP59-based loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Online, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Harun, A., Chen, S., Meyer, W. (2009). Environmental isolation of Scedosporium species from the greater Sydney region - a link to the emergence of infections in Australia? Microbiology Australia, 30(1), 98-101.
  • Ngamskulrungroj, P., Gilgado, F., Faganello, J., Litvintseva, A., Leal, A., Tsui, K., Mitchell, T., Vainstein, M., Meyer, W. (2009). Genetic diversity of the Cryptococcus species complex suggests that Cryptococcus gattii deserves to have varieties. PLoS One, 4(6), e5862-e5862. [More Information]
  • Olivares, L., Martinez, K., Cruz, R., Martinez Rivera, M., Meyer, W., Arreguin Espinosa, R., Lopez Martinez, R., Palacios Y Santos, G. (2009). Genotyping of Mexican Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii isolates by PCR-fingerprinting. Medical Mycology, 47(7), 713-721. [More Information]
  • Harun, A., Perdomo, H., Gilgado, F., Chen, S., Cano, J., Guarro, J., Meyer, W. (2009). Genotyping of Scedosporium species: a review of molecular approaches. Medical Mycology, 47(4), 406-414. [More Information]
  • Faganello, J., Dutra, V., Schrank, A., Meyer, W., Schrank, I., Vainstein, M. (2009). Identification of genomic differences between Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii by Representational Difference Analysis (RDA). Medical Mycology, 47(6), 584-591. [More Information]
  • Ulrich, K., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Meyer, W. (2009). M13 PCR fingerprinting detects genetic instability of Cryptococcus gattii after passage through a rat model of infection. Australasian Mycologist, 28(1), 20-23.
  • Ngamskulrungroj, P., Meyer, W. (2009). Melanin production at 37C is linked to the high virulent Cryptoccocus gattii Vancouver Island outbreak genotype VGIIa. Australasian Mycologist, 28, 9-15.
  • Kidd, S., Ling, L., Meyer, W., Morrissey, C., Chen, S., Slavin, M. (2009). Molecular epidemiology of invasive aspergillosis: lessons learned from an outbreak investigation in an Australian hematology unit. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 30(12), 1223-1226. [More Information]
  • Blyth, C., Chen, S., Slavin, M., Serena, C., Nguyen, Q., Marriott, D., Ellis, D., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T. (2009). Not just little adults: candidemia epidemiology, molecular characterization, and antifungal susceptibility in neonatal and pediatric patients. Pediatrics (English Edition), 123(5), 1360-1368. [More Information]
  • Heath, C., Slavin, M., Sorrell, T., Handke, R., Harun, A., Phillips, M., Nguyen, Q., Delhaes, L., Ellis, D., Meyer, W., Chen, S., et al (2009). Population-based surveillance for scedosporiosis in Australia: Epidemiology, disease manifestations and emergence of Scedosporium aurantiacum infection. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 15(7), 689-693. [More Information]
  • Balajee, S., Borman, A., Brandt, M., Cano, J., Cuenca-Estrella, M., Dannaoui, E., Guarro, J., Haase, G., Kibbler, C., Meyer, W., et al (2009). Sequence-Based Identification of Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Mucorales Species in the Clinical Mycology Laboratory: Where Are We and Where Should We Go from Here? Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47(4), 877-884. [More Information]
  • Ngamskulrungroj, P., Himmelreich, U., Breger, J., Wilson, C., Chayakulkeeree, M., Krockenberger, M., Malik, R., Daniel, H., Toffaletti, D., Djordjevic, J., Meyer, W., et al (2009). The trehalose synthesis pathway: an integral part for the virulence composite for Cryptococcus gattii. Infection and Immunity, 77(10), 4584-4596. [More Information]
  • Ngamskulrungroj, P., Sorrell, T., Chindamporn, A., Poonwan, N., Chaiprasert, A., Meyer, W. (2008). Association between fertility and molecular sub-type of global isolates of Cryptococcus gattii molecular type VGII. Medical Mycology, 46(7), 655-673. [More Information]
  • Karaoglu, H., Lee, C., Carter, D., Meyer, W. (2008). Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for Cryptococcus neoformans. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8(5), 1136-1138.
  • Kaocharoen, S., Wang, B., Tsui, K., Trilles, L., Kong, F., Meyer, W. (2008). Hyperbranched rolling circle amplification as a rapid and sensitive method for species identification within the Cryptococcus species complex. Electrophoresis, 29(15), 3183-3191. [More Information]
  • Delhaes, L., Harun, A., Chen, S., Nguyen, Q., Slavin, M., Heath, C., Maszewska, K., Halliday, C., Robert, V., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W., et al (2008). Molecular typing of Australian Scedosporium isolates showing genetic variability and numerous S. aurantiacum. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 14(2), 282-290. [More Information]
  • Hanafy, A., Kaocharoen, S., Jover-Botella, A., Katsu, M., Iida, S., Kogure, T., Gonoi, T., Mikami, Y., Meyer, W. (2008). Multilocus microsatellite typing for Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii. Medical Mycology, 46(7), 685-696. [More Information]
  • dos Santos, W., Meyer, W., Wanke, B., Evangelista Costa, S., Trilles, L., Nascimento, J., Medeiros, R., Morales, B., De Carvalho Falei Bezerra, C., De Macêdo, R., et al (2008). Primary endemic Cryptococcosis gattii by molecular type VGII in the state of Pará, Brazil. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro. Memorias, 103(8), 813-818. [More Information]
  • Tsui, C., Daniel, H., Robert, V., Meyer, W. (2008). Re-examining the phylogeny of clinically relevant Candida species and allied genera based on multigene analyses. FEMS Yeast Research, 8(4), 651-659. [More Information]
  • Trilles, L., Lazera, M., Wanke, B., Oliveira, R., Barbosa, G., Nishikawa, M., Morales, B., Meyer, W. (2008). Regional pattern of the molecular types of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii in Brazil. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro. Memorias, 103(5), 455-462. [More Information]
  • Meyer, W. (2007). The emergence of Cryptococcus gattii VGII as a super killer? Microbiology Australia, 28, 70-71.
  • Escandon, P., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Meyer, W., Castaneda, E. (2006). In vitro mating of Colombian isolates of the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex. Biomedica, 27(2), 308-314. [More Information]
  • Medeiros Ribeiro, A., Silva, L., Schrank, I., Schrank, A., Meyer, W., Vainstein, M. (2006). Isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans serotype D from Eucalypts in South Brazil. Medical Mycology, 44(8), 707-713. [More Information]
  • Escandon, P., Sanchez, A., Martinez, M., Meyer, W., Castaneda, E. (2006). Molecular epidemiology of clinical and environmental isolates of the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex reveals a high genetic diversity and the presence of the molecular type VGII mating type a in Colombia. FEMS Yeast Research, 6(4), 625-635. [More Information]
  • Kluger, E., Karaoglu, H., Krockenberger, M., Della Torre, P., Meyer, W., Malik, R. (2006). Recrudescent cryptococcosis, caused by Cryptococcus gattii (molecular type VGII), over a 13-year period in a Birman cat. Medical Mycology, (44), 561-566. [More Information]
  • Campbell, L., Currie, B., Krockenberger, M., Malik, R., Meyer, W., Heitman, J., Carter, D. (2005). Clonality and recombination in genetically differentiated subgroups of Cryptococcus gattii. Eukaryotic Cell, 4(8), 1403-1409. [More Information]
  • Karaoglu, H., Lee, C., Meyer, W. (2005). Survey of Simple Sequence Repeats in Completed Fungal Genomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 22(3), 639-649. [More Information]
  • Kidd, S., Hagen, F., Tscharke, R., Huynh, M., Bartlett, K., Fyfe, M., MacDougall, L., Boekhout, T., Kwon-Chung, K., Meyer, W. (2004). A Rare Genotype Of Cryptococcus Gattii Caused The Cryptococcosis Outbreak On Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 101(49), 17258-17263.
  • Igreja, R., Dos Santos Lazera, M., Wanke, B., Galhardo, M., Kidd, S., Meyer, W. (2004). Molecular Epidemiology Of Cryptococcus Neoformans Isolates From Aids Patients Of The Brazilian City, Rio De Janeiro. Medical Mycology, 42(3), 229-238.
  • Katsu, M., Kidd, S., Ando, A., Moretti-Branchini, M., Mikami, Y., Nishimura, K., Meyer, W. (2004). The Internal Transcribed Spacers And 5.8S Rrna Gene Show Extensive Diversity Among Isolates Of The Cryptococcus Neoformans Species Complex. FEMS Yeast Research, 4(4-5), 377-388.
  • Mahoney, D., Gams, W., Meyer, W., Starink-Willemse, M. (2004). Umbelopsis Dimorpha N.Sp., A Link Between U. Vinacea And U. Versiformis. Mycological Research, 108(1), 107-111.
  • Meyer, W., Gams, W. (2003). Delimitation of umbelopsis (mucorales, umbelopsidaceae fam. nov.) based on ITS sequence and RFLP data. Mycological Research, 107(3), 339-350.
  • Daniel, H., Meyer, W. (2003). Evaluation of ribosomal RNA and actin gene sequences for the identification of ascomycetous yeasts. International Journal Of Food Microbiology, 86(1-2), 61-78.
  • Kidd, S., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W. (2003). Isolation of two molecualr types of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii from insect frass. Medical Mycology, 41(2), 171-176.
  • Casali, A., Goulart, L., Rosa e Silva, L., Medeiros Ribeiro, A., Amaral, A., Alves, S., Schrank, A., Meyer, W., Vainstein, M. (2003). Molecular typing of clinical and environmental cryptococcus neoformans isolates in the Brazilian state Rio Grande do Sul. FEMS Yeast Research, 3, 405-415.
  • Meyer, W., Castañeda, A., Jackson, S., Huynh, M., Castaneda, E. (2003). Molecular typing of IberoAmerican Cryptococcus neoformans isolates. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 9(2), 189-195.
  • Latouche, G., Huynh, M., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W. (2003). PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the phospholipase B (PLB1) gene for subtyping of cryptococcus neoformans isolates. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69(4), 2080-2086.
  • Lachance, M., Daniel, H., Meyer, W., Prasad, G., Gautam, S., Boundy-Mills, K. (2003). The D1/D2 domain of the large-subunit rDNA of the yeast species Clavispora lusitaniae is unusually polymorphic. FEMS Yeast Research, 4(3), 253-258. [More Information]
  • Meyer, W., Chen, S., Halliday, C. (2002). A review of nucleic acid-based diagnostic tests for systemic mycoses with an emphasis on polymerase chain reaction-based assays. Medical Mycology, 40(4), 333-357.
  • Malik, R., Alderton, B., Finlaison, D., Krockenberger, M., Karaoglu, H., Meyer, W., Martin, P., France, M., McGill, J., Lester, S., Obrien, C., Love, D. (2002). Cryptococcosis in ferrets: a diverse spectrum of clinical disease. Australian Veterinary Journal, 80(12), 749-755.
  • Latouche, G., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W. (2002). Isolation and characterisation of the phospholipase B gene of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii. FEMS Yeast Research, 2(4), 551-561.
  • Meyer, W., Boekhout,, T., Theelen, B., Diaz, M., Fell, J., Hop,, W., Abeln, E., Dromer, F. (2001). Hybrid genotypes in the pathogenic yeast cryptococcus neoformans. Microbiology, 147, 891-907.
  • Daniel, H., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W. (2001). Partial sequence analysis of the actin gene and its potential for studying the phylogeny of Candida species and their teleomorphs. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 51, 1593-1606.
  • Meyer, W., Sorrell, T., Maszewska, K. (2001). PCR fingerprinting: a convenient molecular tool to distinguish between candida duliniensis and Candida albicans. Medical Mycology, 39, 185-193.

Conferences

  • Krockenberger, M., Malik, R., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Dowd, S., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T. (2008). Pathogenesis of Cryptococcosis caused by Cryptococcus gattii in a Rat Model of Disease. 7th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis 2008.

2014

  • Singer, L., Meyer, W., Firacative, C., Thompson III, G., Samitz, E., Sykes, J. (2014). Antifungal drug susceptibility and phylogenetic diversity among Cryptococcus isolates from dogs and cats in North America. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 52(6), 2061-2070. [More Information]
  • Engelthaler, D., Hicks, N., Gillece, J., Roe, C., Schupp, J., Driebe, E., Gilgado, F., Carriconde, F., Trilles, L., Firacative, C., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Pérez-Bercoff, A., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W., et al (2014). Cryptococcus gattii in North American Pacific Northwest: Whole-Population Genome Analysis Provides Insights into Species Evolution and Dispersal. mBio, 5(4), e01464. [More Information]
  • Chen, S., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T. (2014). Cryptococcus gattii Infections. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 27(4), 980-1024. [More Information]
  • Vandeputte, P., Ghamrawi, S., Rechenmann, M., Iltis, A., Giraud, S., Fleury, M., Thornton, C., Delhaes, L., Meyer, W., Papon, N., et al (2014). Draft Genome Sequence of the Pathogenic Fungus Scedosporium apiospermum. Genome Announcements, 2(5), pii: e00988-14.
  • Firacative, C., Duan, S., Meyer, W. (2014). Galleria mellonella Model Identifies Highly Virulent Strains among All Major Molecular Types of Cryptococcus gattii. PLoS One, 9(8), e105076. [More Information]
  • Trilles, L., Wang, B., Firacative, C., Lazera, M., Wanke, B., Meyer, W. (2014). Identification of the Major Molecular Types of Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii by Hyperbranched Rolling Circle Amplification. PLoS One, 9(4), e94648.
  • Maduro, A., Mansinho, K., Teles, F., Silva, I., Meyer, W., Martins, M., Inacio, J. (2014). Insights on the genotype distribution among Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii Portuguese clinical isolates. Current Microbiology, 68(2), 199-203. [More Information]
  • Danesi, P., Drigo, I., Iatta, R., Firacative, C., Capelli, G., Cafarchia, C., Meyer, W. (2014). MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of veterinary non-C. neoformans-C. gattii Cryptococcus spp. isolates from Italy. Medical Mycology, 52(6), 659-666. [More Information]
  • Thompson III, G., Albert, N., Hodge, G., Wilson, M., Sykes, J., Bays, D., Firacative, C., Meyer, W., Kontoyiannis, D. (2014). Phenotypic differences of cryptococcus molecular types and their implications for virulence in a drosophila model of infection. Infection and Immunity, 82(7), 3058-3065. [More Information]

2013

  • Hagen, F., Ceresini, P., Polacheck, I., Ma, H., Van Nieuwerburgh, F., Gabaldon, T., Kagan, S., Pursall, R., Hoogveld, H., van lersel, L., Meyer, W., et al (2013). Ancient Dispersal of the Human Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus gattii from the Amazon Rainforest. PLoS One, 8(8), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Chen, S., Korman, T., Slavin, M., Marriott, D., Byth Wilson, K., Bak, N., Currie, B., Hajkowicz, K., Heath, C., Kidd, S., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T., et al (2013). Antifungal therapy and management of complications of cryptococcosis due to Cryptococcus gattii. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(4), 543-551. [More Information]
  • Middleton, P., Chen, S., Meyer, W. (2013). Fungal infections and treatment in cystic fibrosis. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 19(6), 670-675. [More Information]
  • Khayhan, K., Hagen, F., Pan, W., Simwami, S., Fisher, M., Wahyuningsih, R., Chakrabarti, A., Chowdhary, A., Ikeda, R., Taj-Aldeen, S., Meyer, W., Trilles, L., et al (2013). Geographically Structured Populations of Cryptococcus neoformans Variety grubii in Asia Correlate with HIV Status and Show a Clonal Population Structure. PLoS One, 8(9), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Nankivell (Nankievell), B., Firacative, C., Kable, K., Chen, S., Meyer, W. (2013). Molecular Epidemiology Linking Multi-Hospital Clusters of Opportunistic Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(7), 1058-1059. [More Information]
  • Kaocharoen, S., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Firacative, C., Trilles, L., Piyabongkarn, D., Banlunara, W., Poonwan, N., Chaiprasert, A., Meyer, W., Chindamporn, A. (2013). Molecular Epidemiology Reveals Genetic Diversity amongst Isolates of the Cryptococcus neoformans/C.gattii Species Complex in Thailand. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7(7), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Robert, V., Vu, D., Amor, A., van de Wiele, N., Brouwer, C., Jabas, B., Szoke, S., Dridi, A., Triki, M., ben Daoud, S., Irinyi, L., Meyer, W., et al (2013). MycoBank gearing up for new horizons. IMA Fungus, 4(2), 371-379. [More Information]
  • de Hoog, S., Haase, G., Chaturvedi, V., Walsh, T., Meyer, W., Lackner, M. (2013). Taxonomy of medically important fungi in the molecular era. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 13(5), 385-386. [More Information]

2012

  • Chen, S., Slavin, M., Heath, C., Playford, E., Byth Wilson, K., Marriott, D., Kidd, S., Bak, N., Currie, B., Hajkowicz, K., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T., et al (2012). Clinical Manifestations of Cryptococcus gattii Infection: Determinants of Neurological Sequelae and Death. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 55(6), 789-798. [More Information]
  • Trilles, L., Meyer, W., Wanke, B., Guarro, J., Lazera, M. (2012). Correlation of antifungal susceptibility and molecular type within the Cryptococcus neoformans/C. gattii species complex. Medical Mycology, 50(3), 328-332. [More Information]
  • Aminnejad, M., Diaz, M., Arabatzis, M., Castaneda, E., Lazera, M., Velegraki, A., Marriott, D., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W. (2012). Identification of Novel Hybrids Between Cryptococcus neoformans var.grubii VNI and Cryptococcus gattii VGII. Mycopathologia, 173(5-6), 337-346. [More Information]
  • Firacative, C., Trilles, L., Meyer, W. (2012). MALDI-TOF MS Enables the Rapid Identification of the Major Molecular Types within the Cryptococcus neoformans/C. gattii Species Complex. PLoS One, 7(5), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Wynne, J., Klause, S., Stadler, C., Pye, G., Meyer, W., Sykes, J. (2012). Preshipment testing success: Resolution of a nasal sinus granuloma in a captive koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) caused by Cryptococcus gattii. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 43(4), 939-942. [More Information]
  • Deo, S., Clancy, L., Blyth, E., Meyer, W., Gottlieb, D. (2012). Robust polyfunctional T-helper 1 responses to multiple fungal antigens from a cell population generated using an environmental strain of Aspergillus fumigatus. Cytotherapy, 14(9), 1119-1130. [More Information]

2011

  • Trivedi, S., Sykes, J., Cannon, M., Wisner, E., Meyer, W., Sturges, B., Dickinson, P., Johnson, L. (2011). Clinical features and epidemiology of cryptococcosis in cats and dogs in california: 93 cases (1988-2010). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 239(3), 357-369. [More Information]
  • Carriconde, F., Gilgado, F., Arthur, I., Ellis, D., Malik, R., van de Weile, N., Robert, V., Currie, B., Meyer, W. (2011). Clonality and α-a Recombination in the Australian Cryptococcus gattii VGII Population - An Emerging Outbreak in Australia. PLoS One, 6(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Ngamskulrungroj, P., Price, J., Sorrell, T., Perfect, J., Meyer, W. (2011). Cryptococcus Gattii Virulence Composite: Candidate Genes Revealed by Microarray Analysis of High and Less Virulent Vancouver Island Outbreak Strains. PLoS One, 6(1), e16076 - 1-e16076 - 12. [More Information]
  • Harun, A., Blyth, C., Gilgado, F., Middleton, P., Chen, S., Meyer, W. (2011). Development and Validation of a Multiplex PCR for Detection of Scedosporium spp. in Respiratory Tract Specimens from Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49(4), 1508-1512. [More Information]
  • Walraven, C., Gerstein, W., Hardison, S., Wormley, F., Lockhart, S., Harris, J., Fothergill, A., Wickes, B., Gober-Wilcox, J., Massie, L., Firacative, C., Meyer, W., et al (2011). Fatal Disseminated Cryptococcus gattii Infection in New Mexico. PLoS One, 6(12), e28625-1-e28625-8. [More Information]
  • Ong, A., Blyth, C., Bency, R., Vicaretti, M., Harun, A., Meyer, W., Shingde, M., Gilroy, N., Chapman, J., Chen, S. (2011). Fatal mycotic aneurysms due to scedosporium and pseudallescheria infection. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49(5), 2067-2071. [More Information]
  • Trivedi, S., Malik, R., Meyer, W., Sykes, J. (2011). Feline Cryptococcosis: Impact of current research on clinical management. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 13(3), 163-172. [More Information]
  • D'Souza, C., Kronstad, J., Taylor, G., Warren, R., Yuen, M., Hu, G., Jung, W., Sham, A., Kidd, S., Tangen, K., Meyer, W., Carter, D., et al (2011). Genome variation in Cryptococcus gattii, an emerging pathogen of immunocompetent hosts. mBio, 2(1), e00342-10-1-e00342-10-11. [More Information]
  • Ngamskulrungroj, P., Serena, C., Gilgado, F., Malik, R., Meyer, W. (2011). Global VGIIa isolates are of comparable virulence to the major fatal Cryptococcus gattii Vancouver Island outbreak genotype. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 17, 251-258. [More Information]
  • de Hoog, S., Robert, V., Lackner, M., Vehreschild, M., Vehreschild, J., Symoens, F., Göttlich-Fligg, E., Meyer, W., Chen, S., et al (2011). Making moulds meet. Information retrieval as a basis for understanding Pseudallescheria and Scedosporium. Mycoses, 54(Suppl 3), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Pinto, A., Halliday, C., Zahra, M., van Hal, S., Olma, T., Maszewska, K., Iredell, J., Meyer, W., Chen, S. (2011). Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry Identification of Yeasts Is Contingent on Robust Reference Spectra. PLoS One, 6(10), e25712-1-e25712-7. [More Information]
  • Phipps, L., Chen, S., Kable, K., Halliday, C., Firacative, C., Meyer, W., Wong, G., Nankivell (Nankievell), B. (2011). Nosocomial Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia: Lessons From a Cluster in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation, 92(12), 1327-1334. [More Information]
  • Chayakulkeeree, M., Johnston, S., Oei Bijosono, J., Lev, S., Williamson, P., Wilson, C., Zuo, X., Leal, A., Vainstein, M., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T., Djordjevic, J., et al (2011). SEC14 is a specific requirement for secretion of phospholipase B1 and pathogenicity of Cryptococcus neoformans. Molecular Microbiology, 80(4), 1088-1101. [More Information]
  • Malik, R., Krockenberger, M., OBrien, C., Carter, D., Meyer, W., Canfield, P. (2011). Veterinary Insights into Cryptococcosis Caused by Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. In J. Heitman, T Kozel, K. Kwon-Chung, J. Perfect and A. Casadevall (Eds.), Cryptococcus: From Human Pathogen to Model Yeast, (pp. 489-504). Washington, United States of America: ASM Press.

2010

  • Harun, A., Gilgado, F., Chen, S., Meyer, W. (2010). Abundance of Pseudallescheria/Scedosporium species in the Australian urban environment suggests a possible source for scedosporiosis including the colonization of airways in cystic fibrosis. Medical Mycology, 48(O1), s70-s76. [More Information]
  • Blyth, C., Middleton, P., Harun, A., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W., Chen, S. (2010). Clinical associations and prevalence of Scedosporium spp. in Australian cystic fibrosis patients: identification of novel risk factors? Medical Mycology, 48(1), S37-S44. [More Information]
  • Sykes, J., Sturges, B., Cannon, M., Gericota, B., Higgins, R., Trivedi, S., Dickinson, P., Vernau, K., Meyer, W., Wisner, E. (2010). Clinical Signs, Imaging Features, Neuropathology, and Outcome in Cats and Dogs with Central Nervous System Cryptococcosis from California. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 24(6), 1427-1438. [More Information]
  • Muniz, M., Tavares, P., Meyer, W., Nosanchuk, J., Zancope-Oliveira, R. (2010). Comparison of Different DNA-Based Methods for Molecular Typing of Histoplasma capsulatum. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(13), 4438-4447. [More Information]
  • Blyth, C., Harun, A., Middleton, P., Sleiman, S., Lee, O., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W., Chen, S. (2010). Detection of Occult Scedosporium Species in Respiratory Tract Specimens from Patients with Cystic Fibrosis by Use of Selective Media. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(1), 314-316. [More Information]
  • Krockenberger, M., Malik, R., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Trilles, L., Escandon, P., Dowd, S., Allen, C., Himmelreich, U., Canfield, P., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W. (2010). Pathogenesis of pulmonary Cryptococcus gattii Infection: A Rat model. Mycopathologia, 170(5), 315-330. [More Information]
  • Choi, Y., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Varma, A., Sionov, E., Hwang, S., Carriconde, F., Meyer, W., Litvintseva, A., Lee, W., Shin, J., et al (2010). Prevalence of the VNIc genotype of Cryptococcus neoformans in non-HIV-associated cryptococcosis in the Republic of Korea. FEMS Yeast Research, 10(6), 769-778.
  • Harun, A., Serena, C., Gilgado, F., Chen, S., Meyer, W. (2010). Scedosporium aurantiacum is as virulent as S. prolificans, and shows strain-specific virulence differences, in a mouse model. Medical Mycology, 48(O1), S45-S51. [More Information]

2009

  • Chen, S., Marriott, D., Playford, E., Nguyen, Q., Ellis, D., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T., Slavin, M. (2009). Candidaemia with uncommon Candida species: Predisposing factors, outcome, antifungal susceptibility, and implications for management. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 15(7), 662-669. [More Information]
  • van Hal, S., Gilgado, F., Doyle, T., Barratt, J., Stark, D., Meyer, W., Harkness, J. (2009). Clinical significance and phylogenetic relationship of novel Australian Pneumocystis jirovecii genotypes. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47(6), 1818-1823. [More Information]
  • Meyer, W., Aanensen, D., Boekhout,, T., Cogliati, M., Diaz, M., Esposto, C., Fisher, M., Gilgado, F., Hagen, F., Kaocharoen, S., Trilles, L., et al (2009). Consensus multi-locus sequence typing scheme for Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. Medical Mycology, 47(6), 561-570. [More Information]
  • Lucas, S., Da Luz Martins, M., Flores, O., Meyer, W., Spencer-Martins, I., Inacio, J. (2009). Differentiation of Cryptococcus neoformans varieties and Cryptococcus gattii using CAP59-based loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Online, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Harun, A., Chen, S., Meyer, W. (2009). Environmental isolation of Scedosporium species from the greater Sydney region - a link to the emergence of infections in Australia? Microbiology Australia, 30(1), 98-101.
  • Ngamskulrungroj, P., Gilgado, F., Faganello, J., Litvintseva, A., Leal, A., Tsui, K., Mitchell, T., Vainstein, M., Meyer, W. (2009). Genetic diversity of the Cryptococcus species complex suggests that Cryptococcus gattii deserves to have varieties. PLoS One, 4(6), e5862-e5862. [More Information]
  • Olivares, L., Martinez, K., Cruz, R., Martinez Rivera, M., Meyer, W., Arreguin Espinosa, R., Lopez Martinez, R., Palacios Y Santos, G. (2009). Genotyping of Mexican Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii isolates by PCR-fingerprinting. Medical Mycology, 47(7), 713-721. [More Information]
  • Harun, A., Perdomo, H., Gilgado, F., Chen, S., Cano, J., Guarro, J., Meyer, W. (2009). Genotyping of Scedosporium species: a review of molecular approaches. Medical Mycology, 47(4), 406-414. [More Information]
  • Faganello, J., Dutra, V., Schrank, A., Meyer, W., Schrank, I., Vainstein, M. (2009). Identification of genomic differences between Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii by Representational Difference Analysis (RDA). Medical Mycology, 47(6), 584-591. [More Information]
  • Ulrich, K., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Meyer, W. (2009). M13 PCR fingerprinting detects genetic instability of Cryptococcus gattii after passage through a rat model of infection. Australasian Mycologist, 28(1), 20-23.
  • Ngamskulrungroj, P., Meyer, W. (2009). Melanin production at 37C is linked to the high virulent Cryptoccocus gattii Vancouver Island outbreak genotype VGIIa. Australasian Mycologist, 28, 9-15.
  • Kidd, S., Ling, L., Meyer, W., Morrissey, C., Chen, S., Slavin, M. (2009). Molecular epidemiology of invasive aspergillosis: lessons learned from an outbreak investigation in an Australian hematology unit. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 30(12), 1223-1226. [More Information]
  • Blyth, C., Chen, S., Slavin, M., Serena, C., Nguyen, Q., Marriott, D., Ellis, D., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T. (2009). Not just little adults: candidemia epidemiology, molecular characterization, and antifungal susceptibility in neonatal and pediatric patients. Pediatrics (English Edition), 123(5), 1360-1368. [More Information]
  • Heath, C., Slavin, M., Sorrell, T., Handke, R., Harun, A., Phillips, M., Nguyen, Q., Delhaes, L., Ellis, D., Meyer, W., Chen, S., et al (2009). Population-based surveillance for scedosporiosis in Australia: Epidemiology, disease manifestations and emergence of Scedosporium aurantiacum infection. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 15(7), 689-693. [More Information]
  • Balajee, S., Borman, A., Brandt, M., Cano, J., Cuenca-Estrella, M., Dannaoui, E., Guarro, J., Haase, G., Kibbler, C., Meyer, W., et al (2009). Sequence-Based Identification of Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Mucorales Species in the Clinical Mycology Laboratory: Where Are We and Where Should We Go from Here? Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47(4), 877-884. [More Information]
  • Ngamskulrungroj, P., Himmelreich, U., Breger, J., Wilson, C., Chayakulkeeree, M., Krockenberger, M., Malik, R., Daniel, H., Toffaletti, D., Djordjevic, J., Meyer, W., et al (2009). The trehalose synthesis pathway: an integral part for the virulence composite for Cryptococcus gattii. Infection and Immunity, 77(10), 4584-4596. [More Information]

2008

  • Ngamskulrungroj, P., Sorrell, T., Chindamporn, A., Poonwan, N., Chaiprasert, A., Meyer, W. (2008). Association between fertility and molecular sub-type of global isolates of Cryptococcus gattii molecular type VGII. Medical Mycology, 46(7), 655-673. [More Information]
  • Karaoglu, H., Lee, C., Carter, D., Meyer, W. (2008). Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for Cryptococcus neoformans. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8(5), 1136-1138.
  • Kaocharoen, S., Wang, B., Tsui, K., Trilles, L., Kong, F., Meyer, W. (2008). Hyperbranched rolling circle amplification as a rapid and sensitive method for species identification within the Cryptococcus species complex. Electrophoresis, 29(15), 3183-3191. [More Information]
  • Delhaes, L., Harun, A., Chen, S., Nguyen, Q., Slavin, M., Heath, C., Maszewska, K., Halliday, C., Robert, V., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W., et al (2008). Molecular typing of Australian Scedosporium isolates showing genetic variability and numerous S. aurantiacum. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 14(2), 282-290. [More Information]
  • Hanafy, A., Kaocharoen, S., Jover-Botella, A., Katsu, M., Iida, S., Kogure, T., Gonoi, T., Mikami, Y., Meyer, W. (2008). Multilocus microsatellite typing for Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii. Medical Mycology, 46(7), 685-696. [More Information]
  • Krockenberger, M., Malik, R., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Dowd, S., Meyer, W., Sorrell, T. (2008). Pathogenesis of Cryptococcosis caused by Cryptococcus gattii in a Rat Model of Disease. 7th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis 2008.
  • dos Santos, W., Meyer, W., Wanke, B., Evangelista Costa, S., Trilles, L., Nascimento, J., Medeiros, R., Morales, B., De Carvalho Falei Bezerra, C., De Macêdo, R., et al (2008). Primary endemic Cryptococcosis gattii by molecular type VGII in the state of Pará, Brazil. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro. Memorias, 103(8), 813-818. [More Information]
  • Tsui, C., Daniel, H., Robert, V., Meyer, W. (2008). Re-examining the phylogeny of clinically relevant Candida species and allied genera based on multigene analyses. FEMS Yeast Research, 8(4), 651-659. [More Information]
  • Trilles, L., Lazera, M., Wanke, B., Oliveira, R., Barbosa, G., Nishikawa, M., Morales, B., Meyer, W. (2008). Regional pattern of the molecular types of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii in Brazil. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro. Memorias, 103(5), 455-462. [More Information]

2007

  • Meyer, W. (2007). The emergence of Cryptococcus gattii VGII as a super killer? Microbiology Australia, 28, 70-71.

2006

  • Escandon, P., Ngamskulrungroj, P., Meyer, W., Castaneda, E. (2006). In vitro mating of Colombian isolates of the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex. Biomedica, 27(2), 308-314. [More Information]
  • Medeiros Ribeiro, A., Silva, L., Schrank, I., Schrank, A., Meyer, W., Vainstein, M. (2006). Isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans serotype D from Eucalypts in South Brazil. Medical Mycology, 44(8), 707-713. [More Information]
  • Escandon, P., Sanchez, A., Martinez, M., Meyer, W., Castaneda, E. (2006). Molecular epidemiology of clinical and environmental isolates of the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex reveals a high genetic diversity and the presence of the molecular type VGII mating type a in Colombia. FEMS Yeast Research, 6(4), 625-635. [More Information]
  • Kluger, E., Karaoglu, H., Krockenberger, M., Della Torre, P., Meyer, W., Malik, R. (2006). Recrudescent cryptococcosis, caused by Cryptococcus gattii (molecular type VGII), over a 13-year period in a Birman cat. Medical Mycology, (44), 561-566. [More Information]

2005

  • Campbell, L., Currie, B., Krockenberger, M., Malik, R., Meyer, W., Heitman, J., Carter, D. (2005). Clonality and recombination in genetically differentiated subgroups of Cryptococcus gattii. Eukaryotic Cell, 4(8), 1403-1409. [More Information]
  • Karaoglu, H., Lee, C., Meyer, W. (2005). Survey of Simple Sequence Repeats in Completed Fungal Genomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 22(3), 639-649. [More Information]

2004

  • Kidd, S., Hagen, F., Tscharke, R., Huynh, M., Bartlett, K., Fyfe, M., MacDougall, L., Boekhout, T., Kwon-Chung, K., Meyer, W. (2004). A Rare Genotype Of Cryptococcus Gattii Caused The Cryptococcosis Outbreak On Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 101(49), 17258-17263.
  • Igreja, R., Dos Santos Lazera, M., Wanke, B., Galhardo, M., Kidd, S., Meyer, W. (2004). Molecular Epidemiology Of Cryptococcus Neoformans Isolates From Aids Patients Of The Brazilian City, Rio De Janeiro. Medical Mycology, 42(3), 229-238.
  • Katsu, M., Kidd, S., Ando, A., Moretti-Branchini, M., Mikami, Y., Nishimura, K., Meyer, W. (2004). The Internal Transcribed Spacers And 5.8S Rrna Gene Show Extensive Diversity Among Isolates Of The Cryptococcus Neoformans Species Complex. FEMS Yeast Research, 4(4-5), 377-388.
  • Mahoney, D., Gams, W., Meyer, W., Starink-Willemse, M. (2004). Umbelopsis Dimorpha N.Sp., A Link Between U. Vinacea And U. Versiformis. Mycological Research, 108(1), 107-111.

2003

  • Meyer, W., Gams, W. (2003). Delimitation of umbelopsis (mucorales, umbelopsidaceae fam. nov.) based on ITS sequence and RFLP data. Mycological Research, 107(3), 339-350.
  • Daniel, H., Meyer, W. (2003). Evaluation of ribosomal RNA and actin gene sequences for the identification of ascomycetous yeasts. International Journal Of Food Microbiology, 86(1-2), 61-78.
  • Kidd, S., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W. (2003). Isolation of two molecualr types of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii from insect frass. Medical Mycology, 41(2), 171-176.
  • Casali, A., Goulart, L., Rosa e Silva, L., Medeiros Ribeiro, A., Amaral, A., Alves, S., Schrank, A., Meyer, W., Vainstein, M. (2003). Molecular typing of clinical and environmental cryptococcus neoformans isolates in the Brazilian state Rio Grande do Sul. FEMS Yeast Research, 3, 405-415.
  • Meyer, W., Castañeda, A., Jackson, S., Huynh, M., Castaneda, E. (2003). Molecular typing of IberoAmerican Cryptococcus neoformans isolates. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 9(2), 189-195.
  • Latouche, G., Huynh, M., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W. (2003). PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the phospholipase B (PLB1) gene for subtyping of cryptococcus neoformans isolates. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69(4), 2080-2086.
  • Lachance, M., Daniel, H., Meyer, W., Prasad, G., Gautam, S., Boundy-Mills, K. (2003). The D1/D2 domain of the large-subunit rDNA of the yeast species Clavispora lusitaniae is unusually polymorphic. FEMS Yeast Research, 4(3), 253-258. [More Information]

2002

  • Meyer, W., Chen, S., Halliday, C. (2002). A review of nucleic acid-based diagnostic tests for systemic mycoses with an emphasis on polymerase chain reaction-based assays. Medical Mycology, 40(4), 333-357.
  • Malik, R., Alderton, B., Finlaison, D., Krockenberger, M., Karaoglu, H., Meyer, W., Martin, P., France, M., McGill, J., Lester, S., Obrien, C., Love, D. (2002). Cryptococcosis in ferrets: a diverse spectrum of clinical disease. Australian Veterinary Journal, 80(12), 749-755.
  • Latouche, G., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W. (2002). Isolation and characterisation of the phospholipase B gene of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii. FEMS Yeast Research, 2(4), 551-561.

2001

  • Meyer, W., Boekhout,, T., Theelen, B., Diaz, M., Fell, J., Hop,, W., Abeln, E., Dromer, F. (2001). Hybrid genotypes in the pathogenic yeast cryptococcus neoformans. Microbiology, 147, 891-907.
  • Daniel, H., Sorrell, T., Meyer, W. (2001). Partial sequence analysis of the actin gene and its potential for studying the phylogeny of Candida species and their teleomorphs. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 51, 1593-1606.
  • Meyer, W., Sorrell, T., Maszewska, K. (2001). PCR fingerprinting: a convenient molecular tool to distinguish between candida duliniensis and Candida albicans. Medical Mycology, 39, 185-193.

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