- Institution:National Microbiology Centre (Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII))
- Departament/Service:Micology Service
Ctra. de Majadahonda a Pozuelo Km 2,5
28220 Majadahonda (Madrid)
Ana Alastruey Izquierdo
Phone number: (+34) 918223784
Microbial group/s:Filamentous Fungi and Yeasts Total number of strains: >19000 strains Taxa (number of strains): Filamentous Fungi (>9000) Yeasts (>10300) Isolation source/Origin: Human infections Preservation method:Filamentous fungi: suspension of spores in water at 4 ° C and cryotubes -20 ° CYeasts: in water at 4 ° C and lyophilized Information management: Data Base
Basic characteristics. About half are molecularly identified. Antifungal sensitivity study in a third of the collection.
Internal: Internal use for the service and its collaborators.External: Occasionally, they are sent to other research centers that collaborate with our team members.
Key words:filamentous fungi, yeasts, human pathogens, antifungals, diagnosis, epidemiology, typingSummary:-Identification and typing of human pathogenic fungi-Development of diagnostic methods, antifungal sensitivity .-Desarrollo de modelos de infección fúngica.-Study of the pathogenesis of human pathogenic fungi. Pathogen-host interactions.-Epidemiology of human pathogenic fungi.-Monitoring of antifungal levels.
Accredited by ENAC Standard UNE-EN ISO 15189/2007 since 2006. There is a PNT for the conservation, maintenance and management of strains of the collection since 2011
Brief historical review
Collection started more than 17 years ago, arising from the need to maintain a catalog of clinical strains of pathogenic fungi. In 2011 a unit was formed within the Service that is in charge of its maintenance and conservation. It currently houses more than 19,000 strains