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Selected Publications

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Jervis P, Pintanel P, Hopkins K, Wierzbicki C, Shelton J, Skelly E, Rosa G, Almeida-Reinoso D, Eugenia-Ordonez M, Ron S, Harrison X, Fisher M et al., 2021, Post‐epizootic microbiome associations across communities of neotropical amphibians, Molecular Ecology, Vol: 30

Farrer RA, Borman AM, Inkster T, Fisher MC, Johnson EM, Cuomo CA et al., 2021, Genomic epidemiology of a Cryptococcus neoformans case cluster in Glasgow, Scotland, 2018, Microbial Genomics​

Farthing HN, Jiang J, Henwood AJ, Fenton A, Garner TWJ, Daversa DR, Fisher MC, Montagnes DJS et al., 2021, Microbial grazers may aid in controlling infections caused by the aquatic zoosporic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol: 11​

Fisher MC, Murray KA, 2021, Emerging infections and the integrative environment-health sciences: the road ahead, Nature Reviews Microbiology, Pages: 1-3, ISSN: 1740-1526


Armstrong-James D, Youngs J, Bicanic T, Abdolrasouli A, Denning DW, Johnson E, Mehra V, Pagliuca T, Patel B, Rhodes J, Schelenz S, Shah A, Van de Veerdonk FL, Verweij PE, White PL, Fisher MC, 2020, Confronting and mitigating the risk of COVID-19 associated pulmonary aspergillosis, European Respiratory Journal 56(4)


Fisher MC, Garner TWJ , 2020, Chytrid fungi and global amphibian declines, Nature Reviews Microbiology 18(6), 332-343

Fisher MC, Gurr SJ, Cuomo CA, Blehert DS, Jin H, Stukenbrock EH, Stajich JE, Kahmann R, Boone C, Denning DW, Gow NAR, Klein BS, Kronstad JW, Sheppard DC, Taylor JW, Wright GD, Heitman J, Casadevall A, Cowen LE, 2020, Threats posed by the fungal kingdom to humans, wildlife, and agriculture, mBio 11(3), e00449-20


Farrer RA, Chang M, Davis MJ, van Dorp L, Yang DH, Shea T, Sewell TR, Meyer W, Balloux F, Edwards HM, Chanda D, Kwenda G, Vanhove M, Chang YC, Cuomo CA, Fisher MC, Kwon-Chung KJ, 2019, A new lineage of Cryptococcus gattii (VGV) discovered in the Central Zambezian Miombo Woodlands, mBio 10(6) e02306-19

Sewell TR, Zhu J, Rhodes J, Hagen F, Meis JF, Fisher MC, Jombart T, 2019, Nonrandom distribution of azole resistance across the global population of Aspergillus fumigatus, mBio 10 (3), e00392-19

Stone NRH, Rhodes J, Fisher MC, Mfinanga S, Kivuyo S, Rugemalila J, Segal ES, Needleman L, Molloy SF, Kwon-Chung J, Harrison TS, Hope W, Berman J, Bicanic T, 2019, Dynamic ploidy changes drive fluconazole resistance in human cryptococcal meningitis, The Journal of clinical investigation 129 (3), 999-1014

P. Ghosh, M.C. Fisher & K.A. Bates (2018) "Diagnosing Emerging Fungal Threats: A One Health PerspectiveFrontiers in Genetics 9:376
J. Rhodes M.C. Fisher (2018) "Breaching Pathogeographic barriers by the Bat White Nose Fungus"mBio 9(3):e00897-18
M.C. Fisher, N.J. Hawkins, D. Sanglard, S.J. Gurr (2018) "Worldwide emergence of resistance to antifungal drugs challenges human health and food securityScience 360(6390): 739
S. O'Hanlon, A. Rieux, R.A. Farrer, G.M. Rosa, B. Waldman, A. Bataille, T.A. Kosch, K.A. Murray, B. Brankovics, M. Fumagalli, M.D. Martin, N. Wales, M. Alvarado-Rybak,  K.A. Bates, L. Berger, S. Böll, L. BrookesF. Clare, E.A. Courtois, A.A. Cunningham, T.M. Doherty-Bone, P. Ghosh, D.J. Gower, W.E. Hintz, J. Höglund, T.S. Jenkinson, C. Lin, A. Laurila, A. Loyau, A. Martel, S. Meurling, C. Miaud, P. Minting, F. Pasmans, D.S. Schmeller, B.R. Schmidt, J.M.G. Shelton, L.F. Skerratt, F. Smith, C. Soto-Azat, M. Spagnoletti, G. Tessa, L.F. Toledo,  A. Valenzuela-Sánchez, R. Verster, J. Vörös, R.J. Webb, C. Wierzbicki, E. Wombwell, K.R. Zamudio, D.M. Aanensen, T.Y. James, M.T.P. Gilbert, C. Weldon, J. Bosch, F. Balloux, T.W.J. Garner, M.C. Fisher (2018) "Recent Asian origin of chytrid fungi causing global amphibian declinesScience 360(6389): 621
A. Abdolrasouli, A. Bercusson, J. Rhodes, F. Hagen, J. Buil, A. Tang, L. de Boer, A. Shah, A. Milburn, J. Elborn, A. Jones, J. Meis, M.C. Fisher, S. Schelenz, N. Simmonds, D. Amrstrong-Jones (2018) "Airway persistence by the emerging multi-azole resistant Rasamsonia argillacea complex in cystic fibrosisMycoses. Accessible online.

A. Nash, T. Sewell, R.A. Farrer, A. AbdolrasouliJ. Shelton, M.C. Fisher, J. Rhodes (2018) "MARDy: Mycology Antifungal Resistance DatabaseBioinformatics: bty321

M.C. Fisher, P. Ghosh, J. Shelton, K. Bates, L. Brookes, C. Wierzbicki, G. Rosa, R. Farrer, D. Aanensen, M. Alvarado-Rybak, A. Bataille, L. Berger, S. Böll, J. Bosch, F. Clare, E. Courtois, A. Crottini, A. Cunningham, T. Doherty-Bone, F.Gebresenbet, D. Gower, J. Hoglund, T. James, T. Jenkinson, T. Kosch, C. Lambertini, A. Laurila, C.F. Lin, A. Loyau, A. Martel, S. Meurling, C. Miaud, P. Minting, S. Ndriantsoa, F. Pasmans, T. Rakotonanahary, F. Rabenmananjara, L. Ribeiro, D. Schmeller, B. Schmidt, L. Skerratt, F. Smith, C. Soto-Azat, G. Tessa, L. Felipe Toledo, A. Valenzuela-Sánchez, R. Verster, J. Voros, B. Waldman, R. Webb, C. Weldon, E. Wombwell, K. Zamudio, J. Longcore, T.W.J. Garner. (2018) "Development and worldwide use of non-lethal, and minimal population level impact, protocols for the isolation of amphibian chytrid fungiNature Scientific Reports 8: 7772

A. Valenzuela-Sánchez, S.J. O'Hanlon, M. Alvarado-Rybak, D.E. Uribe-Rivera, A.A. Cunningham, M.C. Fisher, C. Soto-Azat. (2018) "Genomic epidemiology of the emerging pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis from native and invasive amphibian species in ChileTransboundary and emerging diseases 65(2): 309

K.A. Bates, F.C. Clare, S.J. O'Hanlon, J. Bosch, L. Brookes, K. Hopkins, E.J. McLaughlin, O. Daniel, T.W.J. Garner, M.C. Fisher, X.A. Harrison. (2018) "Amphibian chytridiomycosis outbreak dynamics are linked with host skin bacterial community structureNature Communications 9(1): 693

C.A. Cuomo, J. Rhodes, C.A. Desjardins (2018) "Advances in Cryptococcus genomics: insights into the evolution of pathogenesisMemórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 113(7)

J. Rhodes, A. Abdolrasouli, R.A. Farrer, C.A. Cuomo, D.M. Aanensen, D. Armstrong-Jones, M.C. Fisher, S. Schelenz. (2018) "Genomic epidemiology of the UK outbreak of the emerging human fungal pathogen Candida aurisEmerging Microbes and Infections 7(1):43


J. Rhodes, C.A. Desjardins, S.M. Sykes, M.A. BealeM. Vanhove, S. Sakthikumar, Y. Chen, S. Gujja, S. Saif, A. Chowdhary, D.J. Lawson, V. Ponzio, A.L. Colombo, W. Meyer, D.M. Engelthaler, F. Hagen, M.T. Illnait-Zaragozi, A. Alanio, Jo-Marie Vreulink, J. Heitman, J.R. Perfect, A.P. Litvintseva, T. Bicanic, T.S. Harrison, M.C. Fisher, C.A. Cuomo (2017) "Tracing the genetic exchange and biogeogrpahy of Cryptococcus neorformans var. grubii at the global population levelGenetics 207(1): 327-346

A. Abdolrasouli, D. Armstrong-Jones, L. Ryan, S. Schelenz (2017) "In vitro efficacy of disinfectants utilised for skin decolonisation and environmental decontamination during a hospital outbreak with Candida aurisMycoses 60(11):758 - 763

N. Amarsaikhan, E.M. Sands, A. Shah, A. Abdolrasouli, A. Reed, J.E. Slaven, D. Armstrong-James, S.P. Templeton (2017) "Caspofungin increases fungal chitin and eosinophil and γδ T-cell dependent pathology in invasive AspergillosisJ. Immunology 199(2):624 - 632

N. Liew, M.J. Mazon Moya, C. Wierzbicki, M. Hollinshead, M.J. Dillon, C.R. Thornton, A. Ellison, J. Cable, M.C. Fisher, S. Mostowy (2017) "Chytrid fungus infection in zebrafish demonstrates that the pathogen can parasitize non-amphibian vertebrate hostsNature Communications 8: 15048

M.C. Fisher (2017) "Ecology: In peril from a perfect pathogenNature 544(7650): 300

M. VanhoveM.A. BealeJ. Rhodes, D. Chanda, S. Lakei, G. Kwenda, S. Molloy, N. Karunaharan, N. Stone, T.S. Harrison, T. Bicanic, M.C. Fisher (2017) "Genomic epidemiology of Cryptococcus yeasts identifies adaptation to environmental niches underpinning infection across an African HIV/AIDS cohortMolecular Ecology 26(7):1991 - 2005

J. RhodesM.A. BealeM. Vanhove, J.N. Jarvis, S. Kannambath, J.A. Simpson, A. Ryan, G. Meintjes, T.S. Harrison, M.C. Fisher, T. Bicanic (2017) "A population genomics approach to assessing the genetic basis of within-host microevolution underlying recurrent cryptococcal meningitis infectionG3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 7(4):1165 - 1176

R. Farrer, A. Martel, E. Verbrugghe, A. Abouelleil, R. Ducatelle, J. Longcore, T. James, F. Pasmans, M.C. Fisher, C. Cuomo (2017) "Genomic innovations linked to infection strategies across emerging pathogenic chytrid fungiNature Communications 8: 14742

M.J. Dillon, A.E. Bowkett, M.J. Bungard, K.M. Beckman, M.F. O'brien, K. BatesM.C. Fisher, J.R. Stevens, C. R Thornton (2017) "Tracking the amphibian pathogens Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans using a highly specific monoclonal antibody and lateral-flow technologyMicrobial Biotechnology 10(2):381 - 394

R.A. Farrer, M.C. Fisher (2017) "Describing genomic and epigenomic traits underpinning emerging fungal pathogensAdvances in Genetics 100:73 - 140


M.C. Fisher, N.A. Gow, S.J. Gurr (2016) "Tackling emerging fungal threats to animal health, food security and ecosystem resiliencePhil. Trans. R. Soc. B 371(1709):20160332

S.J. Cameron, F. Bolt, A. Perdones-Montero, T. Rickards, K. Hardiman, A. Abdolrasouli, A. Burke, Z. Bodai, T. Karancsi, D. Simon, R. Schaffer, M. Rebec, J. Balog, Z. Takáts (2016) "Rapid evaporative ionisation mass spectrometry (REIMS) provides accurate direct from culture species identification whiten the genus Candida" Nature Scientific Reports 16: 36788

F. ClareJ. HalderO. Daniel, J. Bielby, M. Semenov, T. Jombart, A. Loyau, D. Schmeller, A.A. Cunningham, M. Rowcliffe, T.W.J. Garner, J. Bosch, M.C. Fisher (2016) "Climate forcing of an emerging pathogenic fungus across a montane multi-host communityPhil. Trans. R. Soc. B 371(1709):2010454

R. Farrer, K. Voelz, D. Henk, S. Johnston, M.C. Fisher, R. May, C. Cuomo (2016) "Microevolutionary traits and comparative population genomics of the emerging pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus gattiiPhil. Trans. R. Soc. B 371(1709):20160021

S. Schelenz, F. Hagen, J. RhodesA. Abdolrasouli, A. Chowdhary, A. Hall, L. Ryan, J. Shackleton, R. Trimlett, J. Meis, D. Armstrong-Jones, M.C. Fisher (2016) "First hospital outbreak of the globally emerging Candida auris in a European hospitalAntimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 5(1):35

A. Abdolrasouli, X. Gonzalo, A. Jatan, G.J. McArthur, N. Francis, B.S. Azadian, A.M. Borman, E.M. Johnson (2016) "Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosit cyst associated with Medicopsis romeroi in an immunocompromised hostMycopathologia 181(9 - 10):717 - 721

P. GhoshM.C. Fisher (2016) "Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde: risky hybrid sex by amphibian-parasitising chytrids in the Brazilian Atlantic forestsMolecular Ecology 25(13):2961-2963

F. ClareO. Daniel, T.W.J. Garner, M.C. Fisher (2016) "Assessing the ability of swab data to determine the true burden of infection for the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidisEcohealth 13(2):360 - 367


R. Farrer, C. Desjardins, S. Sakthikumar, S. Gujja, S. Saif, Q. Zeng, Y. Chen, K. Voel, J. Heitman, R. May, M.C. Fisher, C. Cuomo (2015) "Genome evolution and innovation across the four major lineages of Cryptococcus gattii"MBio 6(5):e00868-15

A. AbdolrasouliJ. RhodesM.A. Beale, F. Hagen, T.R. Rogers, A. Chowdhary, J. Meis, D. Armstrong-James, M.C. Fisher (2015) "Genomic context of azole resistance mutations in Aspergillus fumigatus determined using whole-genome sequencingMbio 6(3):e00536-15

M.C. Bletz, G. Rosa, F. Andeone, E.A. Courtois, D. Schmeller, N. Rabibisoa, F. Rabemananjara, L. Raharivololoniaina, M. Vences, C. Weldon, D. Edmonds, C.J. Raxworthy, R. Harris, M.C. Fisher, A. Crottini (2015) "Widespread presence of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild amphibian communities in MadagascarNature Scientific Reports 5:8633

A.A. Cunningham, K. Beckmann, M. Perkins, L. Fitzpatrick, R. Cromie, J. Redbond, M.F. O'Brien, P. GhoshJ. SheltonM.C. Fisher (2015) "Emerging disease in UK amphibians" Veterinary Record 176(18):468

S. Bidula, D.W. Sexton, M. Yates, A. Abdolrasouli, A. Shah, R. Wallis, A. Reed, D. Armstrong-Jones, S. Schelenz (2015) "H-ficolin binds Aspergillus fumigatus leading to activation of the lectin complement pathway and modulation of lung epithelial immune responsesImmunology 146:281 - 291

S. Bidula, D.W. Sexton, A. Abdolrasouli, A. Shah, A. Reed, D. Armstrong-Jones, S. Schelenz (2015) "Serum opsonin, L-ficolin, is detected in juman lungs of transplant patients following fungal infections and modulates inflammation and killing of A. fumigatusJournal of Infectious Diseases 212:234 - 246

N. Fantania, M. Fraser, M. Savage, J. Hart, A. Abdolrasouli (2015) "Comparative evaluation of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry and conventional phenotypic-based methods for identification of clinically important yeasts in a UK-based medical microbiology laboratoryJournal of Clinical Pathology 68:1040 - 1042