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Prof. Neil Gow FRS, FMedSci, FRSE, FIBiol, FAAM

Professor Gow graduated with a B.Sc. from Edinburgh University in 1979 and a Ph.D. from Aberdeen University. He was a research fellow in Denver, before returning to Aberdeen as a faculty member in 1984.

He is a founding member of the Aberdeen Fungal Group and contributed to building this group to its current status as one of the largest centres of excellence for medical mycology. Recently the AFG acquired MRC Centre Status in Medical Mycology for which he is Co-Director for research (Director Professor Gordon Brown). Under his direction this group was awarded a Wellcome Trust Strategic to coordinate research and training activity and build capacity in the field of medical mycology and fungal immunology across the UK and in developing countries.

He holds a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award and, along with Daan van Aalten, a recent Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award. He is a fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, Institute of Biology, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the American Academy of Microbiologists and is a former President of the British Mycological Society and of of ISHAM (the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology).

He is the current President of the Microbiology Society (2016-2019). He was a recent Editor in Chief of Fungal Genetics and Biology and helped establish the new ISHAM journal Medical Mycology Case Reports.

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A Weakened Immune Response to Synthetic Exo-Peptides Predicts a Potential Biosecurity Risk in the Retrieval of Exo-Microorganisms

Schaefer, K., Dambuza, I. M., Dall'angelo, S., Trembleau, L., Zanda, M., Brown, G. D., Netea, M. G. & Gow, N. A. R., 17 Jul 2020, In : Microorganisms. 8, 7, 14 p., 1066.

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    Host immune response against the emerging fungal pathogen Candida auris: transcriptional and functional insights

    Bruno, M., Kersten, S., Bain, J. M., Jaeger, M., Rosati, D., Kruppa, M. D., Lowman, D. W., Rice, P. J., Graves, B., Zuchao, M., Ning Jiao, Y., Chowdhary, A., Renieris, G., van de Veerdonk, F. L., Kullberg, B-J., Giamarellos-Bourboulis, E. J., Hoischen, A., Gow, N. A. R., Brown, A. J. P., Meis, J. F. & 2 others, Williams, D. L. & Netea, M. G., 27 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Nature Microbiology.

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  • Ifu5, a WW domain-containing protein interacts with Efg1 to achieve coordination of normoxic and hypoxic functions to influence pathogenicity traits in Candida albicans

    Rastogi, S. K., van Wijlick, L., Ror, S., Lee, K. K., Román, E., Agarwal, P., Manzoor, N., Gow, N. A. R., Pla, J., Ernst, J. F. & Panwar, S. L., Feb 2020, In : Cellular Microbiology. 22, 2, 15 p., e13140.

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  • Phosphoric Metabolites Link Phosphate Import and Polysaccharide Biosynthesis for Candida albicans Cell Wall Maintenance

    Liu, N. N., Acosta-Zaldívar, M., Qi, W., Diray-Arce, J., Walker, L. A., Kottom, T. J., Kelly, R., Yuan, M., Asara, J. M., Lasky-Su, J. A., Levy, O., Limper, A. H., Gow, N. A. R. & Köhler, J. R., 17 Mar 2020, In : mBio. 11, 2, 19 p., e03225-19.

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    Pseudohyphal growth of the emerging pathogen Candida auris is triggered by genotoxic stress through the S phase checkpoint

    Bravo Ruiz, G., Ross, Z. K., Gow, N. A. R. & Lorenz, A., 11 Mar 2020, In : mSphere. 5, 2, 17 p., e00151-20.

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    Prizes

    Fellow of the Royal Society

    Gow, Neil (Recipient), 29 Apr 2016

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