Astrid Mayr

Astrid Mayr

Studies of biology/microbiology at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck/Austria – Master of Science and Doctoral Thesis in Microbiology – Deputy Head of the Hospital Hygiene and Technical at the Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology

Current Position

Deputy Head of the Hospital Hygiene and Technical Hygiene at the Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology

Research Interests

Epidemiology, analysis, prevention and detection of nosocomial infections and resistance development – The role of the hospital environment concerning transmission of nosocomial infections – Evaluation of the efficacy of antimicrobial textiles and porous materials against nosocomial pathogens – the role of exogenous sources in the hospital

Education

2002 Graduation Dr.rer.nat.: Thesis: Evidence of antifungal activity of 5-hydroxytryptamine of the human defence system: molecular mode of action and antimycotic activity, Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Innsbruck Medical University
1999 Graduation Master of Science
1992-1999 Studies of biology/microbiology at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck


Career History

since 2015 Collaboration in the Christian Doppler Laboratory for invasive fungal infections: avoid, find, treat
since 2010 Deputy Head of the Hospital Hygiene, Technical- and Environmental Hygiene at the Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology
since 2000 Collaborator/Postdoc position at the Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Hospital Hygiene, Technical- and Environmental Hygiene

Other activities

2012 Treasurer of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology

Reviewer for:

European Journal of Dermatology

Mycoses

Medical Mycology

Berliner und Münchner Tierärztliche Wochenzeitschrift

British Medical Journal

BMC Infectious Diseases

Transplant Infectious Disease

American Journal of Infection Control

Journal of Hospital Infection

Emerging Infectious Diseases

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