Division of Mycology

This course provides basic knowledge of the common fungal diseases of animals and human, with emphasis on those present in Iran. Coverage of specific diseases/organisms includes distribution, molecular epidemiology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, immunity, molecular diagnosis, and prevention and treatment.

The Mycology Division Reference Lab provides a specialist clinical mycology service at the University and for the Northwest of Iran and further areas. This includes a mycology reference service to any patient and clinical and food samples. Antifungal and mycological advice can be offered for the diagnosis of disease, clinical management and care of patients.

Aims:
The key aims and objectives of the Mycology Division are to provide and maintain:

  • A local and reference mycology service,
  • Local leadership in clinical mycology diagnostic services,
  • A service, which is comprehensive, interpretative, accredited and appropriate to user needs,
  • Education and training for all staff that is appropriate and relevant to the departmental goals,
  • A safe, appropriate, and comfortable working environment,
  • Clinical pathology accreditation,
  • Good working relationships with other departments, hospitals, and Universities.

 

Our services:

  • Identification of medically important yeasts and molds,
  • Susceptibility testing on all yeasts and molds,
  • Aspergillus galactomannan antigen ELISA,
  • Cryptococcal antigen latex agglutination test,
  • Culture and identification of dermatophytes and non-dermatophytes in skin, nails, and hair.

 

University Course for DVM Students:

Veterinary mycology

This course provides basic knowledge of the common fungal diseases of animals, with emphasis on those present in Iran. Coverage of specific diseases/organisms includes distribution, epidemiology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, immunity, diagnosis, and prevention. Laboratory sessions emphasizing the proper collection and transportation of fungal specimens. Basic processing of clinical/pathological specimens and identification of fungal organisms commonly present in those specimens is offered.

 

Academic Member:

  1. Dr. Farzad Katyraee (Assistant Professor)