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.
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.
- 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:
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.
- Dr. Farzad Katyraee (Assistant Professor)