Recent and planned research and development Projects
Serological diagnosis of aspergillosis in the immunocompetent host
This project was to look at the role of Aspergillus IgG testing in the diagnosis of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in people with cystic fibrosis. We are currently planning an analysis of the role of Aspergillus IgG testing in diagnosing and predicting the response to therapy in people with CF.
PCR based diagnosis of skin and nail infection
This project was to evaluate the PCR-based detection of dermatophyte DNA in nail specimens with the aim of developing a PCR-based test to replace most or all of the current microscopy and culture methodology. This project is ongoing and is looking at improved methods of DNA extraction from nail tissue.