Consultant in Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, KK Womens and Childrens Hospital, Singapore
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke University and National University of Singapore), Singapore
2004: Diplomate, American Board of Medical Microbiology; D(ABMM)
2003: Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia; FRCPA
1997: Habilitation (title: 'Privatdozent') in Medical Microbiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
1995: Specialist qualification (board certification) in Microbiology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Medical Board of Germany ('Facharzt für Mikrobiologie')
1987: Medical doctorate (Dr med) based on thesis work, University of Heidelberg, Germany
1987: Medical degree (MD), University of Heidelberg School of Medicine, Germany
German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM). From 1990
American Society for Microbiology. From 1990
International Society for Human and Animal Mycology. From 1994
German-speaking Mycological Society. From 1994
German Society of Microbiology and Infectious Disease Specialists (BÄMI). From 1995
German Association of University Lecturers (Deutscher Hochschulverband). From 1997
Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. From 2003
Australian Society for Microbiology. From 2007
Singapore Society of Pathology. From 2010
Infection Control Association of Singapore (ICAS). From 2011
SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS:
Maiwald M BioMérieux Diagnostics Award 1996. Sponsored by BioMérieux, awarded by a committee of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology
Barrell BG, Relman DA, Parkhill J, Maiwald M, Pallen MJ. Genome sequence of the enigmatic, fastidious, actinomycete associated with Whipple's disease: Tropheryma whippelii. Collaborative microbial genome sequencing project funded by the Wellcome Trust
Molecular methods to diagnose and characterize fastidious pathogenic microorganisms. This includes the Whipple's disease bacterium (Tropheryma whipplei), Legionella spp. (the agent of Legionnaires disease) and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (the agent of tick-transmitted Lyme disease). Further published work includes fungi (e.g. Candida spp., Aspergillus spp., zygomycetes) and Helicobacter pylori.
Infection control and hospital epidemiology, with an emphasis on (a) hand hygiene in the healthcare setting, and (b) prevention of infections in surgery.
In the role of Faculty Member, Matthias Maiwald contributes recommendations and reviews to the Medical Microbiology Section in the Microbiology Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
The Faculty comprises Heads of Faculty, Heads of Section, Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members, as well as an International Advisory Board.
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