David Ellis

David Ellis

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


I am an Affiliate Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, and Emeritus Mycologist at SA Pathology in Adelaide, Australia (retired November 2011). I graduated from La Trobe University Botany Department with BSc Hons, MSc and PhD in mycology, and served as head of the Medical Mycology Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, for 33 years. I am a Fellow and Past President of the Australian Society for Microbiology and a recipient of the David White Teaching Award and the Lyn Gilbert Award. I am an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and a recipient of the RCPA Outstanding Teaching Award. I am also an Honorary Member and Past President of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology and an Honorary Life Member of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases. I am a recipient of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine Ashdown Medal and an Associate Member of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Recently David has been awarded the ISHAM Lucille K Georg medal for distinguished contributions to medical mycology. My current research interests include the epidemiology and ecology of medically important fungi, especially Cryptococcus, fungal taxonomy and antifungal susceptibility testing. I also remain actively involved in the teaching of medical mycology and I jointly author Mycology Online a key mycological website.

    Expand
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2011 Emeritus Mycologist SA Pathology
    1995 Affiliated Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    1978 - 2011 Mycologist Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award ISHAM Lucille Georg Award International Society for Human and Animal Mycology Switzerland
    2014 Recognition Australian Society for Microbiology Lyn Gilbert Award Australian Society for Microbiology Australia
    2013 Honour Honorary Life Member Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases
    2012 Teaching Award Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Outstanding Teaching Award Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Australia
    2006 Award Distinguished Service Award Australian Society for Microbiology Australia
    2005 Fellowship Honorary Fellow Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Australia
    2002 Teaching Award Australian Society for Microbiology David White Teaching Award Australian Society for Microbiology Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1969 - 1978 La Trobe University Australia BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2005 FRCPA (Hon) Royal College of Pathologists of Australia
    1989 FASM Australian Society for Microbiology
  • Research Interests

    Expand
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Meyer, W., Arthur, I., Ellis, D., Kan, A., Kidd, S., Maszewska, K., & Weeks, K. (2019). Australian medical mycology culture collections: Fundamental resources for mycological diagnosis and research. Microbiology Australia, 40(3), 130-134.
    DOI
    2017 Kwon-Chung, K., Bennett, J., Wickes, B., Meyer, W., Cuomo, C., Wollenburg, K., . . . Casadevall, A. (2017). The case for adopting the "species complex" nomenclature for the etiologic agents of cryptococcosis. mSphere, 2(1), e00357-16-1-e00357-16-7.
    DOI Scopus167 WoS3 Europe PMC92
    2016 Aminnejad, M., Cogliati, M., Duan, S., Arabatzis, M., Tintelnot, K., Castaneda, E., . . . Meyer, W. (2016). Identification and characterization of VNI/VNII and novel VNII/VNIV hybrids and impact of hybridization on virulence and antifungal susceptibility within the C-neoformans/C-gattii species complex. PLOS One, 11(10), e0163955-1-e0163955-28.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS11 Europe PMC5
    2015 Irinyi, L., Serena, C., Garcia-Hermoso, D., Arabatzis, M., Desnos-Ollivier, M., Vu, D., . . . Meyer, W. (2015). International Society of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM)-ITS reference DNA barcoding database - the quality controlled standard tool for routine identification of human and animal pathogenic fungi. Medical Mycology, 53(4), 313-337.
    DOI Scopus170 WoS161 Europe PMC104
    2015 De Hoog, G., Chaturvedi, V., Denning, D., Dyer, P., Frisvad, J., Geiser, D., . . . Xi, L. (2015). Name changes in medically important fungi and their implications for clinical practice. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53(4), 1056-1062.
    DOI Scopus44 Europe PMC25
    2014 van Hal, S., Chen, S., Sorrell, T., Ellis, D., Slavin, M., & Marriott, D. (2014). Support for the EUCAST and revised CLSI fluconazole clinical breakpoints by Sensititre® YeastOne® for Candida albicans: a prospective observational cohort study. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 69(8), 2210-2214.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS20 Europe PMC12
    2014 Coad, B., Kidd, S., Ellis, D., & Griesser, H. (2014). Biomaterials surfaces capable of resisting fungal attachment and biofilm formation. Biotechnology Advances, 32(2), 296-307.
    DOI Scopus45 WoS44 Europe PMC15
    2012 Gordon, C., Whiting, S., Haran, G., Ward, A., Coleman, M., Baird, R., . . . Currie, B. (2012). Entomophthoromycosis caused by Basidiobolus ranarum in tropical northern Australia. Pathology, 44(4), 375-378.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2012 Boan, P., Arthur, I., Golledge, C., & Ellis, D. (2012). Refractory Arthrographis kalrae native knee joint infection. Medical Mycology Case Reports, 1(1), 112-114.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC4
    2011 Carriconde, F., Gilgado, F., Arthur, I., Ellis, D., Malik, R., van de Wiele, N., . . . Meyer, W. (2011). Clonality and α-a recombination in the Australian Cryptococcus gattii VGII population - an emerging outbreak in Australia. PLoS One, 6(2), e16936-1-e16936-12.
    DOI Scopus58 WoS58 Europe PMC46
    2011 Dennerstein, G., Ellis, D., Reed, C., & Bennett, C. (2011). Pathogenicity of non-albicans yeasts in the vagina. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 15(1), 33-36.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2010 Slavin, M., Sorrell, T., Marriott, D., Thursky, K., Nguyen, Q., Ellis, D., . . . Chen, S. (2010). Candidaemia in adult cancer patients: risks for fluconazole-resistant isolates and death. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 65(5), 1042-1051.
    DOI Scopus127 WoS122 Europe PMC87
    2010 Pfaller, M., Diekema, D., Gibbs, D., Newell, V., Bijie, H., Dzierzanowska, D., . . . Ellis, D. (2010). Results from the ARTEMIS DISK Global Antifungal Surveillance Study, 1997 to 2007: a 10.5-year analysis of susceptibilities of Candida species to fluconazole and voriconazole as determined by CLSI Standardized Disk Diffusion. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(4), 1366-1377.
    DOI Scopus424 WoS386 Europe PMC288
    2010 Chen, S., Biswas, C., Bartley, R., Widmer, F., Pantarat, N., Obando, D., . . . Sorrell, T. (2010). In vitro antifungal activities of bis(alkypyridinium)alkane compounds against pathogenic yeasts and molds. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 54(8), 3233-3240.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC5
    2010 Abdel-Rahman, S., Sugita, T., Gonzalez, G., Ellis, D., Arabatzis, M., Vella-Zahra, L., . . . Preuett, B. (2010). Divergence Among an International Population of Trichophyton tonsurans Isolates. Mycopathologia, 169(1), 1-13.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS24 Europe PMC12
    2010 Pfaller, M. A., Diekema, D. J., Gibbs, D. L., Newell, V. A., Barton, R., Bijie, H., . . . Zaidi, M. (2010). Geographic variation in the frequency of isolation and fluconazole and voriconazole susceptibilities of Candida glabrata: An assessment from the ARTEMIS DISK Global Antifungal Surveillance Program. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 67(2), 162-171.
    DOI Scopus68 WoS62 Europe PMC42
    2010 Ellis, D. (2010). International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM). IMA FUNGUS, 1(1), 12-+.
    2009 Blyth, C., Chen, S., Slavin, M., Serena, C., Nguyen, Q., Marriott, D., . . . Sorrell, T. (2009). Not Just Little Adults: Candidemia Epidemiology, Molecular Characterization, and Antifungal Susceptibility in Neonatal and Pediatric Patients. Pediatrics, 123(5), 1360-1368.
    DOI Scopus135 WoS128 Europe PMC88
    2009 van Hal, S., Marriott, D., Chen, S., Nguyen, Q., Sorrell, T., Ellis, D., & Slavin, M. (2009). Candidemia following solid organ transplantation in the era of antifungal prophylaxis: the Australian experience. Transplant Infectious Disease, 11(2), 122-127.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS40 Europe PMC24
    2009 Chen, S., Marriott, D., Playford, E., Nguyen, Q., Ellis, D., Meyer, W., . . . Slavin, M. (2009). Candidaemia with uncommon Candida species: Predisposing factors, outcome, antifungal susceptibility, and implications for management. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 15(7), 662-669.
    DOI Scopus73 WoS71 Europe PMC56
    2009 Heath, C., Slavin, M., Sorrell, T., Handke, R., Harun, A., Phillips, M., . . . Chen, S. (2009). Population-based surveillance for scedosporiosis in Australia: epidemiology, disease manifestations and emergence of Scedosporium aurantiacum infection. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 15(7), 689-693.
    DOI Scopus85 WoS84 Europe PMC54
    2009 Stewardson, A., Holmes, N., Ellis, D., & Howden, B. (2009). Cutaneous zygomycosis caused by Saksenaea vasiformis following water-related wound in a 24-year-old immunocompetent woman. Mycoses, 52(6), 547-549.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS17 Europe PMC12
    2009 Wang, H., Kong, F., Sorrell, T., Wang, B., McNicholas, P., Pantarat, N., . . . Chen, S. (2009). Rapid detection of ERG11 gene mutations in clinical Candida albicans isolates with reduced susceptibility to fluconazole by rolling circle amplification and DNA sequencing. BMC Microbiology, 9(1), 1-12.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS36 Europe PMC17
    2009 Marriott, D., Playford, E., Chen, S., Slavin, M., Nguyen, Q., Ellis, D., & Sorrell, T. (2009). Determinants of mortality in non-neutropenic ICU patients with candidaemia. Critical Care (Print Edition), 13(4), R115-R122.
    DOI Scopus77 WoS69 Europe PMC57
    2009 Obando, D., Pantarat, N., Handke, R., Koda, Y., Widmer, F., Djordjevic, J., . . . Jolliffe, K. (2009). Synthesis, antifungal, haemolytic and cytotoxic activities of a series of bis(alkylpyridinium)alkanes. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 17(17), 6329-6339.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS21 Europe PMC11
    2009 Kesson, A. M., Bellemore, M. C., O'Mara, T. J., Ellis, D. H., & Sorrell, T. C. (2009). Scedosporium prolificans osteomyelitis in an immunocompetent child treated with a novel agent, hexadecylphospocholine (miltefosine), in combination with terbinafine and voriconazole: a case report. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 48(9), 1257-1261.
    DOI Scopus61 WoS58 Europe PMC43
    2008 Delhaes, L., Harun, A., Chen, S. C. A., Nguyen, Q., Slavin, M., Heath, C. H., . . . Pryce, T. (2008). Molecular typing of Australian Scedosporium isolates showing genetic variability and numerous S. aurantiacum. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 14(2), 282-290.
    DOI Scopus35 Europe PMC44
    2008 Durkin, S., Henderson, T., Raju, R., & Ellis, D. (2008). Successful treatment of phaeohyphomycotic keratitis caused by Bipolaris australiensis. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 36(7), 697-699.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC2
    2008 Playford, E., Marriott, D., Nguyen, Q., Chen, S., Ellis, D., Slavin, M., & Sorrell, T. (2008). Candidemia in nonneutropenic critically ill patients: Risk factors for non-albicans Candida spp.. Critical Care Medicine, 36(7), 2034-2039.
    DOI Scopus126 WoS110 Europe PMC82
    2008 Thursky, K., Playford, E., Seymour, J., Sorrell, T., Ellis, D., Guy, S., . . . Shaw, D. (2008). Recommendations for the treatment of established fungal infections. Internal Medicine Journal, 38(6), 496-520.
    DOI Scopus48 WoS43 Europe PMC34
    2008 Troke, P., Aguirrebengoa, K., Arteaga, C., Ellis, D., Heath, C., Lutsar, I., . . . Chen, S. (2008). Treatment of scedosporiosis with Voriconazole: Clinical experience with 107 patients. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 52(5), 1743-1750.
    DOI Scopus219 WoS193 Europe PMC118
    2008 Kong, F., Tong, Z., Chen, X., Sorrell, T., Wang, B., Wu, Q., . . . Chen, S. (2008). Rapid identification and differentiation of Ttichophyton species, based on sequence Polymorphisms of the ribosomal internal transcribed spleacer regions, by rolling-circle amplification. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 46(4), 1192-1199.
    DOI Scopus52 WoS48 Europe PMC40
    2008 Snaith, R., Peutrell, J., & Ellis, D. (2008). An audit of intravenous fluid prescribing and plasma electrolyte monitoring; A comparison with guidelines from the National Patient Safety Agency. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 18(10), 940-946.
    DOI Scopus19 Europe PMC12
    2008 Sutherland, A., & Ellis, D. (2008). Treatment of a critically ill child with disseminated Candida glabrata with a recombinant human antibody specific for fungal heat shock protein 90 and liposomal amphotericin B, caspofungin, and voriconazole. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 9(4), e23-e25.
    DOI Scopus17 Europe PMC12
    2008 Pfaller, M. A., Diekema, D. J., Gibbs, D. L., Newell, V. A., Nagy, E., Dobiasova, S., . . . Reyes, H. (2008). Candida krusei, a multidrug-resistant opportunistic fungal pathogen: Geographic and temporal trends from the ARTEMIS DISK Antifungal Surveillance Program, 2001 to 2005. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 46(2), 515-521.
    DOI Scopus157 Europe PMC106
    2008 Pfaller, M. A., Diekema, D. J., Gibbs, D. L., Newell, V. A., Ng, K. P., Colombo, A., . . . Reyes, H. (2008). Geographic and temporal trends in isolation and antifungal susceptibility of Candida parapsilosis: A global assessment from the ARTEMIS DISK Antifungal Surveillance Program, 2001 to 2005. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 46(3), 842-849.
    DOI Scopus88 Europe PMC64
    2008 Thursky, K. A., Playford, E. G., Seymour, J. F., Sorrell, T. C., Ellis, D. H., Guy, S. D., . . . Shaw, D. R. (2008). Recommendations for the treatment of established fungal infections. INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL, 38(6), 496-520.
    DOI WoS43
    2007 Pfaller, M. A., Diekema, D. J., Gibbs, D. L., Newell, V. A., Meis, J. F., Gould, I. M., . . . Santiago, A. (2007). Results from the ARTEMIS DISK global antifungal surveillance study, 1997 to 2005: An 8.5-year analysis of susceptibilities of candida species and other yeast species to fluconazole and voriconazole determined by CLSI standardized disk diffusion testing. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 45(6), 1735-1745.
    DOI Scopus228 Europe PMC145
    2007 Ellis, D., Sorrell, T., & Chen, S. (2007). Impact of antifungal resistance in Australia. Microbiology Australia, 28(4), 171-175.
    2007 Espinel-Ingroff, A., Arthington-Skaggs, B., Iqbal, N., Ellis, D., Pfaller, M., Messer, S., . . . Wang, A. (2007). Multicenter evaluation of a new disk agar diffusion method for susceptibility testing of filamentous fungi with voriconazole, posaconazole, itraconazole, amphotericin B, and caspofungin. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 45(6), 1811-1820.
    DOI Scopus80 WoS75 Europe PMC53
    2007 Huynh, T., Lee, L., & Ellis, D. (2007). Late-onset post-traumatic Phaeoacremonium parasiticum endophthalmitis. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 35(4), 366-368.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS18 Europe PMC13
    2006 Marriott, D., Kwong, T., Harkness, J., & Ellis, D. (2006). Cyclomyces tabacinus as a cause of deep tissue infection: the first case report. Mycoses, 49(2), 147-149.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2006 Badenoch, P., Halliday, C., Ellis, D., Billing, K., & Mills, R. (2006). Ulocladium atrum keratitis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 44(3), 1190-1193.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS18 Europe PMC10
    2006 Odds, F., Davidson, A., Jacobsen, M., Tavanti, A., Whyte, J., Kibbler, C., . . . Gow, N. (2006). Candida albicans strain maintenance, replacement, and microvariation demonstrated by multilocus sequence typing. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 44(10), 3647-3658.
    DOI Scopus105 WoS100 Europe PMC80
    2006 Chen, S., Slavin, M., Nguyen, Q., Marriott, D., Playford, E., Ellis, D., & Sorrell, T. (2006). Active surveillance for candidemia, Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(10), 1508-1516.
    DOI Scopus145 WoS139 Europe PMC98
    2006 Karakousis, A., Tan, L., Ellis, D., Alexiou, H., & Wormald, P. (2006). An assessment of the efficiency of fungal DNA extraction methods for maximizing the detection of medically important fungi using PCR. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 65(1), 38-48.
    DOI Scopus87 WoS84 Europe PMC37
    2006 Widmer, F., Wright, L., Obando, D., Handke, R., Ganendren, R., Ellis, D., & Sorrell, T. (2006). Hexadecylphosphocholine (Miltefosine) has broad-spectrum fungicidal activity and is efficacious in a mouse model of cryptococcosis. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 50(2), 414-421.
    DOI Scopus106 WoS107 Europe PMC68
    2006 Pfaller, M. A., Diekema, D. J., Mendez, M., Kibbler, C., Erzsebet, P., Chang, S. C., . . . Gould, I. M. (2006). Candida guilliermondii, an opportunistic fungal pathogen with decreased susceptibility to fluconazole: Geographic and temporal trends from the ARTEMIS DISK antifungal surveillance program. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 44(10), 3551-3556.
    DOI Scopus126 Europe PMC85
    2006 Marriott, D., Playford, E. G., Nguyen, Q., Chen, S., Ellis, D., Slavin, M., & Sorrell, T. (2006). Candidaemia in the Australian intensive care unit: Epidemiology, clinical features and outcome from a 3 year nationwide study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 10, S77-S78.
    DOI WoS5
    2006 Pfaller, M. A., Diekema, D. J., Colombo, A. L., Kibbler, C., Ng, K. P., Gibbs, D. L., . . . Gould, I. M. (2006). Candida rugosa, an emerging fungal pathogen with resistance to azoles: Geographic and temporal trends from the ARTEMIS DISK Antifungal Surveillance Program. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 44(10), 3578-3582.
    DOI Scopus67 Europe PMC42
    2005 Pfaller, M. A., Diekema, D. J., Rinaldi, M. G., Barnes, R., Hu, B., Veselov, A. V., . . . Ashbee, R. (2005). Results from the ARTEMIS DISK global antifungal surveillance study: A 6.5-year analysis of susceptibilities of candida and other yeast species to fluconazole and voriconazole by standardized disk diffusion testing. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43(12), 5848-5859.
    DOI Scopus174 Europe PMC122
    2004 Pfaller, M. A., Barry, A., Bille, J., Brown, S., Ellis, D., Meis, J. F., . . . Traczewski, M. (2004). Quality Control Limits for Voriconazole Disk Susceptibility Tests on Mueller-Hinton Agar with Glucose and Methylene Blue. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 42(4), 1716-1718.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11 Europe PMC4
    2004 Odds, F., Motyl, M., Andrade, R., Bille, J., Canton, E., Cuenca-Estrella, M., . . . Warnock, D. (2004). Interlaboratory comparison of results of susceptibility testing with caspofungin against candida and aspergillus species. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 42(8), 3475-3482.
    DOI Scopus124 WoS142 Europe PMC121
    2003 Gosbell, I., Toumasatos, V., Yong, J., Kuo, R., Ellis, D., & Perrie, R. (2003). Cure of orthopaedic infection with Scedosporium prolificans, using voriconazole plus terbinafine, without the need for radical surgery. Mycoses, 46(5-6), 233-236.
    DOI Scopus72 WoS68 Europe PMC59
    2003 Barry, A., Bille, J., Brown, S., Ellis, D., Meis, J., Pfaller, M., . . . Traczewski, M. (2003). Quality control limits for fluconazole disk susceptibility tests on Mueller-Hinton agar with glucose and methylene blue. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(7), 3410-3412.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS19 Europe PMC10
    2003 Koh, K. J., Parker, C. J., Ellis, D. H., Pruim, B., Leysley, L., & Currie, B. J. (2003). Use of terbinafine for tinea in Australian Aboriginal communities in the Top End. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 44(4), 243-249.
    DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC3
    2003 Hazen, K. C., Baron, E. J., Colombo, A. L., Girmenia, C., Sanchez-Sousa, A., Del Palacio, A., . . . Santiago, A. (2003). Comparison of the susceptibilities of Candida spp. to fluconazole and voriconazole in a 4-year global evaluation using disk diffusion. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(12), 5623-5632.
    DOI Scopus82 Europe PMC63
    2002 Slavin, M. A., Marriott, D., Gottlieb, T., Chen, S., Sorrell, T., Spelman, D., . . . Ellis, D. (2002). The epidemiology of candidaemia and mould infections in Australia. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 49(SUPL. S1), 3-6.
    DOI Scopus35 Europe PMC20
    2002 Ellis, D. (2002). Amphotericin B: Spectrum and resistance. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 49(SUPL. S1), 7-10.
    DOI Scopus291 WoS242 Europe PMC119
    2002 Ellis, D. (2002). AmBisome: an international workshop. Introduction.. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 49 Suppl 1(suppl_1), 1.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS38
    2001 Liebowitz, L. D., Ashbee, H. R., Evans, E. G. V., Chong, Y., Mallatova, N., Zaidi, M., . . . Santiago, A. (2001). A two year global evaluation of the susceptibility of Candida species to fluconazole by disk diffusion. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 40(1-2), 27-33.
    DOI Scopus110 Europe PMC18
    2000 Meis, J., Petrou, M., Bille, J., Ellis, D., & Gibbs, D. (2000). A global evaluation of the susceptibility of Candida species to fluconazole by disk diffusion. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 36(4), 215-223.
    DOI Scopus74 WoS57 Europe PMC38
    2000 Ellis, D., Marriott, D., Hajjeh, R., Warnock, D., Meyer, W., & Barton, R. (2000). Epidemiology: Surveillance of fungal infections. Medical Mycology, 38, 173-182.
    DOI Scopus77 WoS73 Europe PMC54
    1999 Patel, A., Brookman, S. D., Bullen, M. U., Marley, J., Ellis, D. H., Williams, T., & Barnetson, R. S. C. (1999). Topical treatment of interdigital tinea pedis: Terbinafine compared with clotrimazole. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 40(4), 197-200.
    DOI Scopus30 Europe PMC15
    1999 Gosbell, I., Morris, M., Gallo, J., Weeks, K., Neville, S., Rogers, A., . . . Ellis, D. (1999). Clinical, pathologic and epidemiologic features of infection with Scedosporium prolificans: four cases and review. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 5(11), 672-686.
    DOI Scopus30
    1999 Ellis, D. H. (1999). Diagnosis of onychomycosis made simple. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 40(6 II), S3.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS21 Europe PMC14
    1999 Halliday, C. L., Bui, T., Krockenberger, M., Malik, R., Ellis, D. H., & Carter, D. A. (1999). Presence of α and a mating types in environmental and clinical collections of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii strains from Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 37(9), 2920-2926.
    DOI Scopus93 WoS95 Europe PMC74
    1998 Ellis, D. H. (1998). The potential for terbinafine in non-dermatophyte fungal infections with or without skin involvement. Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 9(SUPPL. 1), S35-S38.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS4
    1998 Watson, A., Marley, J., Ellis, D., & Williams, T. (1998). Long-term follow up of patients with toenail onychomycosis after treatment with terbafine. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 39(1), 29-30.
    DOI Scopus21 Europe PMC10
    1998 Barnetson, R. S. C., Marley, J., Bullen, M., Brookman, S., Cowen, P., Ellis, D., & Williams, T. (1998). Comparison of one week of oral terbinafine (250 mg/day) with four weeks of treatment with clotrimazole 1% cream in interdigital tinea pedis. British Journal of Dermatology, 139(4), 675-678.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS11 Europe PMC9
    1997 Mok, T., Koehler, A. P., Yu, M. Y., Ellis, D. H., Johnson, P. J., & Wickham, N. W. R. (1997). Fatal Penicillium citrinum pneumonia with pericarditis in a patient with acute leukemia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 35(10), 2654-2656.
    DOI Scopus40 WoS37 Europe PMC19
    1997 Mackie, J. T., Kaufman, L., & Ellis, D. (1997). Confirmed histoplasmosis in an Australian dog. AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL, 75(5), 362-363.
    DOI WoS8 Europe PMC7
    1997 Ellis, D., Watson, A., Marley, J., & Williams, T. (1997). Non-dermatophytes in onychomycosis of the toenails. British Journal of Dermatology, 136(4), 490-493.
    DOI Scopus104 WoS76 Europe PMC51
    1997 Ellis, D. H., Marley, J. E., Watson, A. B., & Williams, T. G. (1997). Significance of non-dermatophyte moulds and yeasts in onychomycosis. Dermatology, 194(1), 40-42.
    DOI Scopus56 WoS38 Europe PMC16
    1997 Chen, S., Currie, B., Campbell, H., Fisher, D., Pfeiffer, T., Ellis, D., & Sorrell, T. (1997). Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii infection in northern Australia: Existence of an environmental source other than known host eucalypts. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 91(5), 547-550.
    DOI Scopus37 WoS38 Europe PMC27
    1997 Morris, M., Andrews, R., Rogers, A., & Ellis, D. (1997). Allozyme electrophoretic investigations of Candida species.. JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 76(5), 946.
    1996 Chen, S. C. A., Brownlee, A. G., Sorrell, T. C., Ruma, P., Ellis, D. H., Pfeiffer, T., . . . Nimmo, G. (1996). Identification by random amplification of polymorphic DNA of a common molecular type of Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans in patients with AIDS or other immunosuppressive conditions. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 173(3), 754-758.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS44 Europe PMC30
    1996 Sorrell, T., Chen, S., Ruma, P., Meyer, W., Pfeiffer, T., Ellis, D., & Brownlee, A. (1996). Concordance of clinical and environmental isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii by random amplification of polymorphic DNA analysis and PCR fingerprinting. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 34(5), 1253-1260.
    DOI Scopus110 WoS107 Europe PMC81
    1996 Sorrell, T., Brownlee, A., Ruma, P., Malik, R., Pfeiffer, T., & Ellis, D. (1996). Natural environmental sources of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 34(5), 1261-1263.
    DOI Scopus67 WoS69 Europe PMC44
    1996 Ellis, D., & Watson, A. (1996). Systemic antifungal agents for cutaneous fungal infections. Australian Prescriber, 19(3), 72-75.
    DOI Scopus4
    1996 Ellis, D. (1996). Community acquired fungal infections in rural Australia with emphasis on Aboriginal health. Australian Journal of Medical Science, 17(4), 154-155.
    1996 Ellis, D. (1996). Mushrooms, moulds and medicine. Australian Journal of Medical Science, 17(2), 49-53.
    1995 Watson, A., Marley, J., Ellis, D., & Williams, T. (1995). Terbinafine in onychomycosis of the toenail: A novel treatment protocol. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 33(5 PART 1), 775-779.
    DOI Scopus70 WoS63 Europe PMC43
    1995 Koszyca, B., Ellis, D., Toogood, I., & Byard, R. (1995). Fluconazole in the treatment of pulmonary zygomycosis. Mycoses, 38(7-8), 277-280.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS14 Europe PMC12
    1995 Watson, A., Marley, J., Ellis, D., & Williams, T. (1995). Terbinafine in onychomycosis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 33, 775-779.
    1995 Watson, A., Marley, J., Ellis, D., & Williams, T. (1995). Terbinafine in toenail onychomycosis: A novel treatment protocol. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatologists, 33, 775-779.
    1994 Davis, S., Ellis, D., Goldwater, P., Dimitriou, S., & Byard, R. (1994). First human culture-proven Australian case of entomophthoromycosis caused by Basidiobolus ranarum. Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology, 32(3), 225-230.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS22 Europe PMC15
    1994 Ellis, D., & Pfeiffer, T. (1994). Cryptococcosis and the ecology of cryptococcus neoformans.. Japanese Journal of Medical Mycology, 35(2), 111-122.
    DOI Scopus8
    1993 Pfeiffer, T., & Ellis, D. (1993). Serotypes of Australian environmental and clinical isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans. Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology, 31(5), 401-404.
    Scopus17
    1993 Pfeiffer, T. J., & Ellis, D. H. (1993). Serotypes of australian environmental and clinical isolates of cryptococcus neoformans. Medical Mycology, 31(5), 401-404.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS14
    1993 Wise, K. A., Speed, B. R., Ellis, D. H., & Andrew, J. H. (1993). Two fatal infections in immunocompromised patients caused by scedosporium inflatum. Pathology, 25(2), 187-189.
    DOI Scopus21
    1993 MOORE, L., ELLIS, D. H., SUPPIAH, R., BYARD, R. W., & TOOGOOD, I. R. G. (1993). Complete eradication of Aspergillus fumigatus from the lung in an immunocompromised patient by oral itraconazole. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 29(2), 141-143.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS5 Europe PMC1
    1993 WISE, K. A., SPEED, B. R., ELLIS, D. H., & ANDREW, J. H. (1993). 2 FATAL INFECTIONS IN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENTS CAUSED BY SCEDOSPORIUM-INFLATUM. PATHOLOGY, 25(2), 187-189.
    DOI WoS20 Europe PMC14
    1993 Speed, B. R., Strawbridge, L., & Ellis, D. H. (1993). Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii meningitis in an Australian patient with AIDS. Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology, 31(5), 395-399.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS18
    1992 Wood, G., McCormack, J., Muir, D., Ellis, D., Ridley, M., Pritchard, R., & Harrison, M. (1992). Clinical features of human infection with Scedosporium inflatum. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 14(5), 1027-1033.
    DOI Scopus139 WoS130 Europe PMC87
    1992 Pfeiffer, T., & Ellis, D. (1992). Environmental isolation of cryptococcus neoformans var. Gattii from eucalyptus tereticornis. Medical Mycology, 30(5), 407-408.
    DOI Scopus143 WoS130 Europe PMC75
    1992 Farag, S. S., Firkin, F. C., Andrew, J. H., Soon Lee, C., & Ellis, D. H. (1992). Fatal disseminated Scedosporium inflatum infection in a neutropenic immunocompromised patient. Journal of Infection, 25(2), 201-&.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS24 Europe PMC16
    1992 Pfeiffer, T., & Ellis, D. (1992). Environmental isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii from Eucalyptus tereticornis. Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology, 30(5), 407-408.
    Scopus122
    1992 Ellis, D., & Pfeiffer, T. (1992). The ecology of Cryptococcus neoformans. European Journal of Epidemiology, 8(3), 321-325.
    DOI Scopus58 WoS55 Europe PMC36
    1992 Kwon-Chung, K., Kozel, T., Edman, J., Polacheck, I., Ellis, D., Shinoda, T., & Dromer, F. (1992). Recent advances in biology and immunology of Cryptococcus neoformans. Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology, Supplement, 30(1), 133-142.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS20 Europe PMC8
    1992 Kwon-Chung, K. J., Wickes, B. L., Stockman, L., Roberts, G. D., Ellis, D., & Howard, D. H. (1992). Virulence, serotype, and molecular characteristics of environmental strains of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii. Infection and Immunity, 60(5), 1869-1874.
    DOI Scopus76 WoS81 Europe PMC56
    1991 Pfeiffer, T., & Ellis, D. (1991). Environmental isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans gattii from California [10]. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 163(4), 929-930.
    DOI Scopus88 WoS78 Europe PMC58
    1990 Ellis, D., & Pfeiffer, T. (1990). The trouble with river red gums. Today's Life Science, 2(10), 44-48.
    Scopus1
    1990 Ellis, D., & Pfeiffer, T. (1990). Ecology, life cycle, and infectious propagule of Cryptococcus neoformans. The Lancet, 336(8720), 923-925.
    DOI Scopus192 WoS181 Europe PMC123
    1990 Cooter, R. D., Lim, I. S., Ellis, D. H., & Leitch, I. O. W. (1990). Burn wound zygomycosis caused by Apophysomyces elegans. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 28(9), 2151-2153.
    DOI Scopus71 WoS56 Europe PMC39
    1990 Ellis, D., & Pfeiffer, T. (1990). Natural habitat of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 28(7), 1642-1644.
    DOI Scopus397 WoS378 Europe PMC224
    1987 Ellis, D. H. (1987). Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii in Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 25(2), 430-431.
    DOI Scopus69 WoS71 Europe PMC45
    1987 McCormack, J. G., McIntyre, P. B., Tilse, M. H., & Ellis, D. H. (1987). Mycetoma associated with Acremonium falciforme infection. Medical Journal of Australia, 147(4), 187-188.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS13 Europe PMC9
    1986 ELLIS, D. H., & OLOUGHLIN, C. M. (1986). DEVELOPMENT, STRUCTURE AND GERMINATION OF THE MACROCONIDIA OF MICROSPORUM NANUM. ZENTRALBLATT FUR BAKTERIOLOGIE MIKROBIOLOGIE UND HYGIENE SERIES A-MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY INFECTIOUS DISEASES VIROLOGY PARASITOLOGY, 262(1), 123-124.
    1986 ELLIS, D., & KAMINSKI, G. (1986). SAKSENAEA-VASIFORMIS - A RARE CAUSE OF SUBCUTANEOUS ZYGOMYCOSIS IN AUSTRALIA. ZENTRALBLATT FUR BAKTERIOLOGIE MIKROBIOLOGIE UND HYGIENE SERIES A-MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY INFECTIOUS DISEASES VIROLOGY PARASITOLOGY, 262(1), 100.
    1985 Ellis, D., & Kaminski, G. (1985). Laboratory identification of Saksenaea vasiformis: A rare cause of zygomycosis in Australia. Sabouraudia Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology, 23(2), 137-140.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS23 Europe PMC14
    1983 ELLIS, D. H., JAUNZEMS, A. E., POULOS, A., & CAREY, W. F. (1983). ULTRASTRUCTURAL STUDIES ON CULTURED FIBROBLASTS FROM PATIENTS WITH LIPID STORAGE DISORDERS. PATHOLOGY, 15(1), 103.
    DOI
    1982 Jaunzems, A. E., & Ellis, D. H. (1982). Preparation of cultured fibroblasts for the SEM detection of mycoplasma infection. Micron (1969), 13(3), 341-342.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    1982 Poulos, A., Beckman, K., Ellis, D. H., & Pollard, A. C. (1982). Hepatic storage of bis(monoacylglycerol) phosphate without concomitant storage of sphingomyelin in a 72‐year‐old patient with a partial deficiency of sphingomyelinase. Clinical Genetics, 22(5), 234-243.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    1982 ELLIS, D. H. (1982). ULTRASTRUCTURE OF THERMOPHILIC FUNGI .6. GENERAL DISCUSSION. TRANSACTIONS OF THE BRITISH MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 78(APR), 305-313.
    DOI WoS4
    1982 ELLIS, D. H. (1982). ULTRASTRUCTURE OF THERMOPHILIC FUNGI .5. CONIDIAL ONTOGENY IN HUMICOLA-GRISEA VAR THERMOIDEA AND HUMICOLA-INSOLENS. TRANSACTIONS OF THE BRITISH MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 78(FEB), 129-139.
    DOI WoS11
    1982 Ellis, D. H., & Bourne, A. J. (1982). Type 2 dyskinetic cilia. Micron (1969), 13(3), 385-386.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    1982 Ellis, D. H., & Turner, T. W. (1982). Electron microscopy in the early diagnosis of epidermolysis bullosa. Micron (1969), 13(3), 351-352.
    DOI
    1981 ELLIS, D. H. (1981). ULTRASTRUCTURE OF THERMOPHILIC FUNGI .3. ASCOCARP MORPHOLOGY OF CHAETOMIUM-THERMOPHILE AND CHAETOMIUM-GRACILE. TRANSACTIONS OF THE BRITISH MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 77(AUG), 165-177.
    DOI WoS6
    1981 ELLIS, D. H. (1981). ULTRASTRUCTURE OF THERMOPHILIC FUNGI .1. ASCOCARP MORPHOLOGY OF THERMOASCUS-AURANTIACUS. TRANSACTIONS OF THE BRITISH MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 76(JUN), 457-466.
    DOI WoS9
    1981 ELLIS, D. H. (1981). ULTRASTRUCTURE OF THERMOPHILIC FUNGI .4. CONIDIAL ONTOGENY IN THERMOMYCES. TRANSACTIONS OF THE BRITISH MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 77(OCT), 229-241.
    DOI WoS6
    1981 ELLIS, D. H. (1981). ULTRASTRUCTURE OF THERMOPHILIC FUNGI .2. ASCUS AND ASCOSPORE DEVELOPMENT IN THERMOASCUS-AURANTIACUS. TRANSACTIONS OF THE BRITISH MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 76(JUN), 467-478.
    DOI WoS7
    1981 ELLIS, D. H. (1981). SPORANGIOSPORE ORNAMENTATION OF THERMOPHILIC RHIZOPUS SPECIES AND SOME ALLIED GENERA. MYCOLOGIA, 73(3), 511-523.
    DOI WoS16
    1981 ELLIS, D. H. (1981). ASCOCARP MORPHOLOGY AND TERMINAL HAIR ORNAMENTATION IN THERMOPHILIC CHAETOMIUM SPECIES. MYCOLOGIA, 73(4), 755-773.
    DOI WoS11
    1981 ELLIS, D. H., & KEANE, P. J. (1981). THERMOPHILIC FUNGI ISOLATED FROM SOME AUSTRALIAN SOILS. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, 29(6), 689-704.
    DOI WoS9
    1980 ELLIS, D. H. (1980). THERMOPHILOUS FUNGI ISOLATED FROM SOME ANTARCTIC AND SUB-ANTARCTIC SOILS. MYCOLOGIA, 72(5), 1033-1036.
    DOI WoS16
    1980 ELLIS, D. H. (1980). THERMOPHILIC FUNGI ISOLATED FROM A HEATED AQUATIC HABITAT. MYCOLOGIA, 72(5), 1030-1033.
    DOI WoS7
    1980 Ellis, D. H. (1980). The sub-cellular events of ascospore formation in Thermoascus aurantiacus. Micron (1969), 11(3-4), 493-494.
    DOI
    1980 Ellis, D. H. (1980). Preparation of fungi for transmission electron microscopy. Micron (1969), 11(3-4), 495-496.
    DOI Scopus1
    1980 Ellis, D. H. (1980). Preparation of fungi for scanning electron microscopy. Micron (1969), 11(3-4), 497-498.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    1978 ELLIS, D. H. (1978). FINE-STRUCTURE OF CONIDIA IN TRICHOCLADIUM-OPACUM (SYN TORULA-ALLII). TRANSACTIONS OF THE BRITISH MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 70(FEB), 67-71.
    DOI WoS2
    1977 ELLIS, D. H., & GRIFFITHS, D. A. (1977). FINE-STRUCTURE OF CONIDIOGENESIS IN ALYSIDIUM-RESINAE(=TORULA-RAMOSA). CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE BOTANIQUE, 55(6), 676-684.
    DOI WoS3
    1976 ELLIS, D. H., & GRIFFITHS, D. A. (1976). FINE-STRUCTURE OF CONIDIAL DEVELOPMENT IN GENUS TORULA .4. TORULA-THERMOPHILA COONEY AND EMERSON. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY, 22(8), 1102-1112.
    DOI WoS9 Europe PMC3
    1976 ELLIS, D. H., & GRIFFITHS, D. A. (1976). FINE-STRUCTURE OF CONIDIAL DEVELOPMENT IN GENUS TORULA .3. TORULA-GRAMINIS DESM. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY, 22(6), 858-866.
    DOI WoS6
    1975 Ellis, D., & Griffiths, D. (1975). The fine structure of conidial development in the genus Torula. I. T. herbarum (Pers.) Link ex S.F. Gray and T. herbarum f. quaternella Sacc.. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 21(11), 1661-1675.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS14 Europe PMC2
    1975 Ellis, D., & Griffiths, D. (1975). Melanin deposition in the hyphae of a species of Phomopsis. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 21(4), 442-452.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS25 Europe PMC5
    1975 Ellis, D., & Griffiths, D. (1975). The fine structure of conidial development in the genus Torula. II. T. caligans (Batista and Upadhyay) M.B. Ellis and T. terrestris Misra. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 21(12), 1921-1929.
    DOI WoS12
    1974 Ellis, D. H., & Griffiths, D. A. (1974). The location and analysis of melanins in the cell walls of some soil fungi. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 20(10), 1379-1386.
    DOI Scopus99 WoS125
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2016 Kidd, S., Halliday, C., Alexiou, H., & Ellis, D. (2016). Descriptions of Medical Fungi Third Edition.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2011 Chen, S., Ellis, D., Sorrell, T., & Meyer, W. (2011). Trichophyton. In D. Liu (Ed.), Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens (1 ed., pp. 351-370). United States: CRC Press.
    DOI
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2000 Chen, S., Sorrell, T., Nimmo, G., Speed, B., Currie, B., Ellis, D., . . . Byth, K. (2000). Epidemiology and host- and variety-dependent characteristics of infection due to Cryptococcus neoformans in Australia and New Zealand. In Clinical Infectious Diseases Vol. 31 (pp. 499-508). LONDON, ENGLAND: UNIV CHICAGO PRESS.
    DOI Scopus329 WoS318 Europe PMC239
    1999 Meyer, W., Marszewska, K., Amirmostofian, M., Igreja, R. P., Hardtke, C., Methling, K., . . . Sorrell, T. C. (1999). Molecular typing of global isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans by polymerase chain reaction fingerprinting and randomly amplified polymorphic DNA - A pilot study to standardize techniques on which to base a detailed epidemiological survey. In Electrophoresis Vol. 20 (pp. 1790-1799). GRAHAMSTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH.
    DOI Scopus188 WoS183 Europe PMC138
    1998 Negroni, R., Ellis, D., Bulmer, G., Graybill, J., & Restrepo, A. (1998). Teaching medical mycology in the year 2000. In Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology Vol. 3 (pp. 106-108). PARMA, ITALY: BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD.
    Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    1994 Pier, A., Smith, J., Alexiou, H., Ellis, D., Lund, A., & Pritchard, R. (1994). Animal ringworm - its aetiology, public health significance and control. In Proceedings of the XII Congress of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM), as published in Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology Vol. 32 (pp. 133-150). Adelaide, S. A.: Oxford Journals.
    DOI Scopus40 WoS33 Europe PMC5
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2012 Sun, P. -L., Chen, Y. -C., Tan, B., Chakrabarti, A., Li, R. -Y., Chindamporn, A., . . . Ellis, D. (2012). Laboratory-based surveillance of human fungal pathogens in Asia. Poster session presented at the meeting of MYCOSES. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
    WoS1
    2000 Fraser, M., Andrews, R., Rogers, A., & Ellis, D. (2000). Dental implications of the accurate identification and characterisation of Candida. Poster session presented at the meeting of Journal of Dental Research [Vol 79 (5)]. VA, USA: International Assoc for Dental Research.
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2014 Kidd, S. E., & ellis, D. (2014). Australian Antifungal Susceptibility Trends in Yeasts: 2000-2013.. Australian Society of Antimicrobials.
    Expand
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2012 - ongoing Member International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
    1983 - ongoing Member International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
    1983 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Microbiology Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2009 - 2012 President International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
    1997 - 2003 General Secretary International Society for Human and Animal Mycology

Connect With Me
External Profiles

Other Links