Ms Vivian Sze-To began her PhD in October 2015. She is a 2015 graduate of University College London with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biochemistry. Vivian has a keen interest in infectious diseases, particularly in fungal infections. She completed her final year project in the laboratory using a rapid identification assay for airborne fungi and yeasts to examine Cryptococcus spp. isolates from environmental samples collected in London.
Vivian’s PhD project focuses on developing an epidemiological understanding of invasive fungal infections among high-risk patients. Her project involves learning about clinical informatics and working with the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) electronic medical record (EMR) database. She is conducting a cohort study that provides an unprecedented understanding of the burdens and factors influencing both invasive, and invasive and resistant fungal infection among critically-ill patients at CUH. This project is funded by MRC/Sackler PhD Studentship Doctoral Training Programme.