Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2015
    Reader in Infectious Diseases and Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the St George's University of London

  • Since 2013
    Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the St George's University of London

  • 2008
    MRCPath (UK)

  • 2008
    MD Res (London)

  • 2004
    MSc Microbiology (London)

  • 2002 – 2009
    Specialist postgraduate clinical training in microbiology and infectious diseases, St George’s Hospital NHS Trust

  • 2000
    MRCP (UK)

  • 1996
    BM BCh (Oxford)

  • 1993
    MA (Cambridge)

Selected publications

  • Bicanic T, Bottomley C, Loyse A, Brouwer AE, Muzoora C, Taseera K, Jackson A, Phulusa J, Hosseinipour MC, van der Horst C, Limmathurotsakul D, White NJ, Wilson D, Wood R, Meintjes G, Harrison TS, Jarvis JN. Toxicity of Amphotericin B deoxycholate-based induction therapy in patients with HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Sep 8. pii: AAC.01698-15.

  • Beale MA, Sabiiti W, Robertson EJ, Fuentes-Cabrejo KM, O’Hanlon SJ, Jarvis JN, Loyse A, Meintjes G, Harrison TS, May RC, Fisher MC, Bicanic T. Genotypic Diversity Is Associated with Clinical Outcome and Phenotype in Cryptococcal Meningitis across Southern Africa. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2015 9(6): e0003847.

  • Jarvis JN, Meintjes G, Bicanic T, Buffa V, Hogan L, et al. (2015) Cerebrospinal Fluid Cytokine Profiles Predict Risk of Early Mortality and Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome in HIV-Associated Cryptococcal Meningitis. PLoS Pathog 11(4): e1004754.

  • Sabiiti W, Robertson E, Beale MA, Johnston SA, Brouwer AE, Loyse A, Jarvis JN, Gilbert AS, Fisher MC, Harrison TS, May RC, Bicanic T. Efficient phagocytosis and laccase activity affect outcome of HIV-associated cryptococcosis. J Clin Inv 2014 May 1;124(5):2000-8.

  • Jarvis JN*, Bicanic T* (*joint first authors), Loyse A, et al. Determinants of Mortality in a Combined Cohort of 501 Patients with HIV-associated Cryptococcal Meningitis: Implications for Improving Outcomes. Clin Infect Dis 2014 Mar;58(5):736-45.

  • Robertson EJ, Najjuka G, Rolfes MA, Akampurira A Jain N, Anantharanjit J, von Hohenburg M, Tassieri M, Carlsson A, Meya DB, Harrison TS, Fries B, Boulware DR, Bicanic T. Cryptococcus neoformans ex vivo capsule size is associated with intracranial pressure and host immune response in HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis. J Infect Dis 2014 Jan 1;209(1):74-82.

  • Loyse A, Thangaraj H, Easterbrook P, Ford N, Roy M, Chlller T, Govender N, Harrison TS, Bicanic T. Cryptococcal meningitis: improving access to essential antifungal medicines in developing countries. Lancet Infect Dis 2013 Jul;13(7):629-37.

  • Bicanic T, Muzoora C, Brouwer A, et al. Rate of clearance of infection is independently associated with clinical outcome in HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis: analysis of a combined cohort of 262 patients. Clin Infect Dis 2009 49(5): 702-709.

  • Bicanic T, Wood R, Meintjes G, et al. High dose amphotericin B with flucytosine for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV: a randomised trial. Clin Infect Dis 2008 Jul 1; 47(1): 123-130.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Wellcome Trust strategic award Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology Clinical fellowship: Impact of fluconazole MIC, heteroresistance and PK/PD on outcomes of a fluconazole+/-flucytosine induction regimen for cryptococcal meningitis in HIV, 2014 – 2017

  • Wellcome Trust Strategic Award Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology Postdoctoral Fellowship: Deciphering the host genetic factors underlying susceptibility of HIV-infected patients to cryptococcal meningitis, 2013 – 2016

  • Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellowship: The impact of C neoformans phenotype and genotype on the clinical course and outcome of human cryptococcal meningitis, 2010 – 2013


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